Comedy and martial arts will collide next week when director Stephen Chow re-releases his comedic martial-arts adventure, "Kung Fu Hustle." Sony Picture Home Entertainment will be bringing a new "Axe-Kickin’ Edition" to DVD next Tuesday, July 31st.
Set in a pre-revolutionary 1940s 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.
Bonus features will include a Comedy Central interview with Stephen Chow, outtakes and bloopers, a storyboard comparison and three behind-the-scenes featurettes.
The Suggested Retail Price will be $19.94, but we think you'll be able to find this for as little as fifteen bucks.