Shaw Brothers Movies on iTunes!



If you didn’t already know, Celestial has made many Shaw Brothers films available via iTunes! They’re beautiful HD-quality videos, and in many instances the film comes with both subtitled and dubbed versions. Certain movies — such as one of my favorites Vengeance! — even make their North American debut (unless Vengeance! had some VHS release I’m not aware of). In any case, if you’re a Shaw Brothers fan this is a fantastic way to build up your collection with many films not available on Region 1 DVD. The films are also available on other International iTunes stores, but since I’m in the US I don’t know a lot about that. I’ve been told these links will work around the world, so get clickin’!

But if you’ve used iTunes before, then you know that the search function is far from perfect. Manually searching for all the Shaw Brothers movies can be a real chore, so that’s why I’m providing a list of all the films currently available, as well as direct links to them on iTunes! I update this periodically, too, as new films are added to the service.

Rentals will set you back $2.99 SD or $3.99 HD per film, while purchasing runs $4.99 SD or $7.99 HD. There have been sales in the past (such as a $0.99 rental of 36th Chamber of Shaolin), so if you’re an interested fan, you should definitely like Celestial’s Shaw Brothers Facebook page so you don’t miss the deals!

Currently up for both rental and sale (in SD or HD):
(Click the film title to see the film in iTunes!)

7 Man Army
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
The 14 Amazons — (My Review)
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

All Men are Brothers
The Angry Guest — (My Review)
The Anonymous Heroes — (My Review)
The Assassin — (My Review)
The Avenging Eagle

The Barefooted Kid
NEW! Bastard Swordsman
Behind the Yellow Line
Black Magic — (My Review)
The Blood Brothers — (My Review)
The Boxer from Shantung — (My Review)
The Brave Archer
The Brave Archer 2
The Brave Archer 3
The Brave Archer and his Mate
Buddha’s Palm

The Casino — (My Review)
Challenge of the Masters — (Uncle Jasper’s Review)
The Chinese Boxer — (My Review)
Clan of the White Lotus
Come Drink with Me — (My Review)
Crippled Avengers

The Deadly Duo — (My Review)
The Delightful Forest — (My Review)
Dirty Ho
Disciples of Shaolin
Disciples of the 36th Chamber
The Dragon Missile
The Duel — (My Review)
NEW! Duel of the Century

NEW! The Emperor and his Brother
Executioners from Shaolin — (Uncle Jasper’s Review)

Five Element Ninjas
Five Shaolin Masters
The Five Venoms
The Flag of Iron
NEW! The Flying Dagger — (My Review)
The Flying Guillotine
Flying Guillotine 2
Four Riders — (My Review)
Full Moon Scimitar

Golden Swallow — (My Review)

Heads for Sale — (My Review)
NEW! Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre
Heroes of the East
Heroes Two — (My Review / Uncle Jasper’s Review)
The Heroic Ones — (My Review)
NEW! Hex — (My Review)
House of Traps
NEW! Human Lanterns

Invincible Enforcer
Invincible Shaolin

Justice, My Foot!

Kid from Kwangtung
The Kid with the Golden Arm
Killer Clans
Killer Constable
King Boxer — (My Review)
The Kung Fu Instructor

Legendary Weapons of China
Life Gamble
Lion vs. Lion
NEW! Little Dragon Maiden
NEW! Love On Delivery

NEW! The Mad Monk
Mad Monkey Kung Fu
Magnificent Wanderers
Man of Iron — (My Review)
Marco Polo
Martial Arts of Shaolin
NEW! Martial Club
Masked Avengers
The Master of Kung Fu — (My Review)
Men From the Monastery — (My Review / Uncle Jasper’s Review)
The Mighty Peking Man — (Uncle Jasper’s Review)
Monkey Kung Fu
My Rebellious Son
My Young Auntie (Uncle Jasper’s Review)

The New One-Armed Swordsman — (My Review)
The New Shaolin Boxers

One-Armed Swordsman — (My Review)
Opium and the Kung Fu Master
Out of the Dark

Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman
The Pirate — (My Review)

Return of the One-Armed Swordsman — (My Review)
Return to the 36th Chamber

The Savage Five — (My Review)
NEW! The Sentimental Swordsman
NEW! The Shadow Boxing
NEW! The Shadow Whip — (My Review)
Shaolin Abbot
The Shaolin Avengers
Shaolin Hand Lock
Shaolin Intruders — (My Review)
Shaolin Mantis
Shaolin Martial Arts — (My Review)
Shaolin Prince
Shaolin Rescuers
Shaolin Temple
The Spiritual Boxer
The Super Inframan — (Uncle Jasper’s Review)
NEW! The Sword Stained With Royal Blood

The Tigress of Shaolin
The Treasure Hunters
Two Champions of Shaolin

Valley of the Fangs — (My Review)
Vengeance! — (My Review)
NEW! The Vengeful Beauty

NEW! The Water Margin — (My Review)
The Web of Death
The Weird Man

The Young Vagabond

That’s a whole lot of Shaw Brothers!

17 comments to Shaw Brothers Movies on iTunes!

  • Richard Li

    I am a big fan of Shaw Brothers films, and this is very exciting stuff!

    • Glad to meet another fan! This definitely is exciting, and I hope they continue to release more films previously only available in Hong Kong. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  • And they work on UK iTunes too! This is amazing news as there are very few Shaw Brothers titles released in the UK. I don’t need to expensively import region 1 DVD’s anymore!

    Thanks and I love the site by the way. I only started checking it out recently after guesting on the LAMBcast with you (or one of you – however your site works!)

  • Richard Li

    I’m in Australia, so should I use the Australian iTunes or the default US version?

    • Hmmm, I don’t know! I would guess if you’re in Australia you’d go with the Australian iTunes, but I really have no idea. From what I understand, I think the same movies are available in all of the International iTunes stores, so I’d just use whatever you normally use. The links I have here are all for the US store, so you might have to search for the movies on your iTunes if the links don’t work.

      • Richard Li

        So far I’ve only bought “7 Man Army” but after watching it in HD on my iPad I was extremely impressed. I intend to work my way down the list and eventually finish watching them all (even though I’ve already seen a number of them)

        • Cool! The videos do look pretty nice, don’t they? Have fun working your way through the list! I’ve actually found a few more that aren’t listed here, I’ll have to do an update when I get the chance.

  • Richard Li

    Thanks very much for the update! It certainly helps to know which ones are on there for easier access.

  • Damn, that’s a lot already… currently wondering how I can afford them all… lol.

  • They seem to all be available on Google Play too now (at least in the UK) at a lower price than iTunes.

    • Yes I believe all the same movies are available on Google Play in the US as well. But unless something has changed, the iTunes versions were the only ones that had audio options, meaning always original audio and subtitles plus an English dubbed track when available. I haven’t checked in a while so maybe they’ve changed it, though.

      • Hmmm, it only lists English audio on Google Play, unless they don’t advertise the fact that there’s a choice. I’m tempted to rent one just to see for sure. I’d rather have the films through Google because I’ve got Chromecast rather than Apple TV, on top of the price difference. I’ll report back if I get around to trying it out.

        • Yeah, I’ve been tempted to do the same! About a year or so ago, I was in contact with a rep from Celestial and I asked them about it. She said they had no control over which languages went to which platforms. Doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Maybe some platforms don’t have a way of switching audio streams? I don’t know. Anyway, if you try it, let me know the results!

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