Released two years after its star's suicide, the sequel to the original box office hit becomes all the more moving because of it. Set during World War II, the movie follows a singer who searches battle-scarred China for her lover, who is entangled with Japanese invaders, communist insurgents, and a warlord's beautiful daughter.
Guo Jing and Huang Rong go to Iron Palm Peak to search for the Book of Wumu. The chief of Iron Palm discovers their visit, and Huang is seriously injured. It seems only the Southern Emperor can heal her, but will Huang be healed in time?
Martial arts hero Ti Lung gets to flex his dramatic muscle in this horror movie about evil magic spells. In a departure from his normal roles, Ti plays Hsu Lo who runs up against an evil black magic practitioner San Kan-mi (Ku Feng). San Kan-mi wants to seduce Hsu's fiancee Wang Chu-ying (Lily Li) and places a death spell on Hsu and a love spell on Wang, hoping to kill two birds with one stone. Matters are further complicated when sexy widow Lo Yin (Tanny Tien Ni) casts her lascivious eyes on the tall and handsome Hsu. Fortunately for the spellbound lovers, Wang's friends manage to find another veteran witch doctor to take on the evil San Kan-mi. Supernatural battles of epic proportions ensue as this bone-chilling tale of good versus evil races to a heart-stopping ending.
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.
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
Cheng Chang-ho had already established his filmmaking fame in Korea when he was invited to join the Shaw Studio. He created new fame in Hong Kong by directing (and sometimes writing) such action epics as Valley Of The Fangs, The Swift Knight, and this tale of a decapitating swordswoman who will let nothing stand in her way when she falls in love with a bandit’s son. Chiao Chiao, made famous in One-Armed Swordsman, is the girl who won’t let such trifles as craniums keep her from freeing her man from jail. The one villain who manages to keep his head (in every definition of the phrase) is Fan Mei-sheng. The success of this film really helped the director get ahead in just two years he was to helm the very first internationally successful kung-fu film: King Boxer.
Chiao Chiao, Chen Liang, Wang Hsieh, Ching Miao, Chang Pei-shan
Southern Swordsman Ting is named “The Fastest Sword” but is defeated by a street monk and has to fulfil his promise of working on stone craving with the monk for three years. Ting returns home to lead a peaceful life after that and declines all fight challenges. Even so, he is forced to fight the Northern Swordsman. Who will win finally?
Chou Lian Huan (Chen Kuan Tai) is good at fist fighting in Shanghai. In order to please a hostess named Chen Ju Fang (Ching Li), he is willing to sacrifice everything and fight against the son of the gang leader in Shanghai. However, is Chou’s action worth it?
If the two big villains Winged Tiger and Underworld King join forces, the martial arts world will be plunged into chaos. This evil union is set to occur with the marriage of the Underworld King’s sister and the Winged Tiger. Can this dangerous duo be stopped before one says "I do"?
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.
It's mid-autumn festival, and hunchbacked, Liu To, out to avenge his sworn-brother, Chin Piao's death, calls for Li Kuei. (Who killed Chin Piao ten years earlier in a fight to possess a document about the "Poisonous Dragon Sword.") Later, the two fight, and Liu To loses his right arm, and swears vengeance on Li Kuei, during mid-autumn in ten years' time. Near death, Li Kuei asks Madame Chen (his sister) to send his daughter, Li Pao-chu, to learn the fighting tacties of the poisonous dragon sword. Ten years pass, and Li Pao-chu, now highly respected and feared for her swordplay skills, is called "The Young Avenger". Her quest is to avenge the death of her father. She meets her swordsman cousin, Chen Shih-lun. Mid-autumn comes, and with it Liu To and Chen Shih-lun, who leads the local villagers in an attack against marauding thugs. A bitter fight ensues between Liu To and Chen Shih-lun, with Liu getting the upper hand in spite of help from Li Pao-chu. At a critical moment in the fight, they are aided and inspired by Li Pao-chu's teacher (Chen Shih-lun's paternal uncle) and Liu To is finally killed by Li Pao-chu. The quest of the Young Avenger is at last over.
A young fisherman (Kang Wai) is in love with his childhood friend (Elsie Tu Dih). However, the only son (Chang Pei Shan) of a town bully (Lo Wei) lusts after Tu’s beauty, and he tries all possible ways to approach her. Chang tries to bully a widow (Li Li Hua) one day, and Kang protects her from Chang. However, the just action of Chang leads to a misunderstanding. Tu suspends that Chang has an affair with Li…
Kang Wai, Elsie Tu Dih, Lo Wei, Chang Pei Shan, Li Li Hua
Master of the "brotherhood" films, award winning director Chang Cheh has always had a good eye for martial art talent and in INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN he re-introduces what was to become known as the THE FIVE VENOMS to the world of heroic bloodshed. Chang intelligently weaves a mythical tale of treachery centered around the historic attempts of the Ching Dynasty trying to destroy the Shaolin Monasteries. It's a story of misunderstanding, revenge and doomed heroes who finally realize their error in judgment through the sanctity of their martial arts. The various fighting styles used are choreographed with such amazing precision and insanity, that it's hard to believe that all this psychotic stylish action was shot and made up as they went along. It's marvelous to behold.