Kung Fu Hustle (UMD for PSP)

Directed By: Stephen Chow Starring: Wah Yuen Stephen Chow Qiu Yuen

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Stephen Chow (director and star of Shaolin Soccer) is at it again with his newest action-packed andcomedic martial-arts adventure, Kung Fu Hustle. From wildly imaginative kung fu showdowns to dancesequences featuring tuxedoed mobsters, you've never seen action this outrageous and characters thiszany!

With jaw-dropping fight sequences by Yuen Wo Ping (famed action choreographer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Matrix), Kung Fu Hustle will blow you away! In a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing (Stephen Chow) desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turn out to be kung fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause theAxe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung fu master of all.

What is UMDTM?
UMD, Universal Media Disc, is a brand-new and groundbreaking optical storage medium, designed for the high speed and efficient delivery of digital entertainment content that can store up to 1.8 GB of digital data on a 60mm disc -- or an entire feature film on a single UMD video. All UMD DVDs are produced in Widescreen and encoded using advanced AVC compression. UMD for PSP will play on the new PlayStation Portable handheld entertainment system.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 60 mm
  • Maximum Capacity: 1.8GB (Single-sided, dual layer)
  • Laser wavelength: 660nm (Red laser)
  • Specifications

    Studio Sony
    SKU 40718555
    UPC 043396115675
    UPC 14 00043396115675
    Release Date 10/23/2007
    Rating Rating
    Keywords
    1940s
    Action
    Battles
    Chinese
    Crime
    Gangs
    Gangsters
    Hong Kong
    Kung Fu
    Martial Arts
    Students
    Theatrical Release
    Editors Note
    Note Stephen Chow's follow-up to SHAOLIN SOCCER ups the over-the-top action quotient by about three zillion percent. The story is set in 1930s Hong Kong, with Chow as a shaggy-haired, would-be bad guy named Sing, who gets caught up in the middle of a war between the top-hat-wearing Axe gang and the hard scrabble inhabitants of Pig Sty Alley. Chow--who wrote, produced, and directed--doesn't step in as the star here for quite a while, letting the comic duties fly in a myriad of directions: a landlady in curlers (Yuen Qiu) has a yell that can flatten buildings; people get kicked across courtyards and through walls; musician assassins whip ghost sabers from lyre strings, and a mental patient in pink flip-flops named "the Beast" (Leung Siu Lung) catches bullets in his fingers. Buoyed by SOCCER's box office success, HUSTLE uses bigger production values and a dizzying amount of CGI-enhanced martial arts (imagine Bruce Lee vs. Bugs Bunny in THE MATRIX). It's full of references to other films and filmmakers, revering spaghetti westerns and '70s Shaw brothers movies a la Tarantino's KILL BILL (fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping worked on both films). It also pays sly homage to the works of Wong Kar Wai, D.W. Griffith, Sam Raimi, Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Kubrick, and Akira Kurosawa. Raymond Wong's inspired score matches each cinematic reference with the appropriate cue as the camera circles and swoops around the sprawling sets. This is a real treat, more than a great action film or comedy, it's a great film period, and one that set box office records in the East.
    Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly "[An] insanely entertaining smash-fantasy burlesque....You don't just watch it, you ride with it, laughing all the way." 04/15/2005 p.60
    Los Angeles Times "For all its extreme cartoonish violence, KUNG FU HUSTLE is a surprisingly sweet and charming movie." 04/08/2005 p.E8
    New York Times "The showstopping fight sequences are choreographed by the legendary Yuen Wo Ping and given an extra jolt of nutty inventiveness by some cheerfully crude digital effects." 04/08/2005 p.E21
    Sight and Sound "That one can indeed call KUNG FU HUSTLE delightful reflects its wonderfully compelling, high wire sense of dreamy knockabout..." 05/01/2005 p.64
    USA Today "HUSTLE's approach to a simple good-vs.-evil plot is eccentrically exuberant." 04/22/2005 p.4E
    Rolling Stone "[Chow is] a one-man comedy parade....[He] turns his characters into live-action cartoons and then, miraculously, makes it all ring true." 04/21/2005 p.124
    Uncut "[N]o one's ever captured the escapist thrill of a four-coloured splash panel as well as Chow does here." 07/01/2005 p.128,Ranked #14 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "[A] blast of exuberant, over-the-top cinematic madness....Ridiculously entertaining." 01/01/2006 p.82-83
    Movieline's Hollywood Life "[I]n terms of physical timing, comic ideas and snap-crackle-pop filmmaking it buries any 10 other American comedies you can think of." 09/01/2005 p.101
    Directors
    Stephen Chow
    Actors
    Wah Yuen
    Stephen Chow
    Qiu Yuen
    Cast & Crew
    Wah Yuen - Star
    Stephen Chow - Star
    Qiu Yuen - Star
    Chan Man Keung - Screenwriter
    Shirley Chan - Costume Designer
    Tseng Kan Cheong - Screenwriter
    Angie Lam - Editor
    Hang-Sang Poon - Director of Photography
    Jeff Lau - Producer
    Lola Huo - Screenwriter
    Yuen Woo-ping - Action Director/Arranger
    Oliver Wong - Production Designer
    Raymond Wong - Composer
    Stephen Chow - Director
    Technical Info
    Original Release Date 2005
    Catalog ID 11567
    UPC 00043396115675
    Number of Discs 1
    Running Time 99 minutes
    Color Color
    Original Language Cantonese
    Available Subtitles English
    Available Audio Tracks English Dubbed, French Dubbed, Cantonese
    Aspect Ratio
    Widescreen  1.78:1
    Features
    Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.78:1, Dolby Digital Stereo, English Dubbed & Subtitled, French Dubbed
    Product Attributes
    Video Format DVD
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