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?
Costume drama auteur Li han-hsiang adapts thee erotic and mystic tales from the Chinese classical literatures and visualizes them on screen into an instant cult classic. Starring the hottest stars Tien Ni, Hu Chin, Chen Ping, Yang Chun, and Yueh Hua, the stories span across time from the Tang to Ming dynasties, filled with exotic characters such as emperors, concubines, monks, and fortune-tellers, intertwined in a world of adultery, lust and greed. Costume drama buffs should not miss it.
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.
This is a tragic tale about a young girl, played by Ivy Ling Po, who gets married and has five kids. She and her husband later die, forcing one child to be sold into prostitution to feed the other four. Chinese culture dictates that great respect is given to the elders and in this film, it is an elder that is the hero, telling audiences that although sadness abounds, they can return home happy so long as they remain with Confucian's teachings.
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.
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.
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
Long before CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON wowed the western world, COME DRINK WITH ME set an entirely new standard for martial arts movies in the Far East. Director King Hu not only broke new ground but set the groundwork for all the action films that followed, including CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. COME DRINK WITH ME tells the story of a mysterious swordswoman nicknamed "Golden Swallow", and the even more mysterious swordsman, "Beggar". They join forces to free a kidnapped official from a Buddhist monastery run by a corrupt abbot with incredible kung-fu powers. But the real attention-getters are the ingeniously staged action scenes and a cast of characters that looks as cool today as when the film burst upon the cinema scene in 1966.
Veteran leading man Paul Chang Chung was the Romeo and newcomer Li Ting was his Juliet as two students pine for each other from across a river that is filled with man-eating reptiles. There the comparison to a Shakespearean play ends; the girl's dad rains fire and sabotages his neighbours' properties. Daughters are stripped and imprisoned, family skeletons are revealed and desperate lovers brave dangerous waters to bring peace to the river. With this tragic romance, Lo Wei set off to a new career which would then lead to both Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan's big breaks.
Lo Lieh was famous as Shaw Studio's first international kung-fu film star. He was famous throughout Asia for dozens of superlative performances in everything from horror to modern thrillers to martial arts. But it was the rare saga Lo also directed, and this was one of those special events. Following his huge success starring as the infamous Shaolin Temple traitor in preeminent kung-fu filmmaker Liu Chia-liang's Executioners From Shaolin, he returned to the role in this, a combination sequel and remake. Liu stayed on as choreographer, while his famed adoptive brother, Gordon Liu Chia-hui, and his discovery, Hui Ying-hung, stepped into the starring roles. The result is a lighter-hearted entertainment, as our hero learns "Embroidery Fist" and acupuncture to counter the evil White Lotus leader's deadly "Weightless Boxing" and "Nerve Centre Shutdown" techniques. The permutations of their fights are delightful to behold.
When a young housewife’s debt-ridden, philandering husband leaves her with a mountain of tax debts, a security guard is hired by the tax authority to guard the assets, but he starts falling for her instead.
Winner of Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards.
Kenny Bee, Ceceil Yip, Anthony Chan Yau, Anita Mui
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
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.
One of the most respected, long-lived and powerful emperors in Chinese history, Chien Lung, travels to one of the most scholarly cities in China incognito, and there he indulges his interest in gambling and a certain courtesan.