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 March 11th at 7:30pm, Kung Fu Theater presents a Sammo Hung Double Feature! Two extremely rare 35mm prints of kung fu classics, directed by (and starring) this incredible martial arts legend. Tickets are only $8 for both movies. Advance tickets are strongly recommended, as these shows regularly sell out.
The Victim (aka Lightning Kung Fu) (1980) A martial arts expert (Leung Kar Yan) and his wife are on the run from his ruthless step brother. Sammo Hung co-stars as a kung fu fighter who is trying to find a new master by fighting everyone he comes across to see who can best him. The plots and multiple villains converge when Leung Kar Yan goes on an absolute rampage in some of the greatest kung fu fight scenes ever committed to film. This is is the only known 35mm print of this film.
Enter the Fat Dragon (1978) Sammo plays a Chinese farm boy who is obsessed with Bruce Lee, and imitates him at every opportunity. When he comes to the city, he makes enemies with a gang of thugs, and has to use his kung fu skill to survive. The thugs underestimate the country bumpkin since he’s overweight, but he annihilates everyone he fights with his surprising speed. Co-starring Leung Kar Yan and a Chinese guy wearing an afro wig.