THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
SHAO LIN SAN SHI LIU FANG
1978, Celestial Pictures, 115 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Liu Chia-Liang

Starring the indomitable Gordon Liu, THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN quickly became a defining statement in the film industry in Asia while establishing a new standard in martial arts cinema. When the Manchu government brutally crushes a local uprising, a student (Liu) escapes the carnage and finds refuge in the Shaolin temple. Determined to seek revenge, he begins training in the temple's 35 chambers, soon becoming a kung fu master. English dubbed version.


THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER
JUI KUEN II
1994, Park Circus, 102 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Liu Chia-Liang

In this frenetic mix of martial arts, intrigue and humor, Jackie Chan reprises his role as Wong Fei-hung, a master of “drunken boxing.” When Wong stumbles into a plot to smuggle Chinese artifacts out of the country, he must battle not only hired thugs but also his father’s (Ti Lung) insistence that he refrain from drinking and fighting. As tough as its 1978 predecessor was to top, the jaw-dropping final action sequence does it, earning a place on Time magazine’s “All-TIME 100” list of great films. English dubbed version.


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