About Linn Haynes
Linn Haynes was a personal friend of mine, a friendship that developed online via the ‘Kung Fu Fandom’ forum. As I began to frequent the Chat room to hopefully talk to fellow Fu fans, Linn was at oftentimes there. As a newcomer to the scene, I had many questions, and Linn always had the answers, and then some. Linn was filled with a wealth of knowledge, he knew a great deal of facts based on the movies, actors and actresses in the films. The amount of martial arts films Linn had seen in his short lifetime is mind-boggling. If I personally ever reach this amount, I would feel a great sense of accomplishment. The knowledge Linn possessed of the genre can be seen on several DVD releases, in the form of liner notes. You can even hear him at work on the ‘Heroes Two – Tokyo Shock’ DVD, as this was the first of what was supposed to be many, of Linn doing the audio commentary. Linn has had articles published in magazines and newspapers over the years, as well as contributed to the Asian cinema book, ‘Once Upon A Time in China’. While Linn’s professional work showcases just how deeply he had an understanding of the genre, to have known Linn on a personal level meant you would have realized just how genuine of a person he was. To this day, he was truly one the kindest, brightest, and most helpful persons I have known. During the time I had stepped away for a while, and no longer maintained the original ‘Shaolin Chamber’ website, I had learned of Linn’s passing in February of 2008. It was then that I felt I had an obligation to return to Shaolin Chamber, and make it the best site for the fans of classic kung fu films that I possibly could. The rebirth of Shaolin Chamber 36 came about from the death of a friend.

R.I.P. Linn Haynes (1974-2008)
“Shaolin Will Never Die”

About The Collection

The LHMC is provided courtesy of Dr. Carolyn Halladay and Terrence Brady, who together have contributed high-resolution scans of various “Southern Screen,” “Cinemart,” and “Hong Kong Movie News” issues. An issue from each month (January ’72 to December ’82) will be represented by one of these three publications. Every issue will be complete (cover to cover), down-loadable in full-print size, 200 dpi, and no watermarks. That’s over 10,000 pages! As an added bonus, Brian Dyer has contributed approximately 300 Lobby Card scans which will be available for download as well.

About Southern Screen
Southern Screen was a magazine published monthly by Shaw Brothers. It ran from a span of almost 30 years, from the late 50’s through the mid-80’s. The premise for the publication was to cover all the latest films at the time, info on the actors of the films, as well as behind-the-scenes stories, gossip, and anything and everything Shaw related.

About Cinemart
Cinemart magazine began in 1970 and ran for approximately 200 issues ending in the mid 80s. Unlike Southern Screen and HKMN, which focused on Shaw productions, this HK based publication featured films and stars from a broader spectrum of countries (Taiwan, Korea, etc.) and filmmakers outside of Shaw – such as Seasonal Film Corporation, Ocean Films, Golden Harvest and First Films.

About Hong Kong Movie News
Hong Kong Film News was the second official publication of Shaw Brothers. The publication began it’s run in 1966 and ceased abruptly in the early 1980s when the Shaw Studios stopped its productions.

A Special Message from Monica Haynes
Unfortunately, a memorial means someone has passed on. Even more unfortunate, my husband, the late Bobby Linn Haynes. I knew Linn for a little over ten years and watched his interest in kung fu movies go global. When he first ventured into the cyberworld in the late 90s, he used my email to connect with people to trade with and to this day, I’m still receiving information about Zatoichi!

Linn’s love of these cult flicks was not a one-dimensional endeavor for him. No, he had a true respect for the Asian people and their culture. Linn spent hours researching Asian history, folklore, customs, and the development of the kung fu film genre. Not only could he tell you the thousands of films put out by the Shaw Brothers (or any other company), he could also tell you why they put out those particular story lines in that year, why they chose the actors and choreographers, the previous and subsequent films of those actors, choreographers and directors, the various alternate titles of the films, if they were letterboxed, subtitled or dubbed, and what films one should watch next. Linn was a wealth of knowledge and his lifelong friends always thought that instead of sleeping he just hooked into the mother satellite and downloaded

This collection is just the beginning of tangible evidence that Linn’s knowledge and passion for Asian films, particularly kung fu, has made a difference for this genre. I hope that this collection will spark more interest, more discussions, and more mainstream promotion of what I call “my husband’s mistress.” Here’s to the success of the Linn Haynes Memorial Collection and thank you to all who made this possible.

With love,
Monica Haynes
June 2009

Remembering Linn
“The world of martial arts movie fandom got a lot smaller when we lost one its greatest champions, Bobby Haynes, known to so many of us as Linn. A more genuine and passionate supporter and spokesman for the genre will be hard to find, he was not only incredibly knowledgeable but always willing to share information and always striving to find out more.”

Editor, Impact Magazine

“His untimely passing robbed the genre of one of its most dedicated pundits. His commentaries on the Media Blasters Shaw Bros DVDs, had he lived to record more of them, would definitely have given me a run for my money! Everyone who speaks of Linn remembers him as a kind, gentle man, and we mourned his loss from afar.”

Hong Kong film producer

“His knowledge runs deep and his commentary on HEROES TWO does not disappoint. In fact, I’d say it’s one of the most informative and entertaining I’ve heard in a long time. It was a real pleasure working with him and we know his absence will be felt through the remainder of our Shaw Brothers releases but, hopefully, so will his spirit.”

Media Blasters, Inc.

“In the world of cinephiles he was a legend and a scholar. He was one of the few that seemed to have ascended all 37 chambers of film knowledge.”


“Linn was an incredibly nice guy and, by far, the most knowledgeable person around when it comes to old school martial arts movies.”

Author, Hong Kong Filmography, 1977-1997

“His knowledge of the kung fu movie genre was vast and his passion unsurpassed. This is a huge loss to this community and to fellow genre film fans who have benefited from his knowledge, passion and friendship. Like Bruce Lee, Linn passed away when he was just getting started.”


“Linn was a good friend and great inspiration to us all. His passing is a great loss to the genre and us all.”


“Linn was THE REAL THING. He was the much-needed antidote to the stuffed shirt world of film criticism. He did his own research and work in the field for the FUN of it, and that’s all that ever really matters.”

Kung Fu Fandom poster

“It is our hope that Linn’s memory will be further perpetuated by this collection and these scans will be passed onto future fans who will continue to appreciate this genre long after we too are gone. Though we can never pay Linn back for all he has given to fandom, we can certainly pay-it-forward….”

Linn Haynes Memorial Collection

LHMC Archive

Date PostedMagazineDate Released# Of PagesViewDownload
(in PDF/RAR format)
January 2014Southern ScreenSeptember 197592Click Here PDF (61.1 MB) | RAR (60.9 MB)
November 2013Southern ScreenOctober 198084Click Here PDF (49.3 MB) | RAR (48.6 MB)
July 2013CinemartAugust 197896Click Here PDF (56.4 MB) | RAR (55.3 MB)
June 2013Southern ScreenDecember 1972104Click Here PDF (47.2 MB) | RAR (46.4 MB)
May 2013Southern ScreenNovember 197492Click Here PDF (38.4 MB) | RAR (37.5 MB)
April 2013Hong Kong Movie NewsJuly 197680Click Here PDF (46 MB) | RAR (45.1 MB)
March 2013Southern ScreenFebruary 198184Click Here PDF (49.5 MB) | RAR (48.6 MB)
February 2013Southern ScreenMarch 1973108Click Here PDF (47.9 MB) | RAR (46.9 MB)
January 2013Southern ScreenDecember 198084Click Here PDF (48.7 MB) | RAR (47.9 MB)
December 2012Southern ScreenJune 197592Click Here PDF (40 MB) | RAR (39.1 MB)
November 2012Hong Kong Movie NewsJanuary 197984Click Here PDF (48.5 MB) | RAR (47.4 MB)
October 2012Southern ScreenOctober 1973108Click Here PDF (66.4 MB) | RAR (65.1 MB)
September 2012Southern ScreenAugust 198282Click Here PDF (49 MB) | RAR (48.1 MB)
July 2012CinemartFebruary 197792Click Here PDF (64.7 MB) | RAR (63.4 MB)
June 2012CinemartJuly 198092Click Here PDF (61.1 MB) | RAR (60 MB)
May 2012Southern ScreenApril 1972108Click Here PDF (54 MB) | RAR (53 MB)
April 2012Southern ScreenFebruary 197692Click Here PDF (64.1 MB) | RAR (63.8 MB)
February 2012Southern ScreenMay 197492Click Here PDF (61.5 MB) | RAR (61.1 MB)
January 2012CinemartJune 197896Click Here PDF (92.7 MB) | RAR (90.8 MB)
December 2011Hong Kong Movie NewsDecember 197984Click Here PDF (85.1 MB) | RAR (84.9 MB)
November 2011CinemartAugust 197792Click Here PDF (235 MB) | RAR (196 MB)
October 2011Southern ScreenNovember 197680Click Here PDF (78.8 MB) | RAR (78.5 MB)
September 2011CinemartApril 198096Click Here PDF (239 MB) | RAR (201 MB)
August 2011Southern ScreenOctober 197492Click Here PDF (62.2 MB) | RAR (64.9 MB)
July 2011Southern ScreenJanuary 197592Click Here PDF (167 MB) | RAR (140 MB)
June 2011Southern ScreenOctober 198284Click Here PDF (69.8 MB) | RAR (171 MB)
April 2011Hong Kong Movie NewsDecember 197884Click Here PDF (60.8 MB) | RAR (59.4 MB)
March 2011Southern ScreenMay 198184Click Here PDF (62.7 MB) | RAR (58.8 MB)
February 2011Southern ScreenMarch 197492Click Here PDF (49 MB) | RAR (48 MB)
January 2011Southern ScreenFebruary 1973107Click Here PDF (47 MB) | RAR (84 MB)
December 2010Southern ScreenJuly 1972108Click Here 162 MB
November 2010CinemartJuly 197996Click Here 151 MB