36 Deadly Styles
Friday, December 10, 2021, 7:15 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Dir. Joseph Kuo. 1979, 93 mins. Newly restored 2K DCP. In Mandarin with English subtitles. With Cheung Lik, Jeanie Chang, Hwang Jang-Lee, Jack Long, Bolo Yeung. A kid on the run from a murderous rival clan finds safety in a temple where he meets a soy milk salesgirl (Jeanie Chang) and her dad. The two train him in kung fu, and he’ll need all the help he can get as a quartet of the best screen fighters ever assembled come gunning for him, including Bolo Yeung (the musclebound brute from Enter the Dragon) and Hwang Jang-Lee (the Korean super-kicker tapped to be the big bad in both of Jackie Chan’s hit movies, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master). Few Joseph Kuo movies go quite as hard as 36 Deadly Styles, which features some of the longest, most intense, ground-level acrobatic fight scenes ever put on film.