Kung Fu Hustle [Blu-ray] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 12/12/2006
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (116 out of 116)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with cast & crew
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Ric Meyers interview with Stephen Chow
  • Outtakes & bloopers

Synopsis


Kung Fu Hustle
The work of international superstar Stephen Chow, Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early '40s China. A bumbling thief named Sing (Stephen Chow) desires to be the toughest member of the dreaded gangster hit squad known as The Axe Gang, but to completely join the gang he has to commit murder. When Sing attempts to rob a crowded run-down apartment complex known as Pig Sty Alley, the locals begin to defend themselves with some high-flying kung fu skills, and a tiny war erupts between the local masters and the axe-wielding gang. After the gang busts the ancient kung fu king known as The Beast (Leung Siu Lung) out of jail, tensions reach a boiling point as Pig Sty Alley's landlady (Yuen Qiu) leads an all-out attack against the gang and Sing discovers his true heroic fate. Kung Fu Hustle, which set box-office records across Asia during its December 2004 release, also stars Yuen Wah and Xing Yu, and features fight choreography by legendary masters of martial arts cinema Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung. ~ Jason Gibner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Stephen Chow
    Stephen Chow - Sing
  • Yuen Wah
    Yuen Wah - Landlord
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    Leung Siu Lung - The Beast
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    Dong Zhi Hua - Donut
  • Chiu Chi-ling
    Chiu Chi-ling - Tailor



Customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Real Life Anime

    Posted
    Blindspot

    Kung Fu Hustle is one of those movies I picked up when Bluray was first coming out and I didn't have much to choose from. The novelty of high-def was at its peak for me and I was just out trying to find movies I thought I'd like on Bluray. That being said, I am VERY happy with my decision! Described to me as a real-life anime, I had my doubts initially about Hustle's ability to amuse me, but boy did it! This movie is all about two things- slapstick comedy and well-staged fighting. Both it pulls off VERY well! From the hilarious storyline and characters to the amazing fight scenes, Kung Fu Hustle is a great movie to watch whenever you just want to sit in awe and watch art unfold! Highly stylized to the extreme, it may be a little over-the-top for some, but it nonetheless impressed me more than the Matrix trilogy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    hilarious kung-fu hi-jinx

    Posted
    conanstvnz

    anyone with a sense of humor and willing to give this movie its due, should come away pleasantly surprised. it has a little bit of everything, humor, drama, action, a love story, and pretty good special effects, all blended together in a believable (in a looney tunes-kind-of-way) depiction of wandering street-hoodlum-to-hero story. don't judge a book by it's cover, don't dismiss this movie as "not worth watching", I own it on dvd already, picked it up for $2.99 on a special at bestbuy, which, like watching anything i've seen so far on blu-ray - is like watching for the first time. I dare anyone to watch this is and say something bad about it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

    Posted
    PsiPhi

    A fantastic movie made even better by it's low price. For this rock bottom price you get the widescreen version as well as an hour of extras. There are several interviews with Stefan Chow the director, writer, producer and lead actor of Kung Fu Hustle. The only thing that was less than ideal was that the English dubbing changed alot of the dialog around to fit the amount of time that the actors were talking. If you watch it in Chinese with English subtitles (as it was in the theatrical release) it's perfect. If you don't have this in Kung Fu comedy in your collection you should. Own the highest grossing Hong Kong release today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    action comedy to new heights (literally)

    Posted
    yudesign

    After the first receptive directoral debut of Stephen Chow with Shaolin Soccer, he trumps himself with an even more polished high production film with Kung Fu Hustle (originally named just "Kung Fu") Relentless gut busting comedy with Wu Ping (matrix choreographer) knowhow wielding some of the most amazing stylized fights with a comic book flair. Stephen shamelessly borrows and pays tributes to many of his heros of his time. Original 5.1 soundtrack is not available through the ps3 as a player only a 2.0. And english dub is available is my only gripe. This an entertainer for all ages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Film, Even Better Price

    Posted
    baalzak
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    Just like the title says, this is such a great film and the price point for a Blu-Ray with cool, stylized artwork packaging can't be beat. If you aren't aware of Stephen Chow films, this very well could be his work at his best. It's a fun, campy, fantasy action that doesn't compromise intense fight scenes and mostly seamless wire fight choreography. Bottom line, this movie is a great addition to those of you who still appreciate collecting hard copies in your movie library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Asian Flick!

    Posted
    thnguyen1215

    I loved this movie when I was a kid. So I was glad to see it for a pretty good price. If you haven't noticed, DVDs require you to turn your surround up higher whereas blu-rays don't require you to turn up your surround system as much. I was pleasantly surprised how the sound quality was which was superb. The extras are just basic, nothing new. The movie and plot is enjoyable as it was when I first watched it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Kung-Fu Flick

    Posted
    Brother22
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    This movie is a lot of fun. There's gangsters, martial artists, absurd physical comedy, a crotchety landlady, and a lollipop. If that sounds crazy, it's kinda the point. If you like your Kung-Fu movies dark, brooding, and violent, look elsewhere. This is more like Jackie Chan meets Looney Tunes. That being said, there is excellent choreography and plenty of heart to go around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Kung Fu movie

    Posted
    Momo
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    This movie has a lot of stuff I love from classic Kung Fu movies. Of course it has a lot of great action but it's mixed with humor and everything is done over the top. The characters are all interesting, funny, and very skilled. The artwork on the steelbook is cute too. It might be an overlooked part of the movie but it greatly symbolizes the kind of person the main character is.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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