Inspired by the story of Macau’s Casino King Stanley Ho, the movie traces his blood-splattered fight to the top from 1930s to 1960s. In 1941, a young graduate, Benny Ho, flees Hong Kong during the Japanese invasion and heads for Macau. Benny starts as a labourer but rises to the top of the city’s casino business with his courage, wisdom and diligence.
Linda Lin Dai plays both mother and son in this lavish fable about a goddess who falls in love with a mortal scholar (Cheng Pei-pei in her debut role). Over two years in production, it was released on the first anniversary of Linda's tragic suicide.
Love triangles or quadrangles rule, as a group of young people get entangled in a web of love and emotions. Director Doe Chin, renowned for his dramas and musicals, knows just how to tug at the heartstrings.
Fu Ping-chung (Ching Miao), a government official, is charged with making a misleading military report and is recalled from his position. He and his servant pack up his books and belongings and head for home. En route, they get into a squabble with a man (Chuan Yuan) at the inn, but the man proves to be such a good fighter that Fu persuades him to join his entourage as a body-guard. Soon they meet two girls, Shih Hsueh-lan (Shu Pei-pei) is s reluctant bride who has just run away from her wedding. They join Fu and his men for protection but then they all fall into an attack by a gang of traitors...
Co-director Lo Chen wrote this often dazzling tale of mistaken identities caused by monogrammed handkerchiefs. Pat Ting Hung, Carrie Ku Mei, and Li Hsiang-chun are just three of the lovelies on view in this "alls well that ends well" marital mixup.
Pat Ting Hung, Li Hsiang-chun, Carrie Ku Mei, King Feng, Fung Chiang
There is a decidedly Japanese flavour to this musical comedy, shot on location in Japan under the direction of Shaw Brothers' number one Japanese import, director Inoue Umetsugu. The star, often called the "Cary Grant of Hong Kong," gives an inspiring performance in this romantic farce, but sadly, it was his last for Shaw Brothers before his untimely death less than a year after the picture release. Even so, it is a fitting testament to his carefree comic talent.
Li Ching, Ouyang Sha-fei, Chin Wei-ling, Peter Chen Ho
One of Hong Kong's top action directors of all time, Liu Chia-liang makes a mind-numbing directorial debut in The Spiritual Boxer, which not only quickly established Liu as a genius director but also encouraged other martial art choreographers to take up the directing reigns. It was also the debut film of kung-fu comedienne Wang Yu as the main character, who in reality was part of Liu’s clan of stars that he personally trained for a film career. Its Ghostbusters meets George C. Scott’s The Flim-Flam Man as Wang plays a fake ghost catcher who catches more than he bargained for. With this film, Liu is also credited with introducing comedy in to the kung-fu genre; the pre-cursor for Jackie Chan's kung-fu comedies.
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...
Asian fans of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon recognized that its director Ang Lee was actually inspired by director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung's wonderful tales of a "martial arts world" where all wushu warriors try to attain the "Deer Sword" and escape from the insidious maze-like "Toy Land." Master kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia leads the king and queen of Shaw - Ti Lung and Lily Li - to engage in a fascinating and entertaining swordplay adventure of consummate swordsmen and sorceresses.
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?
Directed by Japanese director Inoue Umetsugu, Lily Ho and Ling Yun are two master thieves battling for brawn and brain; racing against each other for the famous and most prestigious gem in the world, The Venus' Tear Diamond. It is a delightful musical extravaganza of diamond and romance that is well-presented.
This was one of top three films of 1970 and winner of "Outstanding Drama" at the 9th Golden Horse Awards. The evil minister uses twelve golden medallions to summon war hero Yueh Fei back from the frontline and execute him. A group of wandering warriors, led by Yueh Hua and Chin Ping, try to stop the medallion couriers.
Chin Ping, Chiao Chiao, Yueh Hua, Wang Hsieh, Yang Chih Ching
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Actress and special awards for outstanding performance, this sumptuous adaptation of a Chinese folk tale won them all. Glorious Betty Loh Ti stars as a beauty that disguises herself as a boy to get forbidden education. This sort of pre-Yentl gender-bender role-playing is traditional when it comes to Chinese opera, yet there is nothing old fashioned about the superlative screen treatment given to this all-time classic.