Of all the many kinds of films Ho Meng-hua directed for the Shaw Brothers, quite possibly his most internationally popular was THE FLYING GUILLOTINE. While he did not direct its like-titled sequel, he did helm this great flying guillotine follow-up, which critics considered among his best. It was also one of his last for the studio before continuing his filmmaking career in Taiwan. It stars the gorgeous Chen Ping (THE MINISKIRT GANG, LADY EXTERMINATOR) as the sole survivor of a despotic emperor's latest foray into decapitation. Fearlessly she takes on the entire flying guillotine gang, despite the fact that she's pregnant! Lo Lieh, Shaw Brothers' first international superstar, is brilliant as the vindictive gang boss, while revered action choreographer Tang Chia mounts stupendous battles between the soaring beheaders and an astonishing wushu woman warrior with child.
Martial arts superstar, Jimmy Wang Yu plays the young hot-headed Kuo Liang, Police Chief Inspector Yang's son. Kuo falls in love with sexy dancing girl, Mei Lin (Margret Hsing Hui), and when he needs money, he gambles. The world is a cruel place and Kuo is duped of his cash by trickster Chen Piao (Ku Feng). When Mei Lin is raped by a bunch of teddy boys, Kuo's urge to take his own justice grows... but how can he break the law when his father is the Police Chief!
Wang Yu, Margaret Hsing Hui, Tien Feng, Tang Ching, Lin Ching
Although King Cat was one of Chang I’s earliest films, the young actor already showed promise that made him the star of countless Shaw Brothers' martial arts movies till today. Chang plays Chan Chao, a knight of justice, who thwarts the plans of Minister Peng to assassinate the revered Judge Pao Cheng over and over again. Lo Lieh gives Chang a good run for his money as the evil and sinister henchman of Minister Peng.
Pat Ting Hung, Chiao Chuang, Ching Li, Chin Feng, Chang Yi
Director Chu Yuan reunited with novelist Ku Lung and superstar Ti Lung in this exciting sequel to Clans of Intrigue. Ti returns to our favourite costume drama role and plays the hero, sexy swordsman Chu Liu-hsiang, whose exploits on the battlefield are rivaled by those in the boudoir. This time he travels to the mysterious Island of the Bats, where he encounters treacherous monks, beautiful women, and a strange Prince of the Bats. Filled with non-stop action and erotic romances, the film is definitely an exhilarating feast for the eyes.
A sweet inn-keeper’s daughter is witness to a perverted rape, leading to more danger than most romantic dramas can handle. Can her true love rescue her in time? For this movie, the moonlight serenade is the sound of suspense, leading to more danger than most romantic dramas can handle.
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.
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
This iconoclastic film retells the legend of seven Chinese patriots, who sacrificed their lives to defend against 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks for 5 days, at a strategic key point of the Great Wall known as Pa Tou Lou Tzu.
David Chiang, Ti Lung, Chen Kuan-tai, Alexander Fu Sheng
Japanese writer/director Inoue Umetsugu (Hong Kong Nocturne, Hong Kong Rhapsody) really sinks his teeth into this death-filled, haunted house mystery. Three girls receive a letter informing them that a Chinese millionaire in Japan wants to leave them a huge part of his huge fortune. The man claims to be the girls' father. The girls have to go to Japan to claim their prizes. When they arrive in Japan, the girls are joined by three men, also expecting a cut each. Just then, things take an evil turn as the group begin to fight, bribe and backstab each other (literally) as the money draws tantalizingly near. Whatever the stakes, the end is near and it's a shocker!
Margaret Hsing Hui, Chin Feng, Wang Ping, Kuo Man-no
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?
Double Bliss tells the story of two students who fall in love and want to wed, but there is one small snag: their parents don't agree! The two ingenious lovebirds come up with what they think is a foolproof plan...They play dead!
Liang Hsing Po, Ching Li, Chin Feng, Kao Pao Shu, Wei Ping Ou
A kung fu master and his three students lost everything after they are floored by a bully. To take revenge, the students find ways to learn from other kung fu masters and come back six months later to have a rematch with the bully.
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.
Prominent kung-fu actor David Chiang teams up with Chang Cheh's award winning screenwriter Ni Kuang to create a visual masterpiece full of exotic martial arts skills and fights in Shaolin Hand Lock. Chiang, who learned the secret 'Shaolin Handlock' technique from his father, is on a mission to avenge his father's death, which was ordered by the evil Ling Hao, played by Shaw Brothers' penultimate bad guy, kung-fu star, Lo Lieh. Adding to the great success of this film was the glamorous yet outlandishly inventive action sequences staged by acclaimed martial arts choreographer Tang Chia and an imposing visual edge and meticulously stylish directing by the brilliant director Ho Meng-hua who was responsible for giving early film breaks to Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung.