My TiVo just found a new show from Tommy Boy Films called Kung Faux. (What would I do without my TiVo working so hard for me?) It’s a series of Kung Fu films over-dubbed with the voices of hip-hop artists and a soundtrack to match. The episode I just watched was voiced by Guru, Jean Grae, Sadat X, and Roc Raida to name a few. The show comes on Fuse, which was formerly MuchMusic. If you don’t get that channel it’s also available on DVD and online. Here’s a snippet of a more complete review:
Somewhere in between “South Park,” “Jackass” and a Method Man and Redman album is Much Music USA’s new television program and DVD “Kung Faux.” The creators consist of graphic designers, graffiti artists, video editors and rappers.
What they do is boil all the action from an old, cheesy Kung Fu movie down into a easily digestible half-hour episode, add cool graphics and “Pop-Up Video” effects, then dub over all the original lines with hip-hop lingo, while still staying true to the original plot of the movie.
For instance, lets say there is a meeting between a Kung Fu master and his apprentice. Instead of “Oh, Daniel Son, you must catch fly before you break every bone in that guy,” the dialogue would be something like: “Yo, son, why you trippin’? I’ll teach you game, but first you gotta earn this shit, dig?” Needless to say, it is a riot.
(cross-posted to Move the Crowd)