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30 Wuxia by Shaw Brothers

by Nakf
30 Wuxia by Shaw Brothers by Nakf
When it comes to wuxia movies, Shaw Brothers is the go-to studio. Between 1965, when they kickstarted the self-proclaimed “new era” of wuxia-pian, to 1985 when they ceased film production, Shaws made over 150 movies that not only redefined the genre, but changed the whole Hong Kong film industry. Here’s my personal Top 30 of Shaw Bros’ wuxia pian, starting with classic chivalry stories and ending with fast-spinning laser-shooting extravaganza. Many of them are well known and easy to find titles, but there are also few hidden gems. Enjoy :) The List is still incomplete… not all titles are in the database. Here’s the full list: 1. Come Drink… Read more

When it comes to wuxia movies, Shaw Brothers is the go-to studio. Between 1965, when they kickstarted the self-proclaimed “new era” of wuxia-pian, to 1985 when they ceased film production, Shaws made over 150 movies that not only redefined the genre, but changed the whole Hong Kong film industry.

Here’s my personal Top 30 of Shaw Bros’ wuxia pian, starting with classic chivalry stories and ending with fast-spinning laser-shooting extravaganza. Many of them are well known and easy to find titles, but there are also few hidden gems.

Enjoy :)

The List is still incomplete… not all titles are in the database. Here’s the full list:

1. Come Drink With Me (1966, King Hu)
2. The One-Armed Swordsman (1967, Chang Cheh)
3. The Jade Raksha (1968, Ho Meng-Hua)
4. The Magnificent Swordsman (1968, Yueh Feng, Cheng Kang)
5. The Fastest Sword (1968, Pan Lei)
6. Bells of Death (1968, Yueh Feng)
7. Dragon Swamp (1969, Lo Wei)
8. The Invincible Fist (1969, Chang Cheh)
9. Valley of the Fangs (1970, Jeong Chang-Hwa)
10. The Winged Tiger (1970, San Kong)
11. Swift Knight (1971, Jeong Chang-Hwa)
12. The Jade Faced Assassin (1971, Yan Jun)
13. The Long Chase (1971, Ho Meng-Hua)
14. Finger of Doom (1972, Pao Hsueh-Li)
15. The Mighty One (1971, Joseph Kuo Nan-Hong)
16. The Black Enforcer (1972, Ho Meng-Hua)
17. The Black Tavern (1972, Wing Yip-Cho)
18. Killer Clans (1976, Chor Yuen)
19. The Magic Blade (1976, Chor Yuen)
20. Clans Of Intrigue (1977, Chor Yuen)
21. Judgement of an Assassin (1977, Sun Chung)
22. Death Duel (1977, Chor Yuen)
23. Jade Tiger (1977, Chor Yuen)
24. The Avenging Eagle (1978, Sun Chung)
25. To Kill A Mastermind (1979, Sun Chung)
26. A Deadly Secret (1980 Mou Tun-Fei)
27. Bloody Parrot (1981, Hua Shan)
28. Killer Constable (1981, Kuei Chih-Hung)
29. Human Lanterns (1982, Sun Chung)
30. Bastard Swordsman (1983, Lu Chin-Ku)

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