The 36th Chamber of Shaolin/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- [Director Trademark] (Chia-Liang Liu): Opening credits show a demonstration of martial arts against an empty backdrop.
- Despite the US title for the film (The Master Killer), the idea of taking a life would be abhorrent to a real Shaolin or Buddhist monk.
- The movie won the Best Martial Arts Award at 24th Asian Film Festival and was the 1978 Top 10 Box Office Hits in Hong Kong.
- Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), makes mention of the film in the title. Also, the US title is where Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa gets his name.