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Watch: ‘Kung Fury’ Short Will Make Your Brain Explode With ’80s Nostalgia

Watch: 'Kung Fury' Short Will Make Your Brain Explode With '80s Nostalgia

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The production history of Stockholm-based filmmaker David Sandberg’s sensational ’80s-themed action short “Kung Fury” is a tale for the ages.

Sandberg’s idea developed its initial momentum when he launched a Kickstarter campaign for his “Kung Fury” idea and uploaded a trailer for the concept that caught people’s attention. Within 24 hours, he had raised $200,000 and by the end of the campaign one month later, Sandberg had raised $630,000 from 17,713 backers. Couple the success of the crowdfunding campaign with the film’s Cannes Film Festival debut for the film and you’ve got a legend in the making.

As previously announced, following its Cannes debut, the full short premiered on YouTube on May 28 and we have embedded it at the top of this page for you to watch. Pro tip: If you go fullscreen for this one, you won’t regret it.

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