Thirty sex chambers of shaolin

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We’ve read that the story — plotting which pits masters against students, a familiar trope in literally thousands of martial arts films — is actually based, in part, on the life of a real kung fu expert — quite possibly named Cheung Lai-chun — who, in the 1940s, fought with some of his country’s top kung fu fighters, besting them all at the age of 66.The legend of a top Shaolin fighter, however, goes all the way back to Bak Mei — also known variously, and confusingly, as Hakka Bak-Mei, Bai Mei, Pai Mei and Pak Mei — who was, according to Wikipedia, one of the Five Elders who were survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Monastery by the Qing dynasty (1644–1912), who, according to some accounts, betrayed Shaolin to the imperial government.Their Shaolin training — among the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts — culminates in a sequence of exciting displays of all kinds of fighting (with swords and sticks, and ballet-like kung fu moves) against eighteen fighters — some look like robots in thick, gold-plated armour, while others are painted bronze (well, more gold than bronze, really, but was the temple’s star pupil, and Shaolung (Tien Peng), who was abandoned at the temple by his grandmother, fearing for his life.Shaolung wants to find out the truth about his past and one day avenge the death of his father, a high-ranking Ming official, by the wicked General Kwan (Chang Li) (we see his father’s death scene in an awesome flashback sequence).

), so it’s not meant for kiddies, despite Weng Weng being a snack-sized kid-friendly treat.Storywise, we’re off on another journey — the cinematography is gorgeous and colorful, with lots of green and blue hued scenes — following an aging kung fu master Chun (San Kwan Chun) who isn’t quite sure he deserves the plaque he receives from the emperor that claims he’s the world champion kung fu fighter.In order to determine whether he’s the best, he and his students (he sets off with four, but along the way, a fifth student, Siu Ying, who wants to avenge his father’s death — tags along too) set off to fight with each of the 7 Grandmasters, whom he must defeat before he can accept the title bestowed upon him — the fight with the Monkey Kung Fu expert (Chin Yuet Sang) is classic, by the way.Tony Kendall and Brad Harris had both previously appeared in which had been directed by Gianfranco Parolini in 1966.Parolini — often using an American psuedonym, Frank Kramer — had previously worked on sword-and-sandals genre films.

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