When you're the best fighter around, you'd better be prepared to prove it! No sooner was a new security escort for the Imperial Governor chosen, and then he was challenged to a duel and slain right before his family's eyes by a mysterious traveling swordsman known only as The Thunder Sword who disappears and is never to be heard from again.
Great independent Kung Fu movie with James Nam, of 5 finger of death playing the good guy. Much like some of the better American Westerns of the 50's and 60's. Some very poignant scenes in this film, highly recommended!
A martial-arts student learns the iron fist and death grip techniques to avenge his teacher's death.
When a martial arts expert discovers the existence of an illegal slave trade in the 1930s, he goes to great lengths to overthrow it.
The winters in Northern China could become rather bitter and harsh especially if one must endure it alone. Hoping to spend his last winter in solitude, a timid man must declare his love for his sweetheart before her family forces her to be married off.
Intrigue involving corrupt warlords and rebel spies in the Chinese provinces. Rebels take on the warlord power with brains and fearlessness.
Brilliant Taiwan wuxia film Black Invitation directed by Chou Hsu Chiang. Living large in the Fuhu Shan region, Qiu San (Ma Ji) and his ruthless gang extort money from the local people by sending out black invitations listing how much the gang would like to "borrow". Those who hand over the money even a little late experience the gang's violent wrath. The Wan family is thrown into danger when...
A magician/official has to solve a murder. He finds the case too unclear, so he goes to Hades to find the truth in Hades' "records file".
An evil lord kidnaps 12 sisters to start his harem, leaving the 13th sister to find a way to free them.
Polly's father is murdered, and it's up to her, her brothers, and the "Sword King" (Roc Tien Ping) to avenge him.
A girl gives birth to an owl creature and this monster rallies all its furry friends into a bloody revolt against the humans for their savage behavior.
This early Taiwanese Wuxia film is a classic genre tale of a revenge-seeking swordswoman (Cheung Ching-ching).
This is a very good Jimmy Wang Yu movie from the time after he went to taiwan when he broke up with the Shaw Brothers. In this nice swordsplay movie there are a lot of bloody fights and you see why he was at the time one of the best actors for this kind of martial arts movies!
A swordsman and swordswoman fight to protect Lady Liu who is trying to return to power. She's traveling in a coffin, the heroes can only hope they all aren't sent home in one.
In contemporary China, hip and sexy Ting, in flare polyester pants and platform shoes, seeks revenge for her father's murder, and is on the run from the hooligans who want to take the seven diamonds' ring she inherited. A suave male singer shows up to help her when things get to hand-to-hand fighting - which is aplenty.
Two policemen try to defeat a drug lord using the ancient art of Kung Fu.
Taiwanese drama film.
A swordplay flick that takes on a ghostly feeling later on the film.
When the emperor becomes ill and the Sung Dynasty is threatened by an evil baron, a patriotic officer named Ree (Chia Ling) is assigned to the imperial palace to protect the sacred temple from rebels. Prepare to be chopped and kicked as Ling displays some martial arts fireworks in this 1979 curiosity.
Mi Wey is a local hero named after "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon which makes him invincible. However, when "Immortal" Wa Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Killer Meteor will face the greatest and the deadliest challenge of his life.
Martian arts film from Taiwain directed by Kim Lung.
When To Pa, a member of the prestigious Eagle Claw Clan, commands his followers to carry out a mutinous robbery against the Almighty Imperial Lightning Whip, the victim's children are shaken by his disloyalty. With the help of one of To Pa's former minions, who's grown disillusioned with his leader's unconscionable actions, they organize a battle to avenge their father.
Tells the story of people, ghosts and foxes between a poignant love story.
A group of thiefs takes over a village. The main character is the blacksmith of the village. He has a criminal record as a thief but has served his time and now earns an honest living. He is first accused by the citizens of the village, but eventually he finds out the true criminals and challenges them.
All-star cast in this rare sword film from Taiwan. Top masters battle it out for supremacy and calmness in the martial world.
The place: Shanghai. The time: 1921. The Japanese aggression towards China is getting stronger each day. Enter Hsueh Ao-Lin, an agent of the government sent to uncover the Chinese traitors helping the enemy. Once inside, Hsueh must fight both the Japanese and his countrymen for his sake, and the future of China.
Rare was the film in 1973 that incorporated the star's name in the title. One of the few such films was Screaming Ninja, aka Wang Yu, King of Boxing. The story is set in China in the early 1900x. Essentially playing an extension of himself, action-star Wang-Yu spends much of the time defending himself against evil martial-arts masters. He also tries to make sense of a tragic incident in his past.
Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.
Chia Ling aka Judy Lee (SHAOLIN INVINCIBLES, QUEEN BOXER) stars as a woman summoned by a retired general to sing and play the lute for him, but as she performs, he attempts to assault her and in the process murders her. The general and his assistant throw her body and lute into a fire, but Master Ku, a scholar who was watching her father, finds the burnt shell of the lute which now contains her ghost. Together they will now try and bring the general and his henchmen to justice.
Taiwanese romantic drama
Rare drunken film, featuring Alan Liu and Hsu Buh Liao: as two likable swordsmen, who get injured by the white haired general whilst trying to save a young damsel in distress. As they recoup they invent seafood boxing to prepare them for the inevitable duel with the white haired general
A swordsman uses a specialized weapon made from a deformed sword, the lethal hook, to fight an underworld clan to clear his family name and save the girl he loves in ancient China.
In Chinese folklore a white snake symbolizes a woman, especially an evil type of woman, while a black bull typifies a man, robust, strong and virile. "Black Bull and White Snake", a film version of Young Nien-ts'u's best-selling novel of the same title, is exactly about a white snake-woman, having been sold into prostitution at an early age, is rescued by a black bull of a man only to fall back into the gutter again. A production from the Grand Motion Picture Company, "Black Bull and White Snake" stars Chiang Ching and newcomer Tien Yeh.
An undercover marshal wants to arrest famous bandit Kao Pao Tien, and he wants his daughter to help him find the castle where the bandit lives. He mistakes a young lady for Kao Pao Tien's daughter and saves her life while she is in an inn where she met her father's friend, who was Kao Pao Tien's man. She discovers that Kao Pao Tien was her mother's brother-in-law and that he tried to rape her once when he was drunk. He fought with the young lady's father and hurt her mother with a poisoned dart. During the 18 following years, the lady's father trained her to fight in order that she takes revenge for her mother's death.
The traditional martial-arts action film Flying Swordsgirl offers a wealth of fights involving a variety of weaponry while telling the tale of a woman who learns to battle against the men.
A young swordsman is sent to the city of Lo Yang to help his father's benefactor Inspector Chang from the four monsters-which are causing him a lot of grief. Four of the most violent martial artists in China.
Wang Yu stars as the charismatic martial arts master Iron Palm who crosses paths on the road with angry swordswoman Hung (Shang-Kuan Ling Feng, Dragon Inn). She's out to get revenge for her father who was killed by a band of ruthless bandits (Paul Chang Chun, Kenneth Tsang, Sit Hon, and Man Chung San). After their fateful encounter, Iron Palm decides to covertly assist Hung in her quest.
The Japanese have conquered Chow Chu, a Chinese village, and have it ruled by Captain Chow, a collaborationist, and his henchmen. Yu-Kong, a most wanted patriot, takes refuge at Yen Wei's as he must hand over an important message to Tong Ye, her husband. But Tong Ye has been taken hostage and has just been shot by a firing squad. Bad for the Japanese, Yen Wei accepts the mission meant for her husband. In memory of him...
A golden-masked clan master, who had killed many top fighters, was determined to acquire an invincible sword manual so as to rule the martial world. Hence, he pursued a swordsman who possessed the manual, but the latter managed to escape and discovered a cave whereby he met two martial arts masters who taught him the invincible sword skills...