December 2013 Screening – Kungfu Double Bill

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin + 5 Deadly Venoms

VENUE: The Arts House Screening Room
DATE & TIME: 13 December 2013, 7:30pm
COST: Free admission


Kicking-off a series of bi-monthly, free screenings of cult classics, SCUM Cinema is collaborating with The Arts House to present a KUNGFU DOUBLE BILL! Representing the cream of the Shaw Brothers’ kungfu output are two stone-cold classics: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Five Deadly Venoms!

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu | Cast: Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu | 1978 | 115 min | Hong Kong | Action | (Mandarin [English subtitles]) | Digital

A young student, San Te (Gordon Liu), is drawn into a local rebellion against the Manchu government. Government officials brutally suppress the uprising and San Te decides to seek vengeance. Wounded during the attack, San Te flees to Shaolin temple and seeks training in kungfu.

Five Deadly Venoms
Directed by: Cheh Chang | Cast: Sheng Chiang, Philip Kwok, Feng Lu | 1978 | 97 min | Hong Kong | Action | (Mandarin [English subtitles]) | Digital

The dying master of the powerful Poison Clan instructs his final pupil, Yan Tieh (Sheng Chiang), to check on the shenanigans of five former pupils, each of whom possesses a unique style of kungfu: The Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad. Mayhem ensues as Yan Tieh discovers that some of these ‘Five Deadly Venoms’ are indeed evil.

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SCUM stands for ‘Society for Cult & Underground Movies’. We are a film society focusing on the Bizarre and the Weird in reel life. From horror to humour, bollywood to b-grade, kult to kungfu, monster to manga, nothing is too taboo for our twisted minds. Aside from film reviews and whatnots, we hold free bi-monthly film screenings in the tiny island of Singapore. Keep any eye out for these screen gems…

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