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Your favourite Shaw Brothers - movies

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November 9th, 2013, 6:17 pm #1

Hey there community!
Maybe it's just me or the search-engine doesn't work, therefore I decided to create this thread.
I know that there are more than two or three Top10-lists about this topic out there in the WWW, but I wanted to know what the cinehound-community thinks!

As I already wrote in my introduction I'm currently getting into Shaw Brothers - movies and due to the massive amount of movies they produced I don't really know where to start. Which Shaw Brothers - productions are, in your opinion, essential for someone who is just starting?

Thanks in advance!
Greetings okerlo

ps: if there's already a thread like this I apologize and will look into the old thread
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November 9th, 2013, 6:29 pm #2

Human Lanterns
The Stranger and the Gunfighter
Oily Maniac
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November 9th, 2013, 8:29 pm #3

Depends on what genres you like,the Shaws made films in every genre.
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November 10th, 2013, 10:24 am #4

bdc wrote: Depends on what genres you like,the Shaws made films in every genre.
That's a good point.
To be honest I enjoy every kind of genre, which makes the search a little bit ... confusing
I especially like the martial-arts movies but I also loved Lost Souls (1980) by Tun Fei Mou

@Harm
Thanks for your comment, I'll note these movies.

Greetings okerlo
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November 10th, 2013, 6:04 pm #5

If you liked Lost Souls then it sounds like you'd prefer the more horror / exploitation tinged Shaws, in which case some good horror/fantasy starting points are:

(titles in bold are, in my opinion, essential viewing for anyone newly into Shaw Bros films)

Bamboo House of Dolls
Black Magic I & II
Killer Snakes
Battle Wizard
Bloody Parrot
Seeding of a Ghost
Boxer's Omen
Web of Death
Bewitched


For traditional martial arts/swordplays etc:

King Boxer
Deadly Duo
14 Amazons
Water Margin
Lady Hermit
Five Element Ninjas
Killer Constable (one of my top 5 Shaws of all time)
Clan of the White Lotus
Rebel Intruders (aka Killer Army)
Crippled Avengers
Kid From Kwangtung
Five Deadly Venoms
Killer Clans
Executioners From Shaolin
36th Chamber of Shaolin
Secret Service of the Imperial Court
Kid With The Golden Arm
To Kill A Mastermind
The Mighty One
The Master
5 Shaolin Masters
Flying Guillotine I & II


Action/Exploitation:

Hong Kong Godfather (essential!)
The Sexy Killer
Mercenaries From Hong Kong
Big Brother Cheng
Boxer From Shantung
Vengeance


There are 100s more great Shaw films out there with many of my favourites not listed above (that's a separate list..) but in my opinion, you can't go wrong with any of the titles above.
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November 10th, 2013, 9:03 pm #6

Here's a list of favourites from what I've seen so far.
Maybe it shows but I'm not that into their martial arts films.

The Super Inframan 1975

Black Tavern 1972

The Five Billion Dollar Legacy 1970

Buddha’s Palm 1982

Human Lanterns 1982

Swordswomen Three 1970

Return of the Dead 1979

Dragon Swamp 1969

The Enchanting Ghost 1970

The Mighty Peking Man 1977

Black Magic 1975

Black Magic 2 1976

The Drug Connection aka The Sexy Killer 1976

We Love Millionaires 1971

Corpse Mania 1981

The Criminals 1976

Demon of the Lute 1983

Portrait in Crystal 1983

The Enchanting Shadow 1960

Finger of Doom 1972

Five Element Ninjas 1982

Inter-Pol 1967

Bewitched 1981

The Boxer’s Omen 1983

The Fake Ghost Catchers 1982

Girl with the Long Hair 1975

The Killer Snakes 1975

Haunted Tales 1980

The Flying Guillotine 1975

Curse of Evil 1982

Mercenaries From Hong Kong 1982

Revenge of the Corpse 1981

Sensual Pleasures 1978

The Ghost Story 1979

The Kiss of Death 1973
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November 11th, 2013, 3:44 am #7

No one has mentioned Men from the Gutter (1983)! Easily one of my top-10 Shaws, a very badass modern day action thriller












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November 11th, 2013, 3:44 pm #8

This thread is starting to be very good, thank you very much@Takuma|bdc|bubikoglu
Now I know which movies I'm going to buy next.

Greetings okerlo
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November 11th, 2013, 6:18 pm #9

I concur. Men From The Gutter is a brilliant film. It would certainly make my favourites list too.
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November 12th, 2013, 10:16 pm #10

It shits me that Celestial cancelled their release of the sequel to The Drug Connection aka The Sexy Killer 1976 which is called Lady Exterminator. It only exists on an awful bootleg that was filmed off a cinema screen. I would have loved to see a proper print. It's a pretty good follow-up to Drug Connection/Sexy Killer.
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