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Vikings, Nazis and dinosaurs: ‘Kung Fury’ movie released on YouTube

We can’t easily describe “Kung Fury.” You’ll have to watch it for yourself.
We can’t easily describe “Kung Fury.” You’ll have to watch it for yourself. YouTube

If you’re a fan of ‘80s synthetic pop music and time-traveling kung fu master cops who hate Hitler, this is your kind of movie. The crowd-funded “Kung Fury” movie, all 31 minutes of it, hit YouTube on Thursday.

The film debuted last week at the Cannes Film Festival. Variety dubbed it the “most awesome project in Cannes,” calling it an “homage to all things ’80s — from Chuck Norris to Cannon films, ‘Street Fighter’ graphics to its synthesizer pop score.”

A Kickstarter campaign, started two years ago, raised more than $630,000 from 17,000 people for Swedish director David Sandberg’s short film.

Sandberg himself, who actually doesn’t know kung fu, stars as renegade cop Kung Fury, who sets off through time and space to kill Adolph Hitler, the “most evil kung fu master in the world.”

Throw in dinosaurs, Nazis, Vikings, arcade games that spring to life, one particularly bloody murder with a sword (and a title track by David Hasselhoff) and you’ve got a movie that “boasts better action than five Steven Seagal movies,” says Variety.

Watch it here. (Here’s the obligatory warning about the F-word screamed early on.)

Twitter went just a little nuts over the movie’s release.

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