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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Way to End the Trilogy
This is the third movie in the series of the 36th Chamber of Shaolin Series.Now Instead of Gordon Liu being the lead,Hsiao Ho is the Main character.He plays legendary hero Fong Sai Yuk of Fong Shi Yu which has been played by many famous actors like Jet Li,Alexander Fu Sheng,Meng Fei,Willie Chi Tin Sang.The movie is once again directed by Lau Kar Leung and it has many...
Published on December 16, 2010 by jony villa

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3.0 out of 5 stars Devoted distribution of derivation by Dragon Dynasty
The 3rd film in director Lau Kar Leung's (Legend of the Drunken Master) trilogy about Shaolin monk San Te and his secular school of martial arts, differs from "Return to the 36th Chamber" in that actor Gordon Liu (Kill Bill) comes back to the role of San Te and it's much more of a direct sequel to the original "36th Chamber of Shaolin". This was also one of the last...
Published on November 23, 2012 by Mantis


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Way to End the Trilogy, December 16, 2010
This review is from: Disciples of the 36th Chamber (DVD)
This is the third movie in the series of the 36th Chamber of Shaolin Series.Now Instead of Gordon Liu being the lead,Hsiao Ho is the Main character.He plays legendary hero Fong Sai Yuk of Fong Shi Yu which has been played by many famous actors like Jet Li,Alexander Fu Sheng,Meng Fei,Willie Chi Tin Sang.The movie is once again directed by Lau Kar Leung and it has many famous actors like Venom's Sun Chien,Jason Piao,Lee Hoi San I wont include the plot but trust me if its distributed by Dragon Dynasty you better believe you are watching a classic this movie was made after 8 diagram Pole fighter.

if you like the legendary hero Fong sai yuk check out other movies that are about him
Young Hero of Shaolin 1&2
Secret of shaolin poles
Prodigal Boxer 1&2
Burning Paradise
SHaolin Temple (Chang Cheh)
Fong Sai Yuk with Jet Li 1&2
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hsiao Hou as a Rebellious Fong Sai Yuk, February 19, 2011
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Hsiao Hou stars in the 3rd chapter of the 36th Chamber series. Also starring is Gordon Liu, who takes a supporting lead in this last part of the trilogy.

Fang Shiyu/Fong Sai Yuk (Hsiao Hou) is the rebellious son of a martial arts woman. So rebellious that he is kept bound at all times (even in school) for fear that he may get into trouble. Fang Shiyu is not a bright young man, in fact, he is so headstrong and uncontrollable he must attend class with younger students who look to be in first or second grade while his own peers sit in the next class. Fang Shiyu's behavior and overall thick-headedness leads to problems when he misinterprets the intentions of a monk (Gordon Liu), and pursues him at a Manchu gym for a fight.

In doing so, he brazenly offends a Manchu official and is told he will be beheaded and the local Cantonese gym will be torn down. However, thanks to swift thinking by his doting mother, he is instead, sent to the Shaolin 36th chambers where he ends up with the same monk.

There, Fong Shiyu gets into more trouble, and is constantly reminded by the wisdom and skill of his superior that he still has a lot to learn despite his excellent kung fu. Fang Shiyu means well and has a strong sense of justice. But he's thick, and doesn't listen so of course, Monk San Te (Liu) must do what he can to keep the school out of trouble. This doesn't stop Shiyu from befriending the same Manchu principals who not only wants him dead, but has secretly hatched a deadly plot against the Shaolin Temple,in particular, the 36th Chamber.

Excellent performance by Gordon Liu, he looks like a monk, and there is something regal about him. He is very believable in this role and I like him much better here than in the original 36th Chambers.

But this is Hsiao Hou's movie all the way through. His Fang Shiyu is tough, but too stubborn to see the error of his ways and as a result, he is always getting the people he cares about most in trouble. Some may not care for Hsiao Hou's portrayal, but legend has it, that the Chinese hero Fang Shiyu was a bit of a trouble maker whose antics lead to the historical burning down of the Shaolin Temple. Hsiao Hou plays this character to perfection. He comes across very convincibly as hard, which is exactly what the role calls for. If you understand this about the movie's folk hero, then you'll appreciate Hsiao Hou's portrayal that much more.

Hou shows excellent kung fu and acrobat skills, while managing to flex some serious on screen muscle. You can see how much work went into getting his body in shape for the role. There is a very impressive stunt at the beginning of the movie, which is what I look for when I watch one of these movies and Hsiao Hou is in them. This same stunt was copied by Uma Thurman's character in Kill Bill, in which, Gordon Liu also has a role. Definitely worth watching.

Lau Kar Leung takes a smaller role, and as always, is terrific.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Devoted distribution of derivation by Dragon Dynasty, November 23, 2012
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The 3rd film in director Lau Kar Leung's (Legend of the Drunken Master) trilogy about Shaolin monk San Te and his secular school of martial arts, differs from "Return to the 36th Chamber" in that actor Gordon Liu (Kill Bill) comes back to the role of San Te and it's much more of a direct sequel to the original "36th Chamber of Shaolin". This was also one of the last films for the infamous Shaw Bros. studio and gives the viewer a little insight into why the lucrative-for-decades studio was having problems, as this movie updated fight choreography but just about everything else is embarrassingly dated for the mid-'80s.

After a fun and explanatory fight-based prologue, Hsiao Hou ("My Young Auntie") plays mischievous and proficient kung fu expert Fong Sai Yuk. After getting into some serious trouble with the Manchus, his mother (Lily Li Li, "Shaolin Mantis") and step-father send him and his brothers to the Shaolin Temple to avoid execution and learn discipline from San Te (Liu). The problem is that the grueling training that Shaolin offers is no match for the robusticity of Sai Yuk. He is almost San Te's equal and has plenty of energy after the day's exercises to sneak out and venture into town for more trouble.

If one can pretend that this was made in the late-'70s, it's liabilities decrease significantly and one can just enjoy it as an old-school fu-flick. It's got some groovy things to offer. Fans of Gordon Liu may be disappointed that he's not the main character but he's still got plenty of screen time and physically, Hsiao Hou delivers as much grace, agility and effortlessness (see also "Mad Monkey Kung Fu") as anyone, including Yuen Biao. His character is a little annoying and impetuous, but that's what happens when you're that young and that good. The fights aren't the best anyone has ever seen but are mostly fast & fluid and I like them quite a bit.

This may have been the last Dragon Dynasty release to include Bey Logan's commentary and that is the only special feature. However, unlike the bootleg copy I endured for years, this has an English dub! Or English subtitles with original Mandarin language if you prefer. The picture is also fully remastered by Celestial with their usual gorgeous quality. I am reluctant to recommend this whole-heartedly but old-school fans should definitely see it, if for no other reason than being a direct sequel to the best kung fu movie ever made. I rated this at 4.5 stars when I first watched & reviewed it but have a hard time maintaining that praise. I do still like it and have watced it a handful of times. 3.5 of 5.

1985. aka: Disciples of the Master Killer
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Kung Fu Movie, August 14, 2011
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J. Sheeder (San Diego, CA) - See all my reviews
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If you've seen either of the first two movies in the series you should know what to expect. I thought this was better than the second film in the series, but not quite as good as the first. Either way it was very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie!, April 14, 2014
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One of the baddest marital art movies ever!!!!you must own this one!!!awesome fight scenes awesome action!enough cannot be said about this movie!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Kung FU Movie !, February 27, 2014
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For all those Kung Fu Movie buffs - this IS a Classic... ! I loved it personally... and think that if your into this kinda thing you will too !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disciples of the 36 Chamber, March 27, 2014
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Nathaniel Borden (NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US) - See all my reviews
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This movie was action from the beginning to the end. I love all of the Shaw Brothers movies. You will not be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like kung fu...., July 5, 2014
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you'll like this movie. Husband loves this movie. I gave it the 4 stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Master Killer Part 3, May 10, 2013
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Well, I thought it was okay; definitely the first two movies in this series was awesome. Too much talking and not enough action, in my opinion. Also, Hsiao Hao is so suited for Monkey Style Kung Fu, it's weird seeing him practicing any other style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As The First 36th Chamber, November 25, 2012
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Delvin Cavalier (Oceanside, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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The thrid film in the 36th chamber trilogy holds it's own, with lots of action and humor that's not over the top. For Gordon Liu fans, even though he is not the main character, he appears enough to sastisfy your excitement about seeing him in another great Shaw Brother's film. If you like old school Kung Fu, this is a must for your collection!
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