Sun Chung had been recognized as an expert comedy and crime thriller director, but he was to gain even greater acclaim for his soulful, powerful, intelligent, and beautifully-made martial arts epics. This stands alongside The Deadly Breaking Sword and The Kung-fu Instructor as one of his very best. It's not so much the plot - a master swordsman protects a treasure chest on a dangerous journey - that makes this great, but what Sun does with it, inspiring the cast and crew to some of their finest work.
Hsu Lo is up against an evil black magic practitioner San Kan Mi, who wants to place a death spell on him and a love spell on his fiancée Wang Chu Ying. Fortunately, Wang's friends manage to find another veteran witch doctor to take on the evil San. This bone-chilling tale of good versus evil races to a heart-stopping ending.
After the Ming Emperor is overthrown and his infant son was put in the care of the Black Dragon Society, a traitorous martial arts clan attacks the society, forcing an inexperienced pair of swordsman and swordswoman to flee with the infant. Their journey to deliver the infant to safety is filled with dangers that would require help from other allies…
Cheng Pei Pei, Yueh Hua, Wu Fung, Lo Wei, Tien Feng
Incredibly, the title serpent is not a harbinger of horror, but actually the film's hero. This virtuous viper sniffs out bombs, fights gangs, battles a baby-killing rodent and even takes on a duplicitous woman. This one-of-a-kind thriller will be applauded by reptile fans everywhere.
The traditional lion dance has never looked so good as in Lion VS Lion which captures the most impressive sequences of lion dancing on film. Besides being loaded with enjoyable martial arts chicanery, film historians can revel because it's also the first film that clearly demonstrates the intricacies and differences between the traditional Northern and Southern lion dancing techniques. The Five Venom alumnus and Chang Cheh discovery, Lo Meng, teams up with Liu Chia-liang protege Wang Yu, as they inadvertently turn from vagabond kung-fu school operators into anti-Ching, patriotic fighters.
Wang Yu, Chien Yuen-sheng, Wang Lung-wei, Lo Meng, Yang Pan-pan
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...
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…
The crazy bumpkin returns in a sequel for more bittersweet laughs and heart-wrenching misfortune, as his true love becomes the wife of an abusive husband and his uncle further exploits his naïve nature.
When super director Chang Cheh found new talent and blood with "The Five Venoms" actors, most of which were trained in the highly acrobatic Chinese opera and well versed with exotic martial arts weapons, this created a new spark for his use of bizarre weapons in his films. The Flag Of Iron is one of 20 movies that he directed featuring the utterly flabbergasting and physically exhausting action bits created by these five dudes. You have the good guys from the righteous clan versus the bad guys from the villainous clan and it's so filled with "don't-blink-or-you-will-miss-something" gags, you will need to watch it over and over again so you can see the things you missed.
Kuo Chui , Chang Sheng , Wang Li , Lu Feng , Lung Tien-chiang
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.
This internationally popular tale of a brother and sister, seeking vengeance for the death of their parents through using the mythical yin/yang Holy Flame kung-fu technique. It's an outstanding epic choreographed and co-starring lead "Venom" Kuo Chue (aka. Philip Kwok).
Liu Hsueh-hua, Max Mok, Pai Piao, Kuo Chui, Weng Tsing-tsing
Zhao Bu Fan is the sergeant of the government’s secret police. Wang is a cruel and ruthless eunuch who takes over the Emperor’s ruling power and leads the team of secret agents. After witnessing the atrocities committed by Eunuch Wang, Sergeant Zhao decides to defect but ends up being hunted by his friends, comrades and even his father.
Adapted from the most widely read Ching Dynasty novel, this touching love story has proven a challenge to many filmmakers, and it is acclaimed as the most successful one. A sumptuous feature that took three years of planning and production, it was a hugely popular and critiqued hit which stands out as a classic combination of both 18th century literature and 1960s moviemaking.
Loh Tih, Pat Ting Ning, Ting Hung, Tu Chuan, Jen Chieh
Kao Chien Fei is a young swordsman who wields a special sword with a teardrop marked on its blade. He is charged with averting an impending crisis in the martial arts world, but the villain, Zhou Tung Lai, wishes to become the ruler in the martial arts world, and launches a scheme to pit the various heroes against one another.