Linda Lin Dai is perfect as Pak Su-cheng, the stunning snake goddess who assumes a womanly form so that she can taste the pleasures of a human life! Pak seduces young scholar, Hsu Hsien when she recognises him as her saviour in another life 1,000 years ago. But when Buddhist monk Fa Hai finds out about the union, the pair is forced to split...
Lin Dai, Chao Lei, Tu Chuan, Yang Chih-ching, Yiu Kuang-chao
Tou Kuan (Chang Chan-peng) is a wealthy Kwangtung brat with a good kung fu background, he has only one ambition: to pit his wits against three shady masters of the North. The first, conman Che Tsai (Alexander Fu Sheng). The second, a professional romantic dubbed The Terrific (Nat Chen Pai-chiang). Terrific introduces Tou Kuan to his third rival, Thief Shih San-shou (Wang Yu).
Yang Lin is a righteous hero who helps an unjustly imprisoned swordsman accused of stealing. They break out of prison together, and warn all evil men they know to watch out for a new deadly duo in town.
The devilish residents of the Village of Tigers, led by Hu Jiao, plan to kill Lo Hong Shun, otherwise known as the heroic Sword of the Southern Sky. Hu Jiao sees a way to use the righteousness of the honorable Ba family to help him kill the hero Lo by turning them against him. Will good prevail over evil?
This is a story adapted from the popular Hong Kong comics, Old Master Q. Mr Big Potato opens an old-fashioned Chinese clinic, but his traditional methods are rejected by the sceptics of modern Hong Kong. Enter his buddy Mr. Funnybone a.k.a. Old Master Q to rescue his business!
A fearsome swordswoman known as The Jade Raksha appears in the martial arts world and begins killing people whose surname is Yan. A swordsman figures out who she is and asks her why. Apparently a Yan killed her family 18 years ago and she only has vengeance on her mind…
Yang Gui Fei is the beloved concubine of Emperor Tang Ming Huang, who is so besotted with her that he leaves the running of the country to Prime Minister Yang Guo Zhong, the brother of Yang Gui Fei. The Prime Minister is corrupt and cruel to the army, causing them to revolt and endanger the throne. Yang Gui Fei is also implicated and kills herself.
Wong Hsia Yuan is a traditional kung fu master whose academy is on the brink of closure. Chan Mei Ling arrives from U.S. to revitalize the academy but her way of recruiting students is going beyond questionably legal. Yuan is furious, but when the local triads enter the picture, Yuan and Ling join hands to take back the neighborhood.
Liu Chia Liang, Kara Hui, Gordon Liu, Chang Chan Peng
Love triangles or quadrangles rule, as a group of young people get entangled in a web of love and emotions. Director Doe Chin, renowned for his dramas and musicals, knows just how to tug at the heartstrings.
With Hong Kong cinema's new wave, high flying, martial arts action of the 1980's, came a new wave of actors; teeny-bopper, canto-pop singer/stars with little or no martial arts background. However, when a film like LITTLE DRAGON MAIDEN intelligently mixes the old with the new, the results are pure golden magic. This costume-action, drama, love story features relative newcomer Leslie Cheung, who falls in love with the Dragon Maiden while learning the art of swordplay. The recipe is complete when veteran kung-fu stars Chen Kuan-tai and Lo Lieh add just enough weapon-wielding spice to make this film really cook. Cheung garnered international recognition in John Woo's A BETTER TOMORROW and Ronny Yu's THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR.
Leslie Cheung, Weng Tsing-tsing, Chen Kuan-tai, Liu Hsueh-yua
Adapted from the most widely read Ching Dynasty novel, this touching love story has proven a challenge to many filmmakers, and it is acclaimed as the most successful one. A sumptuous feature that took three years of planning and production, it was a hugely popular and critiqued hit which stands out as a classic combination of both 18th century literature and 1960s moviemaking.
Loh Tih, Pat Ting Ning, Ting Hung, Tu Chuan, Jen Chieh
The brother of the mystery swordswoman "Golden Swallow” is kidnapped. She joins forces with a beggar “Drunken Cat” who is skilled in martial arts to free her brother from a Buddhist monastery run by a corrupt abbot. The film was selected as Hong Kong’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards.
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.