Frankie Wei Hung is the Swordsman At Large, who is hunted down by practically everyone. A superlative sword is created just for the purpose of taking his life, but the blade becomes more coveted than the hero's death by it! Bandits, beauties and blade masters battle for grandeur in this exciting story of deceit, betrayal and death; expertly guided by the director who brings showcases to the Shawscope screen!
Margaret Hsing Hui, Tina Chin Fei, Frankie Wei, Yu Feng
Two Con Men is a wonderfully twisted, pseudo-romantic comedy in the vein of "Robin Hood" meets "The Sting". Starring Liang Tien as Clever Chan and Chang Ying (who's done over 400 films) as Tricky Ching, it's the age-old competition between a rookie con artist versus the ultimate, experienced flimflam man. It's a game Chen cannot afford to lose, because people's lives - including his own, hang in the balance of good versus evil.
How To Marry A Millionaire is produced in Hong Kong and Japanese style, thanks to the stylish flair of Shaw Brothers' top Japanese director. In We Love Millionaires, three beautiful Hong Kong salesgirls journey north to masquerade as high society debutantes and make their dreams of a gold-plated walk down the aisle come true. Politically incorrect but fun complications ensue as they don their very 1970 micro-minis to pursue beaus who might (or might not) have bulging bank accounts.
Lily Ho, Ling Yun, Irene Chen I-ling, Lin Chih-yung
This movie tells the tale of Lin Chong, the Sung Dynasty’s Chief Army Instructor who is framed by a corrupt official and has to embark on an exile fraught with danger. Helped by a monk, Lin Chong is finally able to take revenge.
Released two years after its star's suicide, the sequel to the original box office hit becomes all the more moving because of it. Set during World War II, the movie follows a singer who searches battle-scarred China for her lover, who is entangled with Japanese invaders, communist insurgents, and a warlord's beautiful daughter.
Ling Hsiao (Lo Lieh) and Kuan Wang-lung (Chang Pei-shan) both work as guards for the Tien Ying Treasury House - an establishment that offers its clients storage and safe transportation for their money or valuables. Kuan Wang-lung is secretly in love with Fang Yen (Yang Ai-hua), the grand-daughter of his boss. But she is attracted to Ling Hsiao and ignores Kuan. Kuan wonders how he can get rid of his rival...
Of all the many kinds of films Ho Meng-hua directed for the Shaw Brothers, quite possibly his most internationally popular was THE FLYING GUILLOTINE. While he did not direct its like-titled sequel, he did helm this great flying guillotine follow-up, which critics considered among his best. It was also one of his last for the studio before continuing his filmmaking career in Taiwan. It stars the gorgeous Chen Ping (THE MINISKIRT GANG, LADY EXTERMINATOR) as the sole survivor of a despotic emperor's latest foray into decapitation. Fearlessly she takes on the entire flying guillotine gang, despite the fact that she's pregnant! Lo Lieh, Shaw Brothers' first international superstar, is brilliant as the vindictive gang boss, while revered action choreographer Tang Chia mounts stupendous battles between the soaring beheaders and an astonishing wushu woman warrior with child.
Hong Xi Guan of Shaolin is chased and wounded by a martial arts scum who took refuge in the Qing court. He is saved and healed by friends from the wet market and they hide Hong in a bean curd shop to protect him. However, Hong’s enemy finds him and ambushes him at the shop, hoping to capture Hong and all his friends.
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
One of the first kung fu comedies, this is a story about a con artist who uses kung fu to swindle villagers for money by pretending to be possessed by spirits. When they are threatened by bandits, he must use the same skills for good.
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?
Warrior Tuan Chang Qing meets courtesan Liu Yin Xi in a small town. Liu pleads Tuan to kill the underworld master Guo Tian Sheng, known as the "Killer Doctor", in order to avenge the death of her fiance. Tuan and gambling addict Xiao Dao breaks into Guo's household, triggering the battle of good against evil.
A young musician Chi Chiang is hired by the manager of a popular band when the group's drummer/leader Charlie, quits to join a rival group. The new drummer becomes an immediate hit, causing Charlie to be very jealous. Furthermore, the young drummer's mother is dead set against him having a music career.
This is Sun Chung's very first film for the Shaw Brothers, making it especially interesting and important. He hit the ground running with this action-filled tale of a :Devil Girl" who is setting one clan against another to get her hands on two amazing mirrors with supernatural powers. Only a noble swordsman (played by Liu Tan) and beautiful swordswoman (played by The Thundering Sword star Shu Pei-pei) can stop her.