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Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978)

A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government.

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Chia-Liang Liu

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Hui Liu ... San Te
Lieh Lo ... General Tien Ta
Chia Yung Liu ... General Yin
Norman Chu ... Lu Ah-cai (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Yu Yang Yu Yang ... Hung His-kuan (as Yang Yu)
John Cheung ... Lord Cheng (as Chang Wu-liang)
Wilson Tong Wilson Tong ... Tang San-yao (as Tang Wei-cheng)
Hang-Sheng Wu Hang-Sheng Wu ... Tung Qian-jin
Yue Wong Yue Wong ... Miller Six (as Yu Wang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tung-Kua Ai Tung-Kua Ai ... Abbot in charge of Head Chamber
Billy Chan Billy Chan ... Soldier
Lung Chan ... Abbot in charge of Staff Chamber
Shen Chan ... Director of 'Wrists Chamber'
Szu-Chia Chen Szu-Chia Chen ... Chen Yen-ping
Wah Cheung 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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The Kung Fu Classic That Started It All! See more »


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

36th Chamber See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Senior monk: The wall may be low, but the Buddha is high.
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The Perfect Martial Arts Movie
26 February 2001 | by utepianSee 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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