Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.
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Former Taiping general Liu Hedong lives in Baling with his daughter, running a small sculpture shop. One day, a wealthy businessman named Yang invites him to his boat, and pleads for him to copy the famous Yueyanglou plaques.
In Tangshan, the truck driver Da Qiang, his wife Yuan Ni and their twins Fang Da, their son, and Fang Deng, their daughter, are a happy simple family. On 27 July 1976, a devastating earthquake destroys Tangshan, and Da Qiang dies while trying to rescue his children from their apartment.
Kaiwang chuntian de ditie / Spring Subway (2002) Yibai Zhang, Le Geng, Yang Zhang, Lan Ke, Drama, Romance
Kuai huo lin / The Delightful Forest (1972) Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao, Lung Ti, Mu Chu, Ching Tien, Action, Adventure
Wu Sung, a military swordmaster, is acused of murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and a thug, and sent to exile in Meng Chou. At the prison camp, Shih En, son of the camp commander, intercedes in his favour, to spare him the humiliating 100 bamboo lashes.
By the end of 1934, the Red Army in the vanguard of the first Army and Qin Zhang, head of political commissar, led to lightning speed by Huang Ping, Weng’an, Guizhou Wujiang River to the south bank of the yellow Village, ready to break through Wujiang River.
Se, jie / Lust, Caution (2007) Ang Lee, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Frustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, who is an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai, Old Wu, who has lost his wife and two sons as well as two women who had attempted to seduce Yee, now recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in yet another attempt to do away with Yee.
The plot of Slaughter in Xian concerns the friendship between a thief turned Chinese opera performer, played by Chow Lung, and an incorruptible police officer, played by Tung Chi Wa. When a delivery of machine guns is hijacked and stolen by a group of not so incorruptible police officers, led by Ku Wing Chuen, who are in collaboration with a pair of gangsters played by Chin Siu Kin and Do Yuk Ming, they try to get rid of Chi Wa so that they can pin the crime on Lung.
Shaolin Popey / Shao Lin xiao zi (1994) Yen-Ping Chu, Jimmy Lin, Shao-Wen Hao, Ashton Chen, Action, Comedy
A high school loser dreams of winning the heart of the principal’s daughter, but his chances are slim as long as her bruiser boyfriend’s around. Fortunately, a chance meeting with a pair of Shaolin-trained kids (previously seen in DRAGON FROM SHAOLIN) gives him the fighting skills needed to come out on top. An unusual but entertaining blending of teen romantic comedy and martial arts slapstick.