Sun Chung had been recognized as an expert comedy and crime thriller director, but he was to gain even greater acclaim for his soulful, powerful, intelligent, and beautifully-made martial arts epics. This stands alongside The Deadly Breaking Sword and The Kung-fu Instructor as one of his very best.
The heroes are savage because the villains are brutal, cruel, and vicious. At first, a gang just wants the village locksmith to open a stolen safe, but it soon escalates into wholesale torment. Though reminiscent of The Seven Samurai, the director and his revered action choreographers, Liu Chia-liang and Tang Chia, design each of the many struggles with gritty depravity and desperate power. The result is an especially realistic, even grueling, exercise in suspense.
David Chiang, Ti Lung, Wang Chung, Chen Kuan-tai, Danny Lee
When international favorite Alexander Fu Sheng starred in a movie, it was an event. The same was true when noted action comedy filmmaker Liu Chia-yung directed a movie. So it’s truly a special occasion when both direct the same movie – which Alexander Fu Sheng also stars in and Liu Chia-yung also choreographs. But even that’s not all. Scriptwriter Wong Jing also helped out behind the camera, legendary director/writer Wong Jing appeared in a cameo role. With all this, and even more, Wits Of The Brats is both a non-stop fighting farce and a special event.
This is one of veteran writer/director Yueh Feng’s most memorable martial arts movies. It's not easy to forget a hunchbacked, one-armed protagonist, nor the "Poisonous Dragon Sword" style, nor the luminous and lethal Shih Szu as the title swordswoman.
Alex (Cheung Chi-lam) is happily married to a gynecologist, Tung (Anita Yuan Yung-yi) for five years. When Alex is fatally wounded in an accident, he feels obliged to tell Tung about his affair with Blackie (Josie Ho); who is carrying his baby. Alex's mom (Deanie Yip) is devastated about her son's death, but insists that Tung locate Blackie. Fate has it that the three women have to live under the same roof...
Anita Yuen, Cheung Chi-lam, Deanie Yip, Ho Chiu-yee
Chen Kuan-tai exuded incredible power on screen, which his directors used to great advantage in this fight-filled follow-up to the smash hit The Boxer From Shantung -- which culminates in an incredible climatic battle, choreographed by the legendary Liu Chia-liang and Chen Chuan.