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On today’s episode, Grant has us watch the 1978, Shaw Brothers, kung fu classic, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin by director and fight choreographer Lau Kar-Leung. The film stars a young Gordon Liu as the iconic San Te, a schoolboy turned Shaolin master in a role that would make Liu famous. This classic of the genre, which went on to inspire — along with a host of other Shaw Brothers films from the era — everyone from Quentin Tarantino to the Wu-Tang Clan, features a tale of revenge, possibly the longest training sequence ever filmed, mystical Buddhist powers, swordplay, pole fighting, three pronged staff fighting, Chinese fisticuffs of every kind, and — oh yes — perhaps the most memorable headbutt ever captured on celluloid!
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