武則天
The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963)
Alias: Empress Wu
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin 
Genre: Historical Drama 
Release Date: 06/13/1963
 
Director
  Li Han-Hsiang
 
Script
  Li Han-Hsiang
  Wong Yuet-Ting (1)
 
Producer
  Runme Shaw
 
 
Cast
  Li Li-Hua ... Empress Wu Tse-Tien/ Nun Ming Kong
  Chao Lei (1) ... Emperor Tang Kao Tsung
  Diana Chang Chung-Wen ... Empress Wang /Wong Wong Hau
  Yan Jun (1) ... Minister Chui Yau Gung
  Ding Ling (2) ... Shang Kuan Wan Erh
  Lok Kei (1) ... Crown Prince Hsuan
  Kiu Chong ... Prince Hsien/Prince Li Xian
  John Law Ma ... Prince Chieh/Prince Ying
  Lo Wei (1) ... Minister Pei Yan
  Hung Bo ... Poet Luo Bin Wang
  Kao Pao-Shu ... Lady Shang Kuan
  Chan Wan-Wa ... Lady He Lan
  Chu Shao-Yuen ... Alchemist Ming Chong Yan
  King Hu Chin-Chuan ... Chao Tao Sheng
  Hoh Ban ... Minister Zhangsun Wu Ji
  Hao Li-Jen ... Minister Shang Kuan Yi
  Yeung Chi-Hing ... Minister Chu Jui Liang
  Ku Wen-Chung ... Censor
  Chen Yu-Hsin (1) ... General Ti Jen Chieh
  Paul Chang Chung ... General Chang Yi Chih
  Cheung Ying-Tsoi ... General Chang Chang Tsung
  Lee Ying (5) ... General Hsu Ching Le
  Chu Mu ... Teahouse customer
  Su Hsiang ... Officer arresting teahouse customer
  Hsieh Chi ... Liu Shuang
  Ko Lo-Chuen ... Taoist sorcerer
  Lee Kwan (1) ... Empress Wu's eunuch
  Fuk Yan-Cheng ... Empress Wu's eunuch
  Man Sau ... Palace maid
  Gam Tin-Chue ... Court miliatry official
  Unknown SB-Actor(30) ... Teahouse customer
  Florence Yu Fung-Chi ... Young Shang Kuan
 
Production Company
  Shaw Brothers
 
Filming Company
  Shaw Brothers
 
Distributor
  Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong)
 
Production Manager
  Chow Do-Ven
 
Sound Recordist
  Kwong Wu
 
Art Director
  Tsao Nien-Lung
 
Script Supervisor
  Hung Hing-Cheung
 
Lighting
  Chan Fen
 
Makeup
  Chan Ho (3)
  Fong Yuen (1)
 
Props
  Ma Fei
 
Cinematographer
  Nishimoto Tadashi
 
Editor
  Chiang Hsing-Lung
 
Costume Designer
  Lau Yin-Fai
 
Assistant Director
  Kao Li
 
Composer
  Wang Shun
 
 
 
Summary
 

"Empress Wu Tse-tien" is an early Li Han-hsiang palace chamber masterpiece that is epic in scale. Director Li demonstrated his command over grand sets and big casts, a skill that synced well with the fine craftsmanship and spectacular sets of set designer Chan King-sam. <p> With a pair of piercing eyes ready to spark contempt when they find the right target, leading actress Li Lihua brilliantly portrays Empress Wu's ruthless exercise of power. (Press release)