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Shaw Brothers Studio Releasing Classic Kung Fu Films to American Movie Theaters in 2018

Shaw Brothers Studio Releasing Classic Kung Fu Films to American Movie Theaters in 2018

It seems like the people at the American Genre Film Archive have teamed up with the Shaw Brothers Studio to rerelease some classic martial arts movies into movie theaters throughout 2018.

Thirty films have been restored to be seen on large format and 35mm theaters including some absolute classics.  Imagine watching these classics on a huge screen in the theater? Sign me the fuck up.


They have released a list of the 30 restored films to be released.

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
  • The Avenging Eagle (1978)
  • Bastard Swordsman (1983, aka Reincarnate Swordsman)
  • Black Magic 2 (1976, aka Revenge of the Zombies)
  • Blood Brothers (1973, aka Dynasty of Blood)
  • The Boxer’s Omen (1983)
  • The Brave Archer (1977)
  • Buddha’s Palm (1982, aka Kungfu Warlord)
  • Come Drink With Me (1966)
  • Crippled Avengers (1978, aka Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms)
  • Dirty Ho (1979)
  • The Duel (1971, aka Duel of the Iron Fist)
  • The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (1983)
  • The Five Venoms (1978, aka Five Deadly Venoms)
  • Golden Swallow (1968, aka The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick)
  • The Heroic Ones (1970)
  • Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)
  • Human Lanterns (1982)
  • Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972)
  • King Boxer (1972, aka The Five Fingers Of Death)
  • Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
  • Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
  • Masked Avengers (1981)
  • Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986, aka Shaolin Temple 3)
  • The Mighty Peking Man (1977, aka Goliathon)
  • One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
  • Shaolin Temple (1982)
  • The Super Inframan (1975)
  • Vengeance (1970, aka Kung Fu Vengeance)
  • The Water Margin (1972, aka Seven Blows of the Dragon)

Further details of release dates and locations are forthcoming.  Look for updates on the Middle Easy Twitter feed.

(h/t: Andrew Todd)

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