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Alamo Drafthouse Bringing Classic Shaw Brothers Films to the US

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Good news for US-based fans of classic kung fu: Celestial Pictures has just launched a partnership with boutique theater chain Alamo Drafthouse to bring over several classic films from Shaw Brothers, the production powerhouse behind some of the most iconic action films of the 20th century.

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Shaw Brothers churned out almost 1,000 films from 1951 through 1997 (and have sputtered out a few more off and on since then), including all-time classics like Five Fingers of DeathInvincible Shaolin, and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Their oeuvre has exerted extraordinary influence on American pop culture from Tarantino to Wu Tang (to Kendrick Lamar, to Migos, to Lupe Fiasco, etc), and now Celestial Pictures, which owns the rights to the Shaw Brothers legacy, is bringing a few choice cuts stateside for a series of screenings organized in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and the American Genre Film Archive.

The screenings run from now through mid-May. Find the full schedule below, and if you’re not sure which Shaw flick might be right for you, feel free to consult this recently launched Shaw Brothers recommendation bot, which Celestial claims is the first of its kind.

 

36th Chamber of Shaolin

Feb 16 – Plaza Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Feb 26 – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX)

Feb 27 – Howell Theater (Howell, MI)

approx. Mar 9 – Row House Cinema (Pittsburgh, PA)

Apr 24 – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester (Winchester, VA)

Apr 27 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

 

AVENGING EAGLE

Feb 24 – Quad Cinema (NYC)

 

BASTARD SWORDSMAN

Jun 5 – Alamo Drafthouse Littleton (Denver, CO)

 

BLACK MAGIC 2

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

 

BOXER’S OMEN

Apr 22 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

 

 

BUDDHA’S PALM

Apr 19 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

Jun 2 – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester (Winchester, VA)

 

COME DRINK WITH ME

approx. Mar 9 – Row House Cinema (Pittsburgh, PA)

Apr 13 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

Jun 19 – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester (Winchester, VA)

 

CRIPPLED AVENGERS

Apr 3 – Alamo Drafthouse Littleton (Denver, CO)

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

 

THE DUEL

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

 

EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

May 1 – Alamo Drafthouse Littleton (Denver, CO)

 

FIVE DEADLY VENOMS

approx. Mar 9 – Row House Cinema (Pittsburgh, PA)

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

Apr 14 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

 

HUMAN LANTERNS

Apr 22 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

 

KING BOXER (aka The Five Fingers of Death)

approx Apr 5 – Chattanooga Film Festival (Chattanooga, TN)

 

LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA

approx. Mar 9 – Row House Cinema (Pittsburgh, PA)

 

MIGHTY PEKING MAN

Apr 6 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

approx. Apr 27 – Carolina Theater (Durham, NC)

 

ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN

Apr 27 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

 

SUPER INFRAMAN

approx Apr 5 – Chattanooga Film Festival (Chattanooga, TN)

Apr 6 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY)

May 12 – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester (Winchester, VA)

Cover image: Celestial Pictures/Shaw Brothers Universe

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