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
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
This is one of writer/director Shen Chiang's last films, but it's an incredible action-packed adventure of a female Lone Ranger, decades before Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon made feminist-empowerment kung-fu films an international phenomenon. The wonderful Shih Szu is the title character, with Shaw Brothers' first international star, Lo Lieh, joining her as an adoring associate. Together they track down the dirty deeds and duplicity of a raping and robbing masked bandit, before, literally, riding off toward their next adventure!
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.
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.
Accepted to the Golden Sword School after his father sacrificed his life to save his master, Fang Kang (Wang Yu) is resented by his fellow pupils and decides to leave. However, his master's daughter Chi Pei (Pan Yin Tse) challenges him to a fight and chops off his arm. After being nursed back to health by Hsiao Man (Chiao Chiao), Fang Kang attempts to master the art of sword fighting with one arm and finds himself returning to the Golden Sword School on a desperate mission to save his master.
Wang Yu , Pan Yin Tse , Chiao Chiao , Chang Pei Shan
Young Chang Shun (Ti Lung) meets Wen Jou (Li Ching) when her sports car breaks down, drives her home and falls in love with her. Dancing with Wen Jou at a nightclub, Chang meets her brother Wen Chiang (Chen Hung-lieh) who dislikes him intensely. Wen Chiang's gang is after Chang and Wen Jou is forbidden to see him again. When Chang and his pals are beaten up by Wen Chiang's crowd, the humiliated Chang takes the pistol he's found and heads for Wen's home. He shoots him dead. Chang next dates Jou and the two go for a drive. Their car is tailed by the cops and soon surrounded. Chang reaches for his pistol and is gunned down, but his weapon is not loaded...
The legendary hero Wu Sung (Ti Lung) is sent to a prison in Meng province after murdering his sister-in-law and her lover. While in prison, he becomes acquainted with the prison officer Shih En (Tien Ching), who saved Wu from the baton punishment required for new prisoners. Owing Shih En a favour, Wu Sung finds out that Shih's restaurant "Delightful Forest" was taken over by a local thug (Chu Mu), and decides to help Shih get his restaurant back at all costs.
This is based on the real-life story of Master Yu Jim Yuen who strives to run his academy in the 1960s, even as the opera culture is declining. Three young men, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao, are determined to train under Master Yu and undergo extremely tough training before they become three of Hong Kong’s biggest stars
Cheng Pei-pei, the screen's greatest swordswoman, teams with Lo Lieh, the star of Shaw's first international mega-hit to claim the famous "Jade Dragon Sword" in this fast-paced "Martial Arts World" adventure where everybody wants the famous "Jade Dragon Sword", no matter who they have to kill to get it. They all face death in the title location as the "Roaming Knight" takes on the Master of Dragon Swamp in this family feud which takes place over more than twenty years of attack and vengeance. In addition to many spectacular fights, this production is all the more special for the emotional wallop at the finale.
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.
The Pure and The Evil begins with two teen girls who are inseparable but ends like Fatal Attraction where guttered sexuality leads to insanity. Rose and Fang were from opposite ends of the spectrum, but nevertheless were close. The refined Fang moves to America but returns years later to see her old buddy Rose who immediately takes an eye to her fiancé. Things quickly digress into erotic deteoriation as Rose's thorns begin to stick in Fang's and her fiancé’s sides.