Based on the classic Ming Dynasty novel The Water Margin, Three Sinners is a Huangmei Opera about love, betrayal, murder, and redemption. Starring Hong Kong's premiere movie couple, it is one of the grandest Eastmancolor-Shawscope costume musicals in the Shaw Brothers library.
Ling Hu Chong, a Huashan clan’s disciple, is assigned to find the successor to the score “The Proud One”. Ling identifies Ying for the score but finds out that she is the daughter of the evil clan’s leader. At the same time, he is unwittingly dragged into an epic power struggle between clans, with complicated allegiances and perplexing moralities.
Fang is a spunky young village girl who is not afraid to fight back against hooligans. She gets into trouble with the biggest hoodlum Tong when she foils his plans with a maid, causing Tong to plot a revenge. Luckily a man whom she is attracted to, Hai, comes in time to her rescue. Can they fight back?
A young scholar Ning spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He does not believe in the rumours, but soon meets a beautiful female ghost Nie. Nie is forced to stay in the temple to seduce young men for a powerful demon to feast on. Knowing Nie to be a kind ghost, Ning decides to help her escape from the demon’s clutches.
After spending fifteen years in prison on trumped-up charges for drug smuggling, the martial arts master Teng Piao embarks on a journey to take revenge on the person who sets him up - “Black Leopard”. Unfortunately for Piao, no one knows the real identity of “Black Leopard”, except that there is a black leopard tattoo on his chest.
Chen, a male teacher in an all girls’ high school, is stuck with a baby that isn’t his and must take care of it. As he lives on the school grounds, the baby is a source of constant distraction and worry! Luckily, his class warms to the baby and helps him take care of it while he works his charm on Li Ching, an uptight teacher in the same school.
Li Ching, Ouyang Sha-fei, Chin Wei-ling, Peter Chen Ho
Convoy Master Li’s wife has an affair with his rival Long, who plans to steal Li’s Golden Blade and kill him as well as his young daughter. Li and his daughter manage to escape and the latter grows up to be a skilled swordswoman who vows to avenge her mother’s death – a lie told by Li. The truth is revealed when she sees her mother alive by chance.
The curious title in this Huangmei Opera romance refers to the two props that signal a happy beginning between a scholar and a local beauty. The scholar polishes mirrors so as to be closer to his love, who signals her approval by tossing him some lichees. From that point on the course of their love becomes rocky, complete with murder and suicide.
A young swordman, King Eagle, unwillingly gets involved in the internal affairs of a powerful clan and becomes their target. He is saved by the female chief of the clan, Lin, and falls in love with her. However, Lin’s sister is part of all evil plots and betrays her. Even so, Lin begs King Eagle not to harm her sister.
A band of ninjas slaughters the entire Wu Dang Clan and frames Du Gu Wu Di, chief of the Invincible Clan, for the deed. Yun masters the silkworm martial arts style and decides to take revenge for the Clan by challenging Wu Di, but is defeated and seriously hurt. Luckily, Master Li saves and treats him, allowing Yun to avoid the ninjas’ pursuit.
Norman Tsui, Alex Man, Lau Wing, Chen Kuan Tai, Liu Hsueh Hua
A crippled billionaire mails a letter to each of his long-lost daughters inviting them to go to Japan, in the hope that he will find a worthy heir to inherit his vast fortune. The sisters finally meet abroad the plane to Japan, and one of them is taken with a man who is going to investigate the death of his lawyer uncle in a mysterious hit-and-run.
Margaret Hsing Hui, Chin Feng, Wang Ping, Kuo Man-no
Fan Ke discovers at his father’s deathbed that he has a half-brother, Wenlie, in Thailand. He goes to find Wenlie, who became a boxer to support his sick mother. When the two meet, they are entangled in the underworld of boxing gambling.