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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Article by Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Lau Kar-Leung's The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is one of the greatest films to come out of the Shaw Brothers studio, if not the entire genre. It also has the distinction of being the first Shaw film I saw (sometime in the mid-'90s). It left an indelible...

Clan of the White Lotus Review by Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

It's back to school time, so it's a great time to Get Schooled with some Shaw Brothers training films during Shawtember (as if you needed an excuse to watch your favorite Shaw films!). Today's film is Lo Lieh's Clan of the White Lotus, and for...

Movie Pick Of The Week: Challenge of The Masters

Students! Class is officially in Session! My movie pick of the week is The Challenges of The Masters. I chose this movie because it tells the origin story of Chinese martial artist and folk legend Wong Fei-Hung. Wong Fei-hung was considered by many an expert in...

RZA to live-score The 36th Chamber of Shaolin at LA’s Beyond Fest

A dream event for hardcore Wu-Tang fans. Los Angeles genre film festival Beyond Fest announced their 2016 lineup today, including a huge event for Wu-Tang Clan fans: RZA will live rescore The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, a pivotal movie for both martial arts film and the...

SCHLOCK & AWE: THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN

In the 1970s, cinema was rapidly diversifying, with movies of vastly different budgets and tones – not to mention other cultures – making their way to the United States. It was no longer just the art movies from the different countries that came over; their...