Premiering globally today is Kung Fury, the sensational over-the-top retro-cheesy 80s throwback actioner that features Adolf Hitler, Vikings, dinosaurs and David Hasselhoff. Watch it now, here, for free.
Written and directed by David Sandberg, Kung Fury is a 30 minute action comedy, with plenty of fantasy overtones and sci-fi concepts, created as an homage to 1980s action and martial arts films. The hyped trailer, as well as the viral music video starring David Hasselhoff, has each been seen by over 10 million times, making the crowdfunded film a success before it’s even launched.
The plot revolves around Miami police detective and martial artist Kung Fury who timetravels from the 1980s to World War 2 to kill Adolf Hitler, aka “Kung Führer”, to avenge his friend, who was killed by the Nazi leader. An error in the time machine sends him further back to the Viking Age. With the help of a female Viking and the Norse god Thor, Kung Fury continues his time travels in order to put an end to the Third Reich once and for all.
This was made in 2015 and captures every goddamn thing about the 80s!
The trailer presents Kung Fury as inspired by 80s TV shows such as Automan and Street Hawk, and films like Karate Kid, Tron and Die Hard. Now, finally, you can see for yourself what the hype is all about; a genre mash-up galore, with no boundaries respected. The film was released today on public broadcaster SVT2 in Sweden and on Robert Rodriquez’ El Rey TV channel in the US, but can also be seen legally for free on the web, such as right here on this page (region restrictions apply – if you are in Sweden, watch the movie here).
Kung Fury will be the best movie ever produced!
Director David Sandberg (29) shot the majority of the film, which was post-produced to intentionally look grainy like an 80s VHS video, at his office in Umeå, Sweden. Digital effects and greenscreens were extensively used. As Sandberg could only afford one police uniform, he filmed the police precinct scene by shooting each extra separately and compositing them in the scene.
Jurassic Park meets Karate Kid meets Mad Max meets Transformers meets Conan meets Inglorious Basterds meetsCannonball Run!
Starring David Sandberg, Joanna Häggblom, Leopold Nilsson, Andreas Cahling, Henrik Arvidius, Magnus Betnér, Björn Gustafsson, Adrian Ciprian.