The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
After his family is slaughtered by Manchu warlords, young Liu Yu (Liu Chia-Hui) enters the Shaolin Temple, there intending to learn the martial art skills necessary to gain his revenge. Determined to succeed in his aim, Yu endures the thirty-five chambers of kung-fu artistry, testing his powers to their very limits in the process, before he is ready to face the warlord leader, Tien.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The story is simple but effective. Chia Hui/Gordon Liu (better known as the actor who played Pei Mei in Kill Bill) plays San Te a rebellious student who decides to learn martial arts at the Shaolin temple so that he can exact revenge on the Manchu.
The heart of this film is San Te's training at the Shaolin temple. Here he must master the 35 chambers, each representing a different skill or technique that is required for him to become a master. The 36th Chamber is his own. It was during one of these training sequences that I realised I had seen a small part of the film before. So it does get shown on TV occasionally.
The region 1 edition has a number of good extras including an interview with Gordon Lui, commentaries and further interviews. Sometimes this film is also known as Shaolin Master Killer.
Lau kai fai [gordon liu] takes the main role , whcih would basically make him one of the greates martial art stars in history. With him you have the likes of lo leigh , le hoi san , lau kar wing [short role]
the movie was a massive hit at the time , and still now is regareded as one of the best kung fu films ever.
The story is about a student whos been caught as a ching rebel , during the manchu invasion of china . As chaos hits the streets of canton , as executions and torture takes place. Gordon liu who plays the legendary monk san te esapes with his freind to shaolin temple to learn kung fu .
San te only jus manages to get inn .
Now he wishes to learn kung fu , and we see many taining situations and a lot of action .
In the last part of the film san te goes back to his town to gather students to teach kung fu , at the same time to destroy the evil ching generals.
i have the crash cinema version , whcih has got a decent picture but low sound .
The upps and downs are ....
the upps =
great cinimatic sound , picture and film lol]
Great action cheorgraphy
I expected more of a fight in the end , which is a bit short.
And there should of been more fist fights than weapons .Read more ›
Bags of extras. IMPORTANT NOTE TO UK BUYERS - BUY THE CHEAPER US IMPORT. IT IS REGION-FREE AND WILL PLAY ON ALL PLAYERS. This cost me just over £6 incl. postage. What a bargain
EDIT.Looking at others comments-this IS the full version and therefore one of the best old school Kung-fu films EVER...has my Shaolin wisdom been reinstated?
The other reviews bigging this up put it better but, quite simply this is a classic of the genre and needs to be watched if you're into kung fu movies. Its late 70's, its Gordon Lui and there 36 chambers of Shaolin techniques which he perfects to get revenge. Its not without its flaws, especially the dubbing and the story is slightly thin, but the concept and general execution is spot on. Music and cinematography are good too. Oh yeah, the fight scenes are as good as they get too, get on it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent martial arts film with some superb moves during the training sequences. One from the the good old days so watch your speakers because everytime there is a hit they yank... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr R P Smith
Unmissable film in itself. But watch out as it is the SAME film as the 36th Chamber of Shaolin! Different only in titlePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
The best martial arts movie alongside Snake in the Eagles Shadow and Drunken Master. A true classic and one not to be missed. I own 3 copies. Love it.Published 14 months ago by Saviola
I hadn't come across this film before and Amazon recommended it. They must of somehow known what I like, but this I just couldn't get into. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mr P
My mistake, I bought a Region 1 dvd. It's incompatible with UK dvd players. However, I like the film.Published 23 months ago by C. Oleary
Blurb reads "the greatest kung fu" film ever and who am I to argue. While this is pretty slim on kung fu its a great story - San Te escapes a crackdown on student... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kuma