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Video: David Hasselhoff Returns In This Glorious '80s-Style Music Video

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David Hasselhoff's latest music video is, in our humble and hyperbolic opinion, the best.

"True Survivor" is the name of the track, and it's the theme song to an '80s action short film called Kung Fury. Produced by Retrowave artist Mitch Murder and Jörgen Elofsson, "True Survivor" is everything you could want in an '80s theme, from repetitive synth arpeggios to uplifting lyrics about not giving up in the face of peril. The video features The Hoff ass-kicking, car-jumping and crooning through a gritty Miami—mostly in front of a sweet car mysteriously surrounded by fuschia fog.

Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg quit his day job to produce Kung Fury, a half-hour action epic about a "Kung Fu renegade cop" who quits the force to go back in time to kill the ultimate bad guy, Adolph Hitler. Naturally, he goes too far back in time, and ends up meeting some Viking warriors (and dinosaurs) who will become his allies on his quest. Sandberg raised funds for the film via Kickstarter, far surpassing the initial goal of $200,000 with $630,019. The film is currently in post-production, and will be released via YouTube (along with the full soundtrack) on May 28. The trailer is out now.

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