Arthouse Alert: Martial Arts Classic "Buddha’s Palm" in Portland, Oregon Tuesday (5/31)

Arthouse Alert: Martial Arts Classic "Buddha’s Palm" in Portland, Oregon Tuesday (5/31)

Portland residents can get a taste of the only known existing 35mm print of one of the strangest kung fu movies of all time. Buddha's Palm (1982) is the tale of the traditional martial arts hero learning a new technique (the Buddha's Palm) in order to fight an army of flying masters with a penchant for what look an awful lot like lightsabers of the Star Wars variety. Totally insane '80s graphics and sound effects, ridiculous sets and costumes, and, for some reason, swastika lasers. Sort of a no-brainer for a Tuesday night in Portland. Check the amazing trailer here.—Finn Cohen

Buddha's Palm (1982)
Tuesday, May 31
7:30 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon
Tickets $7

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