When this amazing movie premiered, Stephen Chow was already one of Hong Kong's biggest stars and a comic icon being compared with everyone from THE MARX BROTHERS to BUGS BUNNY. His director, Jeff Lau, had helmed Chow's breakthrough film, ALL FOR THE WINNER, so their collaboration was tried and true. Having already lampooned such subjects as gambling, kung-fu, the justice system, the educational system, James Bond, and even Chinese mythology, Chow and a great cast of new faces as well as old favorites take on ghostbusting. It starts when a couple kill the man’s mother, then die themselves trying to kill the exorcist who uncovers their crime. They vow vengeance, leading to a duel to end all duels between the living and the dead. There are thrills and laughs galore in this Chow winner, who is now taking his rightful place as an international comic genius.
Lei Kung, the leader of the Boxer Clan in Yunnan, dissolves the clan to save his disciples before going into self-exile. The Clan sends various assassins to kill him but failed. They then assigned Kung’s brother Yong to find and kill Kung, leading to a battle between the two brothers.
Liu Chia Liang, Liu Chia Yung, Kara Hui, Gordon Liu
This is actress Ching Li's exhilarating feature debut as a schizophrenic who refuses to believe that her pilot lover is killed in a plane crash. She begins making up stories that his death is merely a lie told by her lover's father in order to end their relationship. Treated by her old classmate and doctor, played by Yang Feng, Li slowly recovers and comes face-to-face with the reality and her newfound love.
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.
The second film of a loose trilogy following “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”, this martial arts comedy stars Gordon Liu as Chu Jen Chieh, an imposter monk who goes to Shaolin to learn real kung-fu, and invents his own ‘scaffolding kung fu”..
There is an old grudge between families among the Ching and Ming supporters in Kwang Tung. Tsai (Ku Feng) is concealed by pawnbroker Li Jen-chao (Ti Lung), a "Yun Chun" boxer, whose anti-Ching society Tsai later joins. Tsai narrowly escapes being caught in a brothel by Liang (Wang Lung-wei) and the Ching troops. He manages with the help of fellow revolutionaries to kill Liang and the other pursuers. Some years later, Liang's son Hsiao-hu (Chen Shu-chi) returns to avenge his father's death...
Wang Li, Lung Tien-chang, Chin Siu-ho, Ti Lung, Fu Sheng
Hui Pui-ching is often ill-treated by her husband Fan Pak-nan, a cruel and uncouth man. At a party, Pui-ching meets rich and erudite businessman, Ha Mon-hin. He also has family troubles and they are mutually attracted. One day, feeling lonely, Pui-ching takes a walk and runs into Mon-hin. They dine out and go for a walk along the beach. After not having seen Pui-ching for several days, Mon-hin discovers she is ill. At the risk of being discovered, he visits her. She is glad to see him and they stroll on the beach again. Mon-hin picks up a purple shell and gives it to Pui-ching as a memento. Pak-nan becomes suspicious of Pui-ching's movements and he employs a maid to spy on his wife. His suspicions seem confirmed when he sees Pui-ching and Mon-hin conversing at a party. Pak-nan humiliates his wife by taking a dance hostess home and necking with her in his wife's presence. Pui-ching falls seriously ill. Pak-nan continues to bully her and declares he no longer cares for her. Mon-hin takes care of Pui-ching and pays all her medical bills. Pui-ching recovers but loses her mind despites Mon-hin's efforts to help. Mon-hin takes Pui-ching to the beach where, on sighting a purple shell, she regains her sanity. Mon-hin takes Pui-ching to the country where he buys her a new home. Pak-nan, who has taken photographs of the pair, conspires with Mon-hin's uncle, Tao See-yin, to blackmail Mon-hin. See-yin demands and gets $50,000 from Mon-hin. At the same time, Pak-nan insists Mon-hin sign a statement turning over all his property to him in exchange for Pui-ching. If not, Mon-hin will be sued in court. Pui-ching finds out about the blackmail attempt. She feels partly responsible and decides to prevent it. She tears up Mon-hin's statement agreeing to the property transfer and then kills herself. See Yin, unable to get his share of the blackmail money from Pak-nan, decides on revenge. He tells Mon-hin's wife the entire story and blames Pak-nan for Pui-ching's death. Mon-hin is confronted by his wife and learns of the death of Pui-ching. His son, hearing of the affair, runs away from home. The strain is too much for Mon-hin who becomes mentally unbalanced. He wanders about on the beach day and night in search of purple shells.
ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN revolutionized the kung-fu film, paving the way to the Golden Age and new wave era, which has made Hong Kong action cinema one of the most respected in the world. It was also a gigantic box-office hit, and overwhelming popular demand called for a sequel. Director Chang Cheh truly proved that he was indeed the "Godfather of the Kung-fu Film" by mounting a follow-up which many say is even more accomplished and exciting than the original. Jimmy Wang Yu is back as one-armed hero Fang Kang, who just wants to lead a quiet life... until the Eight Demon Swordsmen won't take "no" for an answer. That's their mistake: Fang takes them all on, and more, in this fight-filled, action packed adventure which clearly proves that one arm, attached to the right hero, is better than sixteen.
Jimmy Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Tien Feng, Essie Lin Chia
Melodrama maestro Yen Chun, directed and co-starred in this heartwarming drama about a young girl, Chen (Fang Ying) whose parents send her away to stay with the Changs to escape her disintegrating family life. On the Changs' farm, Chen meets their daughter, Ling Yun (Ching Li), the young artist, Hsu (Yueh Hua) and the eldest son, Ling Hsiao (Wang Hsia). She spends a summer she will never forget...
Fang Yin, Chiao Chuang, Yueh Hua, Wang Hsia, Ching Li
Lo Chen plays the dedicated wife of a man being pressured by a nasty belly dancer. She uncovers a pit of deceit, double-crosses, murder, and endless blackmailing. The belly dancer gets stabbed, but then her brother moves in on her scheme. There's a mysterious man (played by award winning actor Ku Feng) who's offering evidence for cash, but also has a completely separate extortion plot on the side. Just as it seems everyone around her has some sort of racket going on, homicide rears its ugly head again, threatening our heroine with extinction. Try solving it yourself before the last knife is stabbed.
Ivy Ling Po , Kao Yuen , Li Hsiang-chun , Wang Hsieh
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
Young love and its comedy of errors. Hsiao Fang, played by Li Ching, is a spunky young girl not afraid to fight back against hooligans. Unfortunately, she mistakes the handsome Ma Ta-hai, for one such hoodlum. The two are immediately attracted but refuse to admit their true feelings. The real hooligans are from a rich family led by a devious Madam who devise a revenge plot. With plot twists, mistaken identities, along with some terrific musical numbers, romance has never been this much fun.
Betty Ting plays Susan, a young woman hiding from her father by being a nightclub singer in Japan. Pop singer Chao Ke-jen (Lin Chong) gets permission from his boss to visit Japan, with the condition that he finds the boss's daughter. Boy finds girl, boy falls in love. But will the father approve?
Betty Ting Pei, Jimmy Lin Chung, Chao Hsin-yen, Kao Ling
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.