Emperor Chien Lung travels incognito to Jiangnan to review his people’s livelihood but soon discovers that corrupt officials are oppressing his people. The emperor meets an upright young man and they join hands to teach the corrupt officials a lesson. The young man was appointed as his bodyguard thereafter.
This film was actually a lively forerunner to the gambling film craze, which eventually swept Asian cinema. Here, it's cardsharp versus cardsharp with a lot more kung-fu action, in a battle of wits and fists to become the king of the casino. The double stings and triple crosses raise in complexity and imagination until what started as an unusual box office risk became a top ten hit of 1976.
Acclaimed director Ho Meng-hua tackles fantasy in The Human Goddess, a genre bending film that features a love story between an alluring female fairy, played by the real life sexy goddess Li Ching, who seeks love in the world of mortal men and finds it in a man who takes care of an orphanage. Ho was one of the first directors to give Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung their first breaks as extras in his early martial arts films.
The charm of Pursuit Of A Killer lies in the long awaited reunion of Five Venoms duo, Lo Meng and Sun Chien; Lo Meng, who plays a Mainland Chinese criminal escapee to Hong Kong in search of a better life, and a cop (Sun Chien) who helps him adjust to Hong Kong life while tracking down his mysterious killer at the same time.
Celebrated scriptwriter Shen Chiang (Heroes of Sung) continues to spread his magic touch to directing with this tale surrounding the end of the Song dynasty. Threatened by the Yuan who are closing in to rule the whole of China, a band of Song survivors band together to save their prime minister. This bold and fearless heroes fighting for their cause are led by international star, Lo Lieh (Glass Tears, Killer Clans) and Shi Szu ( Lovers Destiny), who must fight their way out of trap after trap. But they can't escape them all, and eventually the two end up in prison... it is either death or a fight to the end!
Not a love triangle but a love 'rectangle', Rose, Be My Love is a romantic drama set on the eve of World War II that represents the high standards achieved by Shaw Brothers in both aspects of star power and technical polish.
Swordswoman supreme Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) teams up with director/writer/actor Lo Wei (director of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan’s first major movies) for an evocative and terrific “Martial arts world” adventure consisting of a missing blade and a deadly sect of men-hating swordswomen.
Cheng Pei-pei , Kao Yuen , Lo Wei , Huang Tsung-hsing
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
Return Of The Phoenix is yet another masterpiece from prolific director Li Han-hsiang. An imperial minister Cheng Pu (Ching Miao) is faced with a quandary. He’s getting old and his daughters are still not married. Elder daughter Shueh-yeh (Elizabeth Chuang) is so ugly no one wants her. Younger daughter Shueh-wu (Li Hsiang-chun) is beautiful but Mrs Cheng refuses to let her marry before her elder sister. The drama unfolds when Cheng decides to marry Shueh-wu off.
Li Hsiang-chun, King Feng, Kao Pao-shu, Jen Chieh, Ching Miao, Chiang Kwong-chao
Chik, one of the assassins of the Iron Boat Clan, decides to leave the clan when a kind family saved him. When pursued by the clan, a swordsman whose wife was killed by him saved his life. They decide to jointly take revenge on the clan.
Young love and its comedy of errors. Hsiao Fang, played by Li Ching, is a spunky young girl not afraid to fight back against hooligans. Unfortunately, she mistakes the handsome Ma Ta-hai, for one such hoodlum. The two are immediately attracted but refuse to admit their true feelings. The real hooligans are from a rich family led by a devious Madam who devise a revenge plot. With plot twists, mistaken identities, along with some terrific musical numbers, romance has never been this much fun.
A dying master dispatches his last pupil to track down five ex-students who are each an expert in his own lethal combat style. He fears they will steal the fortune belonging to their clan and tasks his pupil to prevent their attempt.
Kuo Chue, Sun Chien, Chiang Sheng, Lo Meng, Lu Feng
Melodrama maestro Yen Chun, directed and co-starred in this heartwarming drama about a young girl, Chen (Fang Ying) whose parents send her away to stay with the Changs to escape her disintegrating family life. On the Changs' farm, Chen meets their daughter, Ling Yun (Ching Li), the young artist, Hsu (Yueh Hua) and the eldest son, Ling Hsiao (Wang Hsia). She spends a summer she will never forget...
Fang Yin, Chiao Chuang, Yueh Hua, Wang Hsia, Ching Li