Shaw Brothers Martial Arts FilmsThe Shaw Brothers made over 1000 films before they left the film industry in 1987 to concentrate on television production. They resumed film production in 2009. The Shaw Brothers are best known in the west for Shaw Brothers martial arts films. The Shaw Brothers included Runje, Runme, and Runde and Run Run Shaw. This article covers Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1968.

Editors note: The Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Film Project is a work in progress.

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1965-1967

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1969

The Bells of Death (1968) Duo hun ling (1968)
In The Bells of Death (1968) Wei Fu is a seemingly unremarkable woodcutter but when his family is wiped out by psychotic marauders, Wei undertakes extensive martial arts training at the hands of an expert swordsman and sets out to exact revenge on the evildoers.

Director: Feng Yueh
Writer: Kang Chien Chiu
Stars: Yi Chang, Ping Chin, Hsin Yen Chao

The Black Butterfly (1968) [Nu xia hei hu die]

In The Black Butterfly (1968), the Black Butterfly, steals from the rich and gives to the poor. In reality, she is Bao Zhu, the daughter of retired swordsman Kwan Yee. Trouble starts when a bandit gang who she has robbed come to town looking for her.

Director: Wei Lo
Writer: I. Fang Yeh
Stars: Yu Chin Chang, Hung Lieh Chen, Chiao Chiao

Death Valley (1968) [Duan hun gu]

In Death Valley (1968), a hired killer unknowingly makes friends with the man he’s been sent to assassinate.

Director: Wei Lo
Writer: Wei Lo
Stars: Hua Yueh, Chien Yu, Hung Lieh Chen

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The Fastest Sword (1968) [Tian xia di yi jian]

In The Fastest Sword (1968), “The Fastest Sword of the South” Ding Menghao is challenged to a duel by an 80 year old monk armed with a long smoking pipe. If Ding wins the monk will be his servant and if the monk wins Ding has to do what the monk says.

Director: Lei Pan
Writer: Lei Pan (screenplay)
Stars: Ping Lu, Ching Chu, Ming Kao

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Golden Swallow (1968) [Jin yan zi]

In Golden Swallow (1968), the indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu’s Come Drink with Me (1966) in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, jianghu intrigue and stunning action.

Director: Cheh Chang
Writers: Cheh Chang, Yun Chih Tu
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Jimmy Wang Yu, Lieh Lo

The Jade Raksha (1968) [Yu luo cha]

In The Jade Raksha (1968), a fearsome swordswoman known as The Jade Raksha appears in the martial arts world and begins killing people whose surname is Yan.

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Writers: Meng Hua Ho, I. Fang Yeh
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ching Tang, Ching-Yun Huang

Killer Darts (1968) [Zhui hun biao]

Killer Darts (1968) Liu Wen-lung’s home is attacked by bandits led by Chou Chao. Liu’s wife was killed, but his son Yu-long was saved by a faithful servant by hiding in a well.

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Writer: Yun Chih Tu (screenplay)
Stars: Ping Chin, Hua Yueh, Shao-Hung Chan

The Magnificent Swordsman (1968) [Guai xia]

In The Magnificent Swordsman (1968), Lone swordsman Jiang Dan-Feng is ambushed by a pair of bandits and quickly take care of them. One of them, as he is dying, asks Jiang to take his personal effects to his sister.

Directors: Kang Cheng, Feng Yueh
Writers: Jui-Fen Kao, Feng Yueh (as Jui-Fen Ko)
Stars: Chung-Hsin Huang, Pei-Pei Shu, Miao Ching

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The Silver Fox (1968) [Yu mian fei hu]

In The Silver Fox (1968), the feared swordswoman Silver Fox was a child when she saw her father senselessly wounded and her mother raped. It’s 18 years later and it’s payback time.

Director: Teng Hung Hsu
Writer: Chiang Shen (screenplay)
Stars: Yi Chang, Hsin Yen Chao, Hsiung Chao

The Sword of Swords (1968) [Shen dao]

Jimmy Wang Yu had just exploded into superstardom as The One-armed Swordsman (1967) when he teamed with legendary choreographers Lau Kar-leung and Tang Chia for this exciting tale of master martial artists vying for a “weapon of exceptional brilliance”.

Director: Kang Cheng
Writer: Kang Cheng (screenplay)
Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Pei-Pei Shu, Chung-Hsin Huang

That Fiery Girl (1968) [Hong la jiao]

That Fiery Girl (1968), the bandits of Hulu Valley murder the chief of Mei Clan while searching for a treasure map.

Director: Chun Yen
Writer: Jen Liang
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Liang Chen, Lily Li

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1965-1967

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1969

Editors note: The Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Film Project is a work in progress.