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.
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.
"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.
Shaolin Temple is a battle between a brave brand of Shaolin boxers and literally thousands of Ching troops, complete with betrayals, intrigues, and such novel fighting machines as 108 wooden robots. The human fighting machines prove just as lethal thanks to a cast that includes such legendary kung-fu stars.
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.
Little Dragon Maiden mixes the old with the new to create pure golden magic as kung-fu fighting veterans Chen Kuan-Tai and Lo Lieh join relative newcomer Leslie Cheung in a far-out swordplay love story that rocks.
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!
Imagine a Western sword-and-sorcery film on drugs and you have The Sword And The Lute starring Jimmy Wang Yu playing a swordsman trying to destroy the "Phoenix Lute," a deadly weapon which accurately shoots poisonous needles up to 500 paces.
In this stirring saga of the "Martial Arts World," Lo Lieh plays a righteous swordsman trying to protect another hero's wife and daughter from a corrupt minister's murderous plans...two years before he and the director Cheng Chang-ho would become internationally famous for King Boxer.
This tale of a swordsman's treacherous journey is considered one of director Sun Chung's very best martial arts movies. It's not so much the plot that makes it great, but what Sun does with it, inspiring the cast and crew to some of their finest work.
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.
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.
Shaw Brothers superstars David Chiang and Tsui Siu Keung star as two top class Kung Fu fighters who challenge all the topKung Fu masters in the land, one motivated by revenge, the other by greed. The two fighters team up to face their ultimate challenge in the form of Master Pao, played by Philip Ko.
The drama tells the life of Xiao Yanyan, who was the most powerful woman of the Liao dynasty. Xiao Yanyan and Han Derang were childhood sweethearts, but were separated when she was sent into the palace to become the consort of Yelü Xian.
Legendary kung-fu film director Chang Cheh presents another of his on-going, action-packed, internationally loved "Venom" cult classics, pitting anti-Manchu Shaolin masters against devious Wutang warriors in a literal fight to the death.