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What We’ve Been Watching (00:00) :
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 the actor 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, one of the longest training sequences 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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