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Hong Kong

Shaolin Temple (Shao Lin si) (1976)

Directed by Cheh Chang. Cast: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Lung Ti, David Chiang, Philip Kwok. The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor, who killed his father. The monks have to help him, and in the process, they save the true emperor, who rewards them greatly. 84 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Se ying diu sau) (Hong Kong, 1978)

Directed by Yuen Woo-Ping. Cast: Cheng Lung, Yuen Hsiao-Tien, Huang Cheng Li, Wang Chiang. At the end of the China Dynasty, the Eagle Claw Society has eliminated all styles of martial arts except for the Snake Fist style. The Grand Master of Eagle Claw is searching for and killing the remaining members of the Snake Fist school. Meanwhile the elderly Snake Fist Grand Master is in hiding, and busy teaching a young, overworked, bullied servant the Snake Fist style. 98 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Song of the Exile (Ketu qiuhen) (Hong Kong / Taiwan, 1990)

Directed by Ann Hui. Graduating from a university in Britain, returns home to attend her sister's wedding but quickly finds herself at social and emotional odds with her seemingly imperious mother. The turbulent homecoming revives Heuyin's memories of the charged atmosphere of her childhood in Macao. Hueyin reluctantly agrees to accompany her mother on a visit to her once rich and prominent family in Japan. There, she begins to understand that she and her mother are very much alike, both having suffered similar feelings of loss and alienation throughout their adult live. 100 min.

Sons of Good Earth (Da di er nu) (Hong Kong, 1964)

Director King Hu. During the Sino-Japanese conflict, a married couple are individually arrested and lose contact with one another. Meanwhile villagers employ guerrilla tactics against their Japanese oppressors. In the film's bloody climax, the peasants stage a massive revolt and slaugher the invaders. After the war is over the couple are reunited. 70 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Swordsman (Hsiao ao chiang hu) (Hong Kong, Taiwan, 1990)

Directed by Siu-Tung Ching, King Hu, Ann Hui, Hark Tsui. Towards the end of the Ming dynasty, three major "tongs" come into conflict with a group of evil eunuchs, in a desperate search for a lost manuscript which may unveil the ultimate secrets of Kung fu. 90 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Battle Wizard (Tian long ba bu) (Hong Kong, 1977)

Directed by Hsueh Li Pao. Cast: Danny Lee, Tanny Tien Ni, Lin Chen-Chi. A brother who loves books and a sister who loves swords must face the yellow-robed warrior, the Red Python, a sinuous snake-charmer, and a silk-masked beauty, before they can bring peace to their battle-addled family. Based on the novel "The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils" by Chin Yung. 73 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Big Boss (Tang shan da xiong) (2004)

Directed by Directed by Wei Lo. Cast: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Nora Miao. Having made a vow never to fight again, a factory worker named Cheng (Lee) does his best to put up with an abusive boss. But when Cheng's beautiful cousin is kidnapped by company thugs, he is forced to take matters into his own hands--and fists--to save her. The first starring role of legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee. Dubbed into English; soundtracks also in Cantonese and Mandarin with traditional and simplied Chinese and English subtitles; Closed captioned. 100 min.

The Boy From Hell (Jigoku kozo) (2004)

Directed by Mari Asato. Cast: Mirai Yamamoto, Mitsuru Akaboshi, Kanji Tsuda. A mysterious old woman appears before Setsu, who has recently lost her only child in a tragic accident. She says she can bring Setsu's son, Daio back to life. After agreeing to this sinister proposal, Daio returns to his mother, but to Setsu's horror, he is half decomposed and inhuman. To make him human again, he needs fresh human organs. Setsu does everything she can to reincarnate her son, but Daio just turns into a different kind of monster.

The Bride with White Hair (Bai fa mo nu zhuan) (Hong Kong, 1993)

Directed by Ronny Yu. Cast: Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Ching Hsia. The story of doomed lovers caught in the cross-fire of warring clans, each being a champion warrior on opposite sides of the strife. The film sets itself apart in its ability to combine over-the-top action sequences and rapturous love scenes. 92 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Chinese Connection (Fist of Fury) (Jing wu men ) (Hong Kong, 1972)

Directed by Lo Wei, featuring Bruce Lee. In this action-packed Bruce Lee classic Kung fu student Chen, upon learning of the murder of his revered kung fu instructor, travels to Shanghai searching for the gang responsible and ends up facing some of his most dangerous opponents. 107 min. ; Uncut & restored version is (102 min.) Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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