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Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978) Poster

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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.
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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.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Director Trademark 

Chia-Liang Liu: [martial arts demonstration] Opening credits show a demonstration of martial arts against an empty backdrop.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Only 10 of the 35 chambers are shown on screen, and San Te is only shown completing 9 of those (the highest chamber is seen first, when he over-ambitiously tries to complete it before the others).
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