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Kung Fu Hustle (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sheng Yi Huang
Qiu Yuen Landlady
Wah Yuen Landlord
Stephen Chow Sing
Xiaogang Feng Crocodile Gang Boss (as Feng Xiao Gang)
Zhi Hua Dong Donut
Kwok Kuen Chan Brother Sum (as Chan Kwok Kwan)
Chi Chung Lam Bone (Sing's Sidekick) (as Lam Tze Chung)
Kai Man Tin Axe Gang Advisor
Kang Xi Jia Harpist #1
Hak On Fung Harpist #2
Plot
Movie-kinetics genius. Kung Fu Hustle takes the gleeful mayhem of Hong Kong action movies, the deadpan physical humor of silent comedies, and the sheer elasticity of Wile E. Coyote cartoons and fuses them into a spectacle that is simple in its joys and mind-boggling in its orchestration. A run-down slum has been poor but peaceful until a bunch of black-suited gangsters called the Axe Gang show up to cause trouble--and discover that, hidden among the humble poor, are three kung fu masters trying to live an ordinary life. But after these martial artists repulse the gang with their flying fists and feet, the gang leader hires a pair of assassins, whose arrival leads to the unveiling of more secrets, until both the screen and the audience are dizzy with hyperbolic fight artistry (choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping, who also choreographed The Matrix). Weaving through this escalating fury is a loudmouthed loser (writer/director/actor Stephen Chow) who suddenly finds himself having to live up to his bragging. Kung Fu Hustle more than lives up to the promise of Chow's previous film, Shaolin Soccer--it's a movie made by an imagination unfettered by the laws of physics. Hugely entertaining. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy; Crime; Fantasy
Director Stephen Chow
Producer Stephen Chow; Chui Po Chu; Po Chu Chui
Writer Tsang Kan Cheong; Stephen Chow
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 99 mins
Movie Release Date 4/22/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 571
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/30/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396108820
Release Date 8/9/2005
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks CHINESE: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Deleted Scenes
Outtakes & Bloopers
Director and Cast Audio Commentary
Behind the Scenes of Kung Fu Hustle
Ric Meyers Interview with Stephen Chow
Poster Gallery
Links
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