Shaolin monks. Animal fighting styles. Flying guillotines. Old school sound effects. White-haired villains with maniacal laughter. This is Kung Fu Theater. Rare 35mm prints of Hong Kong action films from the 1970’s and 80’s, presented by Hollywood Theatre programmer Dan Halsted. We’ve dedicated ourselves to saving these films and presenting them to modern audiences.
On Tuesday February 10th at 7:30pm, Kung Fu Theater presents the only known 35mm print of Yuen Woo Ping’s martial arts masterpiece DREADNAUGHT. This screening is a celebration of Chinese New Year! Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and are available here.
DREADNAUGHT (1981) Yuen Biao (DRAGONS FOREVER) and Leung Kar Yan (THE VICTIM) star as young men seeking to learn kung fu from a legendary master. Meanwhile, a crazed kung fu killer named White Tiger is randomly putting on spooky makeup and unleashing his martial arts skills on unsuspecting victims. It’s up to the two young men to stop White Tiger, but not until they master laundry-fu, and fight a mysterious double-faced villain. Featuring Yuen Biao’s acrobatic skills, a jaw-dropping kung fu lion-dance sequence, and some of the most incredible martial arts choreography ever put on film. Directed by Master Yuen Woo Ping (SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW)