The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

Friday, December 28 - Saturday, December 29, 2018

** Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Dec 28 – Sat Dec 29 begin at 12:10am and not at 11:59pm! **

Evil general Pan Mei entraps Yang family warriors into a tragic battle that leaves almost their entire clan killed. While one brother returns home a traumatized shell, the other, Yang Wu-lang (Gordon Liu Chia-hui), seeks refuge in a monastery, where he develops the invincible eight diagram pole fighting technique. But this life of spiritual solace does little to tame his desire for vengeance. When his sister (Kara Wai) is captured by Pan, Yang emerges for a final showdown. Lau Kar-leung’s most emotionally dramatic picture features some of his most stunning group action scenes. The director appears in a small role as a hunter who puts on a spectacular fight to assist Yang’s escape.” – MoMA

Screening as part of our Shaw brothers retrospective, Shaw Brothers Spectaculars: Presented in Glorious Shaw-Scope through Dec 29, 2018.

  • Country Hong Kong
  • Year 1983
  • Running Time 98 minutes
  • Director Lau Kar-leung

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