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Kung Fu Hustle
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Stephen Chow, Feng Xiao Gang, Zhang Yi Bai, Huang Sheng Yi & Yuen Qiu

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Stephen Chow (Sing), Lam Tze Chung (Bone), Tin Kai Man (Axe Gang Advisor), and Chan Kwok Kwun (Brother Sum). There is also a 42-minute Behind-The-Scenes TV Special featurette, two deleted scenes, a 28-minute interview between Ric Meyers and Stephen Chow, outtakes, bloopers, 15 TV Spots, a poster gallery, and previews, including one for Kung Fu Hustle. There are also upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10882
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Sequences of strong stylized action and violence.
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/09/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Chow
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The landlords are the rulers in Pig Sty Alley, and everyone bows to them. But when the tuxedoed members of The Axe Gang come into town, everyone starts doing the "Kung Fu Hustle" and the battle begins. Do The Hustle; da, da, da, da, da, dadadada.... (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture is quite complementary to the fun storytelling and visuals. While colors somehow can appear slightly undersaturated, they are otherwise nicely balanced. Fleshtones appear accurate and blacks are generally deep. Sharpness and detail varies, at times appearing well defined, while other times seeming a bit smeared or plugged up. There are also some signs of edge enhancement and pixelization. Although the picture quality is not perfect, don

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