Kublai Khan (1215-1294)

Kublai Khan
Marco Polo, TV miniseries, 1982

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The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) King Hu

The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) King Hu

The Fate of Lee Khan is a 1973 Hong Kong wuxia film, directed by King Hu.

Plot  (year 1366)

Lee Khan, a high official under Mongolian Emperor Shundi of the Yuan dynasty procures the battle map of the Chinese rebel Chu Yuan-Chang‘s army. Rebel spies, aided by treachery within Khan’s ranks, strive to corner him in an inn. Continue reading “The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) King Hu”

The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1939 film)

The Empress Wu Tse-Tien (武則天; Wǔ Zétiān) is a 1939 Chinese historical film based on the life of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history. Produced by The Shanghai Xinhua, directed by Fang Peilin, the film starred Gu Lanjun as the titular character.

Synopsis 650-705

In this biographical drama, Wu Tse-tien, a Chinese empress who ruled during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906), is desperate to keep her throne. To maintain her status she begins massacring any and everyone, including her own sons, that might oppose her. Continue reading “The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1939 film)”

The Return of the Condor Heroes

The Return of the Condor Heroes (1983) is a Hong Kong wuxia TV series adapted from Louis Cha‘s novel of the same title, produced by TVB and starring Idy Chan and Andy Lau.


Adapted from the novel by Jin Yong, this is a sequel to Legend of Condor Heroes and a prequel of sorts to Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre. The story concerns the adventures of Yang Guo, an orphaned boy in a mid-13th Century China. Continue reading “The Return of the Condor Heroes”