The third film in the 36th Chamber ‘trilogy’. The first being The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), followed by Return of the 36th Chamber (1980). Gordon Liu reprises his role as the Monk San Te which he played in the first movie. He is however not the focus of the film but folk hero Fong Sai-Yuk. I really believe Lau Kar-leung was the right man to make the second an third movies as he didn’t succumb to the pressures of just making a photo copy of the first film but mixed each one up just enough to make them enjoyable to watch and not going over the top in attempt to out due the previous films.
Although everything was shot in studio it still retains a high production value and the acting was good as were the costumes and sets. I’m honestly surprised that Hsiao Ho didn’t star in as many films as his contemporaries, he certainly had the skills and abilities.
Hsiao Ho (Executioners from Shaolin, The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, Iron Monkey) as Fong Sai-Yuk
Gordon Liu (Shaolin Drunken Monk, Shaolin and Wu Tang, The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter) as San Te
Lily Li (Princess Iron Fan, The Wandering Swordsman, The Brave Archer and His Mate) as Sai-Yuk’s mother
Jason Pai Piao (Have Sword, Will Travel, The Four Shaolin Challengers, Seven Swords) as Governor
Lau Kar-leung (it’s quicker to just say he has done everything) as Manchu chief
Mak Wai-Cheung (Return of the 36th Chamber, Treasure Hunters, Legend of the Wolf) as Fong Maiyu
Cheng Miu (Lady General Hua Mulan, The Flying Dagger, Shaolin and Wu Tang) as Fong De
Lee Hoi-Sang (The Spiritual Boxer, Executioners from Shaolin, The Supreme Swordsman) as Tiger Lei
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