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Shaolin vs. Lama (1983)

Shao Lin dou La Ma (original title)
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Skilled fighter Sung Li Ting is looking for a Kung Fu master who can beat him in battle and teach him new techniques. Shaolin monk Shao Si Yer introduces Sung Li to the Shaolin teachings, ... See full summary »

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Chi Ping Chang
Yi Tao Chang
Hou Hua Chen
Kuo Chung Ching
Hsing Nan Ho
Wen-Yui Hui
Hui-Yun Li
Min-Lang Li
Alexander Rei Lo ...
Yu Ting
Chin Wan Peng
Jung Chi Sun
Chi-Sheng Wang
Hsiung Yang
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Hsu Shi
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Skilled fighter Sung Li Ting is looking for a Kung Fu master who can beat him in battle and teach him new techniques. Shaolin monk Shao Si Yer introduces Sung Li to the Shaolin teachings, but Sung Li is not allowed to enter the school until the return of a Lama monk who stole a secret scroll containing every known fighting style from the monastery 12 years earlier. Written by Il Tesoro

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Monk in Library: When facing your enemy, always aim for his weakest point. Use the Bhudda finger, aimed correctly, and you will find you will win, whatever your enemy may try to do.
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Raging Tigers
30 March 2001 | by (fredericksburg VA) – See all my reviews



SHAOLIN VS LAMA is a fabulous kung-fu film, complete with an excellent plot involving a stolen Shaolin manuscript detailing all the 72 techniques. The thief, a Tibetan Lama masquerading as a Shaolin student, becomes a master fighter and criminal, gaining power through murder and manipuilation of the fighting clans. A young street fighter, seeking higher knowledge of

kung-fu by challenging any teaching master he meets, in order to find a master he cannot defeat, is drawn to the Shaolin temple and put at odds with the murderous Tibetan monks.

In rapid, but logical succession, a series of fights occur, escalating to operatic heights. The villain is a vicious, unstoppable monster; the young hero is loyal and determined. There are no extraneous kung-fu fight scenes, everything plot-wise is tight and staccato, with each confrontation revealing volumes of character. As in the best of the genre, the fighters, who have conditioned their bodies to absorb and deliver incredible amounts of punishment, eventually turn out to be human in two distinct ways: upon finding redemption, and just before death. An excellent film.


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