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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Kung Fu Hustle

Featured In Issue 116, January 2007

Picture3.5
SoundNR
WSR Score3
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(Studio/Distributor):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
15125
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Sequences of strong stylized action and violence.
(Retail Price):
$28.95
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
99
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2004
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
12/12/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Stephen Chow
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(Disc Soundtrack):
Dolby Digital 5.1
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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)

The special features can all be found on the DVD: commentary with Stephen Chow (Sing), Lam Tze Chung (Bone), Tin Kai Man (Axe Gang Advisor), and Chan Kwok Kwun (Brother Sum) a 42-minute Behind-The-Scenes TV Special featurette, two deleted scenes, a 28-minute interview between Ric Meyers and Stephen Chow, outtakes, bloopers, and previews.

The 2.40:1 Blu-ray Disc picture is good, with vibrant colors, deep blacks, and decent shadow delineation. Details are adequately well resolved. (Danny Richelieu)

The uncompressed linear PCM 5.1-channel soundtrack is exciting, with an impressive mix and very good fidelity. This is a very enjoyable experience. (Danny Richelieu)