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Shao Lin zui ba quan (1982)

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To avenge his parents, Lao kidnaps the daughter of one of the men who betrayed his father in hope of luring him out. Through the process of defeating his minions Lao befriends a one-handed ... See full summary »

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Kil-su Hyeon
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To avenge his parents, Lao kidnaps the daughter of one of the men who betrayed his father in hope of luring him out. Through the process of defeating his minions Lao befriends a one-handed fighter out for similar revenge, and the daughter falls in love with Lao. Lao and the one-handed man team-up in a final battle to the death.

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Gordon Liu visits South Korea and has time to make a movie
12 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gordon works out under a waterfall. A man with one hand kills a guy. Gordon kidnaps a girl for revenge on her father. The backstory is Gordon's family was killed, they thought they drowned him but now he is back and he knows kung fu.

I always start my review with a summary of the opening action. This is to make sure we are talking about the same movie. Many of these movies have alternate titles and many titles are similar or have nothing to do with anything going on in the movie.

I am having a problem with the title of this movie at IMDb. It is currently listed as "The 36th Chamber:The Final Encounter", but the picture on the DVD is labeled "Shaolin Drunken Monk" which is the correct title. Other alternate titles are incorrect. I am using HKMDB as an alternate source and they are usually more accurate in regards to these movies.

My copy is the Ocean Shores VHS release English dubbed and converted to a computer video file. It is not the A-team of voice actors but they did a good job.

The story line makes a good start but the second flashback destroys the pace. One flashback can be okay but two, especially when so extended, never works. My only other complaint is the drunken boxing that has nothing to do with the fighting until the final three minutes.

The fights are outstanding and make up for any other minuses. Overall I think the movie still barely amounts to a knick less than average for the year and genre.


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