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Kung Fu Hustle

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Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu Hustle

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/08/05
performer:
Stephen Chow, Leung Siu Lung, Yuen Wah
director:
Stephen Chow
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
10596, 71179, 79914
genre:
Foreign Language, Comedy, ActionAdventure

We gave it an A

Shaolin Soccer‘s Stephen Chow follows up with a chopsocky tribute that shifts reference points faster than a Bruce Lee kick. Pitting the tuxedoed toughs of the Axe Gang against the slovenly Pig Sty Alley fighters, Kung Fu Hustle is peppered with homages to The Untouchables and Spider-Man. The result: a blistering collage of old and new that is a triumph of pan-cultural pop art. EXTRAS A making-of shows Chow & Co.’s mystical side (”My heart is always on fire,” says Chow), while banter-filled commentary hints at off-color jokes lost in the Cantonese-to-English translation (who says Americans won’t accept a character called Fat Woman?). Two deleted scenes and a fumble-tongued blooper montage offer little, but in a nearly half-hour interview with Chow, subjects range from chi (spiritual energy) to the ”Road Runner run” of Looney Tunes fame.

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