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Kung Fu Jungle
Kung Fu Killer poster.jpg
Film poster
Traditional一個人的武林
Simplified一个人的武林
MandarinYī Gè Rén De Wǔ Lín
CantoneseYat1 Go3 Yan4 Dik1 Mou5 Lam4
Directed byTeddy Chan
Produced byAlbert Lee
Screenplay byLau Ho-leung
Mak Tin-sau
Story byTeddy Chan
Lau Ho-leung
StarringDonnie Yen
Wang Baoqiang
Charlie Young
Michelle Bai
Music byPeter Kam
Edited byCheung Ka-fai
Derek Hui
Production
company
Emperor Motion Pictures
Sun Entertainment Culture
Beijing Silver Moon Productions
Heart & Soul Production
Distributed byEmperor Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12) (BFI London Film Festival)
  • 30 October 2014 (2014-10-30) (Hong Kong)
  • 31 October 2014 (2014-10-31) (China)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryHong Kong
China
LanguageCantonese
Mandarin
BudgetHK$200 million[1]
(US$25,800,000)
Box officeUS$23,295,638[2]

Kung Fu Jungle,[3] also known as Kung Fu Killer and Last of the Best, is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese action thriller film directed by Teddy Chan and starring Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Charlie Yeung and Michelle Bai. The film premiered at the 58th BFI London Film Festival on 12 October 2014[4] and was later released theatrically on 30 October 2014 in Hong Kong[5] and 31 October 2014 in China.[6]

It is being released as Kung Fu Killer in the United Kingdom and United States. Being a critical success, it was nominated for numerous Hong Kong Film awards. On 19 April 2015, Kung Fu Jungle won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography, representing the 4th time Donnie Yen has won this coveted award.[7]

Plot

Hahou Mo, a martial arts expert and police self-defense instructor (Donnie Yen) is incarcerated for involuntary manslaughter during a fight with an opponent. Three years later, a vicious killer (Wang Baoqiang) emerges and starts killing retired martial arts masters that Hahou knows. With his own personal agenda, Hahou reveals he knows the killer's next intended victims and offers to aid Inspector Luk Yuen-Sum (Charlie Young) in capturing the killer with his martial arts skills and knowledge in exchange for his freedom.

Cast

Guest appearances

  • Steve Chan as Duty Officer A
  • Wong Wai-fai as Duty Officer B
  • Bey Logan as K1 Kickboxer
  • Teddy Chan as T.S.T. District Officer
  • Chow Suk-wai as Identification Bureau Officer
  • Andrew Lau as Y.M.T. District Officer
  • Peter Kam as Superintendent
  • Kirk Wong as Inmate
  • Mang Hoi as Hunan Gangs Leader
  • Alex Cheung as News Announcer
  • Tony Leung Siu-hung as Correctional Officer A
  • Lee Tat-chiu as Correctional Officer B
  • Cheang Pou-soi as Prison Governor
  • Raymond Chow as Food Stalls Diners
  • Joe Cheung as Film Director
  • Dion Lam as Coroner
  • Kinson Tsang as Deputy Commissioner OPS
  • Susan Chan as Reporter A
  • Roy Szeto as Reporter B
  • Derek Kwok as Chan Sir
  • Yuen Bun as Siu Hok-nin
  • Bruce Law as Truck Driver
  • Billy Chan as Inmate
  • Yan Hua as Correctional Officer C

Release and reception

The first teaser trailer was released on 20 July 2014.[8] The final trailer was released on 4 September 2014, displaying its Hong Kong release date on 30 October 2014.[5] On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 71% score based on 17 reviews, with an average rating of 6.7/10.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "'Kung Fu Jungle' sets date for premiere". Sina English. Retrieved 2015-01-10.
  2. ^ "YAT KU CHAN DIK MOU LAM (KUNG FU JUNGLE)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  3. ^ "Donnie Yen's "Kung Fu Killer" Retitled to "Kung Fu Jungle"".
  4. ^ "'Kung Fu Jungle' Premieres in London". Eyes In. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  5. ^ a b "Full Trailer For Donnie Yen's KUNG FU JUNGLE Combines Intense Drama With Hard-hitting Action". Twitch Film. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  6. ^ 华谊六部新片定档 甄子丹10月献《武林》. southcn.com (in Chinese). 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  7. ^ "34th Hong Kong Film Awards - Nomination and Winner list". HKFAA. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Donnie Yen In KUNG FU JUNGLE Teaser: Smile When You Say That". Twitch Film. 2014-07-21. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  9. ^ "Kung Fu Killer (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 15 November 2016.

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