The "godfather of the kung-fu film," Chang Cheh created this sweeping, all-action adventure of undercover, traveling patriots battling corrupt Mongol chieftains and their bloodthirsty henchmen. Choreographers Hsieh Hsing and Chen Hsin-yi guides a spectacular all-star kung-fu cast, led by international favorites Alexander Fu Sheng, David Chiang, Chi Kuan-chi and even Li Yi-min. With all of them fighting, plus more, there's hardly a moment to spare as stolen gold, hostage villagers, raging soldiers, corrupt courts, and an ammo dump complicate matters until both exceptional martial arts and explosions fill the screen.
From director Lo Chen comes The Shepherd Girl, a heartwarming 1963 musical from Shaw Brothers! In this musical drama, Julie Yeh Feng stars as Hsiu Hsiu, a beautiful shepherd girl who falls in love with a handsome boatman named Liu Ta-lung (Kwan Shan). Unfortunately, she cannot afford to marry him because her father has a tower of debt due to gambling. To complicate the matter, a rival suitor promises to pay off all her father's debts on one condition: that Hsiu Hsiu marries him. She initially declines, but jealousy gets the better of her when she assumes Ta-lung is flirting with another woman. In retaliation, she starts flirting with her possible husband-to-be. What she doesn't know is that her jealousy is based on an actual misunderstanding!
Knowing Guo Jing has won Huang Rong’s hand in marriage using the kung fu learned from Jiao Jin manual, Ouyang Feng captures Huang and agrees to release her only if Guo can dictate the content of the manual. Will Guo give in to the threat?
Huangmei Opera movies like The Pearl Phoenix are unique to 1960s Hong Kong culture, a product of the Swinging Sixties but considerably more in touch with their Chinese roots. This one is completed with a gender-bending tale where the male lead is played by a female posing as a man, plus movie queen Li Ching and the singing voices of Ivy Ling Po and Jing Ting. Sit back and enjoy!
Thirty year film veteran Yueh Feng cast almost equally experienced heroine Li Li-hua as a swordswoman out to reclaim her murdered husband's "Green Sword" the sharpest blade in the world. Li Ching, a lovely new star, plays the role of Li Li-hua's student, who must take up the fight when her teacher falters. Action fans and art film lovers alike will appreciate this "woman warrior" epic, which premiered more than thirty years before the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon resurrected the same themes.
Li Li-hua, Li Ching, Chiao Chuang, Wu Ma, Chen Hung-lieh
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.
A year before he was to direct King Boxer -- the first Hong Kong kung-fu film ever to break into the international market -- Cheng Chang-ho both wrote and directed this powerful martial arts movie. Ling Yun, of Gun Brothers and Hellgate (among many others), ably plays a magician-warrior who initially protects the villain from an ambush by the title heroes. But after his wife's and friend's deaths, he must fight to set things right.
When the head of a manor loses his kung fu skills, he enlists his nephew and his fiancé to help escort gold to the capital. The duo run into a mysterious knight along the way and they join hands to prevent bandits from stealing the gold.
Li Ching, Ti Lung, David Chiang, Ching Miao, Ku Feng, Chen Hsing
Hsu Hsia, a great kung fu actor himself, both directs and leads a team of four martial arts choreographers for his tale of kung fu pickpockets (including handsome Chien Hsiao-Hou), who dodge the top cop ("Venom" muscleman Lo Meng) but run afoul of a killer club owner (king of Shaw Brothers villains Wang Lung-Wei). There are assignations to assassinations, and many battles which require both light-fingered larceny as well as two-fisted (and feet) fighting. The result is a fondly remembered and exceptional genre favorite.
A dedicated chief constable nicknamed “The Invincible Fist” is chasing after a band of bandits near a village one day and encounters an innocent blind girl. He quickly falls in love with her, but finds out she is the daughter of a vicious bandit. Will he kill the father of his lover?
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 resourceful martial artist Shen Lang (David Chiang) attended a conference with other kung fu experts discuss avenging on Huan His-wang, a notorious gangster who had killed countless people in the martial world. But meanwhile Shen's fiancée, Chu Chi-chi (Ching Li), an arrogant and pretty girl, arrived at the conference and caused troubles without any reason. Embarrassed by her behaviour, Shen left the conference with Chu immediately. Both of them go on their pursue of Huan, but falls into a murder plot set up by Huan...
Hong Kong rhapsody is a musical extravaganza full of song and dance! Peter Chen-Ho stars as a playboy magician who changes his ways after he becomes the guardian of a young singer (Li Ching), the daughter of a deceased magician friend.
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...