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36th Chamber of Shaolin, The (1978)
Genre: Period Kung Fu Action! (Hong Kong)
Starring: Chia Hui Liu (Kill Bill), Lieh Lo
Directed By: Chia-Liang Liu (The Legend of Drunken Master)
Overview: Under the oppressive rule of the Manchu, one man flees to a Shaolin temple in hopes of learning Kung Fu to defend his homeland. We follow the trials that San Te faces as he graduates from the Shaolin temples' training chambers.
During an oppressive Manchu rule, San Te is a student and son of a fishmonger. When his teacher's rebellion plan is discovered, the Machu go on a killing spree to eradicate the uprising. San Te barely survives, fleeing to the nearby Shaolin temple. There he hopes to learn from the Shaolin monks the martial art of Kung Fu so that he can return to his town and help rid his land of the tyrannical rule.
Performance: 7 Cinematography: 8 Script: 7 Plot: 7 Mood: 10
Overall Rating: 78% (A Great Way To Kill Some Time)
Sometimes an occasionally strange film crosses the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die List, and were it up to me, the list would most likely not have included The 36th Chamber of Shaolin - another 1978 film that wouldn't be there is Up In Smoke, but don't get me started... I already ranted plenty on THAT one. The difference with The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is that it's a nice break from the usual. Our famous list sometimes goes out of its was to make a point of including films on the cusp like this one (#556. Pink Flamingos anyone?).
Perhaps The 36th Chamber of Shaolin isn't a MUST SEE, but in the context of "it's the most famous" of the Shaw Brothers 279 Productions, and entertaining as all Hell besides, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is a light and fun intermission film that one can enjoy between all the other culture-defining heavies that give us 1001 Clubbers our self-imposed homework.