HK Cinema - 1970

Raymond Chow who had been with Shaw Brothers for many years decided to leave and form his own company. He bought the remnants of Cathay (formerly MPGI) and changed the name to Golden Harvest. He conducted the business differently then the Shaw Brothers often allowing the stars great latitude and the enabling them to form their own production companies. Chow soon started signing some talent that would revolutionize HK cinema over the coming years. Some of these were Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Angela Mao.
These two film companies would compete fiercely over the next decade with Golden Harvest eventually becoming the premier studio by the end of the decade. By the mid 1980s Shaw stopped making films all together and concentrated on their TV business.  Before that was to come about however, Shaw was to make a number of legendary kung-fu films that still are big favorites of kung-fu fans today.