Shaolin Master Killer Reviews
It's worth mention that its actual/original title is 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin'. Viewers are given an intimate look into the experiences of the main character, a victim of Chinese imperialist violence who finds refuge at the Shaolin Temple. Though the mentioned events take you a third of the way into the film, our story has barely begun at this point.
I still remember as a kid bringing this home and watching it in my living room, where my parents were playing scrabble. They started out mocking the movie as mindless violence. 15 minutes in they were mesmerized enough to discontinue their scrabble game and watch it with me.
P.S. Damn, I didn't spot any Wu samples after all. Peace to Masta Killa, though.
The plot involves a petty criminal who hides away in a Shaolin Temple on the run and thus begins to learn the various skills that will turn him into a Shaolin Monk. The goal is the 36th Chamber, which participants have to endure a previous 35 to get to with a series of increasingly impossible disciplines. Naturally you can expect what is going to happen, but the payoff of watching San Te emerge from the Temple and take on people in the town nearby is a joy to behold.
Funny in a non-stereotypical way and with much to appeal to a Western audience, do catch the full two-hour version (UK versions were heavily reduced and I hope that the new version gets new screenings at some point.