TOP 20 SHAW BROTHERS Martial arts films.by p-rabs | created - 05 Apr 2013 | updated - 05 Apr 2013 | Public
The Famed Shaw studio was at its heights during the 70s and early 80s. It brought us some of the greatest kungfu/wuxia films to date. A huge list of stars careers began at this studio. So heres the best that runme shaw and run run gave us. If you want to get into the shaw studios , then these 20 i beleive are the best kung fu / wuxia films.
Their are soo many more, some are missing. Some due to IMDB not having box cover or an english name [which ive translated some].
worthy mentions The assassin 1967 new one armed swordsman deadly duo the water margin return of the sentimental swordsman
few others But their is a huge libary of fantastic films.
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2. Five Fingers of Death (1972)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.
KING BOXER AKA FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH . one of the first kung fu films to be shown to the west.
3. Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure
After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »
4. The Magic Blade (1976)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Drama
Don't miss this one it is excellent. Chinese sword masters pair up to fight off yet another villain for the deadly PeacockDart. The ending is eye popping don't miss this one. Shaw Brothers come thru yet again
Magic blade, fames wuxia film , exellent starring Ti lung .
6. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »
8 diagram pole fighter
7. Killer Clans (1976)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Drama
Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »
9. The Avenging Eagle (1978)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »
10. Invincible Shaolin (1978)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
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 ... See full summary »
11. My Young Auntie (1981)
Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Comedy
Cheng Tai-Nan (Kara Hui) is an honest and faithful servant of a dying patriarch who wants nothing more than to protect his vast wealth from his selfish, conniving nephew, Yung-Sheng. ... See full summary »
12. Dirty Ho (1976)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.
Dirty Ho lol what a name..
13. The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
R | 111 min | Action, Drama
A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen.
14. Boxer from Shantung (1972)
Unrated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Boxer from shantung .. one of chen kuan tais breakthroughs
15. Heroes of the East (1978)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »
shaolin challenges ninja
16. The Flying Guillotine (1975)
Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Drama
An assassin, trained in the use of a throwing weapon that can behead its victims from a distance, questions the morality of his missions and becomes a fugitive hunted by his former comrades.
17. Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.
legendary weapons of china
18. The Heroic Ones (1970)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History
A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. ... See full summary »
Ignore the IMDB box cover. Heroic ones featuring , , Ti lung. david chiang
19. Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy
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 ... See full summary »
return to the 36th chamber