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It's time for Kung Fu Hustle! Hong Kong king of comedy Stephen Chow returns with his latest - and possibly greatest - cinema comedy, which needed only one week to become Hong Kong's largest grossing film of 2004. A wildly entertaining blend of state-of-the-art special effects, dazzling martial arts (choreographed by master action director Yuen Woo Ping), hilarious slapstick comedy, and the inimitable screen charm of Stephen Chow, Kung Fu Hustle easily earns its reputation as one of the most popular Hong Kong films ever! Kung Fu Hustle was an astounding box-office success all over Asia - and is sure to delight fans of Stephen Chow and Hong Kong Cinema worldwide!

Chow stars as Sing, a wannabe gangster in pre-war 1940s Shanghai, whose sole purpose in life is to be admitted into the toughest triad in the region: the Axe Gang. Sing and his sidekick (portly Lam Chi Chung of Shaolin Soccer) have to make a name for themselves first, and proclaim rundown Pigsty Alley to be their first official "territory." However, Sing is more futile than fearsome, and his antics only annoy the residents of Pigsty Alley - and attract the attention of the real Axe Gang, led by Brother Sum (Chan Kwok Kwan, also of Shaolin Soccer). But Pigsty Alley has its own secrets: unknown to Sing and the Axe Gang, hidden kung-fu masters prowl the poverty-stricken streets, ready to defend their turf to the bitter end! It's a clash of unexpected kung-fu titans and legendary martial arts styles in the hilarious, martial arts-filled Kung Fu Hustle!

This DVD version of Kung Fu Hustle contains the uncut version of the film and an exclusive booklet! YesAsia.com customers are eligible to receive a 4-piece film postcard set (Click here to view the postcard front (1), (2), (3), (4) & back), while supplies last!

The YesAsia.com exclusive booklet contains 89 color pages and includes the following:

  • The cast: character relationship map and special interviews.
  • Production – Yuen Woo Ping talks King Fu Hustle's action choreography, special effects, production design, art direction and cinematography.
  • Stephen Chow – Kung Fu Spirit and a look at Chow's career
  • Kung Fu film history – Hong Kong's Kung Fu film "body chart".
  • The real Kung Fu in Kung Fu Hustle
  • Photos of Pigsty Alley
  • Photomo –Cut-outs of characters
  • Calendar
    Please note that this booklet is published in Traditional Chinese.

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    Product Title: Kung Fu Hustle (Signature Clear Frosted Cover Limited Edition) 功夫 (DTS版) (限量周星馳簽名磨砂盒裝) 功夫 (DTS版) (限量周星驰签名磨砂盒装) カンフーハッスル (功夫)(サイン入り限定パッケージ版)(香港版) Kung Fu Hustle (Signature Clear Frosted Cover Limited Edition)
    Artist Name(s): Stephen Chow | Yuen Wah | Lam Tze Chung | Yuen Qiu | Chen Gu Fang | Fung Hak On | Bruce Liang | Feng Xiao Gang | Lam Suet | Dong Zhi Hua | Chan Kwok Kwan | Eva Huang | Shi Yan Neng | Zhao Zhi Ling | Jia Kang Xi | Tenky Tin 周 星馳 | 元華 | 林子聰 | 元 秋 | 陳顧方 | 馮克安 | 梁小龍 | 馮小剛 | 林雪 | 董志華 | 陳國坤 | 黃聖依 | 釋 延能 | 趙志凌 | 賈康熙 | 田啟文 周 星驰 | 元华 | 林子聪 | 元 秋 | 陈顾方 | 冯克安 | 梁小龙 | 冯小刚 | 林雪 | Dong Zhi Hua | 陈 国坤 | 黄圣依 | 释 延能 | 赵志凌 | 贾康熙 | 田启文 周星馳(チャウ・シンチー) | 元華(ユン・ワー) | 林子聰(ラム・ジーチョン) | ユン・チウ | 陳顧方 (チェン・クォフー) | 馮克安 (フォン・ハクオン) | 梁小龍(ブルース・リャン) | 馮小剛(フォン・シャオガン) | 林雪 (ラム・シュー) | 董志華 (ドン・ジーホワ) | 陳國坤 (チャン・クォックワン) | 黄聖依 (ホアン・シェンイー、エヴァ・ホアン) | 釋行宇 (シー・シンユー) | 趙志凌 (チウ・チーリン) | 賈康熙 (ジア・カンシー) | 田啓文 (ティン・カイマン) 주성치 | Yuen Wah | Lam Tze Chung | Yuen Qiu | Chen Gu Fang | Fung Hak On | Bruce Liang | Feng Xiao Gang | Lam Suet | Dong Zhi Hua | Chan Kwok Kwan | Eva Huang | 석연능 | Zhao Zhi Ling | Jia Kang Xi | Tenky Tin
    Release Date: 2005-02-17
    Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
    Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
    Country of Origin: Hong Kong
    Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
    Rating: IIB
    Duration: 99 (mins)
    Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
    Package Weight: 130 (g)
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003953361

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    * Screen Format : 16:9 (Anamorphic Wildscreen)
    * Sound Mix : DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1
    * DVD Type : N/A
    * Extras : Theatrical Trailers

    導演/監製/編劇:周星馳
    Director/ Producer/ Screenwriter: Stephen Chow

      《功夫》的故事發生在40年代的中國,周星馳飾演一名無可藥救的小混混「阿星」。意志不堅的他,在江湖打混多年仍一事無成。他一心渴望加入手段冷酷無情、惡名昭彰的斧頭幫,並夢想成為黑道中響噹噹的人物。此時斧頭幫正傾全幫之力鏟平唯一未收入勢力範圍的地頭 ---- 豬籠城寨,阿星遂向幫主自薦…
      Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, small time thief, Sing, aspires to be one of the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang whose underworld activities overshadow the city.
      Stumbling across a crowded apartment complex aptly known as "Pig Sty Alley", Sing attempts to extort money from one of the ordinary locals, but the neighbors are not what they appear.
      Sing's comical attempts at intimidation inadvertently attract the Axe Gang into the fray, setting off a chain of events that brings the two disparate worlds face-to-face.
      As the inhabitants of the Pig's Cage fight for their lives, the ensuing clash of kung fu titans unearths some legendary martial arts Masters. Sing, despite his futile attempts, lacks the soul of a killer, and must face his own mortality in order to discover the true nature of the kung fu master.

    監 製:崔寶珠
    製片人:劉鎮緯
    編 劇:曾謹昌╱陳文強╱霍昕 Lola Huo
    剪 接:林安兒
    收音師:梁志達
    化 妝:蔡彥菁
    執行監製:Bill Broden 比爾波頓╱David Hung 洪維濤
    執行導演:錢昇瑋
    動作導演:袁和平╱洪金寶
    攝影指導:潘恆生
    美術總監:黃銳民
    服裝指導:陳顧方
    美術指導:陳思勤
    視覺效果主管:鍾志行 Frankie Chung



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    Professional Review of "Kung Fu Hustle (Signature Clear Frosted Cover Limited Edition)"

    October 4, 2005

    This professional review refers to Kung Fu Hustle
    Hai-yah!!! If I was 10 and watched this film I would have high-kicked my way out of the cinema. But as a, *ahem*, mature and non-too lithe adult.. I just made do with imagining I was high-kicking.
    Although I didn't kick and punch my way out of the cinema, I can understand how Stephen Chow felt when he saw his first Bruce Lee film. If this was the feeling he was trying to recreate for his audience, his effort is not too shabby at all. Three years in the making, Kung Fu Hustle is worth the wait.

    It opens with bang at the police station and ends in a candy store. In between, the movie kicks up some serious 'fu' from the slums of the deliciously named Pig Sty Alley to the heavens and back again, with dancing criminals thrown in to liven up the proceedings.
    Employing the talents of many veteran martial artists from yester-year such as Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu and Leung Siu Lung, Chow has taken the genre and turned it on its head. In parts, Kung Fu Hustle is slapstick, comedy drama, clever parodies and at its zaniest, it's a freaking cartoon, complete with Roadrunner zip-offs. Nothing is sacred and Chow isn't too precious about the fact he's using CGI either. Anything goes, it seems. Instead of trying to blend them seamlessly, the CGI is used with aplomb in amazingly ludicrous but funny spoofs of Spiderman and The Matrix. Ah, but there's more.

    The wacky comedy deceptively hides the pedigree of this production. Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung were credited as choreographers. Sony put up in some big bucks and Chow wrote and directed. The editing and cinematography is superb as well, although you'd probably be too busy laughing to notice much of that on first viewing. The set design is also excellent-the loving attention to detail on the fictional 1920s sin-city [modelled on Shanghai] and Pig Sty Alley, with its many references to the period is a marvellous Western shanty town-like recreation.
    As mentioned, there are some real-deal martial arts stars in this movie. Their collective experience is so impressive you wouldn't want to fight any of them for the last dim-sum on the plate, you know what I mean? Needless to say, they rock.

    Chow is credited with creating these so-called 'nonsense' or 'mou le tou' comedies. That implies his comedies do not make sense or you won't get his humour. Rubbish, I say. The gags in Hustle made a hell lot of sense to me and to the rest of the audience who were too busy cacking their pants to even think about anything else. He still has a strong pulse for what's funny and the jokes here are reminiscent of his earlier works, like From Beijing With Love or Forbidden City Cop.Admittedly, several familiar themes such are the 'zero to hero'central story and the food-related love interest [this time she sells ice-cream] are repeated but that's a minor detraction.

    Although Chow's mug is all over the poster, his screen time is a lot less. This could be because Yuen Wah and Yuen Qiu are adept at stealing all his thunder but it is more likely Chow has written himself a smaller role because above all else, Kung Fu Hustle is Chow's heartfelt but wacky homage to the genre. Worthy of repeated viewings and definitely worthy of the DVD purchase too.

    9.5 bum cracks out of 10

    by Ching Yee - heroic-cinema.com

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    Customer Review of "Kung Fu Hustle (Signature Clear Frosted Cover Limited Edition)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (5)
    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (68)

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    October 16, 2005

    This customer review refers to Kung Fu Hustle (Widescreen Edition) (Chi, Eng & French Edition) (US Version)
    3 people found this review helpful

    My hat goes off to Stephen Chow! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    I absolutely loved this film. Everything about it was wonderful to me. The directing is great, the acting is convincing, the set is beautiful, the music is complementary and so on. Plus it has all the elements I love in a film- comedy, action, and a touch of romance. The story has such a great meaning behind it too. I suggest that if you have not seen it, to do so. Most likely you will not be disappointed.
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    August 23, 2005

    This customer review refers to Kung Fu Hustle (2-Disc Special Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    Great supplements Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    It's disappointing that Sony Pictures had to wait 7 extra months to deliver a 2-disc Kung Fu Hustle edition, but there are enough extras here to warrant the extra purchase - if supplements are your thing. The commentary from Stephen Chow and his buddies is fun stuff, and it's subtitled in English. The other supplements are cool too, and we can finally see outtakes from the film collected on a DVD. Again, it's too bad that Sony didn't do this for the 1st release, but this is standard practice for video companies nowadays. If you really must own one copy of Kung Fu Hustle, sell your old version and buy this new one.
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    August 16, 2005

    2 people found this review helpful

    Kung Fu Comedy King Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This is one of the best movies that came out of Hong Kong. Full of ideas, full of parody, slapstick humour, full of copycats (in a good way), heaps of tougue 'n' cheek...... Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, etc. are just over the top hilarious. Eva Huang Shengyi is simply one of the most beautiful women in the world. Although a mute in this movie, her actions communicated a thousand words. She's the "it" girl. I believed nearly every man (and woman) in the cinema is captivated by her beauty. I watched this movie twice at the cinema. Once, about a year ago (with the Chinese audience) and just two days ago with the Westerners at Hoyts Merrylands cinemas in Merrylands, Sydney, Australia. So this movie must be very, very good.
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    July 7, 2005

    This customer review refers to Kung Fu Hustle with Exclusive Kung Fu Hustle Booklet (Hong Kong Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    OK film Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
    To be honest, most people expect Stephen Chow’s film are suppose to be funny. Kung Fu Hustle is more on a film based on astonishing special effects and Stephen’s interest in ancient and modern Kung Fu. The film will not strike to the audience as extremely funny, however, there are a few scenes which will laugh your head off. The storyline was interesting and held potential to be better but I felt the movie did not justified this especially adding classic ‘cartoon effects’, which I think spoiled the nature of the movie.

    In movie comparison, Shaolin Soccer was spot-on and it is a huge success because it had an excellent storyline with many memorable funny moments and the effects helped contributed towards it.

    Personally, Kung Fu Hustle was disappointing for me and to be honest I would rather re-watch Stephen’s old classics from 1990s than seeing this with movie with amazing effects. I think this movie would appeal to Westerners rather than the locals who enjoyed and supported Stephen’s ridiculous sense of humour. Maybe Mr Chow wanted to be recognised as a serious director rather than a comedian.
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    Anonymous

    June 20, 2005

    This customer review refers to Kung Fu Hustle
    1 people found this review helpful

    kung fu mania Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    this is a movie worth watching. like shaolin soccer this is a movie full of cgi martial arts mixed with alot of comedy. but unlike stephen chows other movies the comedy takes a back seat while thw martial arts show of. you will get addicted to this movie and watch over and over again.
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