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Shao Lin da peng da shi (Master Killer II)(Return to the 36th Chamber) (1980)

Shao Lin da peng da shi (Master Killer II)(Return to the 36th Chamber)

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Lau Kar-leung follows up on his 1978 classic with this comic kung-fu flick which is more of a parody than a sequel to the original. Two-bit con artist Chi (Gordon Lau Kar-fai) convinces a group of desperate workers at a dye mill who have been denied their pay by their evil Manchu bosses that he is none other than the legendary martial arts master San Te. Chi tries to hide his utter lack of kung-fu ability until he gets humiliated by crack kung-fu fighter Boss Wang (Johnny Wang Lung-wei). Chi scurries to the Shaolin temple hoping to develop some real ability. Initially he is turned away by the monks until San Te himself takes pity on the guy. There Chi learns the skills he needs to take out Wang and thwart the baddies. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
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On DVD: Mar 2, 2010
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A sort of spirital sequel to "36th Chamber", and i'll have to say that with better rythim and more fluid. The approach is more on the light/comic side, but the fights kick equal ass.

DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

½

This film stares Gordon Liu again, but he doesn't play the same character, and it takes place after the 36th chamber is already established. What makes this flick stand out though it that it adds comedy, and it kinda of like a rebutal (sp?) or like the flip-side of the first one.
I don't want to give it away, so I'll stop there, but, even though the first holds it's own, it may be said that the final pay-off in this one is a lot more satisfying. It's more drawn out, and because, partly, of the comedy the stunts and fantastic.

patrickdol
Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer

½

Let's see what else I can do.

A small town is filled with dye workers that are overtaken by the Manchu who come in with their own dye workers and quickly put the town folk out of business. A man pretending to be a Shaolin monk arrives in town and the town folk think they've been saved, but they quickly find out he's a fraud. He agrees to go to the Shaolin temple, truly learn martial arts, and comes back to save them. He is put to various tasks, but nothing he resembles as martial arts. Will the fraud be able to save the people from the Manchu?

"My life is difficult."

Liu Chia-Liang, director of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Dirty Ho, Shaolin Mantis, The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, The Legend of Drunken Master, and Drunken Master Killer, delivers Return of the 36th Chamber. The storyline for this picture isn't a follow up to the previous picture, but a unique plot that isn't as dynamic and entertaining. The action remains excellent and Gordon Liu is awesome in the lead role.

"Most of us steal food now."

I watched this a long time ago and was surprised I never wrote a review for it. This was recently added to Netflix so I decided to watch it again. I enjoyed this movie and always have, but this is a step down from the original and only a classic due to Liu's greatness. This is a must see for martial arts genre fans.

"I'm not a sack of grain."

Grade: B-

KevinRobbins
Kevin Robbins

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