Check out our editors' picks for the movies and TV shows we're excited about this month, including the premieres of " Marvel ," Proxima , and more. See the full list. Set in Canton, China in the s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. Chaplin, Allen and now actor, writer, producer and director Stephen Chow can join the select few whose remarkable talent as a performer matches his ability behind the lens; Kung Fu Hustle proves it. Chow is no stranger to direction. In Chow co-directed Love on Delivery and since then a number of other self starring projects and many of these projects are considered the best of his acting career. However his skills as a comedian - be it his brash physical comedy Shaolin Soccer , his manical scenarios Tricky Brains or epic historical parodies A Chinese Oddsey - have never outshined his talents as a director.
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Call Netflix Netflix. Kung Fu Hustle 12 1h 38m Chinese Movies. Sing, a mobster in s China, longs to be as cool as the formally clad Axe Gang, a band of killers who rule Hong Kong, but can only pretend. Watch all you want. More Details. Watch offline. Available to download. This movie is Adrenaline Rush, Forceful, Goofy, Exciting.
Kung Fu Hustle is a Chinese action-comedy film directed by Stephen Chow , who also stars in the lead role. The film tells the story of a murderous neighborhood gang, a poor village with unlikely heroes, and an aspiring gangster's fierce journey to find his true self. The film features a number of retired actors famous for s Hong Kong action cinema and has been compared to contemporary and influential wuxia films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero. The cartoon special effects in the film accompanied by traditional Chinese music , is often cited as its most striking feature. The film was tenth on the list of highest-grossing foreign-language films in the United States as well as the highest-grossing foreign-language film in the country in The film was re-released in 3D in October across Asia and America, marking the tenth anniversary of the film. The climate of the film industry and the expectation of a 21st-century action film were different throughout the history of Chinese cinema. However, the difference provides one of the reasons why Kung Fu Hustle was so well received. Kung Fu Hustle responded to and amplified a global demand for the reawakening of martial arts cinema—and one which was fulfilled by a multitude of reiterations of the genre, all of which can be said, without a doubt, to fulfill the criteria for 21st-century action cinema: high budget, stylish, and action-packed. Directors and their contemporaries changed the martial arts cinema together, which containing much universal appeal.