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Shaolin Ulysses : Kungfu monks in America

Author: Beau BridgesMei-Juin ChenMartha BurrGuolin, Shi.Li Peng ZhangAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Video, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The adrenaline-filled odyssey of five legendary kungfu monks in search of the American dream. The men in this movie are not only accomplished Zen masters but famous kungfu stars with huge followings. It also has footage and history of the Shaolin Temple in Henan province, & chronicles the creation of Zen and kungfu by a wandering monk named Bodhidharma 1500 years ago. Today the temple is a tourist attraction, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Martial arts films
Feature films
Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Beau Bridges; Mei-Juin Chen; Martha Burr; Guolin, Shi.; Li Peng Zhang; Xing Hao, Shi.; Deshan, Shi.; Xing Hong, Shi.; Teodoro Maniaci; John Zorn; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; Lotus Films (Firm); Independent Television Service.; Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767064682 9780767064682
OCLC Number: 54962239
Notes: Originally produced in 2003.
Special features: 40 minutes of bonus Kungfu extras; animated short on the Shaolin Temple; filmmaker biographies; filmmaker statement.
Credits: Director of photography, Teodoro Maniaci ; editor, Mei-Juin Chen ; music, John Zorn ; narrator, Beau Bridges.
Performer(s): Shi Guolin, Li Peng Zhang, Shi Xing Hao, Shi Deshan, Shi Xing Hong.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo. NTSC.
Other Titles: Kungfu monks in America
Responsibility: a production of Lotus Films ; in association with the Independent Television Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; produced and directed by Mei-Juin Chen, Martha Burr ; written by Martha Burr.

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The adrenaline-filled odyssey of five legendary kungfu monks in search of the American dream. The men in this movie are not only accomplished Zen masters but famous kungfu stars with huge followings. It also has footage and history of the Shaolin Temple in Henan province, & chronicles the creation of Zen and kungfu by a wandering monk named Bodhidharma 1500 years ago. Today the temple is a tourist attraction, the world's largest kungfu school and a UNESCO World Heritage Monument applicant.

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