Hong Kong kung fu legend Gordon Liu will grace us with his presence during the opening weekend as he presents the Shaw Brothers classic DISCIPLES OF THE 36TH CHAMBER in fully restored ShawScope 35mm.
In 1978, Gordon Liu, who had been training in martial arts since early age, became an international star after his signature performance as Monk San Te in THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN, which raised the bar for martial arts cinema in Hong Kong. He frequently collaborated with Lau Kar Leung (Jackie Chanís Drunken Master 2). Their films which include Fantasia classics 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN, HEROES OF THE EAST and 8 DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER are widely considered classics of the genre, and are filled with dynamic action set pieces and a strong emphasis on the true spirit of kung fu. Quentin Tarantino cited Shaw Brothers films as an inspiration for KILL BILL, as a result he cast Liu in the role of Pai Mei in both films.
Hong kong 1985 | 93 min
Mandarin language, English/chinese subtitles