2/17/11

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin: The Kung Fu Classic That Started It All!

A couple of days ago I served up a tepid slice of grindhouse crap called The Forest and tempted you to take a bite.  I apologize.  To make it up to you, today I'm recommending a Kung-Fu classic called The 36th Chamber of Shaolin or Master Killer starring a very young Gordon Liu who you might remember as the bearded Chinese martial arts master and xenophobic meanie, Pai Mei, in Kill Bill: Vol. 2.  He also played Johnny Mo in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.  The 36th Chamber was really the first martial arts movie that I saw apart from The Karate Kid, Part II - now I have that damn Peter Cetera song in my head - and it made me a fan of the genre.

Anyways, if you haven't seen this film yet I highly recommend that you do.  It is indeed a classic.  Below is the trailer and the opening scene of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

"We did it all for the glory of love..."

28 comments:

D4 said...

I think I saw some of this when I was like 5.. My Dad was a huuuge fan of this type of movies

PvtCarlin said...

My friend is really into Judo. I'll show him this!

phil said...

Might DL this later and have a closer look tonight, cheers dude!

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

Might have to download, the name doesn't exactly roll of the tongue though o_O

AssortedNews said...

That looks really cool. Definitely checking this one out.

Mike Yang said...

J'awesome. I remember watching movies like this late at night when I was about 13, on a raging sugar high with a bunch of friends. Then we'd go out and swing yard tools at each other. Good times :)

metalpark_73192 said...

Love China movies dude, thanks man.

Ion762 said...

looks like fun I'll be sure to check it out

Raw said...

I haven't seen this one, thanks!

elexerdelex said...

Ancient :O
This is like watching the history channel :D Movie history that is!

gcphillips1 said...

Genuinely brilliant film! An absolute classic! Good post, share it among the world

poopstm said...

loool seem to be an amazing movie :D

Shutterbug said...

I love that Peter Cetera song! ;)

Chris said...

Ohh my friend showed this to me once.

Zoe! said...

Great stuff :)

Rabidmoose said...

I actually remember seeing this at some point, don't remember when or why though.

Major.Mack said...

Heee Haww

trippinkets said...

i remember watching this a while, well half watching it :/

thenitefalls said...

The movie the hip hop group wu-tang clan got their name from! I got to watch this :D

Bart said...

hahah oh man i remember watching this movie way back at like 2am on some random tv channel. also the oilers are rebuilding, they got some good young guys atm

Garth said...

I'm not familiar with this one, but I'm gonna have to check it out.

CrazyJuan said...

Awww jeah. Your blog always makes me happy.. You know, down there, in the nostalgic region.

The Game Store Guy said...

I really have mixed feelings on the old Kung Fu movies; I might check this out a bit more, but not sure. Thanks though.

mtn said...

oh, i love old kungfu movies!

Patwa said...

mmm love old china movies !

fabio_2007 said...

I love kung fu movies

Pendelton Bloodworth said...

ive heard a lot about this movie but ive never seen it. i for sure have a go at it when i get a chance.

Raowr said...

Love kung-fu movies ! can't wait to see this one

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