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!
Sun Chung started exploring the kung-fu genre with this fascinating tale which mixes music and martial arts. It's a tale of conflicting clans and a mysterious song called "The Proud One" which leads to slowly blossoming love as well as sudden death.
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.
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.
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.
"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 Season tells the stories of different heroes and why they escape to Liangshan Marsh. It begins from the Generous Hero Song Jiang. While Seven Heroes plan on a big heist to steal from the inglourious rich, Army Leader Lin Chong is framed by a corrupted official who wants to steals his wife. They gather together and the Liangshan Mash outlaws starts to earn its fame.
A vicious judo expert sets out to prove that Chinese are the "sick people of Asia." There's only one thing which will set things right: the powerful title kung-fu technique, taught by Shih Szu (The Lady Hermit) and learnt by Chuan Yuan (Imperial Swordsman)!
The heroes are savage because the villains are brutal, cruel, and vicious. At first, a gang just wants the village locksmith to open a stolen safe, but it soon escalates into wholesale torment. The result is an especially realistic, even grueling, exercise in suspense.
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.
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.
This tale is about a decapitating swordswoman who will let nothing stand in her way when she falls in love with a bandit's son. Chiao Chiao, made famous in One-Armed Swordsman, is the girl who won't let such trifles as craniums keep her from freeing her man from jail. The one villain who manages to keep his head (in every definition of the phrase) is Fan Mei-sheng.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.