Kung Fury (2015)
May 28, 2015 4:42 PM - Subscribe

During an unfortunate series of events a friend of Kung Fury is assasinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time; Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer …

It is called Kung Fury. It is 30 minutes long, and it has opened on Youtube.

Jorma Tacone is Kung Fuhrer. David Hasselhoff is in the music video. That is all.
posted by zippy (37 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love action movie parodies. This one is near perfect.
posted by infinitewindow at 7:22 PM on May 28, 2015


It's really hard to pick a favorite moment, though the plug for cell phones out of nowhere comes on strong.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:35 PM on May 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


Also all Kung Fury posts need hackingtoomuchtime as a tag. :)
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:56 PM on May 28, 2015


I can't believe they managed to keep Triceracop under wraps.
posted by ckape at 9:07 PM on May 28, 2015


Heh... "before I could pull the trigger, I was hit by lightning... and bitten by a cobra". Okay, I guess I'll keep watching.
posted by isthmus at 9:22 PM on May 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ok the fact that Triceracop

A) Exists
B) Has an RP Accent
C) Prefers to kill all baddies solely by shooting them in the crotch


A PLUS PLUS PLUS PLUS PLUS WOULD TIMEHACK AGAIN
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:53 PM on May 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


I want to believe Triceracop is Reggie Watts.
posted by zippy at 12:07 AM on May 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


YOU'RE ABOUT
TO HACK TIME,
ARE YOU SURE?

> YES NO

posted by cjelli at 8:16 AM on May 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


The part where Hitler shoots the police department through the phone is comedy gold.
posted by brecc at 10:18 AM on May 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


"What year is this?"

"It's the Viking age."

"That explains the Laser-Raptor. Fuck!"

💘
posted by brundlefly at 10:41 AM on May 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


Has an RP Accent

I only recognized a couple of actors, so I couldn't help looking up some of the others in the credits, and one thing I noticed is that the voices are clearly done that way on purpose -- several characters are dubbed by native-speaking professional voice actors, including Triceracop. To balance that, others speak half-gibberish on purpose (try asking a German speaker if they can even figure out what language the mustache guys speak :-).

Hackerman is played by a fashion model, btw. I suspect he doesn't use that wig on magazine covers.

Also see if you can spot the one extra that actually competes in kung-fu at an international level.
posted by effbot at 12:20 PM on May 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ok I just paused it at one minute thirteen seconds because I literally (yes, literally) spit tea on my monitor when I saw a flaming baby carriage.
posted by bondcliff at 12:20 PM on May 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I thought that was a great touch.
posted by brundlefly at 12:29 PM on May 29, 2015


I just watched it.

It is perfection.

PERFECTION.
posted by Faintdreams at 2:30 PM on May 29, 2015


Also see if you can spot the one extra that actually competes in kung-fu at an international level.

The woman in the lab scene. She has moves.
posted by zippy at 4:05 PM on May 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


Guys, this is the worst, dumbest movie, and I cannot adequately express to you how much I want it to be feature-length
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:10 AM on May 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


I love the definitely not-cop looking cops as extras in the police station.
posted by starman at 7:36 AM on May 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


Whoah. That ... that was something okay. The music was particularly on-the-spot.

I think my only peeve is that the chief mentions Viagra, which was a late 1990s thing.
posted by rmd1023 at 11:54 AM on May 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


My brain is broken. So I guess I know now what would happen if Napoleon Dynamite and Axe Cop had a baby.
posted by bleep at 3:41 PM on May 30, 2015


I think my only peeve is that the chief mentions Viagra, which was a late 1990s thing.

Hackerman uses Java, which is also a 90s thing. On the other hand, he can hack time so that's ok.

Bonus points for using a classic Swedish Diavox phone in Miami. Should maybe have used a Cobra instead, though, but the Diavox is much more eighties.
posted by effbot at 4:58 PM on May 30, 2015


Hackerman uses Java a decade before it exists because he's just that good.
posted by ckape at 5:01 PM on May 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


I liked it much better when they called it Danger 5.
posted by scalefree at 9:19 PM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm watching it now - I'm getting flashbacks to The FP.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:44 PM on May 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


Triceracop is really more about sterilizing humans than he is fighting crime, but he plays along for now.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:46 AM on May 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


The mustache scene is primarily in Swedish, two excellent Swedish comedians. They are speaking a kind of weird made-up fake-German that is as hysterical in Swedish as is bisten am engerlitch.
posted by Iteki at 10:13 AM on May 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


Triceracop is my hero.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 1:35 PM on May 31, 2015


Malachai Nicholle should sue.
posted by whuppy at 3:05 AM on June 1, 2015


Please tell me they're doing a full-length Barbariana spin-off after this.
posted by Uncle Ira at 7:51 AM on June 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


And fresh off of watching that, I've been reading the core rule book for the 1977 equivalent RPG of that mid 80s cheeze, Spirit of 77 They're a well matched set, I think.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:09 PM on June 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


For the same feel in RPG terms, you should check out the fresh new Trenchcoats and Katanas.

Also, there's now a vidya game on Steam of Kung Fury, two bucks, sidescrolling beat-em-up.
posted by Iteki at 4:04 AM on June 3, 2015


Ok I just paused it at one minute thirteen seconds because I literally (yes, literally) spit tea on my monitor when I saw a flaming baby carriage.

You may also enjoy this scene from Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, with four baby carriages rolling down stairs, complete with baby-launching springs. Warning: also includes OJ Simpson doing an end-zone dance with a baby doll.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:45 PM on June 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


And because you are clearly idle and have nothing to do for the next few hours, Kung Fury film page on TV Tropes, and an additional YMMV page for the short film, for tropes of mixed reliability.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:57 PM on June 4, 2015


While I enjoy this sort of 80's nostalgia (see also Far Cry Blood Dragon) I feel like it's really a nostalgia for something that didn't actually exist. It's like what you would get if you took all the actual action/sci-fi/exploitation movies of the 80s and distilled them to their purest rule-of-cool driven madness. I'm not complaining, but, is there anything from that era that actually, earnestly approaches the intensity and insanity of what's presented here?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:52 PM on June 4, 2015


I mean, I guess there's this—it's the only thing that even comes close off the top of my head.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:05 PM on June 4, 2015


My Muse apparently goes by the Rule of Cool. The Shiny Fascinating Idea lately? Papercraft Kung Fury arcade machine.

Plz help me.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:51 PM on June 5, 2015


is there anything from that era that actually, earnestly approaches the intensity and insanity of what's presented here?

Video games. Not necessarily in insanity, but in intensity, solving everything with fights, and boss levels.

Double dragon, and Rush'n attack come to mind.
posted by zippy at 10:55 AM on June 19, 2015




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