Wuxia

The New Adventure of Chor Lau Heung

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1984
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Chor Lau-heung brings his three girlfriends (Lei Hung-sau, So Yung-yung and Sung Tim-yee) with him to attend Tso Hing-hau’s birthday party. On the way, they meet Song Siu-ching, a spoilt and arrogant girl. After arriving at Tso’s house, strange things start happening. Tso’s daughter, Ming-lai, is in love with Sit Ban, a youth from a rival family. In the Sit family, Sit Yan is in love with Yip Sing-nam and wants to be with him, but her father forbids her. Tso Ming-lai and Sit Yan attempt to fake their deaths in order to resolve the feuds between their families. However, Chor Lau-heung discovers the truth and decides to secretly help the lovers be together.


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The Moon Warriors

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1993
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Fei is a simple fisherman, who still possesses great sword-fighting prowess. He ends up foiling an assassination attempt against 13th Prince and helping him in an attempt to regain the throne from his evil brother. Yuet and Hsien appear as the prince’s wife-to-be and aide, while adding their talents to the film’s numerous swordplay sequences. The film ending was also a tragic situation.


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The Legendary Prime Minister – Zhuge Liang

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1985
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The Legendary Prime Minister – Zhuge Liang is a Hong Kong television series based on the life of Zhuge Liang (Cantonese: Chu-kot Leung), a chancellor (or prime minister) of the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period. Starring Adam Cheng as the titular character, the series not only incorporates stories about Zhuge Liang from Luo Guanzhong’s historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but also includes some elements of wuxia and a fictional romance between Zhuge Liang and Xiaoqiao (Cantonese: Siu-kiu). The series was produced by ATV and first started airing in Hong Kong on 9 December 1985. General Liu has 2 sons Liu Qi and Liu Zhong. Both sons are fine in war strategy, except that Qi is kind while Zhong is evil. Qi saves a beautiful maid, Zhi Lan. He likes her but his brother rapes her. Later Zhong ditches her. Qi gets worried when Zhi Lan has Zhong’s child and disappears. Knowing that his brother is the scheming type, he gives everything up and tries to look for her with Liang. They finally find her. Zhi Lan is touched by Qi’s love for her and finally marries him. Liang envies them and wonders when he will get to be with his love one day. Liu Bei seeks his help 3 times before he agrees to help him out. On his way to the camp, he meets Xiao Qiao who is beautiful and also intelligent. Both are interested in one another but Liang is disappointed to know that she is engaged to another general, Zhou Yu. Zhou Yu is angry to know that his fiancée has a change of heart and he demands to carry their wedding forward. Xiao Qiao seeks help from Liang but he ignores her. Zhou Yu is close on their heels. Out of desperation, she jumps off the cliff. Both men are alarmed upon seeing this. Liang tries to hold her hand but tears her sleeve instead. He also injures himself when both reach the bottom of the cliff. He tries to crawl close to the unconscious Xiao Qiao but Zhou Yu kicks him aside and carries her home. Xiao Qiao is sent to Huang Ying’s father for treatment. Zhou Yu never leaves her alone as Xiao Qiao may die any second. Huang Ying, however, pities Liang who stands outside the hut daily to check on Xiao Qiao’s condition. She starts to fall for him. Zhou Yu marries Xiao Qiao after her recovery. She is unhappy and Zhou Yu treats her coldly although he really loves her. Liang also marries Ying but he sets his mind to put his heart in his work to manage his master’s state to help his son. He gets along well with Kwan Yu and Zhang Fei. He thinks of very good war strategies to control the other states. Being a martial arts expert himself (can you believe it?), he is also a master of traps. He finds Qi but Qi declines to help as he is happy to settle in a village with his family and son. In the meantime, Zhong joins Cao Cao’s army. The Wei state thus becomes the strongest among the three. Zhou Yu and Liang often see each other and they often have verbal attacks. Cao Cao is glad to see this and he plans to grab the other 2 states when he gets the chance. After all these years, the other people have aged, except for Xiao Qiao. Why? To save her life, Ying’s father has to give her a valuable drug that keeps her youth all along. Ying is amazed to see how Xiao Qiao remains the same all these years while she ages so much. She can see how much Liang still loves her and feels inferior of herself. She finally dies miserably, urging Liang not to give Xiao Qiao up. Zhou Yu helps his master, Sun Quan, after the elder ruler Sun Che dies. Being younger and inexperienced, he always listens to Zhou Yu’s advice. Liang also helps Liu Bei’s son, Ah Dou, who is a stupid man. He ages so much as he takes charge of everything in the war after his masters’ death. Zhou Yu fails in several attempts to seize Liu Bei’s state. He is seriously injured in an attack. However, he is very upset that Xiao Qiao doesn’t say that she likes him all these years. Even though she takes care of him, she doesn’t say these words even till the day of his death. Cao Cao also becomes an unhappy man after he causes his favourite son, Cao Zhi’s death. Cao Pi throws discord among them and he is remorseful over it. He starts to wonder the point of having wars and stops. Liang and Xiao Qiao are finally together. But Liang is dying too as he reveals too many predicted secrets. Xiao Qiao is upset but they decide to spend the remaining days happily together.


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The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries

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2008
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The story took place at West Side High School, during a time when the Jianghu was still the goods against the evils. For the two legendary martial art books which is hidden in 4 different schools, both of the groups uses all their power to get it. The ones who gets it will have the power to rule over Jianghu. People from all over the place whether it’s male or female gathered together to search for it.

Amongst the students of West Side, Linghu Cong is the most powerful. A person who doesn’t care about fame and wealth, who just wanted to be with his Lu Jian Ning. Meanwhile, he slowly develops a friendship with Ren Yin Ying, the seemingly-cold daughter of leaders of the Evil Clan. Later on Guo Jing has caught up to him in martial art and also develop feelings for Lu Jian Ning. Because of saving someone, he lost all his internal power. In the end he learned “Gudu Swordfight” and “Yijingjing”.


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The Legend and the Hero 2

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2009
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In this follow-up to the epic fantasy drama series The Legend and the Hero, the battles of good against evil and
mortals against gods rage on in ancient China. This time, the central characters have been re-cast, with Hong
Kong movie star Ray Lui replacing Steve Ma Jing Tao as the ruthless Emperor Zhou, who is bewitched by the foxy
beauty Daji, now played by popular Taiwan singer/actress Ruby Lin. Leaving that infamous role is Mainland star
actress Fan Bingbing, who makes a cameo appearance as Chang-o. Based on historical accounts as well as
mythological legends, The Legend and the Hero II depicts King Wu (rising star Victor Huang in place of Zhou Jie)
leading other feudal lords in an earth-shattering revolt against Emperor Zhou.


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The Legend and the Hero

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2009
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Summary: A period drama based on a famous Chinese classical novel, The Legend and The Hero blends history and fantasy into one splendid TV series with help of new CG technologies. Steve Ma Jing Tao, famous for his various roles as ancient heroes, teams up with Mainland Chinese beauty Fan Bingbing (who has starred alongside Andy Lau in Battle of Wits). Giving a twist to the original story, Emperor Zhou (Steve Ma) is no longer a tyrant, and Da Ji (Fan Bingbing), not a wicked concubine. She seduces the Emperor only to fulfill her mission assigned by the heavenly god. Emperor Zhou falls in love with the gorgeous Da Ji, and he even threatens to attack her hometown in order to make her one of his concubines.

A group consists of both mortals and immortals are recruited by the benevolent Heavenly Goddess to battle the mortal King, who is possessed by the Demon. Thus begins a sprawling war between the good and evil. With plenty of special effects and battle sequences, The Legend and the Hero is an exciting retelling of one of China’s best folklore legends.


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The Heavenly Sword And Dragon Sabre (2003)

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2003
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Based on the popular novel by Jin Yong Kam Yung. He also wrote Legend of the Condor Heroes and Return of the Condor Heroes. The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre takes place during 14th Century China during the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty, roughly 100 years after the events of Return of the Condor Heroes. After decades of struggles, famine, and bitterness which the Chinese citizens blamed on the Yuan Dynasty’s misgovernment, the Martial Arts sects have begun to rebel. Prince Ruyong asks Cheng Kun, a Shaolin monk with an ulterior motive, for a plan on how to deal with the rebels.

“The wielder of Heavenly Sword and/or Dragon Sabre rules the world.”

This well known legend in the Martial Arts community is the impetus for the tale of Zhang Wuji. The story begins with how his parents met (episodes 1-3), then tells his trials as an adolescent (episodes 4-8), proceeds to relate his rise to prominence (episodes 9-23) and reveals the secret behind Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (episode 23), and ends with the confluence of Wuji’s love life, the Martial Arts sects’ long standing grudges, and cruel fate.


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The Flying Fox Of Snowy Mountain

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1985
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Three feuding groups of people in a race to obtain a highly-valued object in the frigid snow-covered mountains in North-East China find themselves intercepted by a strange foul-mouthed monk, who invite them to a manor at the top of a vertical peak. There, snowed in by an unexpected blizzard, a tale of deception and intrigue starts to emerge as the feuding parties point fingers at one another. At the heart of everything, is an enigmatic figure known as the “Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain”, whose appearance is awaited with baited breath.


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The Eagle Shooting Heroes

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2008
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When their husbands were killed by the Song army, two pregnant women found safe haven in foreign lands. Li Ping gave birth to Guo Jing, a sturdy but blockheaded young man who roamed the Mongolian prairie with the family of Temujin. Bao Xi Ruo gave birth to Yang Kang, a smart and crafty young man who became the son of Wanyan Hong Lie, a successor of the Jin empire. When a pact between their martial arts masters brought them together and the truth behind their fathers’ deaths was revealed, one found martial arts enlightenment and a cause greater than his own while the other descended into darkness and destroyed everything and everyone around him.


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The Book and the Sword

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2009
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Legendary TV actor Adam Cheng (ZU, WARRIORs FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN) reprises the role that made
him famous in this exciting new adaptation of the popular martial arts by Louis Cha (aka Chin Yung)! The
rebellious Red Flower Society, led by their charismatic leader Chan Gar-lok (Cheng), attempts to assassinate the
Ching Emperor Qian Lung (also played by Cheng), As Chan and his fellow fighters organize to carry out their goal,
however, a shocking discovery leads to a fierce showdown an dChan’s exile to the western frontier and his
acquaintance with the legendary Princess Fragrance (Liu Ying). Together with the nomads, Chan executes a
daring return to the capital and an audacious plan to capture Qian Lung once and for all. Filled with spectaclar
martial arts action, THE BOOK AND THE SWORD is a rousing tale of honor, patriotism, and brotherly love.


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