Legendary director Chang Cheh brings heroic bloodshed to the streets of contemporary Hong Kong in Police Force. It's also the debut of Chang's latest talent discovery, Alexander Fu Sheng, who quickly rocketed to stardom. Alexander Fu Sheng was the only Shaw actor to successfully challenge Jackie Chan's foothold on the kung fu comedy. Fight scenes choreographed by the celebrated Liu Chia Liang (Lau Kar Leung) just rock and roll with eye-popping delight.
Tycoon Chou Kuo-hung is a philanderer. He gets his typist Li Chiu-hua pregnant and the distraught girl kills herself. When Chou's fiancee Su Hsiu-lan refuses to have sex with him, the playboy seduces his cashier Liu Ming-hua. Li Tung-hai, one of Chou's executives, loves Su but his affections are not returned. In anger, he tells her of Chou's indiscretions but the girl refuses to believe him. Chou keeps a room in an inn as a place of rest in which to record in a diary his romantic escapades. He next chases and sleeps with Lu Chi-mei. The night he's with Lu, Liu is found murdered. The unruffled Chou goes after art student Chu Li-chen and is about to make her succumb when her classmates return. Chou leaves. That very night, Lu is murdered. The police begin to suspect the wealthy Romeo. Su, meanwhile, finds Chou's diary and leaves for Japan in a huff. She phones him from Tokyo for an explanation and with things sorted out, they spend Christmas together. All the while, Chou suspects someone is laying a trap for him. The girls with whom he's been intimate have all been murdered. He decides to return to Hong Kong to get to the heart of the matter. He visits Chu, only to find her strangled. He is arrested, stands trial for murder and is sentenced to life imprisonment. At a retrial, Chou's lawyer presents vital new facts. Su and he lay a trap for the killer, with Su as bait. As the murderer is about to strangle her, the lawyer and police break in and arrest the man. But who is he?
Chin Han, Tina Ti, Fang Ying, Margaret Tu Chuan, Fanny Fan
The traditional lion dance has never looked so good as in Lion VS Lion which captures the most impressive sequences of lion dancing on film. Besides being loaded with enjoyable martial arts chicanery, film historians can revel because it's also the first film that clearly demonstrates the intricacies and differences between the traditional Northern and Southern lion dancing techniques. The Five Venom alumnus and Chang Cheh discovery, Lo Meng, teams up with Liu Chia-liang protege Wang Yu, as they inadvertently turn from vagabond kung-fu school operators into anti-Ching, patriotic fighters.
Wang Yu, Chien Yuen-sheng, Wang Lung-wei, Lo Meng, Yang Pan-pan
The heroine Yu Fei Xia is accused of stealing the book of martial arts secrets. To prove her innocence, she disguises herself as a man and finds her way into the Shaolin Temple to find out the truth...
Not only does King Eagle pave the way for Ti Lung's future wandering-swordsman characters, but it also stars the beautiful Li Ching in dual roles of good and evil sisters, in this marital arts master piece.
Li Ching, Chang Pei-shan, Ching Miao, Ti Lung, Cheng Lei
Japanese writer/director Inoue Umetsugu (Hong Kong Nocturne, Hong Kong Rhapsody) really sinks his teeth into this death-filled, haunted house mystery. Three girls receive a letter informing them that a Chinese millionaire in Japan wants to leave them a huge part of his huge fortune. The man claims to be the girls' father. The girls have to go to Japan to claim their prizes. When they arrive in Japan, the girls are joined by three men, also expecting a cut each. Just then, things take an evil turn as the group begin to fight, bribe and backstab each other (literally) as the money draws tantalizingly near. Whatever the stakes, the end is near and it's a shocker!
Margaret Hsing Hui, Chin Feng, Wang Ping, Kuo Man-no
Master Wang, who is actually the 11th prince, poses as an antique connoisseur to hide his true identity. When he meets Dirty Ho, a witty con artist, Wang knows he has found the right man to help him untangle a royal succession plot...
Veteran leading man Paul Chang Chung was the Romeo and newcomer Li Ting was his Juliet as two students pine for each other from across a river that is filled with man-eating reptiles. There the comparison to a Shakespearean play ends; the girl's dad rains fire and sabotages his neighbours' properties. Daughters are stripped and imprisoned, family skeletons are revealed and desperate lovers brave dangerous waters to bring peace to the river. With this tragic romance, Lo Wei set off to a new career which would then lead to both Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan's big breaks.
Get out your swords! Cheng Pei Pei is the heroine equipped with a bad temper and great marital arts; she will not let anything, let alone a man, get in her way! The bandits of Hulu Valley slay the chief of the Mei Clan while searching for a treasure map. In retaliation, the Mei's clan's top swordsman, Feng-chun (Chen Liang) infiltrates the bandit's fortress hideout in anticipation of a surprise attack by a larger force, only to find himself falling in love with the bandit leader's strong-willed daughter, Pearl, also known as Red Chilli (Cheng Pei-pei)! Mei Clan's plot is eventually uncovered, but they receive unexpected aid from The Red Chili after she discovers the hidden truth about her past.
Taking a refreshing break from his usual villain roles, the great Shih Chien (Shek Kin) plays a comedic ghost who befriends a young boy in this heartwarming tale. Famous for the hall of mirror battle scene with Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon, Shek Kin is a kindhearted spirit who brings the kid's separated parents - a fashion business woman (Josephine Siu) and a rich merchant (Ti Lung) back together. If you've never seen Shek Kin play goofy and wacky, this movie is for you.
Starring the stunning, teenage heartthrob Pat Ting Hung, The Butterfly Chalice marks the important directing debut of the kung-fu film genre's most principle figure Chang Cheh, as he burst the martial arts and swordplay movie doors wide open, announcing the beginning of the end for the Cantonese musicals.
This is actress Ching Li's exhilarating feature debut as a schizophrenic who refuses to believe that her pilot lover is killed in a plane crash. She begins making up stories that his death is merely a lie told by her lover's father in order to end their relationship. Treated by her old classmate and doctor, played by Yang Feng, Li slowly recovers and comes face-to-face with the reality and her newfound love.
The last ruler of Tang, Li Yao (Chen Chia-chi) is deposed by Chao Kuang-jun (Wang Jung), the founder of the Sung Dynasty. Unfortunately his actions unleash a new plague - his brother Kuang-yi (Chao Kuo) - on the courts and his people. The marauding Kuang-yi rapes and plunders. As more people get involved, it turns into a bloody battlefield of betrayal. It is up to upright officials like Li Lang (Liu Yung) to put an end to it. But can one man take on the imperial army?
Liu Yung, Liu Hsueh-hua, Lung Tien-hsiang, Chao Kuo