Kung Fu fans! The Calgary Underground Film Festival and the Shaw Brothers films are taking over the Globe Cinema May 24-26! This Three Day Kung Fu Marathon features eight of the coolest, craziest and most exciting films produced by Shaw Brothers. Beware, this event hits harder than a roundhouse kick to the temple!
THURSDAY MAY 24:
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin — 6:45 PM
Dirty Ho — 9:15 PM
FRIDAY MAY 25:
Five Deadly Venoms — 6:45 PM
Crippled Avengers — 9:00 PM
The Boxer's Omen — 11:15 PM
SATURDAY MAY 26:...
Come Drink With Me — 5:00 PM
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter — 7:00 PM
Mighty Peking Man — 9:15 PM
Ticket Prices are:
$10 For Single Admission
$15 Double-Feature Thursday
$20 Triple-Feature Friday & Saturday
Tickets only available at the door.
CUFF Merchandise Available
FULL FILM DETAILS:
THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
One of the most revered martial arts films of all time, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is the story of a young man who joins the Shaolin Temple when the Manchus kill his family. Liu Yu-te is a gentle ethics scholar until his family and friends are brutally slaughtered by a band of Manchu troops. Vowing revenge, he ventures to the fabled Shaolin temple hoping to become a one-man martial arts killing machine.
Considered one of the greatest kung-fu comedies ever made, Dirty Ho revolves around the 11th prince of Manchuria Master Wang trying to discover whom among his brothers is planning to assassinate him. To discover his would-be assassins, Wang disguises himself as an art collector and subverts jewel thief Dirty Ho into becoming his bodyguard and assistant.
FIVE DEADLY VENOMS
Known as one of the greatest kung-fu movies ever made, Five Deadly Venoms follows the adventure that ensues after the Poison Clan’s dying master instructs his final student to track down each of his five prior pupils and discover whether his techniques are being used for good or for evil.
An evil warlord holds a town in thrall to his reign of fear with the help of his sadistic son. Meanwhile, four of the villain's crippled victims -\-\ a blind man, an amputee, a deaf-mute and an insane fighter seek the help of a wise kung fu master as they train to eliminate the tyrant for good. Featuring some of the finest martial arts fighting ever committed to film, Crippled Avengers (AKA Return of the Five Deadly Venoms) is widely regarded as one of the most exciting kung-fu movies of all time.
THE BOXER'S OMEN
The Boxer's Omen follows a former Thai boxer who gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic when he comes to Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a dirty fight. A wild cross-pollination of supernatural horror, exploitation & kung-fu, The Boxer’s Omen will leave your mouth constantly agape. This cult classic from the prolific Shaw Brothers studio is absolute B-movie heaven that aims to disgust as much as to entertain.
COME DRINK WITH ME
One of the bedrocks of Chinese kung-fu movies, Come Drink With Me is best known as primary source material for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but stands on it's own as the finest wuxia film of all time. A mysterious swordswoman named Golden Swallow is sent to rescue a young official who has been kidnapped. Aided by her sidekick Drunken Cat (a kung-fu master disguised as a beggar) she hatches a daring plan to assault the corrupt monastery where the official is being held against his will.
EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER
One of the most highly acclaimed productions of the Shaw Brothers studio's later years, Eight Diagram Pole Fighter follows the only surviving son of a kung-fu master who retreats to a mountain hideaway for specialized training to avenge his family.
THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN
The Mighty Peking Man follows adventurer Johnnie who comes across the enormous ape-like creature known as Utam. Shockingly, the beast is gentle and has a beautiful human companion, Samantha, whom he brought up after her parents' death. After Johnnie convinces Utam and Samantha to travel to Hong Kong with him, greedy promoter Lu Tiem exploits and mistreats the creature, causing Utam to unleash his fury on the city. This shameless, hilarious and outrageous King Kong rip-off is one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite Shaw Brothers films.