Hua, a pretty fraud, steals a brilliant diamond ring from a shop in Hong Kong and escapes to Singapore. To smuggle the ring pass customs, Hua slips it into the pocket of a stranger, Yen, but then lost track of him. Hua finally spots Yen after searching for days and does everything to get close to him in order to take the ring back.
One day, when the heroic outlaw Chu Liu Xiang is dining with his friend Monk Wu Hua, Gong from the Holy Water Palace accuses Chu of stealing the holy water and using it for various murders. Chu denies, and is given a month to find the murderer or be killed by Gong. To prove him innocence, Chu decides to investigate the case…
Hong Xi Guan of Shaolin is chased and wounded by a martial arts scum who took refuge in the Qing court. He is saved and healed by friends from the wet market and they hide Hong in a bean curd shop to protect him. However, Hong’s enemy finds him and ambushes him at the shop, hoping to capture Hong and all his friends.
The Han Emperor dies and his Empress Lu seizes the ruling power. She plots to kill the heir to the throne, Liu Heng, but the masked warrior discovers her plot and tips off Liu. Liu sends his princess to Chang An to ask for help. The masked warrior protects the princess from attackers along the way and supports Liu to become the new Emperor.
A man joins the Hong Kong police force to track down a murderer who has killed his friend in a robbery. While he struggles to reconcile his law defending police duty with his desire for vengeance, he also has a new-found respect for the law.
Yang Gui Fei is the beloved concubine of Emperor Tang Ming Huang, who is so besotted with her that he leaves the running of the country to Prime Minister Yang Guo Zhong, the brother of Yang Gui Fei. The Prime Minister is corrupt and cruel to the army, causing them to revolt and endanger the throne. Yang Gui Fei is also implicated and kills herself.
With Hong Kong cinema's new wave, high flying, martial arts action of the 1980's, came a new wave of actors; teeny-bopper, canto-pop singer/stars with little or no martial arts background. However, when a film like LITTLE DRAGON MAIDEN intelligently mixes the old with the new, the results are pure golden magic. This costume-action, drama, love story features relative newcomer Leslie Cheung, who falls in love with the Dragon Maiden while learning the art of swordplay. The recipe is complete when veteran kung-fu stars Chen Kuan-tai and Lo Lieh add just enough weapon-wielding spice to make this film really cook. Cheung garnered international recognition in John Woo's A BETTER TOMORROW and Ronny Yu's THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR.
Leslie Cheung, Weng Tsing-tsing, Chen Kuan-tai, Liu Hsueh-yua
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.
Jien Chiu and Bai Yu Tong are equally matched rivals in martial arts. Bai saves the emperor one day but did not believe his identity. Jien rescues the emperor later and gets promoted to the royal guard. This angers Bai and he attempts to jeopardize Jien’s position by stealing the imperial jade seal. Luckily, Jien is able to reclaim the seal with his skills.
The Liu Chia-liang trained Hui Ying-hung was considered the top action martial arts female star in the 1980s. It is her martial arts abilities that Michelle Yeoh tries to emulate. In The Tiger and the Widow, Hui Ying-hung is somehow mixed up in a salt smuggling ring that stinks of missing persons and rotten dilemmas.
After knowing his brother has killed the head of a rival triad, Jie takes the blame and was hunted by killers. With the help of Rambler Nan, Jie finally killed his enemies, but then found out that Nan is the one who has killed his father.
A charming Huangmei Opera title, this is the story of Fei E, a General’s daughter who grows up fooling everyone that she is a boy, including her two closest schoolmates. When she has to choose one of them to marry, how will Fei E tell them that she is a girl? To complicate matters, a girl who Fei E saves one day only wants to be married to her!
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
Two teen girls, Rose and May, become close friends despite their different social backgrounds. The rich girl May moves to America but returns years later to see Rose, now a beauty queen and bar girl. Rose is immediately attracted to Fang’s fiancé and their relationship quickly deteriorates when Rose sets out to pursue him…