Wu Ze Tian is a beautiful and talented concubine of Emperor Tang at age 14. She becomes a nun after he died but has two sons with the new Emperor Tang Gao Zong. The Empress asks Wu to team up with her against Consort Xiao, but is set up and dethroned by Wu, who also kills her two sons. After the Emperor’s death, Wu becomes the first woman Emperor.
Li Li Hua, Chao Lei, Chiao Chuang, Lo Chi, Yu Feng Chi
The prince of the Sung Dynasty is captured by the Chin invaders and is guarded by top martial arts masters. It is up to two powerful patriots to fight the overwhelming odds and pull off the impossible: to rescue the royal Prince and get out of the Chin stronghold alive.
Hua is an upright and brave swordswoman who will stand up against villains and do anything for Luo, the man she loves. When Luo is sent to jail by the corrupted police, she sets out to free him and did not hesitate to chop off two bodyguards’ heads. In the process, she also stumbles across an old enemy of her father who is back seeking revenge.
Chiao Chiao, Chen Liang, Wang Hsieh, Ching Miao, Chang Pei-shan
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.
A young musician Chi Chiang is hired by the manager of a popular band when the group's drummer/leader Charlie, quits to join a rival group. The new drummer becomes an immediate hit, causing Charlie to be very jealous. Furthermore, the young drummer's mother is dead set against him having a music career.
This is adapted from Louis Cha’s “The Book and the Sword”. A young swordsman is tasked to lead a patriotic secret society to fight the traitorous general who colludes with the enemy. At the same time, he encounters a female warrior and two beautiful princesses, and is caught between all their affections for him.
This internationally popular tale of a brother and sister, seeking vengeance for the death of their parents through using the mythical yin/yang Holy Flame kung-fu technique. It's an outstanding epic choreographed and co-starring lead "Venom" Kuo Chue (aka. Philip Kwok).
Liu Hsueh-hua, Max Mok, Pai Piao, Kuo Chui, Weng Tsing-tsing
Wang Chung was a valued actor long before he became a director, but as a filmmaker, he helped create some of the most interesting thrillers Shaw Brothers ever released - including this fascinating crime saga of a Sino-Vietnamese crime gang. Danny Lee stars as a misunderstood refugee while Ray Lui plays a cop struggling against his own conscience to ensure that justice is upheld.
Li Hsiu-hsien, Ray Lui, Cheng Tse-shih, Lin Chung-cheng
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.
It's a fact: the greatest martial arts movie character is Huang Fei-hung. But it's quite possible the second greatest character is "Beggar Su", one of the famous Ten Kwangtung Tigers, and a legendary Ching Dynasty figure. Little known director Liu Shih-yu decided to fill his telling of the character's life story with the best kung-fu actors Shaw Studios had to offer. He reunited the stars of Liu Chia-liang's landmark Dirty Ho -- Gordon Liu Chia-hui, Wang Yu, and Wang Lung-wei--added such other greats as multi-award-winning Ku Feng and Pai Piao, then gave workhorse Lo Chiang his shot as choreographer. Together they made a rare, colorful, action-packed adventure as Beggar Su and his brother train incessantly to defeat the brutally powerful thief called Centipede. Finally, after much death and destruction, Gordon Liu Chia-hui and Wang Lung-wei get a memorable rematch to follow their classic masterpieces in Dirty Ho and Martial Club. The result is not only reminiscent of preeminent director Liu Chia-liang's work, but essentially an homage to him as well!
A young singer Hsiao Yun becomes an overnight sensation after standing in for another singer at the eleventh hour. Her success comes at a heavy price however, when her love with a pianist suffers. On top of this, Hsiao Yun must also deal with the unwanted affections from an influential backer of her show.