Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle

Had it’s World premiere in Toronto last night at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2004

Looks very promising. Anti-it-Cool has 2 reviews: 1 & 2

Here the offical Movie website :

Since Kung Fu Hustle is not being release until Dec 23 (2004), Big White Guy is going to have to wait for this one.

Update : So the second showing (the next day on Sept 16th) did not happend. Boing Boing reports that Sony pulled it due to concerns about digital cameras etc, not because the “print was damaged in the first screening”.

Another update : came across this story

Hong Kong king of comedy Stephen Chow’s latest epic, Kung Fu Hustle, or Gong Fu in Chinese, hit the big screen at the Toronto Film Festival Tuesday night, China Radio International reported Wednesday.But the veteran film star, who promised to show up at the grand world premiere, couldn’t make it.

So the film’s two leading actresses, Yuan Qiu and Eva Wong, did the honors instead.

Stephen Chow and Spiderman’s sound effects man were reportedly busy with the final editing of Kung Fu Hustle’s sound effects.

“Spiderman’s sound effects man”? That’s the guy who sings “SpiderMan, SipderMan, does whatever a spider can” right?

Stephen Chow is best known in North America for Shaolin Soccer, which showed up in movie preview 2 years before finally making it to screens here in Aug 2003 in a dubbed version.

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