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.
Rampaging bandits are raping and pillaging the peaceful Chinese villages until grieving dart master Liu Wen Lung sets out with his student, his son and servant to avenge his murdered wife and set things right. Renowned director Ho Meng-hua - soon to be internationally famous for The Flying Guillotine -- masterfully balances action with intrigue and romance, as the path of righteousness is littered with lies … and corpses.
A map indicating the location of the Chan’s family heirloom is hidden in three Golden Buddha statues. Paul, an insurance agent, finds one statue by chance and Chan’s daughter has another one. This makes them targets of treasure-hunting criminals and they have to team up to defeat them before unveiling the hidden secrets.
Jeanette Lin Tsui, Lo Wei, Fanny Fan, Paul Chang Chung
The five Kao brothers, separated since birth, are unaware that the master of Teng Lung Manor has killed their father. All five however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the manor. After reuniting and with much discipline and hard work, the Kaos are prepared to face Lung and his gang.
Cheng Pei Pei, Chin Han, Yueh Hua, Lo Lieh, Chang Yi
Tycoon Chou Kuo-hung is a philanderer. He gets his typist Li Chiu-hua pregnant and the distraught girl kills herself. When Chou's fiancee Su Hsiu-lan refuses to have sex with him, the playboy seduces his cashier Liu Ming-hua. Li Tung-hai, one of Chou's executives, loves Su but his affections are not returned. In anger, he tells her of Chou's indiscretions but the girl refuses to believe him. Chou keeps a room in an inn as a place of rest in which to record in a diary his romantic escapades. He next chases and sleeps with Lu Chi-mei. The night he's with Lu, Liu is found murdered. The unruffled Chou goes after art student Chu Li-chen and is about to make her succumb when her classmates return. Chou leaves. That very night, Lu is murdered. The police begin to suspect the wealthy Romeo. Su, meanwhile, finds Chou's diary and leaves for Japan in a huff. She phones him from Tokyo for an explanation and with things sorted out, they spend Christmas together. All the while, Chou suspects someone is laying a trap for him. The girls with whom he's been intimate have all been murdered. He decides to return to Hong Kong to get to the heart of the matter. He visits Chu, only to find her strangled. He is arrested, stands trial for murder and is sentenced to life imprisonment. At a retrial, Chou's lawyer presents vital new facts. Su and he lay a trap for the killer, with Su as bait. As the murderer is about to strangle her, the lawyer and police break in and arrest the man. But who is he?
Chin Han, Tina Ti, Fang Ying, Margaret Tu Chuan, Fanny Fan
The Duke’s daughter has been kidnapped by the notorious Golden Dragon Hill bandits. A swordman named Yue Zhen Bei is assigned to save her, and expecting many dangers on the journey, Yue garners help from a group of good friends who are also kung fu masters.
Li Ching, Tang Ching, Ku Feng, Chin Miao, Wang Kwong Yu
Winner of Best Picture at the 7th Asian Film Festival, 'Rear Entrance' is a moving tale about a childless woman (Shanghai superstar Butterfly Woo in her triumphant screen comeback) who cares for an emotionally battered girl (future teen idol Wang Ai-ming). The drama made a star of the lovely Li Hsiang-chun (who plays the girl's mother), and demonstrates director Li Han-hsiang's mastery of emotional nuance in a genre quite different from his other 1959 masterpiece, the Chinese ghost story Enchanting Shadow.
Butterfly Woo, Li Hsiang-chun , Wang Ai-ming , Chao Ming , Chin Miao , Wang Yin, ,King Hu
Veteran filmmakers unite for one last blow-out before they make way for the new talent. Director Yen Chuan started acting in 1949 and directing in 1953, scripter Soong Shiao-waung started writing in the 1950's, star Ling Yun started acting in the 1960's. They all combine their proven talents for this tale of the Dragon Sword and the evil Security Agency guards, sensual swordswomen, and notorious bandits who want it.
It is love beyond the grave, as a young scholar and his beautiful lover are torn apart forever by his dastardly uncle and his friend, who drive the girl to commit suicide... but with death comes revenge for the enchanting ghost. A spooky yet heart-wrenching tale...
Chang Mei-yao , Yang Li-hua , Lei Ming , Tsui Fu-sheng
Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to replace her aged father in a war against the barbarians. Her courage brings her victory in battles and she was promoted to a general. When Mulan returns home with glory, the chief commander asks her to marry his daughter, forcing Mulan to reveal her true identity.
Ivy Ling Po, Chin Han, Yang Chi Ching, Chen Yin, Ching Miao
Revered director Chang Cheh hit international gold by teaming three Taiwanese Opera artists (Lu Feng, Chiang Sheng, and Kuo Chue) with a Chinese muscleman (Lo Meng) and a Korean kicker (Sun Chien). The quintet starred in more than a dozen movies together, which were popular worldwide. This time it's a battle between security agencies, and the men known as Twin Blades (Chiang Sheng), Magnificent Kicks (Sun Chien), Sharp Axe (honorary "Venom" Wang Li), Magic Pole (Kuo Chue), and Golden Sword (Lu Feng) take each other on until the last drop of blood is spilled.
This sequel to The Empress Dowager surpasses its predecessor in some ways. The attention to historic detail in the sets and costumes is everything one expects from director Li Han-Hsiang, the master of the costume drama. Variety hailed the production as "lavish, the script tightly packed"; Variety also concluded that the "filmmaker's efforts to try to make things perfect, to put his audience back in the days of the Empress Dowager and her son, have come off once again."
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.
Lo Chen plays the dedicated wife of a man being pressured by a nasty belly dancer. She uncovers a pit of deceit, double-crosses, murder, and endless blackmailing. The belly dancer gets stabbed, but then her brother moves in on her scheme. There's a mysterious man (played by award winning actor Ku Feng) who's offering evidence for cash, but also has a completely separate extortion plot on the side. Just as it seems everyone around her has some sort of racket going on, homicide rears its ugly head again, threatening our heroine with extinction. Try solving it yourself before the last knife is stabbed.
Ivy Ling Po , Kao Yuen , Li Hsiang-chun , Wang Hsieh