Browsing the archives for the Shaw Bros tag

The Bod Squad (1974)

Country: Hong Kong / Germany Director: Ernst Hofbauer, Chih-Hung Kuei Starring: Hua Yueh, Hui-Ling Liu, Sonja Jeannine, Diane Drube, Gillian Bray, Tamara Elliot, Deborah Ralls, Hsieh Wang Music: Fu-ling Wang Original Title: Yang chi AKA: Enter the Seven Virgins, Virgins of the Seven Seas, Karate, Küsse, blonde Katzen Do you like Shaw Brothers swordplay movies? […]

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Temptress of a Thousand Faces (1969)

Original Title: Qian mian mo nu Country: Hong Kong Director: Chang-hwa Jeong (as Cheng Chang Ho) Starring: Tina Chin Fei, Liang Chen, Pat Ting Hung, Carrie Ku Mei, Hsi Chang, Yu Chin Chang, Hsin, Yen Chao, Yi Ling Chen Music: Wang Foo Ling (plus John Barry and others – most likely without permission) If you […]

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The Brain Stealers (1968)

Earlier this year a rumour circulated around the net that Shaw Bros/Celestial Pictures were going to release a whole swag of previously unreleased films on DVD. Among them were a few spy films, Operation Lipstick, Dark Rendezvous, Kiss & Kill, and The Brain Stealers. Unfortunately the rumour appears to be a hoax. But Todd at […]

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Interpol 009 (1967)

Original Title: Te jing 009 Country: Hong Kong Director: Yang Shu-hsi (Kô Nakahira) Starring: Margaret Tu Chuan, Tang Ching, Shen Yi, Chang Pei-shan Music: Eddie Wang Generally my incursions into Shaw Brothers spy films have been enjoyable. Films like The Golden Buddha, Angel with the Iron Fists and Angel Strikes Back are flawed, but they […]

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Angel With The Iron Fists (1967)

Original Title: Tie Guan Yin AKA: Iron Goddess Country: Hong Kong Director: Lo Wei Starring: Lily Ho, Fanny Fan, Lo Wei, Tang Ching, Tina Chin Fei Music: Eddie Wang and Fu-ling Wang If you love stylish ’60s spy visuals, beautiful women, mod fashions, spectacular underground lairs, and goofy gadgets, then most probably, you’ll love Angel […]

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Asia-Pol

It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another links post. Firstly, I’ll start at Jason Whiton’s Spy Vibe website which has a fantastic article called Set For Adventure, which is a beautifully written examination of the influence of spy film set design on popular culture. And now, back to my regular fall back position. Yep another […]

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The Golden Buddha (1966)

Original Title: Jin Pur Sa Country: Hong Kong Director: Wei Lo Starring: Paul Chang, Jeanette Lin Tsui, Fanny Fan, Lo Wei, Wu Ma Music: Wang Chu-Jen (with some snatches from John Barry’s Thunderball score) A belated happy New Year to everyone, and I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Christmas. I am still on […]

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Angel Strikes Again (1968)

Director: Lo Wei Starring: Lily Ho, Tang Ching, Shen Yi, Lo Wei Music: John Barry, Lalo Schifrin and others (most probably without permission) If Westerners know the work of Lo Wei at all, it is usually for directing Bruce Lee’s The Big Boss and Fists Of Fury, but prior to this he directed two movies […]

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