Published on May 21st, 2015 | by admin
Maximum Choppage – July 9, 2015
Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Maximum Choppage on DVD from July 9, 2015.
Lawrence Leung returns to our screens in Australia’s first kung fu comedy, Maximum Choppage. Directed by Craig Melville (The Chaser’s War on Everything) and starring Leung (Offspring), David Eastgate (The Killing Field) and Stephanie Son (Felony), the painfully funny ABC2 series is heading to DVD from July 9, 2015.
Simon Chan (Leung) has returned to his hometown after many years training in a faraway martial arts temple. He is a born hero, defender of the weak and champion of the honest people of Cabramatta… well, not really. For Simon, it’s only a matter of time before everyone discovers he’s just an ordinary guy, because Simon has a secret. Whilst everyone thinks he was training at a legendary martial arts school in Beijing, the truth is Simon was at Marshall’s Art School, in Melbourne.
Now back in Cabramatta, armed with a fistful of pastels and a crippling sense of obligation, Simon knows that eventually the truth will hurt… literally. He could lose his life, or worse, disappoint his mother.
The world Simon returns to is familiar yet oddly different to the Cabramatta you may know. It’s a mix of Asian traditions, absurd superstition and colourful contradictions. A world where brutal gangs terrorise the community with violence and bad karaoke singing; where a magical duck recipe can cast a horny spell and where pirated DVD’s are the new crack cocaine. In this town, evil spirits attack nail-and-beauty parlours, council debates are settled via K-Pop dance battles and car parking spots are more valuable than gold. The only thing that stands against all this craziness is Simon.