Jiang Xiao Yu is separated from his twin brother as a baby after his parents are murdered. He is taken by a couple to Villains Valley and raised to be a villain by a host of outlaws. Jiang leaves the valley to explore the world when he grows up - will he be able to avenge his parents and meet with his twin brother?
Ching Feng-sheng (Chin Feng) and Ching Feng-hsiao (Ivy Ling Po), who were constantly abused by their stepmother Hsia (Kao Pao-shu). Feng-hsiao was engaged to Li Ru-lung (Chin Han) since birth, but the greedy Hsia forced him to forfeit the marriage. When Ru-lung refused, Hsia framed him for thievery and put him behind bars. To rescue her lover, Feng-hsiao dressed as a young man and went to the capital with her maid Chun Lan (Li Ching). She then used Ru-lung’s name to enter the national exam and was ranked first place. Impressed by Feng-hsiao, the Emperor (Ching Miao) decided to let her wed the Princess (Fang Ying), with the Minister (Chiang Kwong-chao) as the matchmaker. On the wedding night, Feng-hsiao revealed the truth to the Princess, and persuaded her to follow the perfect plan…
Ivy Ling Po , Fang Yin , Chin Feng , Chin Han , Li Ching
A young swordman, King Eagle, unwillingly gets involved in the internal affairs of a powerful clan and becomes their target. He is saved by the female chief of the clan, Lin, and falls in love with her. However, Lin’s sister is part of all evil plots and betrays her. Even so, Lin begs King Eagle not to harm her sister.
This film marks the Shaw Brothers' quintessential "Huangmei Opera" costume drama, as well as the directorial debut of Kao Li, a veteran screenwriter who won in the 1958 Asian Film Festival for his script Diau Charn. Co-written by future action auteur Chang Cheh, the story evolves around two imperial concubines vying for the emperor's favor in the Song Dynasty. Magnificent performances from Ivy Ling Po and Chin Feng, and a must-see for all Huangmei Opera fans.
Hui Pui-ching is often ill-treated by her husband Fan Pak-nan, a cruel and uncouth man. At a party, Pui-ching meets rich and erudite businessman, Ha Mon-hin. He also has family troubles and they are mutually attracted. One day, feeling lonely, Pui-ching takes a walk and runs into Mon-hin. They dine out and go for a walk along the beach. After not having seen Pui-ching for several days, Mon-hin discovers she is ill. At the risk of being discovered, he visits her. She is glad to see him and they stroll on the beach again. Mon-hin picks up a purple shell and gives it to Pui-ching as a memento. Pak-nan becomes suspicious of Pui-ching's movements and he employs a maid to spy on his wife. His suspicions seem confirmed when he sees Pui-ching and Mon-hin conversing at a party. Pak-nan humiliates his wife by taking a dance hostess home and necking with her in his wife's presence. Pui-ching falls seriously ill. Pak-nan continues to bully her and declares he no longer cares for her. Mon-hin takes care of Pui-ching and pays all her medical bills. Pui-ching recovers but loses her mind despites Mon-hin's efforts to help. Mon-hin takes Pui-ching to the beach where, on sighting a purple shell, she regains her sanity. Mon-hin takes Pui-ching to the country where he buys her a new home. Pak-nan, who has taken photographs of the pair, conspires with Mon-hin's uncle, Tao See-yin, to blackmail Mon-hin. See-yin demands and gets $50,000 from Mon-hin. At the same time, Pak-nan insists Mon-hin sign a statement turning over all his property to him in exchange for Pui-ching. If not, Mon-hin will be sued in court. Pui-ching finds out about the blackmail attempt. She feels partly responsible and decides to prevent it. She tears up Mon-hin's statement agreeing to the property transfer and then kills herself. See Yin, unable to get his share of the blackmail money from Pak-nan, decides on revenge. He tells Mon-hin's wife the entire story and blames Pak-nan for Pui-ching's death. Mon-hin is confronted by his wife and learns of the death of Pui-ching. His son, hearing of the affair, runs away from home. The strain is too much for Mon-hin who becomes mentally unbalanced. He wanders about on the beach day and night in search of purple shells.
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.
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."
This colourful, complex saga is packed with conspiracies, schemes and sword fights to produce a perfect blend of great action and gripping drama. The movie centres on the struggle for underworld supremacy between the Longmen and Roc clans, where the line between good and evil is not always that clear-cut or obvious.
Perfectly cast as a woman impersonating a man, Ivy Ling Po - who has made a career in Huangmei Opera playing male roles - is the tomboyish daughter of a general who has grown up fooling everyone that she is a boy. Like Yentl forced into disguise, Pei-ngo (Ivy Ling Po) maintains her masculine facade for the freedom she isn't allowed as a girl. Her act is so good, she has fooled her two closest schoolmates for years. However, her mother believes she has reached an age to contemplate marriage. Which one of her schoolmates will she accept? And how will Pei-ngo break the news to them that she is a girl? Complicating things further, another girl wants to marry the cross-dressed Pei-ngo. It's another historical period triumph with terrific Huangmei Opera music to charm and delight.
The heroine Yu Fei Xia is accused of stealing the book of martial arts secrets. To prove her innocence, she disguises herself as a man and finds her way into the Shaolin Temple to find out the truth...
After getting into trouble with a local gangster, Chui Ho, a young man, Tam Dong flees to San Francisco and managed to get a job in a restaurant in Chinatown. Tam Dong finds himself embroiled with the gang again while in San Francisco, and has to fight Chui Ho when the two meet again...
Award-winning drama featuring a passionate performance by Lisa Lu, enhanced by sumptuous costumes and sets, produces a powerful, fascinating story. In five thousand years of Chinese history, there was never a more fascinating woman than the dragon lady of the Ching Dynasty, also the Empress Dowager, who was the power behind the throne for the last half of the 19th century. The vast tapestry of palace intrigues is vividly brought to the screen.