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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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 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!
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 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.
"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.
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.
Liu Chia-yung is saved from certain death at the hands of drug smugglers by a fisher girl, played by Hui Ying-hung, whose godfather is a "drunken master" and whose leprous godmother is mistress of the fairly off-putting Leprosy Boxing style. Want to bet he'll need that at the furious finale? You'd win that bet, enjoying the martial arts antics all the way.
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.
Master of the "swordplay thriller" genre, Chu Yuan and renowned kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia tell the fabulous tale of the "Fastest Swordsman in the World" facing the "1000 Face Devil" and no less than seven murderers.
The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directs and stars in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't give up - no matter how many blood-thirsty Japanese killers he faces!
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.
King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and inter-racial romance made Variety reach this verdict: "High camp, Chinese style."
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film's weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever survived to tell what the weapon actually looked like.