Zhao Yumin is a Taek-won-do coach , whose had hard times since his best student Han was killed during an underground championship . Zhao almost gave up when Ling appears at his door , insisting that Zhao must train her for the championships, and became the first woman fighter to lead a man's division. (imdb)
Inspector Lam (Simon Yam) is a veteran cop, haunted by the suicide of his wife and struggling to cope with a heavy caseload and a temperamental teenage daughter. When the horribly disfigured body of a prominent classical singer, Han Tsui (Michael Wong) is found in the ocean, the finger of blame is soon pointed at recently released ex-con Eugene Wang (Nick Cheung). (twitchfilm.com)
A Colombian drugs cartel joins forces with a group of Hong Kong Triads and the hottest Hitman on the planet, to ship two tonnes of cocaine into Australia and China. (imdb)
Captured international assassins are locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber. To break out of this concrete hell they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas and battle against gangs of masked maniacs. And... if they survive this, they will have to confront Snakehead: the lethal, deranged top dog who will stop at nothing to kill 'em all! (imdb)
An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her kingdom crumbles in this lavish supernatural epic. Confined to a frozen cell for centuries, malevolent fox spirit Xiaowei (Xun Zhou) regains her freedom and seeks to preserve her beauty by seducing men and consuming their hearts.
The setting is Ming Dynasty during the reign of Chenghua (1465-1487). The court is controlled by imperial eunuchs who consolidate their power by joining either the East or West Bureaus, organs of oppression and espionage whose in-fighting resembles that of the SA and SS in Nazi Germany. Wan Yulou (Gordon Liu), an enforcer of the East Bureau, is dispatched to execute Can Qianzhi, Minister of Five Armies. (mubi.com)
Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars." (imdb)
An action-comedy about a simple cook from Chandni Chowk mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient peasant warrior Liu Shengh by residents of an oppressed Chinese village
In this sequel the early days of Zhao (Fan) and Brother White (Gordon Liu) are shown as their rivalry slowly builds up and unleashes an evil on the world.
Phoebe (Cecilia Cheung) is the daughter of two Kung Fu masters (Yuen Qiu & Yuen Wah) and started learning martial arts from the Kung Fu Academy on top of the Cloud Mountain since a teenager. Phoebe's parents are divorced and Phoebe soon graduates to be a Kung Fu expert herself but she has to keep her martial arts skills a secret. Phoebe falls in love with Dragon (Leo Ku) at her work place, but Dragon is suspicious of Phoebe's Kung Fu skills... (Hong Kong Cinemagic)
Hung Kuen vs Wing Chun was originally called Hung Kuen marries Wing Chun and I think it was made for television. It was more like a light romantic comedy mixed with the movie "Grumpy Old Men," in China. I liked it. It was fun to watch Gordon Liu play this character. It was cheesy, but fun anyway. (amazon.com)
A national feud and the philosophy of martial arts cause a conflict between two big families, one from China and one from Japan, which forced a mixed couple to separate. Their love stirred up bloody fighting between the Chinese and Japanese in the ancient martial world. Rong Hoi Shan, a kung fu genius, settled the disputes with his high martial arts skills. Lignite your sensations with a series of true kung fu fighting scenes, and it's the essence of Chinese martial arts. (youtube)
The murderous Bride continues her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and his two remaining associates; his younger brother Budd, and Bill's latest flame Elle.
A film about a monk who goes around putting souls at rest. (imdb comments)
Chen Jun returns to Shanghai to discover that his kung fu master, Fok Yun-Kap, has dead under mysterious circumstances. Fok's funeral is disrupted by representatives from a rival Japanese martial arts school, who deliver an insulting signboard that reads "Sick Men of Asia". Infuriated by this insult, Chen returns the sign to the Japanese, and proceeds to beat the entire karate school into submission... (Wing Artist Entertainment)
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2' (2004) - TV Movie
Short documentary on the making of "Kill Bill: Volume 2" (2004).
The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
An up and coming fighter trains to defeat the toughest martial artist around in a fast-paced duel to the death from Black Mask director Daniel Lee. Tank is a martial arts powerhouse whose skills as a fighter have recently earned him the title of Star Runner. Yet in the world of martial arts, victory does not always go to the strongest combatant. (allrovi.com)
Action maestro Lau Kar Leung helms the martial arts saga Drunken Monkey - the tale of a bitter feud that erupts between two siblings. For years, Biao and his brother have co-run a security company - until Biao discovers that the latter is engaged in illegal, underground activities. When Biao disappears for a short time, everyone thinks him dead; he soon turns up again, however, determined to take on his wayward brother in a grueling battle-to-the-death. (All Movie Guide)
A group of disparate characters find themselves trapped overnight on a island somewhere off the coast of mainland China. The circumstances force them to overlook their preconceptions of one another, and they forge a kinship that goes to the heart their identities. (mubi.com)
Anthony Wong is a priest who helps teenagers suffering from drug addiction. One night, he receives a call that his daughter Mandy has died. All that is found is her pager, so he hits the nightclub circuit to try and find her. He discovers that she is with Hawk (Sam Lee), who runs with the triads. Now he must infiltrate the group and try and rescue the rest of the girls under Hawk's influence. (hkcinemagic)
Fist of Hero (1998) - TV Series
A young man must go on a journey of self discovery and learn the mystic art of Tai Chi to save his friends and family. AKA Hero of Shanghai (imdb)
Hoping to find their uncle in the big city, siblings Siu-Tong and Chee-Loy end up offending the local gangsters and attracting the drug traffickers. As if luck would have it, they are now Interpol's best friends, as the police want their assistance in trapping the bad guys at a triad banquet gathering…
Welcome to the world of the martial arts. A voyage for the times of the martial arts cinema, from the beginning in China in the 6th Century B.C. by a Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma, until the actual time and the influence in the world, with interviews to actors like Gordon Liu and Jackie Chan and historians like David Weeden, and a review to the most important movies of all times and to the most famous action movies actors. A magnificent jewel of this genre what nobody wouldn't lose.
A C.I.A. agent is assigned to go to Beijing to look for a hidden "treasure," which turns out to be a woman who has supernatural powers, and is the National Treasure of China. (imdb)
Set around the turn of the century in China, the White Lotus Society plots to put the next Emperor on the throne. To do this they want their protege to marry the Princess Sun Yu who possesses an important jade ring. They dispatch Yueng Kwan to fetch her. However, Yueng Kwan is a patriot, working for the revolutionary forces of Sun Yat Sen. He abducts Sun Yu and finds refuge with the father of the future hero Wong Fei Hung. (imdb)
Two young boys escape their dreary monastic life for the brightlights of Hong Kong. Joining a couple of pickpockets the two live out the adventure. Kind-hearted Master Chi is sent to Hong Kong to find the kids. (hkmdb.com)
Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme... (imdb)
A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart (imdb)
Visually interesting swordplay comedy that collapses through the usual Wong Jing bag of tricks, i.e. excessive wackiness, uneven pacing, and tired comedy.
Norman Law Man directs this affable kung fu comedy about the wisecracking Lun Man-chui (Dicky Cheung), who is a master in japes, snipes, and witty insults. His family forces him to put his mental agility to the test and study to become the first certified Cantonese scholar. His rival is a handsome kung fu master named Liu Sin-hoi (Aaron Kwok), who is more than Lun's equal in terms of wit. (allrovi.com)
Karl Choi and Ching But-kam are the laughingstocks of the Royal Hong Kong Police, and things get even worse when Choi's HIV test turns up as a false positive, leading him to believe he is dying of AIDS. Hoping to become a hero, Choi becomes bold and reckless, planning to be killed in the line of duty, thus receiving a ceremonial burial and a legendary reputation for bravery. In pursuit of this goal, Choi goes after a ruthless but bumbling group of terrorists hired by Saddam Hussein to ...
In Hong Kong, a weapon dealer has a special computer chip, which is needed to build a secret missile. He is trying to sell it to a foreign government. The local secret police, the CIA and an enemy band is looking for him, but he has a very rich and influential man as his partner. (imdb)
Carrie Ng stars as Lisa Li, who gathers an expedition to seek out the legendary Gold Crystal God, which, according to the local mythology, has the power to heal her deathly sick father. Naturally, she isn't the only one after this valuable treasure, and her rivals soon kidnap the professor who is guiding her. Lisa presses on regardless, along with the professor's daughter, Police Superintendent Wu (Sibelle Hu), and former police officer Chi-liang (Donnie Yen), who acts as their tour guide. (allmovie.com)
Gordon Liu is Hong Kong's top detective -- and his kung fu skills have a way of coming in handy. (netflix.com)
Lam, a cop approaching 40 but without much accomplishment, always wants to achieve something memorable before his retirement. He is obliged by his sister to find a decent Chinese girl for his nephew, Baffalo, who is an "American Born Chinese". But Baffalo has an eye for a sweetie, Ellen, who has accidentally witnessed a murder. The incident gets Lam, Baffalo and Ellen being involved in a ruthless underground arms smuggling ring, wich sends the killer to eliminate them. (hkcinemagic.com)
An impossible love, reached by an fortuite event. With this cards over the table, the movie goes into a roller coaster of emotions, touching in a very realistic way (as we are used to) and driving us into the world of the triads. (imdb comments)
Three female cops form a special unit and get their main witness out of the clutches of a gang. The witness holds the key to Chu Chung Sing, a gang-lord who runs a night-club. They will have to face a ruthless but sentimental killer. (imdb)
Set in China during the Japanese occupation. A young man breaks out of a POW camp to marry his sweetheart, but finds she is now a spy for the resistance, code-named "Number 3". With the help of "Number 2" he returns to the camp to find "Fortune", an agent who possesses the pass-code to a Swiss bank account with $500 billion intended for the Chinese army. (imdb)
Guns are being smuggled into Hong Kong, but a renegade cop with his own arsenal of martial arts tricks is on the case.
A seasoned cop (Chow Yun Fat) and his rookie partner (Conan Lee) are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker. (imdb)
This Chinese-Japanese co-production is a timeless story with state-of-the-art designs and special effects. Set in the present day, its valiant young heroes battle their mythological foes through the streets of Tokyo and Hong Kong. The beautiful Ashura holds the only key to The Gates of Hell, where its King is imprisoned. But Ashura has been asleep for centuries. When the evil Raga awakens her and tries to steal the key, it is up to two young monks to foil Raga's plan. (hkmdb.com)
Keung and Fai had been good friends since childhood. They both had keen interest in boxing-matches. Having parted with Keung for more than ten years, Fai had become a police officer. On the contrary, Keung had joined an illegal organization as a professional killer. Keung decided to resign from the organization, but his family died of the explosion set by the chief leader, Mr. Chor. Keung saw Fai again because of Fai's younger sister, Mui. (hkcinemagic.com)
Hsiao plays Fong Sai Yuk, a troublemaking teenager with great kung fu. After continually getting into trouble at school for messing with a Manchu official, Fong and his brothers are sent to Mater San Te (Gordon Liu) and the Shaolin Monks to hide. Eventually Fong leaves the temple to fight the Manchus.
Wanted by the Qing government, Ming loyalist and martial artist Hung Hei-kwun (Lo Meng) decides to hide out at Shaolin Temple by becoming a lay disciple. Hei-kwun takes with him the mischievous kung fu prodigy Fong Sai-yuk (Wong Yu) and his friend Hu Hui-gan (Chien Hsiao-hou). After passing an entrance trial, the trio join the temple's lay disciple program for southern Shaolin practitioners that's run by monk Jin (Philip Kwok).
One of the great kung-fu film characters is "Beggar Su," a legendary Ching Dynasty figure who was also a member of the famous Ten Kwangtung Tigers. Little-known director Liu Shih-yu uses the best kung-fu actors Shaw Studios had to offer to tell a rare, colorful, action-packed adventure, as Beggar Su and his brother train incessantly to defeat the brutally powerful thief called Centipede. (hkcinemagic.com)
Rare action comedy from Hong Kong! A real gem! The Master Killer -Gordon Liu stars in this Hong Kong cop buddy movie as a detective, who is assigned to find an heiress to a fortune who has gone missing under suspicious circumstances. Non-stop laughs and action in this awesome modern day actioner. (Wu Tang Collection)
The Yangs are a well-known family of soldiers in the service of the government but are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 4th, 5th, and 6th brothers are killed (played by Hsiao Ho (actor), Gordon Liu and Fu Sheng respectively). 4th brother is captured by the Liao and is not mentioned again (in the source story he marries a Liao princess and returns). (Wikipedia)
Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword... (imdb)
The pre-eminent martial art moviemaker Liu Chia-liang (a.k.a. Lau Kar-leung) came up with the novel idea for this exciting and hilarious cultural, generational, and kung-fu clash. He plays a martial art master so set in his ways that his kung-fu school may be closed down. That is, until a hip, young, beautiful marketing woman arrives to take over, setting off a battle of the sexes, the ages, and even with the local crime king! (hkcinemagic.com)
Tales of a Eunuch reunites the potent mix of martial arts superstar Gordon Liu Chia-hui, who plays Emperor in cognito Kang His, with the kung-fu comedienne Wang Yu, an anti-Ching revolutionary. It's a film laced with wild barrages of excellent martial arts chiefly choreographed by Yuen Hua and Yuan Pien, long time Jackie Chan kung-fu classmates. At one time, Wang was considered to be the next Alexander Fu Sheng. (amazon.com)
A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.
Popular Hong Kong filmmaker Lau Kar-leung directed this historical action-comedy about two sworn enemies battling to determine which of them is the best swordsman. The Cat is Chan Chiao (Adam Cheng) and the Rat is Pai Yu-tang (Alexander Fu Sheng). The two men compete in various flamboyantly choreographed duels before realizing that they must seek the judgment of their master (Lau Kar-wing). (allrovi.com)
Although director Kuei Chih-hung is noted for horror flicks that best many of Hollywood's "slashers," he began with martial arts films under legendary Chang Cheh. In Godfather From Canton, Kuei returns to his roots starring the Yul Brynner of Shaolin movies Gordon Liu Chia-hui as policeman on the take who ends up becoming a powerful mob boss. (hkcinemagic.com)
At the turn of the 19th century, Nan Kit, an ex-official conspires to restore the Manchu Dynasty. He flees to Manchuria with a group of his undermen. While awaiting their chance to come, they practice the Buddhist secret style, which Nan learnt before he went to the Imperial Court. Nan is known as The First Fighter from Manchuria. With his Buddhist style of "Break Neck Palm", he becomes indestructible. The government learns about Nan's whereabouts, and sends Wong Lung to destroy the clan. (hkcinemagic.com)
The Shaolin Drunken Monk, directed by Lau Ka-Liang, stars Gordon Liu as the son of a martial arts teacher who is murdered by his students. The son escapes and comes under the tutelage of a hermit who instructs him in the ways of Drunken Kung Fu. The son then sets out to avenge his father's death. (rottentomatoes.com)
A young woman (Kara Hui) marries a dying senior member of a martial arts family in order to keep the inheritance from falling into the wicked hands of Third Uncle (Lung Wei Wang). Traditional family conventions are turned upside down when this 'grand auntie' by marriage arrives at the home of the rightful inheritor (Chia-Liang Liu) and his progressive son (Hsiao Ho).
Two students from the Wu-Tang and Shaolin schools are forced into a rivalry that culminates in their training for a competition between the two schools.
Wong Fei Hung and his once-rival, now friend, find themselves and their martial arts schools pitted against a rival school which uses a kung fu expert from the north to do their dirty work... (hkflix.com)
A rich young man seeks to make a name for himself by being the one to discover a lost treasure. He teams up with a streetwise kung-fu artist and together, they set out to not only find the treasure, but to figure out who is behind the mysterious deaths of the treasure hunters before them. (imdb)
Lo Lieh directs himself in this serio-comic kung fu outing. (IMDB Comments)
The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers hire an actor to impersonate a priest and kung-fu expert from the temple of Shaolin. (IMDB)
This 1970s-style Hong Kong martial arts comedy from director Lau Kar-wing stars the irrepressible Gordon Lau as a monk called Tien Fa who is carrying a secret map with the locations of Japanese troops to a small band of rebels during the Japanese occupation in World War II. (allrovi.com)
Gordon Liu must use his skills to protect some baby vampires in Hong Kong. (imdb)
A fugitive (Chia Hui Liu) disguises himself as a vampire to follow a pair of corpse-herders through military checkpoints and avoid capture.
A prince in succession for the throne must evade the plotting of his evil brothers in the weeks leading up to the new Emperor being chosen.
Gordon Liu stars as The Master Killer, who must utilize every aspect of his intense training in order to find The Secret Book that has been stolen from the Holy Shaolin Temple. (allmovie.com)
In this vintage martial arts-adventure, a warrior (Gordon Liu), searching for a criminal on the run from the law, discovers a gang of thieves who plan to steal an irreplaceable Jade Buddha. He leaps into action to save the Buddha, but he discovers a variety of bizarre traps and gifted martial arts fights are laying in wait for him. Fists and Guts also stars Lo Lieh, best-known for his work in Five Fingers of Death, the first major martial arts hit in the United States. (allrovi.com)
After a corrupt general occupies his village and terrorizes his family, San Te (Chia Hui Liu) vows revenge and leaves home to study the ancient fighting arts. He becomes a monk at the mythical Shaolin Temple, where he learns the secrets of all 35 chambers in a rigorous seven-year apprenticeship. But when he proposes a 36th chamber to teach the masses to defend themselves, he's cast out of the temple in this Shaw Brothers kung fu classic.
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted by the others (imdb)
Lau Kar-leung spins this kung-fu yarn that features a Manchu as the hero, something of a rarity in which Manchus are usually branded villains. Wei Fung (David Chiang Da-wei) is ordered to spy on the wealthy Tien family, who is suspected to have connections with the recently overthrown Ming. He works his way into the house by posing as a teacher for the family's spoiled daughter, Chi-chi... (All Movie Guide)
The hero visits a town and meets a woman whose daughters were killed. He seeks the murderers, eventually encountering three men who he initially believes are the killers, though he learns otherwise. (imdb)
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father's training manual. (imdb)
He's lost his memory, but not his skill: After a fierce battle with a local tong, Hoi is thrown over an embankment and left for dead. He survives the ordeal but has lost all of his memory, but not his kung-fu. His fateful meeting with a beggar leads to their teaming up for cleaning up that tong. (imdb)
Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school. (imdb)
Stories are told about a group of Chinese who fought so valiantly against the Japanese during the 1933 Sino-Japanese war that the Japanese buried them with full military honors. This martial arts epic shows the filmmaker's imaginary re-creation of the final hours and days of these legendary heroes. (allrovi.com)
he film is set in 1900 China, at the height of the Boxer Rebellion. A group of fearless Chinese patriots ward off European incursionists armed with little more than fists and flailing feet. Kung-fu proves no match for firearms, but it does slow the enemy down a great deal. (allrovi.com)
Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the Manchus.
A monk is expelled from a monastery because he was found with a dirty magazine under his pillow. He falls in with a gang of villains, who hire him because of his martial arts skills. He later returns to the monastery where (for reasons unexplained), he fights his former buddy-monk.