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...
Zhang and Jin’s daughter, Peony, are betrothed at birth but Jin objects to the engagement now. Zhang meets a carp spirit that looks exactly like Peony and they fall in love. When Justice Bao is asked by Jin to distinguish Peony from her replica, he decides to quit the case when he witness the true love between Zhang and the carp spirit.
This film is an amusing insider’s look at the Hong Kong film industry and is based on Director Li Han Hsiang’s popular newspaper column recounting his work at Shaw Brothers. The collection of some of his funniest and most surreal film musings of the era, filled with behind-the-scene asides, this is a must-see for any Hong Kong cinema aficionado!
Adapted from a chapter of the classic Chinese legend “Investiture of the Gods”, this is the story of Na Cha set 3000 years ago. After Na Cha sacrificed his life to save his parents, he is reincarnated with his spirit embodied in a lotus flower and is armed with two magic weapons to save the people from their despotic emperor.
Fu Sheng, Lu Ti, Chiang Tao, Feng Ko An, Yuan Man Tzu
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.
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?
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.
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
Mrs Xu is childless and watches a lonely little girl playing at the rear entrance from afar every day. She warmly nurtures the girl and even adopts her from her uncaring parent. The girl brings happiness to the Xu’s until her long lost mother appears one day and to make her happy, Mrs Xu reluctantly lets the girl reunite with her mother.
Butterfly Woo, Li Hsiang Chun, Wang Ai Ming, Chao Ming
After breaking up with his girlfriend, salesman Bao meets a rich girl, Jin Jin, who just broke up with her boyfriend. Two equally heartbroken strangers fall in love instantly and get married on impulse. The couple lives happily together until Jin Jin finds herself pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby...
Fresh from his smashing directorial debut comedy Let's Make Laugh, Alfred Cheung Kin-ting returns to the screen with this seriocomic look at the clash of cultures which result when a Mainland Chinese peasant brings his family to Hong Kong. Family Light Affair, whose Chinese title literally translates as "City Lights", is the director/writer's warm-hearted memoir of street life back in the early 1980s, featuring an eclectic cast of pop music and kung fu stars who shine in their poignant roles.
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.