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
Li Ching plays, Ah Chiao, a girl from a rural village stranded in the city, who befriends a kind-hearted tramp and a retired actor. They are all poor, but Ah Chiao’s fortune change for the better when she becomes a singer. However, she ultimately learns money can't buy happiness.
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.
When super director Chang Cheh found new talent and blood with "The Five Venoms" actors, most of which were trained in the highly acrobatic Chinese opera and well versed with exotic martial arts weapons, this created a new spark for his use of bizarre weapons in his films. The Flag Of Iron is one of 20 movies that he directed featuring the utterly flabbergasting and physically exhausting action bits created by these five dudes. You have the good guys from the righteous clan versus the bad guys from the villainous clan and it's so filled with "don't-blink-or-you-will-miss-something" gags, you will need to watch it over and over again so you can see the things you missed.
Kuo Chui , Chang Sheng , Wang Li , Lu Feng , Lung Tien-chiang
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!
This sword-filled thriller centres on The Black Tavern – an inn where the down and dirty meet to plot nefarious doings. A bunch of villains are lured to the inn by a rumour about a valuable treasure being hidden there. After all the backstabbing and killings, they realise that it is a trap created to wipe them out once and for all…
In this hilarious sequel, 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 Funny bone to rescue his business!
The last ruler of Tang, Li Yao (Chen Chia-chi) is deposed by Chao Kuang-jun (Wang Jung), the founder of the Sung Dynasty. Unfortunately his actions unleash a new plague - his brother Kuang-yi (Chao Kuo) - on the courts and his people. The marauding Kuang-yi rapes and plunders. As more people get involved, it turns into a bloody battlefield of betrayal. It is up to upright officials like Li Lang (Liu Yung) to put an end to it. But can one man take on the imperial army?
Liu Yung, Liu Hsueh-hua, Lung Tien-hsiang, Chao Kuo
All neighbours gather to gossip in flat number 8 on the second floor of the Gossip Street apartment building! Most of the residents are common people from all walks of life and there is never a lack of laughter or sarcasm in the neighbourhood. However, when a local mobster wants to change the place into a gambling den, things get serious...
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.
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 kung fu master and his three students lost everything after they are floored by a bully. To take revenge, the students find ways to learn from other kung fu masters and come back six months later to have a rematch with the bully.
Join Mr Funny bone in a series of comic vignettes as he attempts to win the heart of a dashing lady. Along for the ride is his loyal sidekick Mr Big Potato, a stout fellow who is forever getting into silly mishaps. The pair gets involved in plenty of shenanigans and gags!