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Chang Cheh (張徹; pinyin:Zhāng Chè) (February 10, 1923June 22, 2002) was Shaw Brothers Studio's best known and most prolific film director, with such films as the Five Venoms, the Brave Archer (based on the works of Jin Yong), the One-Armed Swordsman, and other classics of wuxia and Kung Fu film. It has been suggested that Pinyin method be merged into this article or section. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... {{year nav|1939 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Shaw Brothers Studio The Shaw Studio (邵氏片場), owned by Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. ... Five Deadly Venoms, is a 1978 Kung Fu movie cult classic. ... Louis Cha, (born June 6, 1924), known to most by his penname Jinyong or Kam-yung, is one of the most influential Chinese-language novelists. ... One-Armed Swordsman (獨臂刀, pinyin: Dubi Dao) is a 1967 film produced by Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong. ... Poster from the American release of Zhang Yimous 2002 film Hero (英雄) WÇ”xiá (also Wu Xia) (Traditional Chinese: 武俠; Simplified Chinese: 武侠; Mandarin IPA: ; Cantonese: mów hàb), literally meaning martial arts chivalry or martial arts heroes, from Chinese, is a distinct genre in Chinese literature, television and cinema. ... Alternative meaning: Kung Fu (TV series) Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term used in the West to designate Chinese martial arts. ...


Referred to as "The Godfather of Hong Kong cinema", Chang Cheh directed over 100 films in his illustrious career at Shaw Brothers, which ran the gamut from swordplay films (One-Armed Swordsman, The Assassin, Golden Swallow) to kung fu films (Five Shaolin Masters, Five Venoms, Kid with the Golden Arms) to more modern period dramas (Chinatown Kid, Boxer From Shantung, The Generation Gap) to lavish costume epics (The Water Margin, The Heroic Ones, Boxer Rebellion). One-Armed Swordsman (獨臂刀, pinyin: Dubi Dao) is a 1967 film produced by Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong. ... Five Deadly Venoms, is a 1978 Kung Fu movie cult classic. ... Water Margin or Outlaws of the Marsh (Traditional Chinese: 水滸傳; Simplified Chinese: 水浒传; pinyin: Shuǐhǔ Zhuàn), sometimes also translated as All Men Are Brothers, is one of the most famous works of classical Chinese literature. ... Combatants Eight-Nation Alliance (ordered by contribution): Japan Russia United Kingdom France United States Germany Italy Austria-Hungary Righteous Harmony Society Qing China Commanders Edward Seymour Alfred Graf von Waldersee Ci Xi Strength 20,000 initially 49,000 total Over 100,000 Casualties 230 foreigners, thousands of civilians Unknown The...


After graduating from National Central University (renamed Nanjing University in 1949) in Chongqing (Chungking), where he studied politics, Chang moved to Hong Kong, where he became a film critic. Chang got his start in the film industry as a screenwriter; his first script was The False Faced Woman, a movie from Shanghai which was released in 1947. He wrote several more scripts before making his directorial debut in 1949 with Mount Turbulence. His first big hit came with 1967's One-Armed Swordsman, the first film in Hong Kong history to gross HK$1 million. The film catapulted actor Jimmy Wang Yu to stardom and cemented Chang's status as one of Hong Kong's top directors. In the same year, he released The Assassin, another early Chang classic, and in 1968 he followed up with Golden Swallow, a sequel to King Hu's classic wuxia picture Come Drink With Me. National Central University (國立中央大學) is a university located in Taiwan. ... Nanjing University (Chinese: 南京大學/南京大学; Pinyin: NánjÄ«ng Dàxué; colloquially 南大, Pinyin: Nándà) is located in Nanjing (Nanking), an ancient capital of China. ... Chongqing (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Chóngqìng; Postal System Pinyin: Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the Peoples Republic of Chinas four provincial-level municipalities, and the only one in the less densely populated western half of China. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... One-Armed Swordsman (獨臂刀, pinyin: Dubi Dao) is a 1967 film produced by Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong. ... Jimmy Wang Yu (王羽 born March 28, 1943, also known as Wong Yu-lung and Wang Yue) is a Chinese actor, director, producer, and scriptwriter. ... King Hu (胡金銓, pinyin: Hú Jīnquán, April 29, 1931 - January 14, 1997) was a Hong Kong and Taiwan-based Chinese film director whose wuxia films brought Chinese cinema to new technical and artistic heights. ... Come Drink with Me (Chinese: 大醉俠, Mandarin: Da Zui Xia, literally Big Drunkened Hero) is a 1966 film. ...


He often co-wrote scripts with fellow screenwriter Ni Kuang, and occasionally co-directed films with directors such as Baau Hok-li, Wu Ma and Gwai Chi-hung. He even occasionally wrote and co-wrote music for his films. In addition to his film related work, he also wrote novels, poetry and non-film related articles under numerous pseudonyms. Ni Kuang (also known as Ngai Hong or Yi Kuang) (simplified Chinese: 倪匡, (traditional Chinese: 倪匡) (born May 30, 1935 in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China) is a prolific Chinese novelist and scriptwriter, with more than 300 published martial arts and science fiction novels and more than 400 movie scripts. ... Wu Ma (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; real name: 冯宏源; 馮宏源; Féng Hóngyuán; born: August 18, 1942, in Tianjin, China) is a Chinese actor, director, assistant director, producer and writer. ...


Heavily influenced by Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns and Japanese samurai films, Cheh brought elements from these movies into his own work, revolutionizing Hong Kong filmmaking. His swordplay films of the 1960s (including One Armed Swordsman), filled with bloody scenes of the hero cutting his way through a roomful of opponents, were considered at the time by Westerners to be violent trash but are now looked back on as masterpieces. Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director who is considered by many to be on the short list of the greatest film directors of all time. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Japanese cinema (映画; Eiga) has a history in Japan that spans more than 100 years. ...


In the early 1970s Cheh began making kung fu films (including Five Masters of Death and Five Deadly Venoms) sometimes filming four or five movies in a single year. His earlier kung fu movies were often done in collaboration with choreographer (and future director) Lau Kar Leung, who Chang had worked with, along with choreographer Tong Gaai, on earlier films. After falling out with Lau on the set of Disciples of Shaolin, Chang started featuring a troupe of actors made up of Sun Chien, Chiang Sheng, Phillip Kwok, Lo Meng, Lu Feng, Wei Pai (and Yu Tai Ping), who would come to be known as "The Venoms", as actors and choreographers in his films. His films from this period, including Five Deadly Venoms, Kid with the Golden Arm, and Crippled Avengers, feature a heavy influence from the wuxia movie genre, and are considered his most popular films in the west -- not counting 1982's Superninjas, aka Five Element Ninja, aka Chinese Superninjas. Lau Kar-leung (Mandarin: Liu Chia-liang) is a famous Chinese martial arts director and actor. ... The Five Venoms Five Deadly Venoms is a popular 1978 Hong Kong cult martial arts film directed by Chang Cheh. ... Crippled Avengers (alternate titles include Mortal Combat and Return of the Five Deadly Venoms) is a 1978 martial arts action film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by Shaw Brothers Studio. ... Poster from the American release of Zhang Yimous 2002 film Hero (英雄) Wǔxiá (also Wu Xia) (Traditional Chinese: 武俠; Simplified Chinese: 武侠; Mandarin IPA: ; Cantonese: mów hàb), literally meaning martial arts chivalry or martial arts heroes, from Chinese, is a distinct genre in Chinese literature, television and cinema. ...


Chang was a pioneer of what is known by some as "heroic bloodshed"; films that emphasize brotherhood, loyalty and honor, and several of his films, including Vengeance, Boxer From Shantung and Chinatown Kid, can be seen as clear influences on the later work of directors such as John Woo and Ringo Lam. His influence on future filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino (who listed Chang as a dedicatee in the end credits of Kill Bill Volume 2), Robert Rodriguez and Zhang Yimou is unquestionable. John Woo, who lists Cheh as his chief filmmaking inspiration, worked as assistant director on many of the master's films, including Boxer From Shantung, The Water Margin and The Blood Brothers. Revenge is retaliation against a person or group in response to wrongdoing. ... John Woo (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (born 1 May 1946) is a Chinese film director and producer known especially for his Heroic bloodshed movies, which often include balletic violence. // At age five Woos parents were faced with persecution and his Christian family fled to Hong Kong. ... Ringo Lam (林嶺東; pinyin: Lin Lingdong; Cantonese: Lam Leng-tung) (born 1955) is a film director known for stylish action thrillers. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar-winning screenwriter. ... Kill Bill is the fourth feature film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino released in two parts: Volume 1 & Volume 2. ... Robert Anthony Rodríguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American writer and film director. ... Zhang Yimou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ;  ) (born November 14, 1951) is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and one-time cinematographer. ... John Woo (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (born 1 May 1946) is a Chinese film director and producer known especially for his Heroic bloodshed movies, which often include balletic violence. // At age five Woos parents were faced with persecution and his Christian family fled to Hong Kong. ... Water Margin or Outlaws of the Marsh (Traditional Chinese: 水滸傳; Simplified Chinese: 水浒传; pinyin: Shuǐhǔ Zhuàn), sometimes also translated as All Men Are Brothers, is one of the most famous works of classical Chinese literature. ... The Blood Brothers is an experimental post-hardcore/art punk band formed in the Eastside suburbs of Seattle, Washington, USA in 1997. ...


Selected filmography

  • The Assassin (1967)
  • One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
  • Golden Swallow (1968)
  • Have Sword, Will Travel (1969)
  • The Invincible Fist (1969)
  • Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
  • The Heroic Ones (1970)
  • Vengeance! (1970)
  • Duel of Fists (1971)
  • Anonymous Heroes (1971)
  • New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
  • King Eagle (1971)
  • Seven Blows of The Dragon (1972)
  • Boxer From Shantung (1972)
  • Police Force (1973)
  • The Blood Brothers (1973)
  • The Generation Gap (1973)
  • The Delinquent (1973)
  • Five Shaolin Masters (1974)
  • Heroes Two (1974)
  • Disciples of Shaolin (1975)
  • 7 Man Army (1976)
  • Shaolin Temple (1976)
  • Shaolin Avengers (1976)
  • Chinatown Kid (1977)
  • The Brave Archer (1977)
  • Crippled Avengers (1978)
  • Invincible Shaolin (1978)
  • Five Venoms (1978)
  • Ten Tigers of Kwangtung (1979)
  • Kid With the Golden Arms (1979)
  • Shaolin Rescuers (1979)
  • Flag of Iron (1980)
  • Two Champions of Shaolin (1980)
  • The Sword Stained With Royal Blood (1981)
  • Five Element Ninja (aka Superninjas, aka Chinese Superninjas) (1982)
  • The Weird Man (1983)

One-Armed Swordsman (獨臂刀, pinyin: Dubi Dao) is a 1967 film produced by Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong. ... Duel of Fists (Quan Ji or Kuen gik) is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Chang Cheh and starring David Chiang and Ti Lung. ... Ying wang (King Eagle) is a 1971 Hong Kong film, directed by Chang Cheh and written by Ni Kuang. ... Seven Blows of The Dragon Known also as Sui woo juen is a film made for the American market and released in 1972. ... The Blood Brothers is an experimental post-hardcore/art punk band formed in the Eastside suburbs of Seattle, Washington, USA in 1997. ... 7 Man Army is a 1976 release film by director Chang Cheh. ... The Shaolin temples (少林寺; pinyin: Shàolín Sì, Wade-Giles: Shao-lin Ssŭ) are a group of Chinese Buddhist monasteries famed for their long association with Chán (Japanese Zen) Buddhism and martial arts. ... Crippled Avengers (alternate titles include Mortal Combat and Return of the Five Deadly Venoms) is a 1978 martial arts action film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by Shaw Brothers Studio. ... Five Deadly Venoms, is a 1978 Kung Fu movie cult classic. ...

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Chang Cheh at AllExperts (695 words)
Chang Cheh (張徹; pinyin:Zhāng Chè) (February 10, 1923 – June 22, 2002) was Shaw Brothers Studio's best known and most prolific film director, with such films as the Five Deadly Venoms, the Brave Archer (based on the works of Jin Yong), the One-Armed Swordsman, and other classics of wuxia and wushu film.
Chang got his start in the film industry as a screenwriter; his first script was The False Faced Woman, a movie from Shanghai which was released in 1947.
Chang was a pioneer of what is known by some as "heroic bloodshed"; films that emphasize brotherhood, loyalty and honor, and several of his films, including Vengeance, Boxer From Shantung and Chinatown Kid, can be seen as clear influences on the later work of directors such as John Woo and Ringo Lam.
Hong Kong Cinema - Kid with the Golden Arm, Chang Cheh (1366 words)
Chang Cheh was obviously eager to respond to the success of Drunken Master and Kuo Chi plays the man who has no care in the world beyond where his next drink comes from.
Due to the sheer number of main characters in the movie, Chang Cheh does not have enough time to fully develop all of them, and many have straight-forward intentions, but all the roles are played with intensity and everyone does a great credit to their reputation.
Chang Cheh will always be remembered for these bloody and violent thrillers with a large cast providing variety and intrigue.
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