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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
"Shao Lin san shi liu fang" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  June 1979 (USA)
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The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape and... See full summary »

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Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis.

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Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu
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Lieh Lo ...
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Norman Chu ...
Lu Ah-cai (as Hsu Shao-Chiang)
Yu Yang ...
Hung His-kuan (as Yang Yu)
John Cheung ...
Lord Cheng (as Chang Wu-liang)
Wilson Tong ...
Tang San-yao (as Tang Wei-cheng)
Hang-Sheng Wu ...
Tung Qian-jin
Yue Wong ...
Miller Six (as Yu Wang)
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Tung-Kua Ai ...
Abbot in charge of Head Chamber
Billy Chan ...
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Lung Chan ...
Abbot in charge of Staff Chamber
Shen Chan ...
Director of 'Wrists Chamber'
Szu-Chia Chen ...
Chen Yen-ping
Wah Cheung ...
Shaolin disciple
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The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge. In a short period of time he masters the deadly use of his fists, feet and palms, along with such weapons as swords, sticks, and lances. With his learning complete, he takes on the Manchus. Written by Anonymous

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The movie won the Best Martial Arts Award at 24th Asian Film Festival and was the 1978 Top 10 Box Office Hits in Hong Kong. See more »

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San Te: I wish I had learnt kung fu instead of studying.
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"I Want to create a new chamber......."
8 June 2000 | by (New York, U.S.A) – See all my reviews

Quite possibly the most intelligent and inventive chop-socky of all time! The training sequences give the character of San Te a certain depth, allowing the viewer to understand how he became such a skillful martial artist. The viewer is also provided with a substantial amount of character motivation, and not just a simple-minded "revenge" plot.

Score another home run for Lau Kar Leung! The true "sifu" of Shaw Brothers studios!


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