It's the Sung Dynasty versus the Chin invaders as the "Iron Triangle" of director Chang Cheh and stars David Chiang and Ti Lung truly hit their stride with this crowd-pleasing kung-fu epic. When a handsome Prince is taken captive and guarded by a martial arts master, it's up to two powerful patriots to fight overwhelming odds to pull off the impossible: rescue the royal son and get out of the Chin stronghold alive. It's action as only Chang can film it, with supremely charismatic acting and fighting as only Chiang and Lung can perform it. From the first fascinating minute to the final desperate battle to the death -culminating in an unforgettably evocative conclusion - this duo is dynamic as well as deadly.
Return Of The Dead is a long-awaited sequel to renowned director Li Han-hsiang's first experiment in the horror genre, Enchanted Shadow. However, Return Of The Dead takes a step further from being a sheer representation of classic Chinese literature to being a navigator in the often-neglected dark corners of human nature. The insertion of erotic scenes throughout the film is yet another reminder that indulgence in sensual pleasures is futile and detrimental.
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. It's not so much the plot - a master swordsman protects a treasure chest on a dangerous journey - that makes this great, but what Sun does with it, inspiring the cast and crew to some of their finest work.
Lily Ho is perfectly cast as a gun-for-hire who always gets her man - in more ways than one! The cast and crew shot on location in Japanese scenic spots such as Mount Fuji; and there are plenty of over-the-top thrills, as Lily even masquerades as a nun.
Lo Chen plays the dedicated wife of a man being pressured by a nasty belly dancer. She uncovers a pit of deceit, double-crosses, murder, and endless blackmailing. The belly dancer gets stabbed, but then her brother moves in on her scheme. There's a mysterious man (played by award winning actor Ku Feng) who's offering evidence for cash, but also has a completely separate extortion plot on the side. Just as it seems everyone around her has some sort of racket going on, homicide rears its ugly head again, threatening our heroine with extinction. Try solving it yourself before the last knife is stabbed.
Ivy Ling Po , Kao Yuen , Li Hsiang-chun , Wang Hsieh
Jimmy Wang Yu had become a star in 1965's TEMPLE OF THE RED LOTUS. He became a superstar in 1967's ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN and 1968's GOLDEN SWALLOW. But this was his first fully realized personal kung-fu vision. Jimmy Wang Yu wrote, directed and starred in this classic favorite as the Chinese kung-fu superman, years before Bruce Lee would become famous for the same themes. He plays the famous Lei Ming, a noble young martial arts student who doesn't know the meaning of giving up. He faces a treacherous, blood-thirsty Japanese karate expert, played, of all people, by Lo Lieh (who was to become The Shaws' first international star in THE KING BOXER just months later). Featuring unforgettable training sequences and many fights, this box office smash would lead to a career unparalleled in its eccentricity and excitement.
Wang Yu, Lo Lieh, Wang Ping, Chao Hsiung, Cheng Lei
Incredibly, the title serpent is not a harbinger of horror, but actually the film's hero. This virtuous viper sniffs out bombs, fights gangs, battles a baby-killing rodent and even takes on a duplicitous woman. This one-of-a-kind thriller will be applauded by reptile fans everywhere.
A heroine finds herself in a love triangle with a swordsman and a warrior. They team up to conquer the evil forces of the martial arts world. However, a duel to the death is planned, leaving her caught between both men whom she admires.
Not a love triangle but a love 'rectangle', Rose, Be My Love is a romantic drama set on the eve of World War II that represents the high standards achieved by Shaw Brothers in both aspects of star power and technical polish.
How To Marry A Millionaire is produced in Hong Kong and Japanese style, thanks to the stylish flair of Shaw Brothers' top Japanese director. In We Love Millionaires, three beautiful Hong Kong salesgirls journey north to masquerade as high society debutantes and make their dreams of a gold-plated walk down the aisle come true. Politically incorrect but fun complications ensue as they don their very 1970 micro-minis to pursue beaus who might (or might not) have bulging bank accounts.
Lily Ho, Ling Yun, Irene Chen I-ling, Lin Chih-yung
A dying master dispatches his last pupil to track down five ex-students who are each an expert in his own lethal combat style. He fears they will steal the fortune belonging to their clan and tasks his pupil to prevent their attempt.
Kuo Chue, Sun Chien, Chiang Sheng, Lo Meng, Lu Feng
Torrent of Desire cascades with flames of lust that burns with a romance chiller delight. Directed by the acclaimed romance director Lo Chen, the film stars the sexy Eurasian model / actress Jenny Hu, adding fuel to desire. And watch out for the up and coming Angela Yu Chien who plays a precocious love-starved daughter of a rich widower. Angela later appears in Hong Kong erotic Category III films. The story is about David (Chiao Chuang), who came from a wealthy family, falls in love with model Chu Dan-fung (Jenny Hu). They get married. Meanwhile, Mona (Angela Yu Chien) is rejected by Chan, she lies to her brother that Chan is having an affair with Dan-fung due to jealousy and anger...
In this martial arts infused action flick directed by Hua Shan (Super Inframan), Liu Tachiang (Anthony Lau) does his best to live a respectable life, doing what is asked of him as a loyal member of the triads, while trying to live up to his own, often conflicting personal interests. In a typical situation like this, Liu is extremely loyal and dedicated to his pals but unfortunately, he has picked the wrong crowd to stick to! As Liu soon learns, the path to hell is paved with good intentions; as the hapless hero finds himself caught up in an all-out gang war that comes to a startling, dynamite conclusion...