- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00005JKXE
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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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A shamelessly low-brow parody, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a scrambling of footage from the 1975 Hong Kong martial arts epic Tiger & Crane Fist with new material shot by director Steve Oedekerk (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls) in which he doubles for original star Jimmy Wang Yu.
Following the style set by Woody Allen in What's Up Tiger Lily?, Oedekerk also dubs all the voices, rendering the basic revenge story even more formulaic and ridiculous. The villain turns out to be working for flying saucers manned by French aliens (!) and the Chosen One hero has an odd habit of using animals as weapons (gopher nunchakas, squirrel padding) and, in the stand-out scene, doing a full-on Matrix/Crouching Tiger battle with an extremely agile killer cow.
A lot of the film is just dumb, but it still manages to beat laughs out of you with its relentless goofiness. Though it might seem an ego trip for Oedekerk, he is actually a likeable leading man, pulling funny faces and deliberately dubbing even his own voice badly.
On the DVD: Kung Pow: Enter the Fist on disc includes an animated draft of the kung fu cow scene, with special effects elements shown pre-mixing. There are also several deleted sequences and a director's cut of one extended fight scene. --Kim Newman --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
One not so good movie - Kung Pow, wonderfully crap... something my mother refused to accept was deliberate. Worth watching with friends when in the mood for it!
One average film - Kiss of the Dragon is one of those films you expect to be dubbed or subbed... but is produced in English. Would have more soul if it was a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean film.
One good film- Bulletproof Monk is an easy to overlook film which is actually action packed and often very clever in its own smug little way.
Either way three films for £2 each, some rarer than others depending where you live! (kung pow was hard for me to find at the time and when looking for it this collection showed up I decided to pay a couple of quid more for the two extra films)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very silly and mostly funny. If you like your comedy daft, you'll enjoy this.Published 21 months ago by carl blanchard
Well packaged, new. Very funny but slightly dry kung fu spoof.. I may have watched it one too many times!Published 23 months ago by ...:::ninja:::...