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Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited

Overview
Works: 740 works in 1,352 publications in 3 languages and 6,074 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Martial arts films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Historical films  War films  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited
Bian lian by Tianming Wu( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this true story, Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Masks for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art. His wife left him with an infant son over 30 years ago. The son died from illness at age 10. This left Wang a melancholy loner aching for a male descendant to learn his rare and dying art. A famous master performer of the Sichuan Opera offers to bring him into his act, thus giving Wang fame and possible fortune, but Wang opts to remain a simple street performer. Then, one night after a performance, he is sold a young boy by a slave trader posing as the boy's parent. "Grandpa" finds new joy in life as he plans to teach "Doggie" (an affectionate term often used for young children in China) his art. All is well until Doggie is found out to really be a girl
Shaolin san shi liu fang( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Chinese and English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui Yu-te, one of Ho's pupils, manages to escape and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge. In a short period of time he masters the deadly use of his fists, feet and palms, along with such weapons as swords, sticks, and lances. With his learning complete, he takes on the Manchus.--imdb
Du bi dao( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The One-Armed Swordsman is the original tale of swordplay and honor that influenced generations of martial arts films. A betrayed kung fu student retreats to lead a peaceful existence, until duty forceds him to learn a deadly new fighting style and return to a world of violence and vengeance--Container
Wu du( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The martial arts film that inspired generations of action films, rap music, and pop culture, The Five Venoms is the story of the last student of a dying martial arts master who is trying to fulfill his master's wish to find his five disciples and bring them together -- or bring them to justice. The student, not fully trained, embarks on a quest for these deadly and mysterious experts, each of whom has been trained in a different fighting style
Shui hu chuan = The water margin by Zhizhong Cai( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true legend of how 108 rebel heroes living in the mountains were able to defeat repeated invation from Sung armies, and revenge against the vile Golden Spear army for the murder of their great leader
Zui ma liu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930's China, two freinds become involved in intrigue and feuding martial asrts masters
72 jia zu ke = 72 tenants of prosperity( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rival over their beloved girl Pinky turns Ha Kung and Shek Kin, former sworn brothers, into sworn enemies in business and every aspect of life for the past 40 years. Even now, in 2010, the keen battle between them continues and affects their next generation. 4 youngsters with distinctive personalities, and all their hilarious stories are unfolding in the fiercely competitive Sai Yeung Choi Street. Mongkok, the busiest street in the city and home to 72 tenants, where every one of them has to play original yet amusing tricks in commercial business to survive. But one day, Sai Yeung Choi Street is sold to a new landlord who threatens to close down the shops unless his demands for triple rental are met. Sharing the bitter strife against the rapacious landlord, the 72 tenants unite and pledge to safeguard their home in high spirits."--Container
Du bi dao wang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an unknown nemesis sets up a martial arts tournament to lure rival martial artists into a trap, the one-armed swordsman comes out of retirement to save the day
Bao bao qiao jia ren = Perfect wedding( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lok Yan was left at the altar on her wedding day. Over the next three years she worked feverously to gain notoriety as a wedding planner for many acclaimed celebrities. In a bar on a lonely night, she meets a young attorney, Fung, and they enjoy a passionate night together in a hotel room with no plans to ever meet again. But fate had them together again at a wedding. Their one-night-stand now becomes a debt issue since Fung's boss owes Yan's company fees for 30 weddings
Zhang bei( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to protect her family's fortunes, a young woman marries a dying senior member of a martial arts family
Zhonghua zhang fu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese martial artist and his Japanese wife have contests to prove which culture's fighting skills are superior, and when the wife realizes she must return home to practice her skills he sends her a letter that is answered, in person, by several Japanese martial artists who challenge the Chinese man to prove his skills
Shao lin da peng da shi : Shao lin san shi liu fang xu ji( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man impersonates a monk and sneaks into a Shaolin Temple, where he trains to become an unstoppable fighting force. He uses these skills to fight a corrupt labor boss
The return of the five deadly venoms( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy kung fu expert, made bitter and evil due to the slaying of his wife and the loss of his son's hands, bullies a town through terror and force. He finds pleasure by crippling those who stumble in his way. A hawker who is blinded, a blacksmith who is made mute and deaf, a drifter who loses his legs, and a fighter who loses his sanity, band together to use their disabilities to the best of their advantage. As the four are tested, they demonstrate their strengths and abilities
Intimate confessions of a Chinese courtesan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet young Ai Nu is abducted and sold off to the popular Four Seasons brothel run by a lusty madam, who entrusts the newcomer with martial arts secrets like "Ghost Hands," which allows a fighter to plunge into an opponent's chest. Soon murder erupts within the brothel, and a policeman must race against time to prevent a vicious revenge plot from reaching its blood-spattered conclusion
Wu lang ba gua gun / The eight diagram pole fighter / Celestial Pictures ; presented by Run Run Shaw ; producer, Wong Ka Hee ; produced by Mona Fong ; directed by Liu Chia Liang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sung dynasty-era massacre is perpetrated on the Yang family by General Pan Mai and his Mongol allies, which leaves only two of the large family's males alive. The sixth son is driven mad by his experiences. The fifth son travels the countryside and meets General Pan's troops and barely escapes with his life. Lady Yang orders her daughter, the eighth Yang, to disguise herself as a man and bring the fifth Yang home. When she is captured, number five must leave his hiding place to save her
Tian ya, ming yue, dao by Yuan Chu( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rival swordsmen go on a quest for the Peacock Dart, facing various opponents
Legendary weapons of China( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronted with brutal invading hordes during the Boxer Rebellion, heroic Lei Kung is appalled by the senseless slaughter around him. When his dissent puts him in the path of deadly masters who want him silenced, his only chance for survival lies in a secret, powerful arsenal of the most bizarre, deadly weapons ever created by man
Five venoms by Che Zhang( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Chinese and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last student of the notorious Five Venoms House goes in search of the five elder brothers he has never met in order to help the righteous brothers stop the corrupt ones from stealing a valuable treasure"--C.f. Kung Fu Cinema web site
Liu xing, hu die, jian by Long Gu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lung Men Society and the Roc Society, two underworld organizations, battle for supremacy. Espionage, treachery, and intrigue along with classic martial arts action will fill the screen
Lu Xiaofeng zhi jue zhan qian hou = The duel of the century by Yuan Chu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liu Yung and Sun Chien team up to investigate the martial arts murders of a supposedly mortally wounded swordsman, only to find deception, death, double-dealings, imposters, and one deadly duel after another
 
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Alternative Names
Shao shi xiong di (Xianggang) you xian gong si

Shao shi zhi pian chang

Shaw Brothers (Firm)

Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd.

Shaw Brothers Hongkong Ltd.

Shaw Brothers Ltd.

Shaw Brothers Studios

邵氏兄弟(香港)有限公司

邵氏製片厰

Languages
Chinese (102)

English (21)

Thai (1)