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Kung Fu Hustle Blu-ray

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Sony Pictures | 2004 | 99 min | Rated R | Dec 12, 2006

Kung Fu Hustle (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
Cantonese: LPCM 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English, English SDH, French

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.4 of 54.4
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
Based on 9 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Action100%
Martial arts55%
Foreign33%
Fantasy32%
Crime31%
Dark humor27%
Comedy4%
92%
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Kung Fu Hustle

 (2004)

Kung Fu Hustle Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

In a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turn out to be 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.

For more about Kung Fu Hustle and the Kung Fu Hustle Blu-ray release, see Kung Fu Hustle Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Leung Siu Lung, Dong Zhi Hua, Yuen Qiu
Director: Stephen Chow

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Kung Fu Hustle Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

For this being a BD-25 disc loaded with extras and an uncompressed soundtrack, the 1080p/MPEG-2, 2:35:1 transfer looks wonderful. Very nice texture detail, deep black levels, clear deep shadow depth, excellent sharpness, and a palette of very vibrant primary colors and softer earth tones blend together to create a consistently beautiful picture. All of this is used to great effect, matching the film's constantly shifting tone - cartoony scenes pop like old "Looney Tunes" episodes, heavier scenes are weighed down with grim low light effects (the initial fight between the Axe Gang and the village trio of masters), and moments of friendship are touching and serene.

There are so many demo scenes in this movie, almost too many to mention. Check out the nightclub scene with the inky blacks, neon lights and signs, and very bright warm colors all in the mix. Then check out the nighttime attack of the assassins strumming the gugin, check out the detail in the nighttime scenes of the leaves, cats shadow, object on the side of the shack all cut in half and falling down. Look at any scenes with Landlady getting ready to do the lions roar, and the detail in the visual effects of the lions roar itself.


Kung Fu Hustle Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The soundtrack of Kung Fu Hustle comes in several auditory flavors. A 5.1 uncompressed Chinese language track (24/48khz), and Dolby Digital 5.1 English and French tracks encoded at 448kbps. I chose to listen to the Chinese PCM soundtrack with English subtitles. This is a very aggressive soundtrack that uses the sound field extensively to support the visuals. The film score written by Raymond Wong uses modern orchestral instruments to mimic traditional Chinese 1940's swordplay. The quality of the recording of the film score is mixed to my ears. There is a definite "coloration" in the recording I suspect is due to microphone positioning. The mix has a far field feel to it, and perhaps the microphones were capturing a little room tone along with the music. Once my ears grew accustom to the sound, it revealed a complex, dynamic, and skillfully written score that accentuated the action on the screen. One thing it didn't do was draw attention to itself. The combination of traditional Chinese instruments and modern orchestra instruments was flawlessly and skillfully sewn together.

Sound effects are dispersed around the sound field with deadly aggression, with the LFE pressurizing the room with a chest pounding and skin messaging deep bass. Foley effects from hushed whispers to wind and swirling settling dust are clearly rendered. One of the best scenes to illustrate a great dynamic contrast is the nighttime attack by the assassins using the guqin as a weapon. From the loud strumming of the guqin to the soft slicing and splitting of the various objects (including the beheading of one of the hero tenants) is rendered with such clarity and power it is just breathtaking. Many sound effects sound exaggerated, but perfectly compliment the exaggerated visuals in the film. They also sound restrained in more dramatic moments of the film as well. Tone and texture is also expertly used to heighten the drama through the use of unusual combinations of clangy impacts, odd tonal textures, fabric brushes and water splashes.

The dynamic layering of the dialog from the lion's roar of the landlady, to soft whispers of background Walla is terrific. Dialog is always clear and easy to understand, even when the action gets going. Even the individual textures (and equalization) of each characters voice are easily heard. The entire soundtrack from the dialog, music and effects in this film are system challenging for sure, but enjoyable nevertheless.

I do have just one problem with this soundtrack as good as it is. It sometimes sounds thick and congested, as if too many elements are battling at one time for auditory attention. My speakers do not usually have a difficult time sorting out thickly mixed soundtracks, but this one gave it a challenge if I ever heard one. This is not your father's audiophile soundtrack; he is going to have to look elsewhere for that. This one throws everything including the kitchen sink to enhance the visuals, whether exaggerated or dramatically quiescent.


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