Sun Chung had been recognized as an expert comedy and crime thriller director, but he was to gain even greater acclaim for his soulful, powerful, intelligent, and beautifully-made martial arts epics. This stands alongside The Deadly Breaking Sword and The Kung-fu Instructor as one of his very best. It's not so much the plot - a master swordsman protects a treasure chest on a dangerous journey - that makes this great, but what Sun does with it, inspiring the cast and crew to some of their finest work.
As its name implies, Songfest is an Eastmancolor-Shawscope costume musical, traditionally Chinese and timeless in content; yet revealing a spirited and modern technique. Shot on location at Taiwan's beautiful Sun-Moon Lake, it's a turbulent romance between a passionate tea picker Sung Yu-lan and a charming fisherman Li Chun-yang.
Margaret Tu Chuan, Julie Shih-yen, Chiao Chuang, Lily Ho
Betty Ting plays Susan, a young woman hiding from her father by being a nightclub singer in Japan. Pop singer Chao Ke-jen (Lin Chong) gets permission from his boss to visit Japan, with the condition that he finds the boss's daughter. Boy finds girl, boy falls in love. But will the father approve?
Betty Ting Pei, Jimmy Lin Chung, Chao Hsin-yen, Kao Ling
The Chinese Navy is attempting to defend its coastline from a Japanese attack, they send their commando unit led by Cui Hsia into the mainland to enlist help to thwart the Japanese before they attack. The commandos enlist the help of Song San and Shiao Liu to kill the Japanese officers led by Shan Mao and destroy their attacking ships.
Liu Yung, Ti Lung, Fu Sheng, David Chiang, Shih Szu
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.
Journey Of The Doomed stars Tung Wei as a knight that finds himself protecting the life of a beautiful young lady, the lost Emperor's daughter and stalked by a bunch of assassins headed by kung fu actress extraordinaire Hui Ying-Hung.
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 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
A young boy whose parents are separated tries to find happiness in life. One day, he meets and befriends a kind-hearted spirit Ren, who decides to make him truly happy by getting his parents back together.
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
On his way back to the midlands, Guo Jing meets Huang Rong and they quickly fall in love. However, Ouyang Ke proposes to marry Huang Rong at the same time, so Huang’s father sets up a duel for the two men to compete for her hand. Guo Jing finally beats Ouyang Ke to win Huang Rong back.
Constantly being abused by her cruel husband, the frail Chan Sau Ying awaits death from tuberculosis. The new servant girl Yi Wah, takes pity on her mistress’ plight and the pair proceed to drown him one evening. They dump his body in a nearby pond but Sau Ying believes that the man’s bloated corpse has risen from the bog to seek vengeance.