A young man, Chin, believes he is an orphan, until he meets three men and learns from them that his father was a great swordsman who was killed when he was trying to dispel rumors of a wrongdoing and return a lost sword to its rightful owner. Chin seeks out the men’s help to take vengeance on the wrongful death of his father.
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.
This is an epic tale set during the time of the Sino-Japanese war. A painter Yu saves a young girl, Lotus, who is being sold to a brothel. They fall in love, get married and settled in to a peaceful life. However, their life is soon shattered by the Japanese invasion and the brutal regime that follows.
For lovers of the Shaw's sumptuous production and martial arts expertise, this action adventure in the "Jackie Chan style" is a special treat. A persecuted waiter turns to a "drunken master" for help when a restaurant customer turns out to be a kung-fu harbinger of doom!
Meng Yuan-wen, Yuan Hua, Wang Sha, Yu Tsui-ling, Wang Lung-wei
Emperor Chien Lung meets a famous courtesan in Suzhou and in order to spend as much time as possible with her, he builds a direct underground tunnel into the Forbidden City. The emperor’s sudden appearances through this direct access shock his people but it is also at this time that he helps the needy and cracks the gambling business in Suzhou.
The traditional lion dance has never looked so good as in Lion VS Lion which captures the most impressive sequences of lion dancing on film. Besides being loaded with enjoyable martial arts chicanery, film historians can revel because it's also the first film that clearly demonstrates the intricacies and differences between the traditional Northern and Southern lion dancing techniques. The Five Venom alumnus and Chang Cheh discovery, Lo Meng, teams up with Liu Chia-liang protege Wang Yu, as they inadvertently turn from vagabond kung-fu school operators into anti-Ching, patriotic fighters.
Wang Yu, Chien Yuen-sheng, Wang Lung-wei, Lo Meng, Yang Pan-pan
Asiapol agent Yang Ming Xuan trails a shipment of contraband gold being delivered to gang leader, George Eaton. He enlists the help of a Chinese woman who is trying to avenge her sister and narrowly escapes several deadly traps as he closes in on Eaton's location. This spy film is loosely inspired by the James Bond movies.
The Emperor Qianlong is not the legitimate successor to the throne at birth, but he only learns the truth when two senior members of a subversive anti-government secret organisation contact him years later. As it happens, the chef of this organisation is Qianlong’s younger brother and they must now confront each other in opposing roles…
The Empress Dowager Cixi believes the Boxers’ claim that they have developed a kung fu that makes them impervious to weapons, thus declaring war against the alliances of eight foreign nations. The lack of weapons and good leadership in the Ching government allows the Eight Nation Alliances to take down Beijing.
Inspired by “Drunken Master”, this kung fu comedy features a bumbling martial artist creating a cricket-style fighting arts to fight and defeat the different martial artists who have beaten him before.
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!
A professor’s assistant stole a micro-film storing the secret of a newly invented nuclear reactor and sells it to a crime syndicate. However, the micro-film accidentally falls into the hands of a nightclub dancer and a thief in the process, leading to them being relentlessly pursued by the crime syndicate to retrieve the micro-film.