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Trailers from Hell: Allan Arkush on Kung Fu Epic 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 22, 2013 at 11:25AM

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director Allan Arkush introducing Liu Chia-Liang's 1978 Hong Kong kung fu epic "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin," widely considered a highpoint in the evolution of the genre.
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"The 36th Chamber of Shaolin"
"The 36th Chamber of Shaolin"

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director Allan Arkush introducing Liu Chia-Liang's 1978 Hong Kong kung fu epic "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin," widely considered a highpoint in the evolution of the genre. 

Although only sparsely released theatrically in the United States, the film's official mainstream release came on dvd in 2000 under the title "Shaolin Master Killer."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.