Jimmy Wang Yu heads the stellar cast from the golden era of Shaw Brothers under the brilliant directing of auteur Chang Cheh, and here underlies their next collaboration on the classic One-Armed Swordsman. The story centers on a swordsman on the run (Wang), with his beloved trailing to find him. The intensive action scenes are beautifully choreographed; setting an example for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the like, 34 years later.
Award-winning drama featuring a passionate performance by Lisa Lu, enhanced by sumptuous costumes and sets, produces a powerful, fascinating story. In five thousand years of Chinese history, there was never a more fascinating woman than the dragon lady of the Ching Dynasty, also the Empress Dowager, who was the power behind the throne for the last half of the 19th century. The vast tapestry of palace intrigues is vividly brought to the screen.
This iconoclastic film retells the legend of seven Chinese patriots, who sacrificed their lives to defend against 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks for 5 days, at a strategic key point of the Great Wall known as Pa Tou Lou Tzu.
David Chiang, Ti Lung, Chen Kuan-tai, Alexander Fu Sheng
The seminal Huangmei Opera adaptation from Shaw, The Crimson Palm features the unforgettable film song “Country Road” by Ivy Ling Po. The story evolves around Lin Shao-teh, a poor student who was engaged to Chien-king (Chin Ping), the daughter of billionaire Wang Chun (Yu Kuan-chao). To support her lover for the exam, Chien-king offered gold as Lin’s traveling expenses and asked to meet him at midnight. When Lin arrived as scheduled, all he could find was the bloody corpse of Chien-king’s maid (Li Ching)!
From its evocative title to its gritty filming to its gutsy plot, this sizzling crime thriller struck a chord with international audiences. The robberies, ambushes, double-crosses, and murders multiply as a hitman, a robber gang, and two obsessed cops clash with increasing deadliness and danger. The director really hit his stride with this film, leading to a unique filmography which includes such other cult classics as The Seventh Curse and Story Of Ricky.
Critically acclaimed Shaolin-brotherhood, film director legend Chang Cheh brings martial mayhem beyond reality as he merges The Five Venoms with Alexander Fu Sheng and David Chiang to add new levels to Dante's already agonizing "Inferno." Heaven And Hell screams bloody madness because the violent fight sequences will make you wince in disbelief while the notion of hell goes beyond psychotic.
A benevolent and kind Emperor, Chien Lung (Anthony Lau) sometimes goes incognito to mix with the common folk to understand the wants and needs of his followers. To achieve that goal, Chien Lung turns to gambling and meets high-kicking Li Pao (Wai Ying-hung), who tears her way through casino goons like a true kung-fu princess! The Emperor gets arrested and is nearly beheaded… but there is the fact that he is the Emperor!
An enthusiastic monk from the Northern Shaolin Temple teams up with a rebel from the Southern Shaolin Temple to take revenge for the murder of both their fathers at the hands of a corrupt magistrate many years ago.
The "Godfather" of kung fu films, Chang Che created The Naval Commandos,a rousing epic of an almost suicidal mission to destroy the Japanese Navy's flagship in 1937. Featuring many great actors he had worked with over the years, they courageously attempt to embrace the remarkable action in this film. The star cast encompasses of Liu Yung, Ti Lung, Fu Sheng, David Chiang and Shih Szu.
Liu Yung, Ti Lung, Fu Sheng, David Chiang, Shih Szu
Director Doe Chin reunites Shaw Brother's top comedy team and enters the worlds of fashion and medicine in this romantic comedy. Filled with magnificent 60s fashion, pop tunes, and stellar cast, including future award-winning auteur King Hu as a quirky medical colleague. Linda Lin Dai performed various colorful musical numbers and borrowed her singing voice from the great diva Jing Ting.
Director Chu Yuan teams with star Ti Lung and famed novelist Chu Yu for this intriguing, exciting production which weaves mystery and suspense in with the kung-fu action. Ti plays a framed kung-fu master who's seeking revenge after fifteen years in prison, and must survive one attempt on his life after another...
Return Of The Phoenix is yet another masterpiece from prolific director Li Han-hsiang. An imperial minister Cheng Pu (Ching Miao) is faced with a quandary. He’s getting old and his daughters are still not married. Elder daughter Shueh-yeh (Elizabeth Chuang) is so ugly no one wants her. Younger daughter Shueh-wu (Li Hsiang-chun) is beautiful but Mrs Cheng refuses to let her marry before her elder sister. The drama unfolds when Cheng decides to marry Shueh-wu off.
Li Hsiang-chun, King Feng, Kao Pao-shu, Jen Chieh, Ching Miao, Chiang Kwong-chao
“Queen Of Swords” Cheng Pei-pei exchanges her martial arts weaponry for a syringe in this exotic contemporary drama by Pan Lei. Paul Chang Chung plays Dr. Ho, who decides to move to a backward island off the coast of Taiwan to look for his missing father. He meets nurse Ya Lan (Cheng Pei-pei) who falls in love with him. But dastardly doings are afoot as Dr. Ho’s enemies plot against him. It is a joy to see Cheng flex her dramatic muscle against the more fragile Lily Ho.