Li Ching, star of Sweet is Revenge, plays one of three daughters, whose life is turned upside down when she discovers she is adopted. But things get even worse when she goes in search of her real mother. Finally, after what is almost a double tragedy, she realizes what so many knew all along: There's no place like home.
Li Ching, Margaret Hsing Hui, Irene Chen I-ling, Kao Pao-shu
Jenny Hu, Shaw Brothers' gorgeous Chinese-German star, was given her first comedy role in the wild and wacky Guess Who Killed My Twelve Lovers? Described as "a comedy of belly laughs and chilling murders", it is a unique entry in the Hong Kong theater of the absurd.
Derek Yee is a magic solar baby sent Earthbound by a benevolent god, raised by an old carpenter, has martial art superpowers and "green kryptonite" loses them during solar eclipses. That's when the evil baby counterpart shows up. Demon-paced martial arts action by Jackie Chan's kung-fu classmates Yuan Pin and Yuen Hua compliments Toho Studio style special optical effects.
Return Of The Phoenix is yet another masterpiece from prolific director Li Han-hsiang. An imperial minister Cheng Pu (Ching Miao) is faced with a quandary. He’s getting old and his daughters are still not married. Elder daughter Shueh-yeh (Elizabeth Chuang) is so ugly no one wants her. Younger daughter Shueh-wu (Li Hsiang-chun) is beautiful but Mrs Cheng refuses to let her marry before her elder sister. The drama unfolds when Cheng decides to marry Shueh-wu off.
Li Hsiang-chun, King Feng, Kao Pao-shu, Jen Chieh, Ching Miao, Chiang Kwong-chao
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!
Chu Twin becomes crazy after his son’s arms were chopped off. For no reason, he harms four people causing them various disabilities. The four disabled form a band to learn Kung Fu from a master, in order to take revenge on Chu Twin.
Chan Kuan Tai, Lu Feng, Kuo Chue, Sun Jian, Lo Mang, Jiang Sheng, Ching Miao
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.
An evil clan plans a discord so as to dominate the martial arts world. Their masked assassins massacre another clan and one of the assassins is arrested and brought to trial at a tribunal of all the clans. What judgement will they make and can they uncover the truth?
Movie queen Ivy Ling Po is ideally cast as a male scholar in this historical Huangmei Opera romance. The curious title refers to two props that signal a happy beginning to what develops into a tragic love story between the scholar and a local beauty (played by Fang Ying). He polishes mirrors as a pretext to get closer to his love, who signals her approval by tossing him a bunch of lichees. From that point on the course of true love proves operatically rocky, complete with murder and suicide. It also proves that the special screen chemistry between Ivy Ling Po and Fang Ying, first demonstrated in the box office smash West Chamber, was no fluke. Watch for Hong Kong’s favorite fatty, Lydia Shum, in one of her earlier Shaw Brothers roles.
This is adapted from Louis Cha’s “The Book and the Sword”. A young swordsman is tasked to lead a patriotic secret society to fight the traitorous general who colludes with the enemy. At the same time, he encounters a female warrior and two beautiful princesses, and is caught between all their affections for him.
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
The chase may be long, but the action is fast and furious is this tale of a dart master-for-hire and the innkeeper’s daughter, Hsueh-niang (Li Ching) who loves him. Kou Ying (Yueh Hua) is under deadly threat from a police officer after he assassinates a Government Minister, while Hsueh-niang is the target of murderous local bandits. The consummately versatile director, Ho Meng-hua soon to be declared a master of the “esoteric weapon” kung-fu film, develops his style with this sharp thriller that really gets to the point.
Famed action director Chu Yuan helmed this engaging Chinese Robin Hood adventure with martial arts battles choreographed by Yuen Cheung-yan (Charlie's Angels, Daredevil). Action star Yueh Hua is a master thief who earned his nickname by gliding on walls. The film features universal screen idol Connie Chan Pao-chu in her final performance as the Lizard's faithful partner-in-crime against a corrupt police chief, played by genre veteran Lo Lieh.
Cheng Pei-pei was Hong Kong's first and most celebrated Queen of Kung-fu where her on screen performances set all the standards for future female martial arts stars like Michelle Yeoh. Lady Of Steel is a high plains drifter adventure where Cheng Pei-pei plays a swordswoman on a mission: to find the bandits that killed her parents and save the country from foreign invaders. Cheng Pei-pei's success garnished international acclaim with her Jade Fox character in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.