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Li Han-Hsaing’s The Kingdom and the Beauty Movie Review by Will Kouf

Li Han-Hsiang's The Kingdom and the Beauty is one of the best and most endearing films of the Huangmei opera genre. In 2005, the Hong Kong Film Awards compiled a "Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures" list, with The Kingdom and the Beauty coming in at #47. The film also...

Justice, My Foot! Movie Review by Will Kouf

Stephen Chow was at the top of his game in 1992. He starred in eight films that year and seven of them made the Top 15 of that year's Hong Kong box office. That's an amazing feat, without a doubt, but even more amazing is...

Remembering Philip Ko Fei

We are very sad to announce the passing of Philip Ko Fei who passed away at the age of 67 from a terminal illness. Philip was was a multi-award winning screenwriter, director, and actor. Philip Ko Fei made his Shaw Brothers debut as a stuntman for...

Remembering Li Li Hua & Kara Hui Interview Video #3

  We are very sad to announce the passing of Li Li Hua, famed actress and Shaw Brothers star at the age of 92.. Li Li Hua, has starred in many Shaw Brothers films including The Grand Substitution, The Magnificent Concubine, Empress Wu, and more. Today...

International Women’s Day & Exclusive Kara Hui Interview

Happy International Women's Day from the Shaw Brothers Universe! Today we celebrate all the strong, phenomenal, kickass women in the world. We'd like to party today off with the start of our exclusive Kara Hui Interview series. We will be sharing clips every Wednesday, so make...

Movie Pick Of The Week: Challenge of The Masters

Students! Class is officially in Session! My movie pick of the week is The Challenges of The Masters. I chose this movie because it tells the origin story of Chinese martial artist and folk legend Wong Fei-Hung. Wong Fei-hung was considered by many an expert in...

The Message From Chinatown Kid: Don’t Mess With Fu Sheng’s Friends

Alexander Fu Sheng is one of the most beloved treasures that Shaw Brothers Studios shared with us. Fu Sheng’s enduring qualities transcend the twenty plus years that he last graced the Shaw screen. Although Fu Sheng could be funny, he could also be deadly serious. For many fans...

Naval Commandos’ Song San as played by David Chiang

“No. I am Chinese.” Local Triad boss Song San works independently to thwart the invading Japanese in his beloved Shanghai. Song ultimately joins the titular group of Chinese military bent on driving the would-be usurpers out of their homeland. Martial / Weapons Skills: While Song knows some bare...

Magnificent Wanderers’ Chu Tie Xia as played by David Chiang

“So he’s after my money!”” A revolutionary hero pitted against the overlord Mongols; Chu does whatever he can to help his people. He may come across as a cultured member of high society, but in truth, this young man knows his priorities lie with the oppressed. Age:...