Shaolin Soccer (DVD)

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Shaolin Soccer (DVD)

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Hong Kong satirist Stephen Chow wrote, directed, and stars in this hilarious spoof of sports and kung fu movie cliches. Chow plays 'Mighty Steel Leg' ...

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ProHilarious total entertainment

ConsCGI a bit overused

Shaolin Soccer has finally reached these shores after becoming a massive success all throughout Asia back in 2001. Quite why it has taken so long to get here I don’t know but with the recent release of Hero, and the upcoming House of Flying Daggers, maybe the time is right for something other...

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ProFunny, great effects

Consnot enough features, some people don't like Chow's...

This is another in the line of kung-fu films by writer/director/actor Stephen Chow Chow stars as Sing, a kung-fu master turned pauper who spends his life just trying to get by and attempting to get people to pay for kung-fu lessons from him. He firsts meets Mui(Zhao Wei), a shy pastry chef who...

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“I HATE FOOTBALL!!!”

published 07/03/2006

ProHilarious and heartwarming.

ConsMight not sit well with Hong Kong purists.

(Please note this review is my own work, and was originally written for a now inactive website called DVDDebate.com) Sing (Stephen Chow), the fifth of six brothers is down on his luck. He's living on the street and selling rubbish for pennies. His brothers are faring little better. Suffering...

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Excellent

“Soccering it to 'em”

published 29/06/2006

ProFunny as hell, packed with action and added advant...

Consdubbing is a bit poor, subtitiles aren't very good

This film is an absolute masterpiece. Stephen chow has been fast becoming a big name in the world of clever comical martial arts films and it's easy to see why. Stephen Chow also directs and produces a lot of his own films and does a very good job of making them unrealistically realistic. Shaolin...

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Excellent

“Shaolin Soccer”

published 16/11/2008

ProFunny, Hilarious

ConsFight scenes could have been more in numbers.

Well i can only start this review with a BIG LOLL.. Its a Stephen Chow film, well what can you expect except for total bad ass Kung fu and total butt kicking action along with comedy. The story starts with "Golden Leg" Fung a player who is a exceptional soccer player in the 1980s gets bribed into...

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“well..”

published 05/08/2005

Produbbed

Consit's dubbed

firstly it's a dubbed movie, and personally i do dislike most dubbed films but this was the best i've seen although slightlyout of sync on occasions it was brilliant, one o fth ebest films i've seen in ages, i saw this in early 2002 for the first time subbed, and i absolutely love rthe film, so...

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Excellent

ProOver The Top Special Effects

ConsCan't think of any : )

Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt). Includes both the English dubbed international version (87 mins) and the original Cantonese extended version (112 mins). Making of documentary. Outtakes. Special effects featurette. Guide to the Shaolin moves...

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Excellent

“video”

published 11/02/2014

ProIts a great video

Consno disadvantages at all.

In my opinion this video is one of my best videos that I watched about soccer. It is a great video to watch and waste time when your bored. I play soccer and I also coach it. I have watched this video more than 3 times and every time I watch it, it never gets old. Soccer is one of the great...

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Product Information : Shaolin Soccer (DVD)

Manufacturer's product description

Hong Kong satirist Stephen Chow wrote, directed, and stars in this hilarious spoof of sports and kung fu movie cliches. Chow plays 'Mighty Steel Leg' Sing, who can kick soda cans through walls, and is a natural soccer star in the eyes of crippled coach Fung (Patrick Se Yin), who is looking to challenge his arch rival Hung, the captain of the aptly named Evil Team. Recruiting Sing and his goofy brothers who all have names like Steel Head, Hook Kick Leg, and Weight Vest (with qualities to match), Hung's team soon rises through the ranks via their supernatural Kung Fu soccer skills. There's also a love interest in the form of a shy girl (Vicki Zhao Wei) who uses martial arts magic in making steamed bread. MATRIX-style digital effects elevate the actor's martial arts skills to ludicrous heights, giving the clichéd story such a giddy, high-octane boost it soars into a comic class by itself. Soccer balls ripple through the air like slo-mo bullets, smashing through walls, and flying thousands of feet in the air. A box office smash in the East, SHAOLIN SOCCER should prove irresistible to open-minded Westerners looking for a laugh-out-loud experience.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): OPTIMUM HOME ENTERTAINMENT; SONY DADC

Release date: 14/03/2005

No of Discs: 1

Catalogue No: OPTD 0236 R, OPTD 0143

Barcode: 5060034572664, 5060034571742

Producer: Kwok Fai-Yeung, Kwok Fai-Yeung

Languages

Main Language: Cantonese

Dubbed Language: English

Subtitle Language: English

Professional Reviews

Review: Match of the Day meets The Matrix. (FHM, )<br><br>Brilliant... could well be the best football movie ever made. (Hotdog, )<br><br>Insanely funny. (The Sun, )<br><br>

Technical Information

Special Features: Making Of Documentary, Out Takes, Special Effects Featurette, Guide To Shaolin Moves

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