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Kung Fu: The Complete First Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 2nd and stars Olivia Liang.



Kung Fu: The Complete First Season

Genre(s): Martial Arts, Suspense, Drama
Warner Bros.| NR – 549 min. – $29.98 | November 2, 2021

Date Published: 11/01/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Writer(s): Ed Spielman (based on TV series, Kung Fu); Christina M. Kim (developed by)
Cast: Olivia Liang, Kheng Hua Tan, Eddie Liu, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Tzi Ma, Yvonne Chapman

Features: Featurette, Deleted Scenes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.00
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



When a quarter-life crisis causes Nicky Shen (OLIVIA LIANG) to drop out of college, she goes on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. For three years, guided by a mentor, Nicky immerses herself in the tenets of Shaolin kung fu. Upon returning to San Francisco, she finds her hometown overrun with corruption and her parents’ business threatened. With her martial arts training and help from her sister, Althea (SHANNON DANG); brother, Ryan (JON PRASIDA); ex-boyfriend, Evan (GAVIN STENHOUSE); and new love interest, Henry, Nicky is determined to protect her community and bring the criminals to justice…all while she seeks to unravel the mystery of eight mystical weapons that led to the murder of her mentor, Pei-Ling.



The 3-disc set is housed in a standard HD slim case. There are Unaired Scenes on six episodes and Kung Fu: Bond of Honor (16:21) featurette with cast and crew interviews.


VIDEO – 4¼/5, AUDIO – 4/5

Kung Fu: The Complete First Season is presented with a 2.00 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer as presumably original televised on The CW. Nothing spectacular here but looks fairly good with sharp detail and colors appear to be well balanced and no apparent bouts of aliasing or artifacting.

Each episode comes with a satisfactory DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which outputs clear dialogue levels via the center channel and there is some modest depth from the rear channels. Like the picture, it’s not exactly awe-inspiring but I would assume on par with how it sounded as it aired.

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