The young Wong Fei Hung and his friend Wang Yin Lin find themselves and their martial arts schools pitted against another rival school and the expert they hire, Master Shan. This is a masterpiece of Director Liu Chia Liang and one of the top ten movies in 1981.
A heroine finds herself in a love triangle with a swordsman and a warrior. They team up to conquer the evil forces of the martial arts world. However, she is caught between both men whom she admires when facing a deadly duel.
In Huangmei Opera tradition, this movie tells the love story of Wen, who sells himself as a slave to a rich family, and Huo, the family’s young daughter. The lovers are kept apart by Huo’s stepmother and Huo escapes by dressing up as a man. Wen is framed and put into jail so Huo has to go back and rescue her lover!
This bizarre adaptation of the Chinese literary classic “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” by famous director Chang Cheh’s is about a heroic “swords-ghost” who wreaks havoc against one of the corrupt kingdoms.
A crippled billionaire mails a letter to each of his long-lost daughters inviting them to go to Japan, in the hope that he will find a worthy heir to inherit his vast fortune. The sisters finally meet abroad the plane to Japan, and one of them is taken with a man who is going to investigate the death of his lawyer uncle in a mysterious hit-and-run.
Margaret Hsing Hui, Chin Feng, Wang Ping, Kuo Man-no
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.
Da Yung is the son of an entrepreneur of a big corporation. Lian Lian is the niece of a Kindergarten’s principal. Fate has brought them together as Da Yung loses his wallet by mistake when they first met. Further misunderstanding occurs when Da Yung tries to use Lian Lian as an excuse to drive the two women he does not love away.
This story has a Romeo and Juliet flavour. Two families who hate each other live across the opposite sides of a river filled with crocodiles and do not bother to have a bridge built. Their respective children meet in university and fall in love, but have to find ways to be together and resolve the hatred between their families.
Two disciples, Yu and Zheng, are sent by their master to track down the invincible weapon “Thundering Sword” to prevent villains from getting it. Yu encounters the daughter of a ruthless clan, Chiao, who is on her way to seek for the sword. They quickly fall for each other, but when Chiao accidentally injures Zheng, things become complicated.
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.
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
Lung the Black Enforcer is ordered to escort a murderer Fei to prison. While taking shelter in Lung’s house from the snowstorm, Fei is rescued by his gang and Fei kills Lung’s mother and sister before escaping. Lung is imprisoned for the failed task and after being released, he vows to avenge his family by killing Fei.
Fans of the international star Alexander Fu Sheng were aghast. Their idol had broken both his legs and was recuperating. Everyone wondered: would he be able to return to the action comedies for which he was so famous? This movie was the answer, and it left no doubt that he had made a full recovery. Liu Chia-yung, brother of preeminent martial arts moviemaker Liu Chia-liang, was famous in his own right for kung-fu comedies, and he out-did himself with this one. Imagine Bob Hope and Bing Crosby with the skills of Jet Li and Jackie Chan, and you’ve got an idea of the fun and fury inherent in this delightful tale of two con men vying for a horde of hidden gold. Add to the mix a Shaolin monk (played by "Master Killer" Gordon Liu Chia-hui), a powerfully brutal villain (Wang Lung-wei), and his equally dangerous mute sister (future director Yang Tsing-tsing), and you’ve got one of the most internationally loved kung-fu capers ever made.
Liu Chia-hui, Liu Chia-yung, Chang Chan-peng, Fu Sheng