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A.k.a.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Year
1978
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Chia-Liang Liu
Genres
Action, Drama, Adventure
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
8,921
Checks
1,624
Favs
149
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
9.2% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
25:1
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  1. Cinemaste's avatar

    Cinemaste

    I watched it on good old VHS and had a good time with it. 4 years 5 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (originally released as Master Killer in the West, ridiculous since the lead character refuses to kill). A brilliant martial arts film that takes its time setting up both the world and training of Shaolin, and pays off tremendously in the end. Gordon Liu keeps impressing me - LOVE the three-section staff - as does director Lau Kar-Leung and his policy of not cutting away until you've seen 8 to 16 moves in camera. Crazy. 2 years 2 months ago
  3. Armoreska's avatar

    Armoreska

    Very heavy on training compared even to other training-heavy movies. And over before it truly gets going with the awesome action. 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #21 in 100 Classic Martial Arts Films
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  4. This movie ranks #357 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  6. This movie ranks #638 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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