FiLM RELEASE : 28th May 2015
The Kung Fury film is destined to become a cult classic. The very much anticipated short film version has finally been finished, and released for free online via YouTube. The 80s style Kung Fu action movie featuring laser dinosaurs, and a kung fu obsessed Nazi Adolf Hitler, was crowdfunded with US$630,019 from Kickstarter.
Kung Fury is a kung fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings, amazing special effects, and cheesy one-liners.
The film features a cast of David Hasselhoff (as voice of Hoff 9000), David Sandberg (as Kung Fury), Jorma Taccone (as Adolf Hitler), Magnus Betnér, Björn Gustafsson, and other talented actors.
KUNG FURY Official Trailer [HD] Published on 26th Dec 2013 : Over 11 million views of the trailer video. See the preview (or scroll down the page further to see the full film)..
KUNG FURY Official Movie [HD] See the Full Film in High Definition (30 minutes)..
Sweden can watch here
KungFury.com ~ official website
ABOUT The KUNG FURY FiLM
KUNG FURY is an over-the-top action comedy short film written and directed by David Sandberg from Laser Unicorns in Sweden. The movie features arcade robots, dinosaurs, Nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure.
Kung Fury takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, and other places. With a limited budget to work with, they had to do most of the scene shooting against a green screen backdrop.
Kung Fury was funded mainly through a Kickstarter campaign, where people from all around the world showed their support for this crazy project. David worked on the film for a more than a year with almost no budget but a strong vision, with the help of friends and family. Most of the film has already been shot, but additional filming and lots of visual effects remain to be done.
The KUNG FURY PLOT
Back in the middle of the 80s, in the year 1985, Miami-Dade Police Department detective Kung Fury and his partner Dragon apprehended a red ninja in a back alley, but Dragon was sliced in half by the ninja while Kung was struck by lightning, then bitten by a cobra, which gave him extraordinary kung fu powers, enabling him to defeat his enemies. After defeating a rogue arcade video game machine robot, Kung quits the police force when he’s assigned to partner with Triceracop. Adolf Hitler a.k.a. Kung Führer enters the timeline and remotely guns down the police chief and attacks the precinct through a mobile phone.
Kung is intent to avenge the chief’s death, and gets computer whiz Hackerman to hack him back to Nazi Germany to kill Hitler. But a glitch in the system sends him back in time too far, into the Viking Age. After Kung meets the Viking babes Barbarianna and Katana, the Norse god Thor sends him to Nazi Germany.
Upon Kung’s arriva in Nazi Germany, he singlehandedly mows down hundreds of Nazi soldiers with his kung fu skills, but is gunned down by Hitler from inside his podium. Thor, Hackerman, Triceracop, the Viking Babes, and a tyrannosaurus hack into the timeline and kill the rest of the Nazi army, while the tyrannosaurus fights Hitler’s robot bird. Kung is revived back to life by Hackerman, then gives Hitler an uppercut before Thor drops his hammer on the Nazi leader and his robot bird.
On accomplishment of the mission, Kung returns to his timeline, back in 1985 Miami, where he once again battles and defeats the arcade machine robot, but notices a Swastika on the robot’s body while Hitler and his robot bird enter the timeline, vowing revenge on Kung Fury.
Kung Fury was produced by Laser Unicorns
& KUNG FURY SOCiAL MEDiA
Official YouTube Channel : Youtube.com/user/LaserUnicorns
See the writer, director and main character actor in Kung Fury, David Sandberg from Laser Unicorns discussing the project at the start, during the Kickstarter crowdfunding process, and see some of the behind the green screen scenes of the making of the movie, in this video…
KUNG FURY PRODUCTiON BY DAViD SANDBERG @ LASER UNiCORNS
David Sandberg is the Swedish filmmaker behind the creation of Kung Fury. David has also directed music videos and television commercials, which he quit in 2012, to focus on writing the script for the action comedy Kung Fury film, which was inspired by action films of the 80s. He began producing and shooting the Kung Fury footage with his friends, with a budget of US$5000, creating the first film trailer.
David Sandberg began a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to crowdfund the film’s production with a target goal of US$200,000, to produce a 30 minute version of the film, so it could be streamed online for free. An additional goal was set to $1 million to rewrite the story into a full-length feature, with the possibility of attracting a distribution deal.
The very successful Kickstarter project ended on the 25th January 2014, with $630,019 in total pledged by 17,713 backers.
The CAST of CHARACTERS of KUNG FURY
from A to Z
- Adolf Hitler aka Kung Führer ~ Jorma Taccone
- Barbarianna ~ Eleni Young
- Chief ~ Per-Henrik Arvidius
- Cobra / Dinomite ~ Frank Sanderson
- Colonel Reichstache ~ Magnus Betnér
- Dragon (Kung’s cop partner) ~ Steven Chew
- Hackerman the computer whiz that transform into a robot ~ Leopold Nilsson
- Hoff 9000 ~ David Hasselhoff (voice)
- Katana ~ Helene Ahlson / Katana voice by Yasmina Suhonen
- Kung Fury the Miami detective ~ David Sandberg
- Private Lahmstache ~ Björn Gustafsson
- Red Ninja ~ Eos Karlsson
- Thor the Norse God of Thunder ~ Andreas Cahling / Thor voice by Per-Henrik Arvidius
- Triceracop the half-man, half-Triceratops cop ~ Erik Hornqvist / Triceracop voice by Frank Sandersona
Narrator for the trailer was Adrian Ciprian
The KUNG FURY ViDEO GAME
Kung Fury Game – Reaction: Punches, Kicks, and Gunshots Oh My (skyzm)…
Kung Fury Game By Hello There ~ iTunes.Apple.com : Open iTunes to buy and download apps
The KUNG FURY MUSiC SOUNDTRACK
David Hasselhoff – True Survivor (DavidHasselhoffVEVO) David Hasselhoff performs the Kung Fury lead track…
KUNG FURY SOUNDTRACK SONGS @ iTUNES
KUNG FURY NEWS & REViEWS iN THE MEDiA
HuffingtonPost.com : ‘Kung Fury’ Released On YouTube In All Its ’80s-Inspired Glory (by Ed Mazza 29 May 2015) “Kung Fury” is finally here, and it’s as ridiculously awesome as you’d expect. The crowdfunded short film about a time-traveling cop on a quest to kill Adolf Hitler was released on YouTube on Thursday to the delight of the legions who turned the movie’s 2013 trailer into a viral sensation… read more
TheTelegraph.co.uk : Dinosaurs, Nazis and David Hasselhoff: how Kung Fury became a YouTube hit (by Siobhan Palmer 29 May 2015) David Sandberg’s homage to Eighties action films might just break the internet. Kung Fury, a deranged homage to Eighties action movies crowdfunded by a Swedish director called David Sandberg, has been released on YouTube… read more
io9.com : Watch The Most Insane Kung Fu Film Ever Made – Packed With Nazis And Dinos (by Lauren Davis 28 May 2015) Laser raptors. Gun-toting vikings. A kung fu-obsessed Adolf Hitler. Hacking your way back in time. This is just some of the ridiculousness that you can expect from Kung Fury... read more
Kung Fury Movie Review and Reaction by Beyond The Trailer…
TheVerge.com : Watch Kung Fury, 2015’s greatest ’80s action movie, right now (by Rich McCormick 28 May 2015) Kung Fury might be the greatest ’80s action movie the ’80s never produced. The Kickstarted movie, which premiered at Cannes this month, features smoky alleyways, a city ravaged by murderous arcade cabinets, a cop with the head of a Triceratops, and a huge number of neatly trimmed mustaches… read more
Variety.com : 10 Reasons ‘Kung Fury’ Was the Most Awesome Project in Cannes (by Peter Deburge 27 May 2015) Loaded with in-jokes and insane special effects, “Kung Fury” represents Swedish superfan’s hilarious homage to the best (and worst) of ’80s action movies… read more
ScreenRant.com : ‘Kung Fury’ Short Film Released Online For Free (by Jeff Carter) Kung Fury, the completely over-the-top homage to the cheesy martial arts and hard-nosed buddy cop flicks of the 1980s… read more
TwitchFilm.com : Review: Struck By Lightning. Bitten By A Cobra. KUNG FURY Is A Giddy Blast Of B-Movie Entertainment (by Todd Brown) What we have here is an online phenomenon, a kitschy video game and b-movie pastiche dreamt up by some guy in Sweden whose only previous IMDB entries were as an account manager on two episodes of television… read more
Polygon.com : Watch Kung Fury, since you need laser dinosaurs and 80s-style kung fu in your life (by Ben Kuchera 28 May 2015) If you don’t know anything about Kung Fury, my suggestion would be to just watch the 30 minute film. It’s quite the ride… read more
BirthMoviesDeath.com : Massive Kickstarter Success, KUNG FURY, Premieres Online Today (by Evan Saathoff 28 May 2015) Check out this awesome short that you maybe helped fund! A lot of fancy stuff plays the Cannes Film Festival that we normal suckers don’t get a chance to see for months and months, if we get an opportunity at all. But here’s one you can see right now…. read more
David Hasselhoff Performs Lead Track For Kung Fury Movie (wochit Entertainment)…
CinemaBlend.com : The Kung Fury Trailer Is What You’d Expect From An Absurd Crowd-Funded Pile Of Weirdness (by Nick Venable) If you thought that the best Kung Fu-related thing you’d ever see on your TV screens was the David Carradine series, then you’re about to get your faces blown out of the back of your skulls… read more
Bloody-Disgusting.com : ‘Kung Fury’ Coming To VOD (by Jonathon Barkan 15 May 2015) The 30-minute short film Kung Fury has gotten distribution for VOD through Under The Milky Way in English-speaking territories, Scandinavia, Germany, Russia, Spain and Latin America on May 28th… read more
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