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.
Genre: Foreign Language, Comedy, Action/Adventure; Starring: Stephen Chow, Leung Siu Lung, Yuen Wah; Director: Stephen Chow; Author: Stephen Chow, Lola Huo, Tsang Kan Cheong; Release Date Limited: 04/08/2005; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted August 9 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT
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