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    Original Shaolin Temple movie (Jet Li)

    in the movie "the shaolin temple" with jet li, i understand master pan qing fu, now in ontario, canada, was an actor/extra...can anyone tell me me which character he was?

    thanking you in advance,

    neil

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    Pan in Shaolin

    Pan Qingfu was one of the choreographers for Shaolin Temple. He appears in the film in the background, not as a character per se. If memory serves, you can see him behind the evil general in a scene or two...
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    Re: Pan in Shaolin

    Originally posted by GeneChing
    Pan Qingfu was one of the choreographers for Shaolin Temple. He appears in the film in the background, not as a character per se. If memory serves, you can see him behind the evil general in a scene or two...
    a lot of the fight scenes were done and choreographed by the wushu athletes themselves.
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    Original Shaolin Temple move (Jet Li)

    I watched the Shaolin Temple movie in a theater in NY Chinatown. At the beginning of the movie Shorinji Kempo founder So Doshin and his daughter visited the Shaolin Temple in China. I've ordered the DVD three times but none of them have that historic "pilgrimage' of So Doshin and his daughter. Does anyone know where to get an original with those missing scenes?
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    Hello,

    Are you checking the year of dvd release? The earlier dvd releases may have it. At that time, seeing Shorinji Kempo was one of the highlights of that movie.

    Jimbo or jethro may know more definitively.


    mickey

    EDIT: I had to edit out my last post because according to the earlier thread the intro scene was edited out on the version the guy had.

    Apologies,

    mickey
    Last edited by mickey; 08-06-2012 at 02:05 PM.

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    Hi.
    My only copy of Shaolin Temple was an old VHS tape I got when I lived in Taiwan, and that didn't have the Shorinji Kempo intro, either. It was one of the reasons I had bought it, too.

    The only time I saw that intro was when the movie was released in a local Vietnamese/Chinese theater back in 1982. I actually liked that intro part better than the movie itself.

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    Sifu Redmond,

    I think this is the dvd that I have the transfer of. Check the cover do you have this one?

    http://www.ebay.com/ctg/The-Shaolin-...=100844&_dmpt=

    I remember when I got mine there were still two buildings standing in lower Manhattan.


    mickey

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    Update,

    I purchased it.

    I know you must be tired of getting burnt. I will let you know if it is the one.


    mickey

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    I remember that scene. I saw it at The Rosemary Theater on Bowery and Canal.
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    Greetings,

    I saw it at the Rosemary as well. I missed out when it played at The Pagoda Theater because, from the stills, i could not figure out what it was all about. It did not look like kung fu to me. After seeing it, I was even more confused. I still wish they would re edit the final fights to include more of the match between Yu Hai and Yu Cheng Hui.

    mickey

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    Before I ever saw Shaolin Temple, I'd read about it in Martial Arts Movies magazine. So when it was released at the old Trieu Thanh Theater, I had some high expectations. Besides the opening intro, the other part I liked was Jet Li's "4 seasons training" scene. I felt the rest of it was so-so.

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    I saw it at the Pagoda in NY. I hope someone can find the copy I'm looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    Update,

    I purchased it.

    I know you must be tired of getting burnt. I will let you know if it is the one.


    mickey
    Please let me know, and thx.
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    Greetings,

    Since my last post I remembered that I saw it at The Pagoda Theater as well. It played twice there (the second time near Chinese New Year following its first release) before being shown at the Rosemary Theater a few of years later. I caught it the second time at Pagoda and then at Rosemary.

    I initially had trouble figuring out whether Shaolin Temple was a Mainland China made movie. It wasn't until I saw a scene where Jet Li had his finger on the sword guard and after seeing him perform the butterfly kick with a full twist (during the first of the four seasons sequence) that I realized that this was a Mainland China movie. The stand outs for me were Yu Hai, Yu Cheng Hui and Ji Chun Hua.

    mickey

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