Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kung Faux - Volume 1|
Actors: Biz Markie, Leonard Smythe, Queen Latifah, Afrika Bambaataa, Elephant Man
Director: Mic Neumann
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Television
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Pity the clueless & close minded, for ignorance is bliss.
Sean Farlan | Aucklund, New Zealand | 07/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For some people, hip hop slang sounds like a foreign language,...like when they here someone say "he done messed up my doobie dun" or " i gots to get my shape up yo"...all they hear is are a bunch of words that make no sense to them,... and for others kung fu films are only good to them if they are seeing exactly what they have seen a thousand times before with a overly carbon copied soundtrack and 80 minutes of filler spread out between a few minutes of fight scenes here and there.
If this sounds like you then don't get this dvd, just order yourself another scoop of vanilla ice cream from somewhere else.
But if you love comic book style video game graphic effects, the wordplay of Rap lyrics, the subversive intelligent humor found in the brains of hip hop music artists from around the world & can understand what they are saying or at least mean, as well as wall to wall fight scenes but not the boring parts of old kung fu movies, then this is the dvd for you.
This is the realist, funniest thing that I have seen in a long long time, and the music is incredible...the fight scenes alone scored to thumping tracks from De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, & Queen Latifah or worth the price...They have a "karaoke" game function on the dvd that allows you to mute the dialogue but keep the music and I find myself playing this all of the time as booming background music while I am working it is that good.
It should be noted that this is not an entire season of episodes on one dvd,...it is actually two "uncensored" episodes from the first season plus a bunch of short movies, promo trailers, and music videos that are also pretty interesting, which make it run around 90 minutes long very much like an "Anime" DVD.
I have to say that I think "Anime" is more like what this "Kung Faux" dvd should be compared to, not a classic kung fu movie or some throw away hip hop gimmick.
It requires a certain amount of willingness for the viewer to give into this new environment infused with fast paced color and music and expanded vocabulary, and I don't know about you, but I enjoyed the challenge and experience of learning and discovering something new while being entertained, and I was almost glad that there wasn't a whole bunch of episodes on one disc, because with so much to take in on this dvd, I think I might have gotten a brain overload if I watched too many of them in a row.
I pity the clueless & close minded of you who chose to (...) rather than enjoy this dvd because like most things in your life...it is all probably just too far over your head to comprehend and requires more knowledge of pop culture and brain power than you can muster, so you will never have the opportunity to laugh and enjoy this dvd like I have, but like they say..."ignorance is bliss", and the world needs dumbos like you to keep the crap flowing, because god forbid a mass majority demand intelligent humor , because that would kill off the vast majority of brain dead nuggets being pooped out by the majority of entertainment companies in the world today and sink it for everyone...so you keep hating kids, while others like me find salvation in our little boxes of goodness like "Kung Faux"."
Props toThe Original Martial Arts meets Hip Hop TV Movie!
Tim Skopper | Santa Monica, CA USA | 02/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the third copy of "Kung Faux" that I have had to buy because of my so called friends who borrowed it and never gave it back.Props to the original martial arts meets hip hop tv movie and death to those whack biters creeping around out there. "Kung Faux" is brilliant! Please make more!!!"
A VIDEO COMIC BOOK FOR A NEW GENERATION !
Tim Skopper | 08/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kung Faux reminds me of the coolest comic books I used to collect as a kid and hide from my mom. Besides having two jammed packed episodes full of great music, awesome special f/x art, bonus scenes not included in the tv series, and none of the censored bars and bleeps that are found on the tv series it also has short little promo spots in the breaks for things I would have never known about without picking up the dvd.The Kung Faux dvd promo spots turned me onto this backyard wrestling league that features guys who dress up and wrestle in Godzilla-like Japanese style rubber monster suits, this great website from Germany where you can download your own version of a flash style Kung Faux game that lets you remix your own old kung fu movie clips on your computer called a kung fu "re-mixer", a playboy style dvd series that features the hottest hip hop video girls gettin' nekkid, and this great hip hop artist who rhymes in Swedish and rocks as hard as anyone out there.
There were also ad spots from Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto/Vice City & And1 Streetball, but they were actually fun to see too, and like I said, that is what made it feel like a comic book to me. If you're a big kid like me, you remember the ads for x-ray glasses and sea-monkeys & you knew then that you could only find those ads in cool comic books, now you know you can find the next level of cool things in every volume of Kung Faux which I think is an example of a video comic book for a new generation raised on video games. I love discovering new things and some of those promo spots were only ten seconds long so they actually caused me to hit rewind a number of times just to see the ads again. I always wondered why nobody made tv shows as cool as the original Batman tv series, now some forty years later I have finally got my wish & the fun of feeling like I am picking up those comic books I used to hide from my mom again, except this time it's my wife I am hiding them from. Holla!"
"shake out your nose funny."
Life Saver | Atlanta, GA - USA | 04/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i caught an episode of "kung faux" on tv last night after blending up a smoothie and when the shake came out of my nose from laughing so hard, i knew i had to by this dvd. the tv show had bleeps over the curse words which was funny, but i can't wait to hear it all uncensored on the dvd...theez nuckas iz crazy!"