Shaw Brothers Studio… The unchallenged masters of martial arts on celluloid.
Their films were imaginative, iconic, unforgettable and fun. Many of the truly indelible images of the genre at large have come from this legendary studio. For this series, I have picked five of my faves, five with that special brand of perfect, esoteric names that we have come to love from Shaw — The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, 5 Deadly Venoms, Shaolin Mantis, 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, The Boxer From Shantung. There are SO many more entries than I have paid tribute to here into the great Kung Fu movie cannon from Shaw, 259 of the total 900 films created at the studio. See as many as you can.
I hope you enjoy my small tribute to Shaw Brothers. Hats off and a deep bow to the masters!