"Return to the 36th Chamber" a.k.a. (Return Of Master Killer) (1980)
"Return to the 36th Chamber" a.k.a. (Return Of Master Killer) (1980)

"Return to the 36th Chamber" a.k.a. (Return Of Master Killer) (1980)

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Return to the 36th Chamber, also known as 少林搭棚大師, Shao Lin ta peng hsiao tzu, Return of the Master Killer, Return to the Thirty Sixth Chamber, Retour à la 36ème chambre  or Master Killer II is a 1980 Shaw Brothers Studio Hong Kong martial arts comedy film starring Gordon Liu. It was directed by Lau Kar-Leung and written by Ni Kuang. The film is the second in a loosely connected trilogy, following The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (1978) and preceding Disciples Of The 36th Chamber (1985). In the first and third films in the series, Liu portrays the Shaolin monk San Te, but in Return, he portrays an imposter monk.

(Synopsis) The story opens at a fabric dyeing mill. The quality of the dyes has noticeably worsened, and the factory owner, Wang, and his subordinate chief, Boss Wa, decide to hire some Manchu overseers to improve the work. Wang decides to cut the workers' salary to pay the mercenaries, and when the workers protest they are viciously thrashed. When sitting in a tea house discussing their problems, the workers are joined by Chu Jen-chieh, a good-hearted small-time con man and the foreman's younger brother who is posing as a monk. He offers to help, but since he cannot actually do kung fu, he and the foreman's assistant, Ah Chao, devise a plan to trick the Manchu into reinstating the full salary pay, with Jen-chieh posing as the Shaolin's head abbot of 36th Chamber, San Te.

Starring: Gordon Liu (Chia Hui), Kara Hui Ying-Hun, Hsiao Ho, Wong Gam Fung, Cheng Wai Ho, Wong Ching Ho, Wa Lun, Ging Chue, Yau Chui Ling, Chan Si Gaai, Cheng Sam, Shek Lam, Kwan Yung Moon, Yeung Jing Jing, Johnny Wang (Lung Wei), Kong Do

Directed by: Lau Kar-Leung, Produced by: Mona Fong, Run Run Shaw, Distributed by: Shaw Brothers Studio, Release date: 1980, Running time: 99 minutes, Features: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 - Stereo), Region Coding: All Region, Format: NTSC