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 1973.

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

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1972

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1974

Ambush (1973) [Mai fu]
Ambush (1973) is about Officer of the law Wan Chao-fan and his father, who are framed for a robbery they didn’t commit. With only his father’s sword at the scene and the man nowhere to be found, retribution is aimed at Chao-fan, who flees in order to figure out who really stole the jewels so that he may get revenge and clear the Wan family name.

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Writer: Yang Chiang
Stars: Ching Lee, Hsiung Chao, Chih-Ching Yang

The Bastard (1973) [Xiao za zhong]

Director: Yuen Chor (as Yuan Chu)
Writer: Kang Chien Chiu
Stars: Hua Tsung, Lily Li, Dan Lau

Blood Brothers (1973)
Director: Chang Cheh
Writer:
Stars: David Chiang, Ti Lung, Ching Li, Chen Kuan-tai

Made at the peak of the martial arts film craze, Blood Brothers stands out against the run-of-the-mill kung-fu flicks that flooded the market in the 1970s. It would be hard to find more legendary names in front of and behind the camera: director Chang Cheh, who virtually reinvented the genre; the brilliant martial arts choreography by Liu Chia-liang, before he himself embarked on a directorial career; and the number one buddy team in kung-fu, Ti Lung and David Chiang, joined by Shaw Brothers newest superstar, Chen Kuan-tai. Set in the waning years of the Ching Dynasty, Blood Brothers tells of one of the most sensational scandals in Chinese history, the assassination of a provincial governor (Ti Lung) by his lieutenant and sworn brother (David Chiang). Ti Lung, in a complex role that allowed him to flex his thespian muscles, was honored with Golden Horse Award of Outstanding Performance.

Call to Arms (1973)

Street Gangs of Hong Kong (1973)

The Golden Lion (1973)

Heroes of Sung (1973)

The Iron Bodyguard (1973)

The Master of Kung Fu (1973)

The Pirate (1973)

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1972

Shaw Brothers Martial Arts Films 1974

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

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