The Best Asian Movies of the 1970s

Although I have already incoporated some of the very best Asian movies cinema has to offer in my best of-lists of a decade there are plenty of films that are more than worthy to be discovered. The reason why I started a new series of listings is simply that many Asian movies are very different of what we came to know of from American or European cinema. To fully appreciate the films on this list you should be open-minded because some of the craziness that asian directors think of goes way beyond that of what Western movie makers churn out every year. But it is exactly that often groundbreaking craziness which makes movies from Asia that much fun.

As ususal, don't hesitate to leave a comment if you feel up to it.

PS: The movies are sorted by year and not necessarily by my preference. This list is by no means complete as I will add new worthwhile films as I stumble across them.
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1.
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side? (79 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
“ "Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
2.
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley. (140 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Dodeskaden" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
3.
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Zatoichi meets an infamous blind leader of a gangster organization as he contends with a gloomy ronin widower. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Zatoichi: The Festival of Fire" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
4.
Hîchirimen bâkuto - nôbarydu takahadâ (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman. (85 mins.)
Director: Teruo Ishii
“ "Blind Woman's Curse" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
5.
The Heroic Ones (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine... (117 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "The Heroic Ones" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
6.
Hibotan bakuto: oryû sanjô (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Oryu searches for a blind girl she left behind but gets involved in a Yakuza turf war. (100 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
“ "Red Peony Gambler 5: Oryo Returns" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
7.
Hibotan bakuto: Tekkaba retsuden (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After collecting her sickly follower from jail, Oryu is taken in by a fishing village. Feeling indebed to their generosity... (110 mins.)
“ "Red Peony Gambler 6: Notorius Gambler" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
8.
Bakuto gaijin butai (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over. (93 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "Sympathy for the Underdog" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
9.
The Big Boss (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear. (100 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
“ "Fists of Fury" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
10.
King Eagle (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Reclusive hero Jin Fei, (Ti Lung) known as the King Eagle, inadvertently gets involved in the internal conflicts of the Tien Yi Tong sociaty, after he falls in love their 7th chief, Yuk Lin (Li Ching) (80 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "King Eagle" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
11.
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart? (94 mins.)
“ "Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
12.
Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Kung Fu artist sacrifices everything to avenge his father's execution. (113 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "The Duel" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
13.
A Touch of Zen (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks. (200 mins.)
Director: King Hu
“ "A Touch of Zen" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
14.
Demons (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge. (134 mins.)
“ "Shura - Demons" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
15.
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he... (102 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "The New One Armed Swordsman" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
16.
Hibotan Bakuto: Oinochi Itadaki masu (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Oryu meets villagers whose crops and livelihoods are being damaged by air pollution from a local factory. (93 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
“ "Red Peony Gambler 7: Here to Kill You!" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
17.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners. (87 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
“ "Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
18.
Chou lian huan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Chen Kuan-tai exuded incredible power on screen, which his directors used to great advantage in this... (92 mins.)
“ "Man of Iron" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
19.
Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Hanzo Itami is an incorruptible Edo officer who learns that an infamous killer has fled from his island prison. Hanzo begins tracking him down using his unorthodox interrogation techniques. (94 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Hanzo the Razor: The Sword of Justice" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
20.
Sacred Knives of Vengeance (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Hsieh Choun, the Black Dragon, is in trouble with the police since Wang Sien Tien's gang is helping... (94 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
“ "Sacred Knives of Vengeance" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
21.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures. (83 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
22.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. (102 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
“ "The Chinese Connection - Fist of Fury" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
23.
Zatoichi at Large (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On the road, Zatoichi meets a dying pregnant woman and delivers the child moments before she passes. Honor bound, he sets out to find the next-of-kin who he discovers have their own problems. (90 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
“ "Zatoichi at Large" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
24.
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs. (90 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
“ "Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion Part 2 - Jailhouse 41" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
25.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death. (95 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Lone Wolf and Cub 2: Baby Cart at the River Styx" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
26.
Boxer from Shantung (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique. (94 mins.)
“ "Boxer from Shantung" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
27.
Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After accidentally causing an old lady's death, Zatoichi seeks out her daughter to atone for the tragedy, consequently getting into all sorts of trouble. (95 mins.)
Director: Shintarô Katsu
“ "Zatoichi in Desperation" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
28.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain. (89 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Lone Wolf and Cub 3: Baby Cart to Hades" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
29.
The Water Margin (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tells the story of the 108 Heroes who stood up against a corrupt government. Each hero has his own unique fighting skill, but they are all willing to die to uphold justice. (125 mins.)
“ "The Water Margin" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
30.
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. (100 mins.)
Director: Bruce Lee
“ "The Way of the Dragon" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
31.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge. (81 mins.)
Director: Buichi Saitô
“ "Lone Wolf and Cub 4: Baby Cart in Peril" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
32.
Hibotan bakuto: Jingi tooshimasu (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Oryu the Red Peony visits an old dying Boss of an ally family and promises she would help guide the new Boss... (96 mins.)
Director: Buichi Saitô
“ "Red Peony Gambler 8: Execution of Duty" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
33.
One-Armed Boxer (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After his schoolmate and master is killed and he loses an arm, student Tien Lung has to learn the art of one-arm boxing. (89 mins.)
Director: Yu Wang
“ "The One-Armed Boxer" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
34.
Si qi shi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This prime example of director/co-writer Chang Cheh's mastery takes place right after the Korean War... (104 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "Four Riders" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
35.
Chungyo (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A schoolgirl goes from braids to bouffant when her mother makes her a bar hostess/prostitute. She cures... (110 mins.)
Director: Ki-young Kim
“ "The Insect Woman" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
36.
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament. (104 mins.)
Director: Chang Ho Cheng
“ "Five Fingers of Death" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
37.
The Delightful Forest (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Wu Sung, a military swordmaster, is acused of murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and a thug, and sent to exile in Meng Chou... (93 mins.)
“ "Outlaw of the Forest" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
38.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ "Enter the Dragon" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
39.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses. (99 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "The Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honor and Humanity" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
40.
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Zatoichi returns to his home village for the first time in over ten years to find much has changed and that corruption abounds. (88 mins.)
“ "Zatoichi's Conspiracy" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
41.
Lady Snowblood (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (97 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
“ "Lady Snowblood" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
42.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Five warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each holds a part of information needed to complete the assassination of a mad clan leader. (89 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Lone Wolf and Cub 5: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
43.
Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
During the Meiji era, a gambler called Ocho takes revenge on three gangsters who killed her father, shelters a wanted anarchist and confronts a British spy. (88 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
“ "Sex & Fury" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
44.
Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the currency devaluation by the Edo treasury, officer Hanzo deals with a temple priestess who sells her pupils as prostitutes, and a notorious thief who plans to rob the mint. (89 mins.)
“ "Hanzo the Razor: The Snare" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
45.
Bôhachi bushidô: Poruno jidaigeki (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A nihilistic ronin joins the immoral Bohachi clan, which intends to take control over the local prostitution industry. (81 mins.)
Director: Teruo Ishii
“ "Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
46.
Yasagure anego den: sôkatsu rinchi (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan. (86 mins.)
Director: Teruo Ishii
“ "Female Yakuza Tale" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
47.
Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Once again on the lam, Matsu is helped by a strip club worker who holds a grudge against the detective who's trying to find her. (89 mins.)
Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
“ "Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion Part 4 - Grudge Song" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
48.
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Matsu is sheltered by an incestuous prostitute on her run from the police, her ex-prison mate and a cop whose arm she hacked off. (87 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
“ "Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion Part 3 - Beast Stable" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
49.
Hiroshima Death Match (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young criminal joins a yakuza family to kill the gangsters who beat him up, but falls in love with his boss' widow niece, piling up enemies and corpses along his wayward way. (100 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "The Yakuza Papers 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
50.
Proxy War (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate. (119 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
51.
Zenka onna: koroshi-bushi (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After her father is exploited and killed by a yakuza gang, a tough woman, fresh out of prison, exacts her revenge over said gang with the help of three girls she met in prison. (86 mins.)
Director: Atsushi Mihori
“ "Criminal Woman: Killing Melody" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
52.
The Street Fighter (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza. (91 mins.)
Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
“ "The Street Fighter" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
53.
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After a politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, a brutal policewoman is released from jail and sent after them. (88 mins.)
Director: Yukio Noda
“ "Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
54.
Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan. (89 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
“ "Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
55.
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out. (83 mins.)
“ "Lone Wolf and Cub 6: White Heaven in Hell" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
56.
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit... (98 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "New Battles Without Honor and Humanity" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
57.
The Castle of Sand (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard. (143 mins.)
“ "The Castle of Sand" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
58.
The Last Samurai (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom? (159 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "The Last Samurai" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
59.
5 Masters of Death (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple...now each must take revenge and train in their own seperate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!! (105 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "5 Shaolin Masters" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
60.
Police Tactics (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs. (101 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
61.
Final Episode (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
While Hirono is in prison, his rival Takeda turns his own crime organization into a political party, whose two executives stir up new tensions in their thirst for power. (100 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
62.
Kidnap (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(122 mins.)
Director: Kang Cheng
“ "Kidnap" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
63.
Jingi no hakaba (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A self-destructive man becomes a powerful member of the Japanese mafia but quickly loses his self control. Based on the true story of Rikio Ishikawa. (94 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "Graveyard of Honor" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
64.
She sha shou (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young man who has been beaten, abused, humiliated and laughed at all his life finds that he has an unusual empathy with snakes... (99 mins.)
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
“ "The Killer Snakes" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
65.
The Flying Guillotine (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events... (111 mins.)
Director: Meng Hua Ho
“ "The Flying Guillotine" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
66.
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus. (83 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ "Mechagodzilla vs. Godzilla" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
67.
The Four Assassins (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the manchus. (103 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "Four Assassins" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
68.
Head of the Boss (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki goes wrong... (94 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: The Head of The Boss" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
69.
The Valiant Ones (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The emperor dispatches an officer and a small band of men to deal with pirates. (102 mins.)
Director: King Hu
“ "The Valiant Ones" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
70.
Dirty Ho (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins. (97 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "Dirty Ho" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
71.
Last Days of the Boss (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sugawara plays Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself... (91 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ "New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3: Boss's Last Days" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
72.
The Inugami Family (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After the death of the Father , His family are gathered to share Inheritances , but suddenly a woman with a mysterious masked man arrive there , claiming to be the other wife of the man ... (146 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
“ "The Inugami Family" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
73.
House (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways. (88 mins.)
“ "Hausu" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
74.
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but... (98 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "Executioners from Shaolin" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
75.
Empire of Passion (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A married woman and her lover murder her husband and dump his body into a well. After a while, his ghost comes to haunt them while the local gossip grows stronger. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
“ "Empire of Passion" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
76.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
77.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils... (98 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
78.
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them. (97 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "Five Deadly Venoms" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
79.
The Demon (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears. (110 mins.)
“ "The Demon" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
80.
Clan of Amazons (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Following such hits as Killer Clans and Clans Of Intrigue, the winning team of director Chu Yuan and... (88 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
“ "Clan of Amazons" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
81.
Heroes of the East (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all... (105 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "Heroes of the East" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
82.
The Proud Youth (1978)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Chung Sun
“ "The Proud Youth" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
83.
Tang lang (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis. (96 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "Shaolin Mantis" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
84.
Palace Carnage (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The heroic Ma Teng has developed a counter to the Flying Guillotines attack, and when word reaches The Emperor... (88 mins.)
Director: Kang Cheng, Shan Hua
“ "The Flying Guillotine 2" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
85.
Crippled Avengers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil. (107 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "Crippled Avengers" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
86.
The Vengeful Beauty (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
While Ho Meng-hua didn't direct the like-titled sequel to his internationally popular Flying Guillotine... (82 mins.)
Director: Meng Hua Ho
“ "The Vengeful Beauty - Bloody Hibiscus" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
87.
Sonagi (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Country boy Suk-ie learns the meaning of love and loss when he meets city girl Yeon-ie. (100 mins.)
Director: Young Nam Ko
“ "The Shower" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
88.
Vengeance Is Mine (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam. (140 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ "Vengeance is Mine" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
89.
The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
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Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy. (86 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "The Kid with the Golden Arm" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
90.
Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A son tries to avenge his father, and gets two sword fighters to help him. (106 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ "Last Hurrah for Chivarly" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
91.
Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "Mad Monkey Kung Fu" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
92.
Star of David: Beauty Hunting (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mason of... (100 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
“ "Star of David: Beauty Hunting" ” - Akira_Chimera