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See a 35mm screening of KUNG HU HUSTLE this February at West Oaks

Combining laugh-out-loud stunts and lovable characters, Stephen Chow's KUNG HU HUSLTE helps bridge the gap between Buster Keaton and Jackie Chan. Find out why legendary comedian Bill Murray callsKUNG FU HUSTLE "the supreme achievement of the modern age in terms of comedy."

See a 35mm screening of KUNG HU HUSTLE this February at West Oaks

 

There are a lot of badass action movies coming out of Asia right now. In fact, the pure, unrelenting awesomeness found in modern Asian cinema is enough to make American action films look like that creepy dude in the trenchcoat and sports shorts you cross the street to avoid. Unfortunately, many American audiences have had to discover today's best Asian films via dubbed DVDs, imported Blu-rays or (worst of all) illegal downloads from the Internet! We here at the Alamo Drafthouse want to offer an alternative.

Introducing EAST MEETS WEST OAKS, a new monthly series where we'll spotlight some of the best Asian action films to hit the silver screen in the last decade - in 35mm! From the classics to the newer hits, you'll get a taste of some of the best Asian action films ever imported to our shores and you'll get them the way they were meant to be seen: on the big screen.

February: KUNG FU HUSTLE (2004)

Stephen Chow (SHAOLIN SOCCER) co-wrote, produced and directed this 2004 Chinese action comedy that brought Chuck Jones-inspired cartoon violence into the world of Hong Kong martial arts. Featuring over-the-top slapstick stunts, KUNG FU HUSTLE stars Chow as a wannabe gangster whose habit of impersonating members of the notoriously dangerous Axe Gang lands him in hot water once he runs afoul of the legendary group of thugs and murderers. It's up to the residents of a housing complex — all retired marital arts masters — to help the opportunistic miscreant discover the hero he has buried inside. The supporting cast includes a who's who list of Hong Kong action cinema veterans including Yuan Wah, Yuen Qiu, Danny Chan and Bruce Leung.

Combining laugh-out-loud stunts and lovable characters, Stephen Chow helps bridge the gap between Buster Keaton and Jackie Chan. Find out why legendary comedian Bill Murray callsKUNG FU HUSTLE "the supreme achievement of the modern age in terms of comedy."

Sunday, Februay 19 @ 6:30 PM — West Oaks

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