Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Movies List # 1
LAST UPDATED 8-13-08
Hello and welcome to my SHAW BROTHERS Kung Fu Movies List # 1 site.
NOTE: NEWEST LIST IS HERE: http://www.webspawner.com/users/shawbrothers2008/index.html
It's always a pleasure to meet a fellow classic kung fu movie fan. It's that you came across my site in your search of some of these classic films. I've been fortunate to obtain a good amount of them and many are great ones I didn't even know about!
For the most part many of the films were never officially released and were only available in taiwan or overseas for a short time.(Shaw films) You may have seen some of the films on TV years ago. I recall seeing them in the 70's with my dad and brother in the chinese theatre in San Francisco. This is where I saw 5 Deadly Venoms in original chinese!
All those films you saw on my lists I have on video cassette/vcd/dvd(except for those on my want list) and I'm willing to trade or make a good copy to fellow fans. I've obtained these by either purchasing them through sites/collectors/overseas/auctions or through trades.
*** I've finally had the chance to alphabetize most of my (shaw) films and have relisted them here so you can more easily scan through my list. ***
If you are looking for hard to find classic Shaw Brothers movies, then you've come to the right place.
Before Jet Li, Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, and even the great Jackie Chan/Bruce Lee, there were the stars of Shaw Brothers Studios!
Although my collection isn't complete(and boy what a collection that would be!), I have many of the popular ones with your favorite stars from that era such as:
1) Ti Lung - 1/2 of Dynamic Duo with the other being David Chiang
2) David Chiang - He always had that wry smile...
3) Alexander Fu Sheng - a great one who died while in the middle of filming 8 Diagram Pole Fighter 1983.
4) "Five" Deadly Venom guys(who made a bunch of movies together) featuring:
a) Lu Feng - The Centipide # 1 - acrobat and all around skilled.
b) Wei Pei - The Snake # 2 - the "forgotten" venom.
c) Sun Chien - The Scorpion # 3 - the kicking marvel.
d) Kuo Chui - The Lizard # 4 - great acrobat.
e) Lo Mang - The Toad # 5 the powerhouse.
d) Chiang Sheng - Teachers last pupil/acrobat!
5) Chen Kuan Tai - Former martial art light weight champion
6) Gordon Liu Chia-Hui - (Master Killer) very talented.
7) Jimmy Wang Yu - One of Shaw's early charismatic stars.
8) Cheng Pei Pei - one of first lovely swordswomen.
9) Lo Lieh - one of Shaw Brothers early stars.
10) Ivy Ling Po - popular singer from 60's(Duel for Gold)
Most of the following titles are kung fu related with some having even an opera singing type kung fu story line.(60's classics). They are worth a look simply for the production values.
I'm very open to trades(please new vhs only) so if you have something I don't have, or "upgrades" on my movies I have as well. All movies are in VHS SP mode unless noted. Also I can make a copy for you at very reasonable price. Check back often for new additons!
Picture quality rates from 1-10. 7-10 is from about "good to excellent". I'm no expert though! (^.^) Note: These films are quite old now so quality varies!
The movies I have made by Shaw Brothers(and some not, but usually good nevertheless will have a notation) from the 60's through 80's are:
Ambitious Kung Fu Girl - 7.5 Subs. Chen Kuan Tai 1982
Amorous Lotus Pan - 9.0 A very clean copy! Subs. 1964 Ivy Ling Po in this old style singing drama.
Amorous Woman of Tang Dynasty - 8.0 with subtittles.. This is more of
a drama and the women are wearing old style clothes.. I don't think this
is a kung fu film.. I don't know when this film was made.. I'm guessing
in the 80's. There is the standard SB intro in the beginning.
Angel With The Iron Fist - Lily Ho, Ku Feng. Gangster type(8) 1967 Sub.
Angry Guest, The aka Kung Fu Killers - Ti Lung/David Chiang(8)1972 Dub.
Anonymous Heroes LBX(?)- With Ku Feng and others.(David Chiang?)I'd rate this about a 7.0 with english dub., however the print is reddish/grainy without any real color..(more or less black and white) It's quite watchable though. A rather rare shaw film from early 70's. Just lower the color on your set and it's fine.
Assassin - starring Wang Yu in mandarin with eng. subs. A very clean print and I'd give it an 8.5+. An upgrade to my previous print!
Attack of the Joyful Goddess - Ti Lung (8) In dub or subs.. Early 70'S
Avenging Eagle - Ti Lung/Fu Sheng/Ku Feng 1978 (8) Great movie! Dub
Avenging Eagle* - wide screen and uncut in about an "8+" and w/better color than my other copy. An upgrade! Ti Lung & Fu Sheng. Dub
Avenging Warriors of Shaolin aka Shaolin Rescuers - Venoms (7)1979 Dub
Bastard Swordsman, The - Tsui Siu Keung(6 1/2) Subs
Battle For The Republic of China - Ti Lung 1981 (8) War Story/subs.
Battle For Shaolin aka Shaolin Intruders - Venoms (7) 1983 Dub
Battle Wizard, The - LBX, english dub, and 6 1/2 picture. 1977?
Battle Wizard - this is a subtitled version. It's about a 7+ to 7.5
Bells Of Death - 1966 with Ching Li/Swordsplay Great copy! (9) Dub
Beach Of The Wargods, The -Wang Yu. Early 70's. (8) Non SB film.. Dub
Big Boss, The - Bruce Lee in original chinese with subs. 8.0 Not SB.
Big Boss Of Shang Hai - a non shaw film starring Chen Kuan Tai(of Shaw fame) and Jimmy Lee/ made in 70's with subtitles. I'd give this film a 8.0.
Black Magic Part 2 aka Revenge of the Zombies - Ti Lung (7 1/2) With English dub.
Blood Brothers aka Dynasty Of Blood - Ti Lung/D.Chiang (81/2) Dubbed & Great! LBX
Black Enforcer, The - SB film with subs and about 7 grade.
Black Magic - Ti Lung, Ku Feng, Lo Lieh(7) Off beat film with dubs 1975
Blooded Treasury Fight- Non SB film w/David Chiang/late 70's Dub (8)
Bloody Parrot - with subtitles and a 7+ grade
Bloody Tattoo(The Loot) - David Chiang, dubs, 1980 "8" Not SB.
Body Weapon - HK 90's action film/ & fighting set in modern times 8.5
Boxer(Killer)From Shantung - Chen Kuan Tai/David Chiang 1972(8.0) Dub
Boxer Rebellion - letterbox and "uncut" dub 7+ w/ arabic subs
Boxer's Omen - Wang Lung Wei, Bolo Yeung etc. Subs and 7 - 7 1/2 SB 83
Brave Archer 1 aka Kung Fu Warlord - Fu Sheng (7) Good movie.Dub 1977?. 2hrs
Brave Archer 2 aka Kung Fu Warlords 2 - Fu Sheng (6 - 6 1/2) Subs
Brave Archer 3 aka Blast Of The Iron Palm -Camcorder(6+) Fair+. 79' Dub.
Watchable. Ti Lung
Brave Archer 4 (And His Mate) - Fu Sheng/Kuo Chui with subs (7-) 82?
Brothers 5 - Lo Lieh, Yueh Hua, Cheng Pei Pei with subs (8+) 1969
Butterfly Chalice - Pat Ting/King Feng with subs (7 1/2) Kung Fu. 1967
Call Him Mr. Shatter - Ti Lung / a SB and British production 8 1/2 74'
Call To Arms - 6.5 grade with just readable subs.
CAT VS. RAT - Fu Sheng - A UPGRADE to about a 7(!) This is NOT a camcorder
version if you can believe it. A few small glitches but still a big
improvement over most of the ones in circulation. 1983
Challenge Of The Ninja aka Shaolin Challenges Ninja - Gordon Liu(8)1978
Challengers, The - Non SB with David Chiang from 1978 in about an "8".
Champion of Champions - 7+ with fair to read subs
Champion Of Death - Sonny Chiba/japanese martial arts set in modern times
with english dub. 1975-76? A good film. 8.0
Chase, The - a swordsplay film from the 1970's(?) that is non SB but is very
similar with perhaps a few shaw actors in it.(minor) Looks liks a good film.
8.5 with english subs.
Chinese Boxer, The aka The Hammer Of God - Wang Yu (7-) Dub. 1970. ** See upgrade above!
Chilvarous Inn - a non shaw swordsplay/kung film.. Made in 70's? I'd give it a 7.0 to 7.0+ with readable subtitles.
Challenge of the Masters - about an "8" picture. English Dub. 1976
Chinatown Kid - Fu Sheng an upgrade to 8.5/dubbed
Chinatown Kid, The - Fu Sheng, Venoms, Wang Lung Wei (8) Dub 1978
Clans Of Intrigue - Camcorder shot with Ti Lung 1977 (6 1/2) SUBS.
Clans of Intrigue 2 aka Bat Island Adventure 2 -Ti Lung. 6.5 w/ subs.
Come Drink With Me - Cheng Pei Pei, Yueh Hua (8 1/2) 1966 Good film.
Comedy Of Mismatches - a Shaw movie starring Pat Ting Hung, Chin Feng & Li
Hsiang Chun. It's a singing old time drama as well and I'd rate it about an 8.5 with
Crazy Shaolin Disciples - Gordon Liu/Lo Lieh 1983 (9) Sub.
Crimsom Charm - Kung Fu action starring Ivy Ling Po, Chang I & Shih Szu. 1970, subbed and 8.0.
Crimsom Palm, The - A drama, singing movie with Ling Po. 1964(8+) Subs.
Crippled Avengers aka Mortal Combat aka Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms - this is the dubbed version and I'd rate this a 9.0+ Great film!!!
Crippled Avengers aka Mortal Combat aka Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms - it's with subtitles and in chinese language/letterbox! Great film. I'd say it rates a pretty strong 7.5 to 7.5+ Subs are pretty good and if you have a larger TV, that would help..
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Chow Yun Fat/Michelle Yeoh/Cheng Pei Pei
with cantonese and english subs. Rates about an 8.0 2001!
Dad I Will Finally Knock You Down - Kung fu comedy with Chen Kuan Tai. 8.0+
with subs. 1985?
Daredevils starring the Venoms. A slight upgrade to "8" Dubbed.
Daredevils Of Kung Fu aka Shaolin Daredevils - Venoms 1981 (7) Dub
Daredevils Of Kung Fu - Starring the Venoms with english dub. LBX with a 7.5
picture with color being a bit light. An upgrade!
Dawn Will Come - 60's classic opera style film with Ivy Ling Po.
My dad was in tears by the story! 8.5 to 8.5+ with subtitles.
Deadly Angels - 7.5 and english dubbed.
Deadly Breaking Sword - A slight upgrade but still camcorder to "7"
Deadly Breaking Sword, The Ti Lung/Fu Sheng Camcorder w/ subs(7-) 1979
Deadly Duo, The - Ti Lung/David Chiang 1971 (8 1/2) Good film. Dub
Deadly Mantis From Shaolin, The aka Shaolin Mantis - D. Chiang (8) Dub.
Deadly Spear, The - wide screen with Wang Yu. I'd rate the about a 7.5 to 7.5+.. Dubbed?
Non Shaw film. Made in 70's.
Delightful Forest, The - Ti Lung 1972 Dub.(7) LBX Kung Fu action.
Delightful Forest - Ti Lung. A minor upgrade to (71/2) Dubbed/KungFu.
Demon of the Lute - Non SB? w/Kuo Chui of venoms. Chinese only(8) Kung Fu
Demon Strike - Jason Pia Piao, Leung Kar Yan with subs. Letterbox(8-)
Descendant Of The Sun - Chiang Sheng, Adam Chung (8) Sub.
Descendent of the Sun - Upgrade to 8.5 - 9.0 with subs
Destroyer(Chess Boxing) - Wang Yu in this rare film. Dub 7 1/2 Not SB.
Destroyers, The - aka The Magnificent Ruffians with Venoms! (8) Dub
Death Chambers aka Shaolin Temple - Ti Lung and all star cast!(8+) 1976
Diau Charn - (1958) w/Lin Dai, Chao Lei, Yang Chih Ching, Lo Wei dtr. Li Han Hsiung. period "Huang Mei" musical drama ala Last Woman of Shang; approx. 1:35 min. Chinese subs only.
Dirty Ho - Gordon Liu in about an "8" with dub & cover art. 1979
Disciples Of Death aka Men From The Monastery - Fu Sheng (8+) Dub. 1974
Diciples Of Shaolin aka Invincible One - With Fu Sheng. Dub. (8+) 1974
Dragon Inn - 70's swordsplay film with english subs. Not Shaw brothers. 7.5+ to 8.0
Dragon Swamp - With Cheng Pei Pei from 1968 with subs (7) Swordsplay film.
Duel For Gold - Lo Lieh/Ivy Ling Po 1971 Good swordsplay film!(9) sub 1970
Duel Of Fists aka The Duel - Ti Lung/David Chiang (8) Dub 1971
Deathmask Of The Ninja aka Iron Fingers Of Death - Ti Lung (9) Dub?
Death Ring - Ti Lung guest stars - Non Shaw? Dub 1983 EP mode (7+)
Death Duel - in German in 7.5 - Ti Lung/David Chiang
Death Duel of Kung Fu - Early 80's Wang Tao/John Liu (8) Dub Non SB
Dragon Gate Inn aka Dragon Inn - a non shaw swordsplay/kung fu film from earlier 70's. I'd give it about a 7.5 grade with subtitles that are mostly readable. Directed by King Hu.
Dream Of The Red Chamber - with Ivy Ling Po in this old styled singing
drama. I'd rate this about a 7.5 with readable subs. The original print
appears worn. An old Shaw film from the 60's?
Duel, The -Ekin Cheng/Andy Lau LBX, special effects 8+ 2000 Subs. Not SB
Duel Of Iron Fists-Ti Lung/David Chiang (8)Sequel 2 previous film. Dub
Duel of the Century - With Yueh Hua - Picture in just about "7" subs.
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter-Fu Sheng's last movie!Gordon Liu 1983 (8) Dubbed.
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter - with subtitles and about 7.5 and wide
Emperor And His Brother - Ti Lung? with subs very faint. Camcorder shot
film. 6.0 to 6.5 - Full screen
Emperor of Kung Fu (1980) D - Pao Hsueh Li C - Ti Lung, Chan Sing, Tan Tao Liang, Shih Szu - 8.0 Dub.
Non shaw film.
Encounter of the Spooky Kind - Sammo Hung/1980? Good action 8+ subs
Enter the Fat Dragon - Sammo Hung. Funny!! Letterbox with subs(8 1/2)
Executioners Of Shaolin aka Shaolin Exec.-Chen Kuan TaiI (8-)Good! 77'
Executioners From Shaolin - W/ Chen Kuan Tai, Lily Li, & Wong Yu, with
english dub. 7.5+ picture with an additional fight scene with the priest and
shaolin monk in the beginning that my other print doesn't have!
Fake Ghost Catchers, The - 6.5 with barely readable subs. Lily Li Li and other familar Shaw stars.
Fallen Petals - modern day drama and 60's made shaw film.(not kung fu) with Chu Ching and others w/subtitles/mandarin language 8.0
Fast Fingers - with Venoms with subtitles (8) Early 80's.
Fastest Sword, The - with good swordsplay action! Sub. 7.5+ 1968 This is a SHAW film.
Fast Sword, The - starring Chang Yi and is a Golden Harvest film. Excellent quality 8.5+ in mandarin chinese language only. NO SUBS.
Fearless Young Boxer - Peter Chang in engish dub. Non Shaw. (8+)
Female Prince, The - 60'S old drama/opera story/Ivy Ling Po(8+) Subs.
Fight For Glory - David Chiang? - Subs in a 7 to 7 1/2. Not SB
Fists of the White Lotus - wide screen with english dub.. The quality is about a 7+ to 7.5 with english dub. With Gordon Liu and Lo Lieh - Full screen available also.
Five Deadly Venoms - first "VENOM" guys movie!(8+)Great film. 1978 Dub.
Five Fingers Of Death - Lo Lieh/Wang Ping (8) Dub 1970 A cult classic.
Five Shaolin Masters aka Five Masters of Death - wide screen with english dub. This is better than the
full screen print I have and nicer color. I'd rate it an "8". Great film!
Five Superfighters - (8 1/2) English dubbed from later 70's.
Flying Dagger, The - Cheng Pei Pei with subs (8) Good film.
Flying Guillotine, The - Chen Kuan Tai/Ku Feng (7 1/2) 1975 Dub
Four Assassins aka Marco Polo - Fu Sheng/Leung Kar Yan (8) Dub 1975
Friend From Inner Space - Ti Lung and subs. 8.5 picture/not a kung fu film but drama/comedy.
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