THE KUNG-FU INSTRUCTOR is martial arts film director Sun Chung's loose homage to Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo where unlike Toshiro Mifune's Sanjuro character being a snarling, bastard, drunk swordsman looking for a drink, popular actor Ti Lung's Huang Yang role, is an upright, righteous, weapon instructor looking to keep his limbs. Huang is a famous martial artist trapped into teaching kung-fu to the wrong clan while the opposing "good" clan tries to save him so he can instruct their members. Besides kung-fu comedienne Wang Yu starring in one of his few serious roles, Sun became the first Shaw Brothers' director to use a Steadicam which gives the film's action and editing style a unique brand of tension and rhythm. The pole fights are also out of this world.
Two teenage girls make a pledge to each other to be as "man and wife" in a small Chinese fishing town. The notions of women's rights or sexual freedom are absent in their oppressive minority culture, and when one becomes happily married to a stranger, the other is cruelly betrothed to the abusive son of a wealthy family. Seeking to free herself from a lifetime of abuse, Hui Hua (Chan Tak Yong) desperately looks for a way out.
The 11th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Original Film Song (sang by Anita Mui)
Chan Tak-yong , Winnie Lau , Kwok Chun-on , Michael Tao
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"?
The Lady Hermit is hiding for years, plotting revenge after she has been defeated by the sinister Black Knight. Shaolin Handlock is a lethal go-getter who begs Lady Hermit to teach her, hoping to slay the demon herself. The Black Knight's days are numbered as the Lady Hermit and her protege perfect the technique to take him down.
When Qiao Miao is about to kill the bandit whom he just met, he is attracted by her beauty and they quickly fall in love. The two later discover the blood feud between the owner of the unique weapon - “Twelve Deadly Coins” and the old master who controls the bandit...
Shaolin firebrands Fang Shih-yu,Hung Hsi-kuan, and Hu Huei-chien are as famous in Asia as the Three Musketeers are in America and Europe. So when the "godfather of the kung-fu film," Chang Cheh decided to tell their stories with Alexander Fu Sheng, Chen Kuan-tai, and Chi Kuan-chiin the roles, it was cause for celebration. The resulting film is one of the most lauded and beloved in the director's filmography, and remains a highlight in all the stars' careers. Each hero is given his own story, but when they all come together in a final, day-long battle with hundreds of troops, the effect is unforgettable. Although known and loved by American fans as Disciples Of Death, that cropped, dubbed, edited version cannot compare to this magnificent original.
Shaw's and TVB's biggest stars join hands in this ensemble cast tale of the woes of falling headfirst into a hunger chase for money and riches. In 1973, the Hong Kong Heng Seng Index hit extraordinary peaks, and people from all walks of life go stock market crazy. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's social problems pile up without anyone paying any attention to what's happening to the crazy lives of this mad city that so many people call home. An ingenious tongue-in-cheek tale from talented director Chu Yuan.
This time around, newcomer Shih Chung-tien steps into the legendary shoes of Kwan Tak-hing to portray the famous Po Chih Lin healer. He ends up matching both his wits and fists with a number of thugs, including long-time nemesis Huang Fei-hung baddie, Shek Kien! The plot is classic Huang: jealous rival kung-fu schools try to sabotage Fei-hung’s superior Pao Chih Lin clinic until the chivalrous philanthropist shows them the error of their ways with wisdom, intelligence, and fabulous kung-fu -- supplied by both an action choreographer as well as a special Hung Style expert.
Wang Hsiao Feng plays a girl from a rich family who marries a sympathetic, equally heartbroken passer-by on impulse. One thing after another occurs until the couple achieves an unexpected, yet completely satisfying and happy ending.
The 5th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Actress (Wang Hsiao Feng) / Best Screenplay (Jamie Luk & Charles Tang)
Notorious assassin Nieh Cheng has retired into hiding. However, when Premier Yen's family is massacred, he seeks out the reclusive swordsman & coaxes him into a final revenge mission in this epic story set in the Six Kingdom era.
Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Li Hsiang-chun, Tien Feng, Huang Chung-shun
The beautiful phantom Hsiao Chien has haunted readers since her appearance in the classic haunted story collection, Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio. Many film makers have tried to adapt the tales, but none have captured the eerie, horrific beauty as well as this expressive, vivid, ethereal and haunting production. It is given extra significance by its star, the enchanting Betty Loh Ti who committed suicide later.
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.
A bandit became a warlord in the northern China by helping Russia fight against Japan. Because of his ignorance and silly behaviour, he was seen as a joke to the people. The warlord was finally killed by the daughter of a troupe master whom he had killed for no reason.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon could be called "Swordswomen Two." Three decades earlier, Shen Yi, Essie Lin Chia, and Pan Ying-tzu took on Shaw's first international superstar, Lo Lieh for the Han Family Sword - making this a four-star treat for action fans.
Shen Yi, Essie Lin, Pan Ying-tzu, Chang I, Lo Lieh