Kung Fu Hustle beefs up
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is preparing a new special edition with another ridiculous edition name Kung Fu Hustle Axe Kickin’ Edition.
Set in pre-revolutionary China, Kung Fu Hustle revolves around small-time thief Sing (Chow), who aspires to be a member of the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang. Sing stumbles across a crowded apartment complex known as Pig Sty Alley, where he and his friend attempt to extort money from one of the ordinary locals. Sing inadvertently attracts the Axe Gang into the area, setting off a chain of events that bring the two disparate worlds face-to-face. As the townspeople of Pig Sty fight for their lives, the ensuing clash of kung fu titans unearths some legendary martial arts masters. Sing, despite his clumsy attempts, lacks the killer instinct and must face his own mortality to discover that he is the greatest kung fu master of them all, destined to protect the sacred street.
Although Kick Axe may be an exaggeration, the edition is quite nice. The set comes with a Comedy Central Interview with Stepen Chow, outtakes and bloopers, a storyboard comparison and three featurettes.
The set arrived on July 31st for $19.94.
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