In the mid-1980's Chu Yuan became internationally famous for starring as the nasty villain in Jackie Chan's groundbreaking worldwide hit, POLICE STORY. But for more than twenty-five years, he was famous as one of Hong Kong’s most respected directors of "Martial-art World" epics — often conceived by his remarkable collaborator, novelist Ku Lung. This was one of their last together for the Shaw Brothers Studio, but it's another revenge and mystery-tinged winner. Liu Yung and Sun Chien (the Korean kicking THE FIVE VENOM from Chang Cheh's internationally popular series) team to investigate the martial-art murders of a supposedly mortally wounded swordsman, only to find deception, double-dealings, imposters, and one deadly duel after another. No less than three choreographers are on hand to handle the multitude of martial arts, making this one of Chu Yuan's most involving and exciting efforts ever.
Fashion designer Shi asks his friend Mui to comment on his new design but is angered by her criticism. When Mui asks him to design a gown for her to attend a gala event, Shi takes revenge by making a clown costume instead. Seeing Mui’s embarrassment, Shi feels guilty and apologizes to her, before they fall in love…
A swordsman is suspected of being the thief of a treasure sent to Emperor. Through his investigation, he is led on to the trail of the supernatural “Bloody Parrot”. Poisonous things happen including a demonic possession, witches casting poison spells and disgusting autopsies. Then a dead constable turns into a vampire!
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
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
The "godfather of the kung-fu film," Chang Cheh, started a winning streak by making the internationally renowned THE FIVE VENOMS. He followed that hit with many more high-flying "bloody good" entertainments featuring the same cast in new roles. But of all the "Venom" movies, this one stands out as perhaps the most chilling. Masked killers are wreaking havoc and instilling terror with their vicious weapons of choice: razor-sharp, gut-shattering tridents. Only three fearless fighters dare investigate, leading to mass murder and magnificent martial arts. Chien Hsiao-hou, future co-star of Yuen Woo-ping's THE TAI-CHI MASTER joins the trio to get tri-pierced. The core "Venoms" themselves handle the intricate, always impressive, sometimes awe-inspiring, choreography in this unforgettable exercise in "grand guignol kung-fu."
Chiang Sheng, Chu Ko, Chin Siu-ho, Lu Feng, Kuo Chui, Wang Li
This masterpiece spins three interconnected tales about Hong Kong society's differing views on love and what women want from love. Follow a trio of Hong Kong women as they explore relationships and fulfil their hopes of finding true love.
Commissioner Liu Ta-hua (Tsao Ta-hua) is arrested by special envoy Cheng Chih-cheng (Wang Jung) for corruption. Coolie Lin Szu-hai (Gordon Liu Chia-hui), who has unintentionally helped Cheng, is given a small post under Lo. Lin is smart and soon learns how to get dockside bribes. Later, he gets a regular spin-off from Adjutant Chang…
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 is a story about an army out to destroy the Hsien Lung gang of anti-Yuan revolutionaries. Their leader Ru Yi Tu is up against Fu Zhong Yuan, the identified successor of the Hsien Lung gang who must also prove his own legitimacy. The plot thickens with murder, sibling rivalry and shocking discoveries that could change the course of history.
This is a love story between an alluring fairy, Seventh Sister, who comes down from heaven to experience life in 70’s Hong Kong, and a man who is running a debt laden orphanage. A heartless tycoon plans to take over the orphanage for its land but has to deal with Seventh Sister’s magical powers as she aims to protect it from falling into his hands!
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.
As its name implies, Songfest is an Eastmancolor-Shawscope costume musical, traditionally Chinese and timeless in content; yet revealing a spirited and modern technique. Shot on location at Taiwan's beautiful Sun-Moon Lake, it's a turbulent romance between a passionate tea picker Sung Yu-lan and a charming fisherman Li Chun-yang.
Margaret Tu Chuan, Julie Shih-yen, Chiao Chuang, Lily Ho