After spending fifteen years in prison on trumped-up charges for drug smuggling, the martial arts master Teng Piao embarks on a journey to take revenge on the person who sets him up - “Black Leopard”. Unfortunately for Piao, no one knows the real identity of “Black Leopard”, except that there is a black leopard tattoo on his chest.
There is a decidedly Japanese flavour to this musical comedy, shot on location in Japan under the direction of Shaw Brothers' number one Japanese import, director Inoue Umetsugu. The star, often called the "Cary Grant of Hong Kong," gives an inspiring performance in this romantic farce, but sadly, it was his last for Shaw Brothers before his untimely death less than a year after the picture release. Even so, it is a fitting testament to his carefree comic talent.
Li Ching, Ouyang Sha-fei, Chin Wei-ling, Peter Chen Ho
Wei Fu is an unremarkable woodcutter. However, when psychotic marauders killed his family and abducted his sister, he goes through vigorous martial arts training with an expert swordsman in order to exact revenge on the evildoers.
When the husband of a doctor, Tung, (Anita Yuen), is fatally wounded in an accident, he reveals to her about his affair with Blackie (Josie Ho), who is impregnated with his baby. Despite the devastation of the betrayal and the eventual death of her husband, Tung is pressured by her mother-in-law into putting up with Blackie and offer $1M for her baby...
Anita Yuen, Cheung Chi-lam, Deanie Yip, Ho Chiu-yee
Return Of The Phoenix is yet another masterpiece from prolific director Li Han-hsiang. An imperial minister Cheng Pu (Ching Miao) is faced with a quandary. He’s getting old and his daughters are still not married. Elder daughter Shueh-yeh (Elizabeth Chuang) is so ugly no one wants her. Younger daughter Shueh-wu (Li Hsiang-chun) is beautiful but Mrs Cheng refuses to let her marry before her elder sister. The drama unfolds when Cheng decides to marry Shueh-wu off.
Li Hsiang-chun, King Feng, Kao Pao-shu, Jen Chieh, Ching Miao, Chiang Kwong-chao
The charm of Pursuit Of A Killer lies in the long awaited reunion of Five Venoms duo, Lo Meng and Sun Chien; Lo Meng, who plays a Mainland Chinese criminal escapee to Hong Kong in search of a better life, and a cop (Sun Chien) who helps him adjust to Hong Kong life while tracking down his mysterious killer at the same time.
From director Lo Chen comes The Shepherd Girl, a heartwarming 1963 musical from Shaw Brothers! In this musical drama, Julie Yeh Feng stars as Hsiu Hsiu, a beautiful shepherd girl who falls in love with a handsome boatman named Liu Ta-lung (Kwan Shan). Unfortunately, she cannot afford to marry him because her father has a tower of debt due to gambling. To complicate the matter, a rival suitor promises to pay off all her father's debts on one condition: that Hsiu Hsiu marries him. She initially declines, but jealousy gets the better of her when she assumes Ta-lung is flirting with another woman. In retaliation, she starts flirting with her possible husband-to-be. What she doesn't know is that her jealousy is based on an actual misunderstanding!
The wandering swordsman Yu Hsieh Erh has formidable sword skills and helps the poor by robbing from thieves and distributing the wealth. He meets a group of bandits who are planning to rob a convoy escorting some valuables one day, and is tricked into participating in the robbery. Yu soon realizes his folly and returns to take revenge on the bandits.
Emperor Chien Lung travels incognito to Jiangnan to review his people’s livelihood but soon discovers that corrupt officials are oppressing his people. The emperor meets an upright young man and they join hands to teach the corrupt officials a lesson. The young man was appointed as his bodyguard thereafter.
This is a tragic tale about a young girl, played by Ivy Ling Po, who gets married and has five kids. She and her husband later die, forcing one child to be sold into prostitution to feed the other four. Chinese culture dictates that great respect is given to the elders and in this film, it is an elder that is the hero, telling audiences that although sadness abounds, they can return home happy so long as they remain with Confucian's teachings.
Li Ching, star of Sweet is Revenge, plays one of three daughters, whose life is turned upside down when she discovers she is adopted. But things get even worse when she goes in search of her real mother. Finally, after what is almost a double tragedy, she realizes what so many knew all along: There's no place like home.
Li Ching, Margaret Hsing Hui, Irene Chen I-ling, Kao Pao-shu
Skilled shadow boxer Ku Ting hides his skills by working as a construction worker. But when the thugs assault his girlfriend, Ku Ting has no choice but to use his teachings to show his enemies what it takes to keep justice in line.
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
Wen Su Chen, the leader of seven knights, sends his six sworn brothers to investigate a monastery. Unfortunately, they are killed by an abbot who plans to murder Inspector Lin. Wen saved Lin and battles the abbot to avenge his dead sworn brothers. With Lin and his army’s help, they bring down the ruthless monks in the monastery.