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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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Credited cast:
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Lieh Lo ...
Chia Yung Liu ...
Norman Chu ...
Lu Ah-cai (as Hsu Shao-Chiang)
Yung Henry Yu ...
Hung Hsi-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 ...
Soldier
Lung Chan ...
Abbot in charge of Staff Chamber
Shen Chan ...
Abbot in charge of Wrist Chamber
Szu-Chia Chen ...
Yien Pin
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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Despite the US title for the film (The Master Killer), the idea of taking a life would be abhorrent to a real Shaolin or Bhuddist monk. See more »

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San Te: I wish I had learnt kung fu instead of studying.
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The Perfect Martial Arts Movie
26 February 2001 | by (Virginia Beach, VA) – See all my reviews

I have a hard time accepting Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as such a great movie when I know I have seen 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Without such fanfare filled worldwide release and special effects, this movie remains the best(Martial arts film) I have seen in 25 years. the martial arts is great and the story is extremely absorbing. The spiritual element is much higher as opposed to CTHD. Guys, if you liked CTHD so much, please see this movie. You will be thankful you saw it, maybe get it a more deserving rating than the 8.7 it currently has on IMDB.


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