After many years as a respected actor (The Chinese Boxer) and action choreographer (Jackie Chan's Drunken Master), the Shaw Studio finally gave the dependable and commendable Hsu Hsia a chance to direct his own movies. He didn't waste the opportunity, inviting three other kung-fu designers to help on this fight-filled thriller. Wang Yu, co-star of such classics as Dirty Ho and The Kid With A Tattoo, here takes center stage as a young rascal caught between an anti-Ching Confederation and violent, vengeful Ching troops. But when he discovers that the good guys are led by master martial arts actor Jen Shih-kuan (Once Upon A Time In China) and the bad guys are led by the incredible Huang Cheng-li (Snake In The Eagle's Shadow) everyone knows that loads of great kung-fu is in store.
Fan Jia Shu is a kind-hearted student who is smitten with Shen, a heart-rending love song singer. However, he is not the only one who has eyes for Shen. The General’s henchmen are also determined to present the songstress to their superior as a gift. Fan receives help from an unexpected person just in time to save the woman he loves.
A long-awaited horror sequel after Enchanted Shadow, this is about three asylum inmates telling their stories. In story one, a husband and wife discover they should be careful what they wish for. A naked female ghost seeks revenge from her watery grave in story two, and a dead prostitute returns as a ghost in the last tale.
Jien Chiu and Bai Yu Tong are equally matched rivals in martial arts. Bai saves the emperor one day but did not believe his identity. Jien rescues the emperor later and gets promoted to the royal guard. This angers Bai and he attempts to jeopardize Jien’s position by stealing the imperial jade seal. Luckily, Jien is able to reclaim the seal with his skills.
A young girl Chen is sent away by her parents who are going through divorce, to stay with the Changs. On the Chang’s farm, she meets their daughter Ling Yun, the eldest son Ling Hsiao, and a young artist Hsu, and spends a summer with them that she will never forget.
Fang Yin, Chiao Chuang, Yueh Hua, Wang Hsia, Ching Li
Wong Hsia Yuan is a traditional kung fu master whose academy is on the brink of closure. Chan Mei Ling arrives from U.S. to revitalize the academy but her way of recruiting students is going beyond questionably legal. Yuan is furious, but when the local triads enter the picture, Yuan and Ling join hands to take back the neighborhood.
Liu Chia Liang, Kara Hui, Gordon Liu, Chang Chan Peng
Three buddies find a rare artifact known as the Double-Faced God but are poisoned by Lady Wu who steals the treasure from them. Before they die, they get their wives to promise to train their children to take back what is rightfully theirs. These kids grow up to exact a vengeance that turns out to be more hilarious than horrific in this comedy.
With Hong Kong cinema's new wave, high flying, martial arts action of the 1980's, came a new wave of actors; teeny-bopper, canto-pop singer/stars with little or no martial arts background. However, when a film like LITTLE DRAGON MAIDEN intelligently mixes the old with the new, the results are pure golden magic. This costume-action, drama, love story features relative newcomer Leslie Cheung, who falls in love with the Dragon Maiden while learning the art of swordplay. The recipe is complete when veteran kung-fu stars Chen Kuan-tai and Lo Lieh add just enough weapon-wielding spice to make this film really cook. Cheung garnered international recognition in John Woo's A BETTER TOMORROW and Ronny Yu's THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR.
Leslie Cheung, Weng Tsing-tsing, Chen Kuan-tai, Liu Hsueh-yua
Ivy Ling Po plays a young scholar who is manipulated into marrying a nobleman's reluctant daughter. After marrying, he soon discovers the reason for her hesitation. She is stricken with a contagious disease. But, with the power of true love, their romance prevails.
Tu Meng Fei makes his way to the world after completing his kung fu training. En route, he rescues Mu Wan Erh and Li San Nan from a band of thugs and later learnt of a 20-year conflict between the evil Thunder Gang Chief Leng Tian Lei and the Dragon Sect. Mu’s lost father is none other than the Thunder Gang Chief, who also killed Li’s father…
An ambitious evil clan intends to rule the martial arts world. To achieve their goal, they must first steal a secret martial arts manuscript depicting how firearms can be produced. However, a supremely intelligent swordsman Shen Sheng Yi is protecting the manuscript and remains one step ahead of the evil clan.
The Snake Prince lives on the Snake Mountain of Kwangsi with other snakes and they have lived peacefully with humans for a thousand years. All things change however, when the Snake Prince falls in love with one of the three beauties performing a sensual rain dance in the nearby village one day, and decides to marry her at all costs...
As the names of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-liang became legendary, all-too-often the name of their equally valued collaborator, Tang Chia, is omitted. That may be, because, unlike the previous pair, the veteran kung-fu choreographer only went on to direct three movies of his own. Of course, that makes this trio all the more special, and this first effort perhaps the most special of all. It may be an eye-filling, mind-bending martial arts tale of two royal princes battling for the rightful recovery of the throne, but it's also a party, where Tang invites two cinematographers, three editors, and no less than five other choreographer friends to almost literally shoot the works. The results are kung-fu configurations not only never seen before, but never even imagined!
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.