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Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. (Chinese: 邵氏兄弟(香港)公司) is the largest film production company of Hong Kong that operated from 1925 to 2011. In 1925, three Shaw brothers—Runje, Runme, and Runde—founded Tianyi Film Company (also called "Unique") in Shanghai, and established a film distribution base in Singapore, where Runme and their youngest brother, Run Run Shaw, managed the precursor to the parent company, Shaw Organization. Runme and Run Run took over the film production business of its Hong Kong-based sister company, Shaw & Sons Ltd., and in 1958, a new company, "Shaw Brothers," was set up. In the 1960s, Shaw Brothers established what was once the largest privately owned studio in the world, Movietown. Over the years the film company produced some 1,000 films, some becoming the most popular and significant Chinese-language films of the period. It also popularized the kung fu genre of films. In 1987, the company suspended film production in order to concentrate on the television industry through its subsidiary TVB. Film production resumed in limited capacity in 2009. In 2011 Shaw Brothers was reorganized into the Clear Water Bay Land Company Limited; its film production business was taken over by other companies within the Shaw conglomerate. ()

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Blade Runner(1982)

R
| 1h 57min | Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 5,121 votes)

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Crippled Avengers(1978)

R
| 1h 40min | Action, Drama
3.3/5 (with 21 votes)

Crippled Avengers is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh and starring four members of the Venom Mob. It has been released in North America as Mortal Combat and Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms. The film follows a group of martial artists seeking revenge after being crippled by Tu Tin-To (Chen Kuan Tai), a martial arts master, and his son (Lu Feng).

Directed by Chang Cheh - With Philip Kwok, Lu Feng, Lo Mang, Chiang Sheng, Wang Lung-wei

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin(1978)

1h 55min | Action, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 118 votes)

The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge.

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Gordon Liu, Lo Lieh

Line Walker(2016)

1h 48min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 15 votes)

The details of undercover police officers are deleted from a police database and a senior officer is left struggling to know who are the undercover officers and who are the criminals.

Flying Tiger(2018)

During a promotion ceremony for police officers, Senior Superintendent Ko Yat-tai is taken hostage. Seeing his father in danger, OCTB Senior Inspector Marcus Ko Ka-chun is unable to do anything. In a split second, Yat-tai’s eldest son Vincent Ko Ka-long, a member of the Flying Tigers, demonstrates his excellent marksmanship to save him, which unexpectedly acts as a trigger to bring what was buried in the Ko family back to light. A recent spate of murders of undercover cops, a surge of new drugs, and terrorist groups are a portent of a menacing future that Superintendent Lip Yu-hong relentlessly fights against. Meanwhile, caught in their own relationship dilemma, two brothers, Ka-long and Ka-chun, end up going their separate ways, turning into rivals...

Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy(2019)

1h 38min | Drama, Action, Crime
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

A car crash sparks a war between local police and an international terrorist organization.

Directed by Jazz Boon

The Five Venoms(1978)

1h 38min | Action
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

A kung-fu student is instructed by his dying teacher to track down five of the teacher's ex-students. Each of the five is equipped with a lethal martial arts skill, and the teacher fears this might be used for evil purposes. However, not only does the teacher not know the identity of the students (who all wore masks under his training), but some of the students also don't know each other!

Directed by Chang Cheh

Martial Arts of Shaolin(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Action, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 19 votes)

In ancient China, Zhi Ming trains at the legendary Northern Shaolin temple to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a nefarious magistrate.

Come Drink with Me(1966)

1h 31min | Adventure, Action
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Golden Swallow (Cheng Pei-pei) is a fighter-for-hire who has been contracted by the local government to retrieve the governor's kidnapped son. Holding him is a group of rebels who are demanding that their leader be released from prison in return for the captured son. After a brief encounter with the gang at a local restaurant, Golden Swallow is joined by an inebriated wanderer Drunken Cat (Yueh Hua) who aids her in her mission.

Directed by King Hu - With Cheng Pei-pei, Yueh Hua, Chan Hung-lit, Ku Feng

Five Fingers of Death(1972)

1h 44min | Action
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

A young boxer joins a martial arts school to increase his skill so he can enter a martial arts competition. He leaves the school when he hears that a local gangster is terrorizing the town. He comes to the aid of a young singer and brings on the wrath of the local gang. He eventually enters the martial arts competition after learning iron palm technique and takes out all competition.

Directed by Chang-Wha Chung - With Lo Lieh, Bolo Yeung

Cannonball(1976)

R
| 1h 33min | Action
2.8/5 (with 31 votes)

Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, Buckman jockeys with an international ensemble of racers for a $100,000 purse. But there are none more important than Cade Redman (Bill McKinney), his direct competition for a guaranteed spot on the elite Modern Motors racing team.

Mad Monkey Kung Fu(1979)

1h 56min | Action
3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Kara Wai, Lau Kar-leung, Lo Lieh, Hsiao Ho
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Executioners from Shaolin(1977)

1h 38min | Action
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

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 Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father's training manual.

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Lo Lieh, Gordon Liu

The One-Armed Swordsman(1967)

1h 51min | Drama, Action
3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his father's broken sword and the memory of his father's sacrifice. The other students (including the teacher's daughter) resent him and try to drive him away. The teacher's daughter challenges him to a fight and when he refuses she becomes enraged and recklessly chops off his arm! He retreats, broken and bloody, and is found by a young poor girl living alone who nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the evil gang who originally attacked the Golden Sword school develops a weapon that renders the Golden Sword useless and starts killing off all of the schools students. Fang Kang eventually recovers with the girl's help but must now face a life with only one arm. Will he be able to recover and live to defend the school as his father did?

Directed by Chang Cheh - With Jimmy Wang, Angela Pan, Chiao Chiao

Return to the 36th Chamber(1980)

1h 39min | Action
3.4/5 (with 39 votes)

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. The factory owner proves the actor a fraud, and punishes all those involved. The young actor feels he has let the workers down, and promises to atone. He sets out for Shaolin, determined to be accepted as a kung-fu pupil at the elite temple.

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Gordon Liu, Kara Wai

The New One-Armed Swordsman(1971)

1h 42min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 20 votes)

Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when he crosses his path with a beautiful girl in need, Pao Chiao. Even against impossible odds, he will prove a great warrior.

Directed by Chang Cheh - With David Chiang, Ti Lung, Lee Ching, Ku Feng

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires(1974)

R
| 1h 25min | Action, Horror
3.1/5 (with 36 votes)

Professor Van Helsing had been asked to help against the tyranny of skeletal creatures that are responsible for terror and death amongst the peasants in rural China. He is the only person qualified to deal with the cause of these phenomena, for the undead are controlled by the most diabolical force of all.... Count Dracula. But he is not alone- to aid him comes a mystical brotherhood of seven martial arts warriors.

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter(1984)

NR
| 1h 38min | Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

The Yangs are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 5th and 6th brother are killed. Fu Sheng loses his mind after the death of his family, while the other brother takes refuge in a Buddhist temple.

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Gordon Liu, Alexander Fu, Kara Wai

Five Element Ninjas(1982)

1h 47min | Action
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.

Directed by Chang Cheh

Clan of the White Lotus(1980)

1h 35min | Action
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only Wu's pregnant wife and Hung as the only remaining practitioners of Shaolin left to avenge the deaths. But Hung's kung-fu will not be powerful enough so he must learn feminine kung-fu techniques to help him try and defeat White Lotus.

Directed by Lo Lieh - With Gordon Liu, Lo Lieh, Kara Wai

Look Out, Officer!(1990)

1h 27min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

After police officer Piao is murdered, his soul cannot be at rest for his murder has been written off as a suicide. Therefore the heavens send him back to Earth as a spirit to find his 'savior' who will help him clear his name. Hsing, a rookie officer, is the savior and in return for finding Piao's killer, Piao must get him a girlfriend and a promotion.

The Bamboo House of Dolls(1973)

R
| 1h 50min | Action, Drama, Horror, War
2.5/5 (with 6 votes)

A nurse in a Japanese women's POW camp during World War II masterminds an escapee.

Return of the One-Armed Swordsman(1969)

1h 46min | Action
3.0/5 (with 12 votes)

The notorious “One-Armed Swordsman” who has spent the last two years retired from the martial world as a simple farmer with his wife. Of course this idyllic life is about to be sliced to ribbons by Chang’s wicked imagination. He concocts a savory setup when he introduces, not one, but eight unique villains known as the Eight Kings of Swords and their sword-wielding entourage for Wang Yu to eventually chop his way through.

Directed by Chang Cheh - With Jimmy Wang, Chiao Chiao, Ku Feng, Lau Kar-leung, Wu Ma

The Super Inframan(1975)

3.0/5 (with 20 votes)

The surface of the Earth is under attack, thousands of people are killed in this unprovoked attacked. The cause, Princess Dragonmon and her army of monsters have decided to invade. Princess Dragonmon is an alien whose race has been hiding under us for centuries waiting to attack and the time is right. A doctor has been preparing for something like this and turns his assistant Rayma into the cyborg hero known as Inframan. Now only Inframan stands between the Earth and Princess Dragonmon but when a close friend is captured and brainwashed, can she be stopped with this inside man feeding her info?

Directed by Hua Shan - With Bruce Lee, Danny Lee

Golden Swallow(1968)

1h 44min | Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

Golden Swallow revolves around the further adventures of its title character. This time around, she is forced into violence when a figure from her mysterious past goes on a killing rampage while leaving evidence that holds her responsible. Golden Swallow also makes room for a love triangle involving a mad, but righteous, swordsman named Silver Roc and a gentle warrior named Golden Whip. The three team up to conquer the evil forces of the martial world, but their joint venture only lasts so long, due to the two men's egos. Ultimately, a duel to the death is planned between them, leaving Golden Swallow caught between two men, both of whom she admires.

Directed by Chang Cheh - With Cheng Pei-pei, Jimmy Wang, Lo Lieh

My Young Auntie(1981)

2h 1min | Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Cheng (Kara Hui Ying Hung), a beautiful martial arts ace, battles to keep her inheritance from the ruthless Yun Wei (Johnny Wang Lung Wei), but her efforts are sabotaged by Yu Tao (Hsaio Ho), her wayward and irrepressible great-nephew. Following a frenzy of spectacular comic mishaps, the hapless duo are setup and imprisoned and the deeds to Cheng's estate are stolen. She is held hostage after a doomed attempt to reclaim the papers back from Yu Wei's place, and the stage is set for a savage fight to the death.

Invincible Shaolin(1978)

1h 38min | Action
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers. They defeat the South Shaolin teachers and, that night, the head general (Wang Lung Wei) kills the South Shaolin teachers and blames their death on the North Shaolin teachers. The South Shaolin master sends more of his pupils, who are killed accidentally by the North Shaolin teachers. He finally sends two more (Wei Pai and Lo Meng) of his students to train with old masters and trains one student (Kuo Chui) himself with the goal of finally defeating the North Shaolin experts.

Directed by Chang Cheh

Disciples of the 36th Chamber(1985)

1h 29min | Action
3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

Fong Sai Yuk's uninhibited arrogance toward a Manchu lord forces him to seek refuge in a Shaolin temple. Although abundantly trained in the martial arts, he is no match for Master San Te, the creator of the 36th Chamber of Shaolin, who constantly overpowers his younger, more agile disciples in matters of both body and mind. Exhausted by his frequent defeats, Fong seeks to escape his prison and crosses paths with a governor, who rewards him with a yellow robe granting immunity from any Manchu. But what are the governor's true intentions? Will Fong feed his foolish ego and betray the Shaolin Temple?

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Hsiao Ho, Gordon Liu, Lau Kar-leung

Dirty Ho(1979)

1h 43min | Action, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

The Water Margin(1972)

2h 5min | Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

The corruption in the Sung Dynasty of 11th century China is so rampant that it inspires a band of Oriental Robin Hoods - the Honorable 108. Mountain bandits who nevertheless live by a scrupulous code of conduct, the Honorable 108 pledge to end the repression of the brutal overlords.

Directed by Chang Cheh, Wu Ma - With David Chiang, Ku Feng, Lily Ho, Ti Lung
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