Aptly described by its original title of "Money, Sex And Love", this is a gripping drama about Judy, a woman with a rich husband as well as two lovers who happen to be brothers. Jenny Hu is Judy, and her knockout beauty makes this summer sizzle...
Kao Chien Fei is a young swordsman who wields a special sword with a teardrop marked on its blade. He is charged with averting an impending crisis in the martial arts world, but the villain, Zhou Tung Lai, wishes to become the ruler in the martial arts world, and launches a scheme to pit the various heroes against one another.
Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but hell literally, really has no wrath like a lusting ghost scorned! Cult classic director Kuei Chih-hung shoots the works with this amazing horror romance starring muscular "Venom" Lo Meng.
This is a martial arts epic directed by Chang Cheh. In the Sung Dynasty, the government is run by corrupt officials, so Sung Jiang gathers 108 outlaws at Mount Liang and establishes a band of patriotic heroes to end the repression of brutal overlords.
David Chiang, Ti Lung, Lily Ho, Chin Feng, Yueh Hua
This film marks the Shaw Brothers' quintessential "Huangmei Opera" costume drama, as well as the directorial debut of Kao Li, a veteran screenwriter who won in the 1958 Asian Film Festival for his script Diau Charn. Co-written by future action auteur Chang Cheh, the story evolves around two imperial concubines vying for the emperor's favor in the Song Dynasty. Magnificent performances from Ivy Ling Po and Chin Feng, and a must-see for all Huangmei Opera fans.
A young man, Chin, believes he is an orphan, until he meets three men and learns from them that his father was a great swordsman who was killed when he was trying to dispel rumors of a wrongdoing and return a lost sword to its rightful owner. Chin seeks out the men’s help to take vengeance on the wrongful death of his father.
This is a tragic tale about a young girl, played by Ivy Ling Po, who gets married and has five kids. She and her husband later die, forcing one child to be sold into prostitution to feed the other four. Chinese culture dictates that great respect is given to the elders and in this film, it is an elder that is the hero, telling audiences that although sadness abounds, they can return home happy so long as they remain with Confucian's teachings.
In the days before Bruce Lee became a superstar, the greatest heroes in Hong Kong cinema were not just one man, but two: the majestic Ti Lung and the charismatic David Chiang, who were made stars by Chang Cheh. The year after they exploded into superstardom in the director's landmark teen rebellion action film, Vengeance, they returned in this mano-a-mano classic which contained many of themes that made them famous. A wealthy man is murdered. An adopted son struggles with familial fears. A mysterious, charming, streetwise knight-errant named "Rambler" always turns up in the nick of time. The two protagonists distrust each other until they survive a trial by fire (and fists). Then, side by side, they must face dozens of duplicitous killers from without and within. With the support of action choreographer Liu Chia-liang, this "Iron Triangle" of a director and his two stars creates another winner.
“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.
When super director Chang Cheh found new talent and blood with "The Five Venoms" actors, most of which were trained in the highly acrobatic Chinese opera and well versed with exotic martial arts weapons, this created a new spark for his use of bizarre weapons in his films. The Flag Of Iron is one of 20 movies that he directed featuring the utterly flabbergasting and physically exhausting action bits created by these five dudes. You have the good guys from the righteous clan versus the bad guys from the villainous clan and it's so filled with "don't-blink-or-you-will-miss-something" gags, you will need to watch it over and over again so you can see the things you missed.
Kuo Chui , Chang Sheng , Wang Li , Lu Feng , Lung Tien-chiang
Perfectly cast as a woman impersonating a man, Ivy Ling Po - who has made a career in Huangmei Opera playing male roles - is the tomboyish daughter of a general who has grown up fooling everyone that she is a boy. Like Yentl forced into disguise, Pei-ngo (Ivy Ling Po) maintains her masculine facade for the freedom she isn't allowed as a girl. Her act is so good, she has fooled her two closest schoolmates for years. However, her mother believes she has reached an age to contemplate marriage. Which one of her schoolmates will she accept? And how will Pei-ngo break the news to them that she is a girl? Complicating things further, another girl wants to marry the cross-dressed Pei-ngo. It's another historical period triumph with terrific Huangmei Opera music to charm and delight.
Long before he became internationally famous for directing Bruce Lee's first film and giving Jackie Chan his big break, Lo Wei was famous for his acting. He was, in fact, a wellknown matinee idol in the 1950's. He enjoyed appearing in front of the camera throughout his career - even in his five years working at the Shaw Studio. This was one of his most central roles, as the loyal swordsman ShangkuanHao, leader of the Black Dragon Clan. Sharing the screen with him was swordswoman supreme Cheng Pei-pei, the lovely and luminous superstar who also created an international stir with her one and only villainous role (in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon). Here she is as most fans love her best: the heroic woman warrior who saves the country. But she must face the duplicitous White Dragons, the Flying Leopard, and the Red-headed Monk, among others, to secure the throne and safeguard a hoard of treasure.
Cheng Pei-pei , Yueh Hua , Wu Fung, Lo Wei, Tien Feng