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A Mad Woman (1964)

100 min - Drama - 23 December 1964
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An intriguing mix of horror and melodrama, A Mad Woman looked at traditions and the harsh treatment of women in feudal Chinese society.

Director:  Chor Yuen
Writers:  Cheng Kang,Chor Yuen,Sit Hau

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An intriguing mix of horror and melodrama, A Mad Woman looked at traditions and the harsh treatment of women in feudal Chinese society.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  23 December 1964

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Production Companies:  Shanlian Film Company

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

A Spray of Plum Blossoms (1931)

100 min - War, Drama - 1 April 1931
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Bai Le De and Hu Lun tung are military cadets. After graduating, Hu Lin Tung is appointed captain of Guangdong headquarters and goes away. Later, Bae Le De is also appointed to a post at the same place. Hu Lun Ting falls in love with Luo Hua, daughter of the local commander.

Director:  Wancang Bu
Stars:  Lingyu Ruan

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Bai Le De and Hu Lun tung are military cadets. After graduating, Hu Lin Tung is appointed captain of Guangdong headquarters and goes away. Later, Bae Le De is also appointed to a post at the same place. Hu Lun Ting falls in love with Luo Hua, daughter of the local commander.


Collections: Wancang Bu

Genres: War, Drama

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Country:   China
Release Date:  1 April 1931

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Along the Sungari River (1947)

115 min - Drama - 6 March 1947
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Unfortunate events beset a poor Chinese girl as she escapes from invading Japanese forces, narrowly avoids being raped, and seeks solace in a neighboring village.

Director:  Jin Shan
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Unfortunate events beset a poor Chinese girl as she escapes from invading Japanese forces, narrowly avoids being raped, and seeks solace in a neighboring village.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  6 March 1947

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Runtime:  1 h 55 min

Ai le zhongnian (1949)

100 min - - 3 January 1949
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Have no other info than it was part of Hong Kong Film Awards' 100 Best Chinese Movies.

Director:  Hu Sang
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Have no other info than it was part of Hong Kong Film Awards' 100 Best Chinese Movies.


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Release Date:  3 January 1949

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

A Wave of Unrest (1955)

84 min - Drama - 1 June 1955
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The clan law of the Yang family works against the relationships of a widow and her daughter until a new marriage law is enacted after liberation.

Director:  Xie Jin, Nong Lin
Writers:  Shan Yu

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The clan law of the Yang family works against the relationships of a widow and her daughter until a new marriage law is enacted after liberation.


Collections: Xie Jin, Nong Lin

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 June 1955

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Production Companies:  Shanghai Film Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 24 min

A Revolutionary Family (1961)

Communist propaganda - 2 January 1961
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Directed by Choui Khoua.

Director:  Choui Khoua

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Directed by Choui Khoua.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 January 1961

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A Dream of Red Mansions (1962)

Music - 3 August 1962
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Have no other info than it was part of Hong Kong Film Awards' 100 Best Chinese Movies.

Director:  Fan Cen
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Have no other info than it was part of Hong Kong Film Awards' 100 Best Chinese Movies.


Collections: Fan Cen

Genres: Music

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  3 August 1962

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  Duration unknown

Ashima (1964)

Drama, Music - 2 January 1964
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Ashima is a brave and beautiful girl of the Sani people, beloved by all. One day as she is down at the lake to fetch water, she hears the sound of a shepherd's flute coming from the hills across the lake. She replies in song.

Director:  Qiong Liu

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Ashima is a brave and beautiful girl of the Sani people, beloved by all. One day as she is down at the lake to fetch water, she hears the sound of a shepherd's flute coming from the hills across the lake. She replies in song.


Collections: Qiong Liu

Genres: Drama, Music

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 January 1964

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Adventure in Denmark (1973)

90 min - Action, Adventure, Comedy - 28 June 1973
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Two Chinese men go to Copenhagen for some reason. While one of them philanders around with various Danish and Asian women, the other falls in love with his Chinese tour guide, but takes time to have various drawn-out kung fu battles with a seemingly endless amount of thugs sent by his partner's overweight and very jealous girlfriend back home.

Director:  Ho Fan
Writers:  Nim Hsuen Lin, Victor Lam Lim-Huen

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Two Chinese men go to Copenhagen for some reason. While one of them philanders around with various Danish and Asian women, the other falls in love with his Chinese tour guide, but takes time to have various drawn-out kung fu battles with a seemingly endless amount of thugs sent by his partner's overweight and very jealous girlfriend back home.


Collections: Ho Fan

Tagline: Very strange 70's collisions of Asian exploitation and Scandinavia exploitation

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  28 June 1973

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Production Companies:  Wei Do Motion Picture Company, Victor Film Company

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Afanti (1980)

- 1 January 1980
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China's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979

Director:  Lang Xiao
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China's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979


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Release Date:  1 January 1980

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All the Wrong Clues (1981)

99 min - Comedy - 23 July 1981
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A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the investigator crosses paths with a femme fatale and silly gangsters.

Director:  Tsui Hark

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A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the investigator crosses paths with a femme fatale and silly gangsters.


Collections: Tsui Hark

Genres: Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  23 July 1981

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Production Companies:  Cinema City & Films Co.

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

Aces Go Places (1982)

93 min - Action, Comedy - 16 January 1982
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King Kong, a clever thief who steals a cache of diamonds from some gangsters, frames another thief called White Glove for the crime. That's when the bald detective Albert Au, who has been chasing King Kong for quite some time, pairs with the volatile female Superintendent Ho to bring him to justice. King Kong ends up joining the good guys to defeat White Glove and another bad guy dubbed Mad Max, and recover the diamonds from the hiding place where they were left by King Kong's dead accomplice.

Director:  Eric Tsang

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King Kong, a clever thief who steals a cache of diamonds from some gangsters, frames another thief called White Glove for the crime. That's when the bald detective Albert Au, who has been chasing King Kong for quite some time, pairs with the volatile female Superintendent Ho to bring him to justice. King Kong ends up joining the good guys to defeat White Glove and another bad guy dubbed Mad Max, and recover the diamonds from the hiding place where they were left by King Kong's dead accomplice.


Collections: Eric Tsang

Genres: Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  16 January 1982

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Production Companies:  Cinema City & Films Co.

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min

At Middle Age (1982)

- 1 November 1982
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Drama directed by Qimin Wang.

Director:  Qimin Wang

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Drama directed by Qimin Wang.


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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 November 1982

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Aces Go Places II (1983)

84 min - Action, Comedy - 11 November 1983
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An assassin called Filthy Harry is hired by a shady figure and charged with killing the heroes. The men are framed twice for different robberies by King Kong's new girlfriend, nearly committed to a mental hospital by their devious boss, and forced to battle Filthy Harry's weaponry-laden robot while covered with time bombs.

Director:  Eric Tsang
Writers:  Raymond Pak-Ming Wong

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An assassin called Filthy Harry is hired by a shady figure and charged with killing the heroes. The men are framed twice for different robberies by King Kong's new girlfriend, nearly committed to a mental hospital by their devious boss, and forced to battle Filthy Harry's weaponry-laden robot while covered with time bombs.


Collections: Eric Tsang

Genres: Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  11 November 1983

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Production Companies:  Cinema City & Films Co.

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Runtime:  1 h 24 min

Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street (1984)

96 min - Action, Comedy - 25 January 1984
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A master thief is duped by lookalikes for James Bond and the Queen of England into stealing a valuable gem from a heavily guarded location then must help the police recover it.

Director:  Tsui Hark

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A master thief is duped by lookalikes for James Bond and the Queen of England into stealing a valuable gem from a heavily guarded location then must help the police recover it.


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Genres: Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  25 January 1984

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Runtime:  1 h 36 min

A Good Woman (1985)

- 2 January 1985
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The film shows a story of struggle between the traditions of arranged marriage and love. Xingxian is a 18 year old girl who finds herself engaged to a 8 year old boy. When a young man her age comes to town, she falls in love. They eventually elope and she become the first girl from her village to break the tradition of arranged marriage.

Director:  Jian-zhong Huang

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The film shows a story of struggle between the traditions of arranged marriage and love. Xingxian is a 18 year old girl who finds herself engaged to a 8 year old boy. When a young man her age comes to town, she falls in love. They eventually elope and she become the first girl from her village to break the tradition of arranged marriage.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 January 1985

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Army Nurse (1985)

- 2 January 1985
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Directed by Mei Hu and Xiaojun Li.

Director:  Xiaojun Li, Mei Hu
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Directed by Mei Hu and Xiaojun Li.


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Release Date:  2 January 1985

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Arhats in Fury (1985)

- 13 June 1985
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Director:  Hsing-Lai Wang

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Release Date:  13 June 1985

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A Great Wall (1986)

97 min - - 30 May 1986
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When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.

Director:  Peter Wang

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When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.


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Release Date:  30 May 1986

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Runtime:  1 h 37 min

Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice (1986)

86 min - Action - 24 July 1986
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Baldy and King Kong shuttle between New Zealand and Hong Kong to recover a hi-tech prism that can impart superhuman powers.

Director:  Ringo Lam

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Baldy and King Kong shuttle between New Zealand and Hong Kong to recover a hi-tech prism that can impart superhuman powers.


Collections: Ringo Lam

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  24 July 1986

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Production Companies:  Cinema City & Films Co.

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

A Better Tomorrow (1986)

R 95 min - Action, Crime, Drama - 2 August 1986
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A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Director:  John Woo

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A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.


Collections: John Woo

Tagline: Are the police above the law? I'll send my insurance claim to you.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, English, 普通话
Release Date:  2 August 1986

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Revenue:  $4,469,460

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Production Companies:  Cinema City Company Limited

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min

Armour of God (1986)

88 min - Adventure, Action, Comedy - 16 August 1986
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Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as ransom as well as other pieces of the legendary Armour of God - a magical outfit dating back to the Crusades.

Director:  Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang

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Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as ransom as well as other pieces of the legendary Armour of God - a magical outfit dating back to the Crusades.


Collections: Eric Tsang, Jackie Chan

Tagline: Jackie Chan in his greatest adventure ever!

Genres: Adventure, Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  16 August 1986

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Budget:  $15,000,000

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company

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Runtime:  1 h 28 min

An Autumn's Tale (1987)

98 min - Drama, Romance - 16 July 1987
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A story about a New York Chinatown cab driver who falls for college student. The story of a naive young woman from Hong Kong who travels to New York to study is filmed in New York. In the big metropolis, her streetwise cabbie cousin looks after her.

Director:  Mabel Cheung

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A story about a New York Chinatown cab driver who falls for college student. The story of a naive young woman from Hong Kong who travels to New York to study is filmed in New York. In the big metropolis, her streetwise cabbie cousin looks after her.


Collections: Mabel Cheung

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, Japanese, English
Release Date:  16 July 1987

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Production Companies:  D & B Films Co. Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

98 min - Fantasy, Action - 18 July 1987
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Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, with whom he falls in love.

Director:  Ching Siu-Tung
Writers:  Yuen Kai-Chi

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Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, with whom he falls in love.


Collections: Ching Siu-Tung

Genres: Fantasy, Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  18 July 1987

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Production Companies:  Cinema City

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

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