In The Sword And The Lute, Kwei Wu (Jimmy Wang Yu) and his partner (Chin Ping) are on a mission to destroy the "Phoenix Lute", a deadly weapon that shoots poisonous needles up to 500 paces and which can only be destroyed by the Kan curved sword...
Cheng Chung (Derek Yee) and May (Liu Hsueh-hua), a pair of lovers working on the police force, camp on an outlying island. Awakened by a strange sound, May goes out onto the beach where a violent frenzy grips her. After her return from leave, May insists Inspector Wang (Yueh Hua) in a bid to rescue some hostages. She shoots the thug under most peculiar circumstances. Then a series of tragedies occur. Her two colleagues die mangled in a lift accident and Inspector Wang is injured at his desk by a snake. Wang's exorcist sister (Hsia Ping), who performs rites for him, also dies in an accident. And so does a fortune-teller who refused to read May's fortune.
Take a vacation with sexy Lily Ho and Jimmy Lin Chong. They operate a travel agency specializing in Southeast Asian holidays, and many a school mistress and her charges have been charmed during their Tropicana Interludes. Lin Chong wears his trademark Nehru suits, tours the scenic sights of Malaysia and Singapore, and warbles a half-dozen hit tunes, making this one of Shaw Brothers most lively 1960’s musical romances.
Lily Ho , Jimmy Lin Chong , Essie Lin Chia, Lily Li
Unarguably the greatest character in kung-fu film history is Huang Fei-hong. Arguably the greatest director of pure kung-fu films is Liu Chia-liang. Putting the two together was natural, since Liu started his career working on the classic Huang, and his family was trained by students of the real Huang Fei-hong! So after his first film as director, THE SPIRITUAL BOXER, was a huge hit, Liu decided to make the greatest tale of Huang and his "sifu" (teacher) ever filmed. He made a star of his adoptive brother, Gordon Liu Chia-hui, in the leading role, and filled the cast with family members, friends, students, and the best Shaw Brothers had to offer. He even played the villain himself. The result was more Liu magic, with an honorable message of righteousness that rings true through the decades.
Gordon Liu Chia-hui, Chen Kuan-tai, Wang Yu, Lily Li
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
The Story Of Sue Sanis a compelling Shaw Brothers Huangmei Opera, which centers on the romance between Wang Chin-lung (Chao Lei) and Sue San (Betty Loh Ti). Although their love for one other may be perfectly matched, the two are worlds apart when it comes to social ranking. Chin-lung is the son of a respected government official, whereas Su San is a famous prostitute! The ugly truth will prove hard to overcome to attain bliss...
Betty Loh Tih, Chao Lei, Kao Pao-shu, Chu Mu, Yang Chi-ching
In swordplay movies, females played a more central role in the plots and the swordswomen created in the genre are some of the most charismatic figures in Hong Kong cinema thanks in great part to Cheng Pei-pei. In The Jade Raksha, Cheng Pei-pei becomes a human combine harvester as she hacks and whacks a path through life avenging the death of her family under the moniker "The Jade Raksha." Cheng Pei-pei gained international recognition in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Water Clan Chief is severely wounded by a samurai killer shortly before the annual duel at Tai Lake. He sends his brother Bao Yu on a long journey to find an antidote for him. On the way, Bao Yu encounters Little Princess and falls in love with her, not knowing that she is hiding a secret plot…
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.
One day, when the heroic outlaw Chu Liu Xiang is dining with his friend Monk Wu Hua, Gong from the Holy Water Palace accuses Chu of stealing the holy water and using it for various murders. Chu denies, and is given a month to find the murderer or be killed by Gong. To prove him innocence, Chu decides to investigate the case…
Betty Loh Ti displays an ethereal loveliness that earns her the nickname "Classical Beauty" in this classic tale that combines a very contemporary comic sense with traditional Mandarin opera tunes. Add on a score by celebrated composer Yao Min and a script by future super director King Hu (a.k.a. Hu King-chuan) and you have a perfect showcase for subtle humor and legendary beauty - one of the Hong Kong's most legendary screen personalities. Betty is a perky maid who helps manage the love life of her young mistress (Ting Ning). The task isn't as easy as it sounds, with gender-bender twists such as a young scholar masquerading as a woman (Chiao Chuang), and a bandit's voluptuous sister (Chang Chung-wen) disguised as a man.
Months before Bruce Lee burst into the international scene with ENTER THE DRAGON, this powerful story of tragedy, torture, redemption, and revenge premiered across America under the unforgettable title FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH. And, under that title, it went on to become the first international martial arts movie hit, and a perennial best-selling video. It made a continent-spanning star of Lo Lieh, and established the Shaw Brothers as the preeminent studio for high quality action and adventure. Now, finally, after more than thirty years, the original KING BOXER takes its rightful place as the film that started it all for the Western world. Not surprisingly, the tale of an honorable fighter's retraining in the "Iron Palm" style after corrupt invaders crush his hands remains as potent and exciting as when it premiered.