The "iron triangle" of director Chang Cheh and stars David Chiang and Ti Lung truly hit their stride with this crowd-pleasing kung-fu epic. From the first fascinating minute to the unforgettably evocative conclusion - this duo is dynamic as well as deadly.
Based on a popular swordplay novel Meteor, Butterfly, Sword, this fascinating saga is masterfully staged by Yuen Cheung-yan, the brother of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon choreographer Yuen Woo-ping. The result is both a great action movie and an exceptional dramatic film.
This is the debut film of kung-fu comedienne Wang Yu as the main character, who in reality was part of director Liu Chia-liang's clan of stars that he personally trained for a film career. Its Ghostbusters meets George C. Scott's The Flim-Flam Man as Wang plays a fake ghost catcher who catches more than he bargained for.
"Godfather of the kung-fu film", Chang Cheh, made this treasured and beloved adventure featuring a sword, training manual, treasure map and a secret message. The kung-fu which ensues is as impressive as it is glorious.
This exciting tale of two swordsmen vying with a power-hungry villain for possession of the dangerous "Peacock Dart" showcases brilliantly choreographed fights, glorious settings, superb cinematography, and a final showdown that's a highpoint in kung-fu cinema.
Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.
"Godfather of the kung-fu Film" Chang Cheh cemented his fame and importance with this extraordinary combination of a symbolic kung-fu thriller and coming-of-age teenage angst drama. The result is a landmark for its director and the film which made David Chiang and Ti Lung superstars.
Although David Chiang had starred in over 40 films as a martial arts hero, in Shaolin Mantis, where he plays a man who learns martial arts from a praying mantis, then seeks revenge for his wife's death, the movie contains some of Chiang's best fight scenes ever.
Jimmy Wang Yu stars in Chang Cheh's The Trail Of The Broken Sword, a sword hero tragedy similar to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, yet done 34 years earlier and without using special effects to make things look better than they are.
This is one of director John Lo Mar's best flat-out, fight-filled, non-stop minimal martial arts masterpieces. There's much more than five fighting styles on screen in this thrilling and fun tale of a full nine wushu warriors going at it in every variation!
During the Ming Dynasty, the Japanese Defense Minister dispatches a team of expert Ninjas to steal the valuable "Summary of Fighting Skills" manual used by the invincible Chinese warriors. Now the Ming General must enlist the help of a Kung Fu master and prevent the document from falling into the hands of the Japanese marauders who have deployed Ninjas to assist them in capturing the document.
Of all the "Venom" movies, this one stands out as perhaps the most chilling. Masked killers are wreaking havoc and instilling terror with their vicious weapons of choice: razor-sharp, gut-shattering tridents. Only three fearless fighters dare investigate, leading to mass murder and magnificent martial arts.
Martial arts star Cheng Pei pei and versatile director Ho Meng hua were a great team, who elevated this tale of a virtuous swordswoman's revenge on the Black Demon who injured her to one of the best of both their careers.
Huang Fei-hung is back, in a new adventure written and directed by veteran Huang filmmaker Wang Feng. Newcomer Shih Chung-tien stars as the Confucian healer who fights jealous villains with wisdom, intelligence, and fabulous kung-fu.
When the Iron Swallow sets out to enforce her own deadly brand of justice, a mysterious killer attempts to frame her. Now, the limbs fly and the blood flows, friend will fight friend in an all-out battle to the death where the only rule is survival.
When the "godfather of the kung-fu film" Chang Cheh decided to tell their stories with Alexander Fu Sheng, Chen Kuan-tai, and Chi Kuan-chun in the roles, it was cause for celebration. This film is one of the most beloved in the director's filmography. Each hero is given his own story, when they all come together in a final, day-long battle with hundreds of troops, the effect is unforgettable.
Critics called this the preeminent kung-fu director's greatest film on the themes of history, martial arts, and family... and they were right. By filling this version of the Shaolin revenge story with brilliant, unforgettable sequences, director Liu has out-done himself...as usual!
The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu's Come Drink With Me in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, jianghu intrigue and stunning action.
The "iron triangle" of director Chang Cheh and protégés David Chiang and Ti Lung make The Heroic Ones a quintessential action epic, set during the waning years of the Tang Dynasty and centering on a royal family rife with intrigue.