As more people are learning martial arts from Shaolin, the Qing court orders for it to be banned and plans to destroy the temple. The Shaolin disciples decide to take their protest to the streets, using Shaolin skills to curb their hatred, but when the Qing troops start attacking Shaolin Temple, the disciples vow to protect it at all costs.
Cheng Chung (Derek Yee) and May (Liu Hsueh-hua), a pair of lovers working on the police force, camp on an outlying island. Awakened by a strange sound, May goes out onto the beach where a violent frenzy grips her. After her return from leave, May insists Inspector Wang (Yueh Hua) in a bid to rescue some hostages. She shoots the thug under most peculiar circumstances. Then a series of tragedies occur. Her two colleagues die mangled in a lift accident and Inspector Wang is injured at his desk by a snake. Wang's exorcist sister (Hsia Ping), who performs rites for him, also dies in an accident. And so does a fortune-teller who refused to read May's fortune.
This is an epic tale set during the time of the Sino-Japanese war. A painter Yu saves a young girl, Lotus, who is being sold to a brothel. They fall in love, get married and settled in to a peaceful life. However, their life is soon shattered by the Japanese invasion and the brutal regime that follows.
Gordon Liu plays an anti-Manchu rebel who escapes to the Shaolin Temple and learns what it truly takes to become a martial arts master by challenging the 35 Shaolin Kung Fu chambers, eventually creating the 36th chamber himself.
Mrs Xu is childless and watches a lonely little girl playing at the rear entrance from afar every day. She warmly nurtures the girl and even adopts her from her uncaring parent. The girl brings happiness to the Xu’s until her long lost mother appears one day and to make her happy, Mrs Xu reluctantly lets the girl reunite with her mother.
Butterfly Woo, Li Hsiang Chun, Wang Ai Ming, Chao Ming
A dedicated chief constable nicknamed “The Invincible Fist” is chasing after a band of bandits near a village one day and encounters an innocent blind girl. He quickly falls in love with her, but finds out she is the daughter of a vicious bandit. Will he kill the father of his lover?
This sequel to The Empress Dowager continues the tale of Emperor Guangxu and Empress Dowager Cixi. Despite Guangxu’s enthronement, his ability to rule effectively is overshadowed by the ever-present power of Cixi. When his attempts to reform the Imperial system are thwarted by the Empress Dowager, Guangxu attempts to curb her power.
The Han Emperor dies and his Empress Lu seizes the ruling power. She plots to kill the heir to the throne, Liu Heng, but the masked warrior discovers her plot and tips off Liu. Liu sends his princess to Chang An to ask for help. The masked warrior protects the princess from attackers along the way and supports Liu to become the new Emperor.
Teenage heart-throbs Ching Li and Paul Chin Pei come across like Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon in the musical Sunset, a musical romp that plays similar to one of Hollywood's famous "Beach Party" movies. A car load of girls meets a car load of boys, and Ching and Paul ultimately fall in love. Yet the film takes an acrid twist and turns out to be more like a Shakespearian tragedy than a beach-babe party.
Ching Li, Paul Chin Pei, Tien Feng, Ouyang Sha-fei
Japanese director Inoue Umetsugu takes on the glitzy world of nightclub performers in The Yellow Muffler. The film depicts the struggle of two singing sisters, Ching-ping (Irene Chen I-ling) and Pai-hung (Betty Ting Pei) and ends when they are cast in a new movie.
Betty Ting Pei, Tsung Hua, Paul Chin Pei, Irene Chen
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.
At the end of the Ming Dynasty, Wu San Gui betrays his people to the Qing officials and recruits fighters from all backgrounds. Members from Wudan and Ermei are the first to yield and collude with local bullies. When they start attacking the Shaolin Monastery, its most famous disciples have to band together and fight against the enemies.
In this romantic comedy, three beautiful Hong Kong salesgirls travel to Osaka in Japan to pursue their dreams of marrying a rich man. They masquerade as high society debutantes and make their way to a posh resort to meet and woo millionaires (or fake ones!).
Lily Ho, Ling Yun, Irene Chen I-ling, Lin Chih-yung