36th Chamber of Shaolin & 8 Diagram Pole Fighter Sept. 9 & 10 @ New Beverly, LA

The Tribute to Shaw Brothers month at The New Beverly continues with two of Lau Kar-leung’s best movies.

THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (1978)

starring Gordon Liu / directed by Lau Kar-leung

Considered by many as one of the best kung fu movies ever, Lau Kar-leung’s THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN defined what a kung fu movie should be.  The epic training montages within the legendary Shaolin Temple helped popularize this genre and established Gordon Liu as the new heir apparent of kung fu stardom.  I consider it also one of the integral introductory movies in my Kung Fu Starter Kit list.

8 DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER (1983)

starring Gordon Liu, Alexander Fu Sheng, Kara Hui / directed by Lau Kar Leung

Based after the classic tale of Generals of the Yang Family from the Song dynasty, Yang’s 5th son (Gordon Liu) escapes an ambush attack on him and his brothers and goes into hiding in a local monastery.  It is here that he develops the technique of the 8 diagram pole.  It’s a Lau Kar-leung movie that showcases his amazing brand of kung fu choreography, featuring a ton of great weapon fights.  No wolves shall be safe!

New Beverly Cinema

7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

323.938.4038

Know of any kung-fu movie screenings and/or events in LA?  Please twitter me @legendaryweapons or comment below!  I have only just started trying to showcase all events here.

Posted on September 8, 2015 in Kung Fu LA, Kung Fu Theatre, Uncategorized

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Aaron Andersen is the creative director of Legendary Weapons of LA. He's a designer, animator and avid fan of kung fu cinema.

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