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Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
"Shao Lin da peng da shi" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  August 1982 (USA)
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The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers ... See full summary »

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Lung Wei Wang ...
Boss Wang Kao-feng
Hou Hsiao ...
Ho Chiao (as Hsiao Hou)
Lun Hua ...
Chen Hsi-sheng
Yeong-Mun Kwon ...
Yuan Li-hao (as Yung-Wen Kuan)
Kara Hui ...
Hsiao Hung
Szu-Chia Chen ...
Mai Yin
Tsui Ling Yu ...
Hsiao Ling
Wei Hao Teng
Kang Shih
Tao Chiang ...
Ma Hui
Yi Tao Chang ...
Erh Kun
King Chu Lee ...
Monk San Te (as Ching Chia)
Ching-Ching Yeung ...
Hsiao-Ching
Sae Ok Kim ...
Laborer (as Chin Hsi-yu)
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The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers hire an actor to impersonate a priest and kung-fu expert from the temple of Shaolin. The factory owner proves the actor a fraud, and punishes all those involved. The young actor feels he has let the workers down, and promises to atone. He sets out for Shaolin, determined to be accepted as a kung-fu pupil at the elite temple. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Much inferior to the original
24 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was disappointed my this movie. I wasn't expecting it to be better then the first one, but the comedic element definitely hindered it.

Gordon Liu once again stars, but his time he plays an actor impersonating his character from the first one. It is an interesting concept. Basically the plot is the same. The manchus are oppressing a dye factory and hire someone who looks like San Te to fool the manchus. Gordon gets his butt kicked so he goes to Shaolin to actually become a shaolin master. Once he learns kung fu he goes back and frees the dye workers.

Its not a bad film, but all the comedic parts got really annoying. I am a big Gordon Liu fan, but a consider this one of his weakest roles.


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