Honk Kong cinema was on fire in the 1970’s, and kung-fu films were the main reason for its boom. The team of director Chang Cheh and actors David Chiang and Ti Lung – collectively known as “The Iron Triangle” led the field.
In The Heroic Ones, it is the late 9th-century imperial China and the Tang dynasty court no longer had effective control of its empire. The national capital Chang’an was sacked by Huang Chao’s anti-government army. Chiang and Lung play brothers – adoptive sons of a local warlord, Li Keyong, a Shatuo chieftain loyal to the Tang cause, whose rule is being threatened by rebel incursions.
Li Keyong leads his 13 generals—made up of all his adopted sons (including Chiang and Lung)— who help expel Huang from Chang’an, although a rift between some of them became more and more apparent in the process. Following the victory, Li Keyong accepted an invitation for a banquet at military governor Zhu Wen’s territory of Bianliang, unaware that it was a trap to assassinate him.
There is a traitor in the family and a family bitterly divided, it is down to the brothers Chiang and Lung to find the traitor and reunite the family.
Internationally renowned director Takashi Miike (ICHI THE KILLER, AUDITION, 13 ASSASSINS, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI 3D,ACE ATTORNEY, FOR LOVE’S SAKE, LESSON OF THE EVIL) is back with the action fantasy Read more
"The Iron Triangle" of Chang Cheh, David Chiang, and Ti Lung return in an adaption of one of the most revered works in Chinese literature, Shi Nai-an's epic novel, Outlaws Read more
Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, The Wind Rises) brings you a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary Read more
The Spiritual Boxer (1975) was the first Shaw Brothers movie from director Liu Chia-liang and is considerd by many to be the film that set him on a the path Read more
Of all the film studios across the world few have made the impact that was made by Shaw Brothers. It began back in 1925 when the three Shaw brothers—Runje, Runme, Read more
The Shanghai 13 is from Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms, One Armed Swordsman), and follows a tale of patriots vs. traitors in 1930's Shanghai features Shaw Brothers veterans David Chiang Read more
The Shadow Boxing aka Spiritual Boxer 2 sees Jimmy Wang Yu return as the charlatan spiritual boxer - only this time all the ghost and spirits are real! Gordon Liu Read more
"Don't Bury Me... I'm Not Dead!" Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream) directs this terrifying story of one man's nightmarish journey into the blood-curdling, deadly world of voodoo. Read more
This martial arts comedy known as The Master (aka 3 Evil Masters in the U.S.A.) opens with three evil martial arts fighters ambushing martial arts master Chin (Chen Kuan-tai) who Read more
Set in the Ming Dynasty, the film opens with a young man Lu Fang (Jimmy Wang Yu) escaping after a battle with the Manchurians into a territory where the people Read more
"The Iron Triangle" of Chang Cheh, Ti Lung and David Chang once again bring a box office martial arts smash hit to cinema that has its roots in Chinese history. Read more
The robbery nobody thought could happen by the guys nobody thought could pull it off. Peter Falk heads a charismatic cast in this stylish and witty account of the Great Read more
From Elijah Wood's SpectreVision and Chiller Films comes a disturbing film exploring the birth of evil. In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze - Cooties) and his Read more
No men in sight, only women… and something unthinkable is killing girls! Internationally acclaimed director Sion Sono (LOVE EXPOSURE, COLD FISH,WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, TOKYO TRIBE) is back Read more
This excellent British thriller, thought lost for decades, stars Donald Houston, Alan Wheatley and Susan Shaw (cast against type here in a 'bad-girl' role) in a gripping story of love Read more
Joan Collins, James Booth and Sinéad Cusack star in this sensational, X-rated thriller in which an ordinary family turn to vigilante justice in the wake of their daughter's murder. With Read more
As 2015 begins, ToQger and Kyoryuger run wild on the big screen! When things get rough, all aboard! A station on the Rainbow Line is swallowed by a mysterious energy Read more
On February 9th, Terracotta Distribution will release the 1984 all-star Hong Kong extravaganza The Shanghai 13 on DVD in the United Kingdom. From Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms, One Armed Read more
Earth’s sea levels are slowly rising and coastal cities around the world have been forced to resort to drastic measures to keep floods of Biblical proportions at bay. Nowhere has Read more