Martial Arts Mayhem

Martial Arts Mayhem

If you like highly-trained kung-fu masters with hands that should be registered as lethal weapons beating the heck out of each other in the coolest and most incredibly choreographed ways then you are going to love Martial Arts Mayhem.

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Martial Arts Mayhem
  • The Shaolin Plot (English version)

    1977 • Hong Kong • Directed by Huang Feng

    In 1977, fight choreographer Sammo Hung made one last film under his mentor, director Huang Feng (Lady Whirlwind, Hapkido) before graduating to the director's chair himself with The Iron-Fisted Monk. That film was the rarely-seen martial arts ensemble th...

  • The Leg Fighters

    1980 • Taiwan • Directed by Lee Tso-Nam

    Tan, a Northern Chinese kung fu expert, kills a man using his lethal boot work in self defence. He's then hired to train a bratty princess and her servant in kung fu. While, the brother of the man Tan killed is out for revenge and he'll get him at any cost.

  • Five Fighters from Shaolin

    1984 • Taiwan • Directed by Shih Hao Ko

    Five disciples, each a grand master in a particular style of kung fu, are banded together by a wise old drunken monk. He leads the band of fighters on a mission to catch a group of evil martial arts experts and white-haired wizards from China.

  • Ninja Hunter

    1984 • Taiwan • Directed by James Wu Kuo-Ren

    Wu Tang villain, Abbot White, wants to destroy the Shaolin monks and become a supreme martial artist. In order to do so, he teams up with a clan of Ninjas, led by three masters – gold lamé ninja, white mustachioed ninja and black ninja – and succeeds ...

  • Once Upon a Chinese Hero Kickboxer

    1993 • Hong Kong • Directed by Wu Ma

    While master Wong Fei Hung is away traveling, the impulsive Lau Zhai (Yuen Biao), an initiate into Wong's kung fu school, begins wandering town. He soon allies with police chief Panther, in order to offer assistance in toppling an opium distribution ring.

  • The Iron-Fisted Monk (Cantonese version)

    1977 • Hong Kong • Directed by Sammo Hung

    In the years following the passing of Bruce Lee, the flame of Hong Kong action cinema was being kept alive via the masterful choreography of Sammo Hung in a multitude of films, typically under the direction of Huang Feng (Hapkido, The Shaolin Plot). Howe...

  • The Prodigal Son (Theatrical Release - Cantonese audio)

    1981 • Hong Kong • Directed by Sammo Hung

    In 1978, actor/director Sammo Hung gave Hong Kong audiences the Wing Chun crash course of Warriors Two, while his next directorial effort, 1979’s Knockabout, gave Yuen Biao the chance to shine as its lead star. But it would be in 1981 that he would combi...

  • New Fist of Fury (Theatrical cut - Mandarin audio)

    1976 • Hong Kong • Directed by Lo Wei

    Almost five years after breaking all Hong Kong box office records with the instant classic Fist of Fury, his last collaboration with the late Bruce Lee, director Lo Wei got to work on a sequel. It would be the first major leading role for Lo’s latest discove...

  • Warriors Two (International export version)

    1978 • Hong Kong • Directed by Sammo Hung

    After making his directorial debut with the intense The Iron-Fisted Monk and firmly solidifying his worth at Golden Harvest, Sammo Hung would be given more creative control behind the camera. Now able to inject more of his own personality, Hung would bri...

  • Knockabout (Cantonese version)

    1979 • Hong Kong • Directed by Sammo Hung

    Having established himself as Hong Kong’s premier action choreographer throughout the 1970s, Sammo Hung ended the decade by directing a non-stop assault of kung fu classics for Golden Harvest, starting with the brutal Iron-Fisted Monk. But it would be h...

  • Millionaires' Express

    1986 • Hong Kong • Directed by Sammo Hung

    All aboard for the all-star action-packed adventure of a lifetime as martial arts maestro Sammo Hung (Heart of Dragon) brings East and West crashing spectacularly together in Millionaires’ Express!

    Sammo himself plays Ching Fong-tin, a former outlaw wit...

  • Lady Whirlwind

    1972 • Hong Kong • Directed by Huang Feng

    When director Huang Feng (The Shaolin Plot) jumped ship from Shaw Brothers to their upstart rivals Golden Harvest, he swiftly launched the career of a Taiwanese ingenue barely out of Beijing opera school named Angela Mao, who despite her fresh-faced femi...

  • Hapkido

    1972 • Hong Kong • Directed by Huang Feng

    Hapkido sees martial arts mega-star Angela Mao once more pitted against a gang of Japanese thugs, alongside fellow soon-to-be kung fu legends Sammo Hung (Knockabout) and Carter Wong (Big Trouble in Little China) as disciples of the titular Korean fightin...

  • Sister Street Fighter

    1974 • Japan • Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

    After the massive success of 'The Street Fighter', Toei decided to build a new karate series around a female lead and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi...

  • Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread

    1974 • Japan • Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

    Released only three months after the original film, the sequel 'Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By a Thread', once again follows Koryu Lee as she investigates another smuggling ring, this time involving diamonds implanted into the derrieres of prosti...

  • Return of the Sister Street Fighter

    1975 • Japan • Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

    The final film of the official trilogy, Return of the Sister Street Fighter, finds Koryu Lee back in Yokohama searching for a woman who has become the mistress of another crime kingpin. Kurata again co-stars but this time as a crazed fighter working ...

  • The Executioner

    1974 • Japan • Directed by Teruo Ishii

    Ryuichi Koga (Sonny Chiba) is a descendent of the Koga Ninja school, now earning his living through more nefarious means as a gun for hire. When he is enlisted to take down a drug cartel alongside Hayabusa (Makoto Satô), a disgraced former narcotics detecti...

  • The Executioner 2: Karate Inferno

    1974 • Japan • Directed by Teruo Ishii

    When a priceless jewel owned by rich heiress Sabine is stolen, along with her daughter, Professional thief and hired killer Ryuichi Koga and his gang are hired to retrieve both. At a ransom exchange, the team save the girl but lose the money and the jewel. ...

  • King Boxer

    1972 • Hong Kong • Directed by Chang-hwa Jeong

    Already firmly established as the most successful film studio in Hong Kong, Shaw Brothers’ worldwide commercial breakthrough would not come from one of their lavish epics, but instead from King Boxer, a lean, mean and bloody B-movie by a Korean dire...

  • The Boxer from Shantung

    1972 • Hong Kong • Directed by Cheh Chang, Hsueh-Li Pao

    By 1972, Chang Cheh was already Shaw Brothers’ most prolific and well-known director with a plethora of box office hits (including the One-Armed Swordsman franchise) to his name and renowned for discovering the hottest young talents to star...

  • Five Shaolin Masters

    1974 • Hong Kong • Directed by Cheh Chang

    After directing a non-stop string of box office hits for Shaw Brothers, the studio gave Chang Cheh his own mini-studio (Chang’s Film Co) and the freedom to produce his own martial arts masterpieces, escaping the usual Hong Kong studio backlot to shoot in...

  • Shaolin Temple

    1976 • Hong Kong • Directed by Cheh Chang

    Returning to Hong Kong filmmaking after a spell in Taiwan, director Chang Cheh closed out his ‘Shaolin Temple Cycle’ with arguably the most star-filled and action-packed instalment yet in Shaolin Temple. Ostensibly (though not strictly) a prequel to Five...

  • Mighty Peking Man

    1977 • Hong Kong • Directed by Meng-Hua Ho

    When Hollywood announced a big-budget remake of King Kong, Shaw Brothers followed suit with perhaps the most unhinged giant monster movie ever made: Mighty Peking Man. Fresh off directing the smash hit Black Magic horror series for Shaw, director Ho Men...

  • Challenge of The Masters

    1976 • Hong Kong • Directed by Chia-Liang Liu

    After masterminding the spellbinding martial arts choreography on dozens of Shaw Brothers’ biggest hits, Lau Kar-Leung became an extraordinary director in his own right. His second film, the thrilling and deeply personal Challenge of the Masters, dra...