The STACKS: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

Kung Fu February (that’s right, Kung Fubruary.. Kung February.. there’s something here..) rolls on with an all-time classic! Stephen and Jack sat down to talk about Lau Kar Leung’s The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, one of the most influential and popular martial arts movies of all time.

A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. We talk about Gordon Liu, the restraint of the narrative at play, the Shaw Brothers, and which of the chambers Stephen could manage.

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