The Liu Chia-liang trained Hui Ying-hung was considered the top action martial arts female star in the 1980s. It is her martial arts abilities that Michelle Yeoh tries to emulate. In The Tiger and the Widow, Hui Ying-hung is somehow mixed up in a salt smuggling ring that stinks of missing persons and rotten dilemmas.
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
The Magnificent Swordsman centres on the hero who vows vengeance against evil bandits who killed his family when he was a child. The hero recruits several friends to help the peasants rid their village of marauding bandits, the leader of the band being the man who killed his family.
Shu Pei-pei, Huang Tsung-hsing, Tien Feng, Ching Miao
This movie tells the tale of Lin Chong, the Sung Dynasty’s Chief Army Instructor who is framed by a corrupt official and has to embark on an exile fraught with danger. Helped by a monk, Lin Chong is finally able to take revenge.
The film is about the drugged, then disgraced wife of a peddler in the waning days of the Ching Dynasty. To make matters worse, she’s soon framed for her husband’s murder by her rapist, the son of the local magistrate! And even that is not the end of her woes in this emotional suspense…
Li Li-hua, Kao Pao-shu, Ouyang Sha-fei, Kwan Shan, Ku Wen-chung
A young girl Chen is sent away by her parents who are going through divorce, to stay with the Chang’s. On the Chang’s farm, she meets their two sons, the youngest daughter and a young artist, and spends a summer with them that she will never forget.
Fang Yin, Chiao Chuang, Yueh Hua, Wang Hsia, Ching Li
Everyone wants to win the annual Lion Dance Trophy, including Wong Fei Hung. His jealous rivals, led by Master Shen, try to frame Wong by placing a decomposed corpse in his Po Chi Lam clinic. This gives Lu Wei, a corrupted cop, the chance to pile Wong Fei Hung with various criminal charges. Will Wong be able to defeat his enemies once again?
A young business man marries a pretty and much sought-after young bride, not knowing that she carries the spirit of a girl raped by her uncle and murdered along with her parents. Justice must be done, and it ain't pretty!
Young swordsman Lung Fei encounters strange omens portending the death of his fiancé. His enquiries with the help of Chief Constable Tieh Hu reveal an astounding story, in this tale of men and women struggling to save their true loves.
Two pairs of lovers got mismatched accidentally. The man disguises as a woman for his sister’s wedding ceremony, while his lover disguises as a man to marry another woman. After the marriage mismatches are revealed, the lovers and their families are taken to court, where Prefecture Chief Qiao manages to work out a happy ending.
Pat Ting Hung, Li Hsiang-chun, Carrie Ku Mei, King Feng, Fung Chiang
Notorious assassin Nieh Cheng has retired into hiding. However, when Premier Yen's family is massacred, he seeks out the reclusive swordsman and coaxes him into a final revenge mission in this epic story set in the Six Kingdom era.
Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Li Hsiang Chun, Tien Feng, Huang Chung Shun
Adapted from the renowned Chinese novel, The Water Margin, this is the story of a poor and beautiful girl Lotus Pan, who is raped by her master and had to be married off to a midget who treats her badly. Lost and lonely, Pan unwittingly becomes a pawn in the game of lust between her husband’s playboy brother Wu Song, and a murderous man Men Ching.
Chang Chung-wen, Pai Yun, Paul Chang-chung, Hung Wei, Li Kun, Chin Jen-shu