films seen
35/95
average score
2.41*
nationality
China - 79 years old
status
R.I.P.
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The most prolific of all the Shaw Bros directors. His dedication to the martial arts genre is mythical, Chang's entire oeuvre is a testament to the Shaw Bros school of film making. Not the best of the bunch, but surely the most archetypical.

Solid pieces

Legend of the Fox poster

Legend of the Fox

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Fei Hu Wai Chuan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 129 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.5
Life Gamble poster

Life Gamble

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Sheng Si Dou
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.5
Invincible Shaolin poster

Invincible Shaolin

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Nan Shao Lin yu Bei Shao Lin
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 98 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.5
Have Sword, Will Travel poster

Have Sword, Will Travel

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Bao Biao
Specifics
Hong Kong [1969] - 101 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
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3.5

The inoffensive

Shaolin Rescuers poster

Shaolin Rescuers

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Jie Shi Ying Xiong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 110 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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3.0
Crippled Avengers poster

Crippled Avengers

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Can Que
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 107 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0
Shaolin Temple poster

Shaolin Temple

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Shao Lin Si
Specifics
Hong Kong [1976] - 126 mins
Genre
Action
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3.0
Marco Polo poster

Marco Polo

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Ma Ko Po Lo
Specifics
Taiwan, Hong Kong [1975] - 103 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Biography
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3.0
Men from the Monastery poster

Men from the Monastery

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Shao Lin Zi Di
Specifics
Hong Kong, Taiwan [1974] - 101 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0
Blood Brothers poster

Blood Brothers

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Chi Ma
Specifics
Hong Kong [1973] - 118 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0
Golden Swallow poster

Golden Swallow

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Jin Yan Zi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1968] - 89 mins
Genre
Action, Martial Arts
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3.0

Fine Cheh Chang film that looks surprisingly well for its age. It's a true Shaw Bros production, except for the many scenes that were shot on location. The martial arts is decent, the plot is nice enough and Chang sneaks in some pretty shots. Pretty much what you can expect from a decent SB film, only a tad more stylish.

Worthy but flawed

House of Traps poster

House of Traps

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Chong Xiao Lou
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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2.5
Masked Avengers poster

Masked Avengers

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Cha Shou
Specifics
Hong Kong [1981] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.5
The Flag of Iron poster

The Flag of Iron

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Tie Qi Men
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 113 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.5
The Rebel Intruders poster

The Rebel Intruders

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Da Sha Si Fang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 99 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5

Cheh Chang meets the new wave. Classis Shaw Bros martial arts with additional comedy bits, that feel like they were taken from a Jackie Chan/Woo-ping Yuen film. The result is pretty decent, but not as good as its peers. It's a decent Shaw Bros film, but it can't really distinguish itself from the many (many) others.

Five Deadly Venoms poster

Five Deadly Venoms

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Wu Du
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 97 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5
Five Shaolin Masters poster

Five Shaolin Masters

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Shao Lin Wu Zu
Specifics
Hong Kong, Taiwan [1974] - 105 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.5
King Eagle poster

King Eagle

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Ying Wang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1971] - 80 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.5
The Flying Dagger poster

The Flying Dagger

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Fei Dao Shou
Specifics
Hong Kong [1969] - 103 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5

Very run-of-the-mill Shaw Bros production. Good versus evil, a basic plot that revolves around revenge and some martial arts action to resolve everything. Shaw Bros fans should know what to expect from Cheh Chang's films, others do well to seek out more prestigious Shaw Brow directors first.

Magnificent Wanderers poster

Magnificent Wanderers

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Jiang Hu Han Zi
Specifics
Taiwan, Hong Kong [1977] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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2.5

A decent Cheh Chang film. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but Shaw Bros addicts are sure to get their fix from this film. A couple of solid martial arts fights, some light comedy and a limited runtime so there's little time to get bored. It's remarkable how many of these films Chang directed, but they provide solid entertainment so who am I to complain.

Dubious filler

The Demons poster

The Demons

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Jiu Zi Tian Mo
Specifics
Taiwan, Hong Kong [1984] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Horror
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2.0
Brave Archer 4 poster

Brave Archer 4

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Shen Diao Xia Lu
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 100 mins
Genre
Action, Romance
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2.0
Chinese Super Ninjas poster

Chinese Super Ninjas

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Ren Zhe Wu Di
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 107 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.0
Kid with the Golden Arm poster

Kid with the Golden Arm

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Jin Bei Tong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 75 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.0
Shaolin Martial Arts poster

Shaolin Martial Arts

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Hong Quan Yu Yong Chun
Specifics
Hong Kong [1974] - 106 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.0
The Pirate poster

The Pirate

by Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao, Wu Ma
Also know as
Da Hai Dao
Specifics
Hong Kong [1973] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.0
Boxer from Shantung poster

Boxer from Shantung

by Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao
Also know as
Ma Yong Zhen
Specifics
Hong Kong [1972] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
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2.0
The Heroic Ones poster

The Heroic Ones

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Shi San Tai Bao
Specifics
Hong Kong [1970] - 117 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, History, War
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2.0
The One-Armed Swordsman poster

The One-Armed Swordsman

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Du Bei Dao
Specifics
Hong Kong [1967] - 111 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.0

Plain forgettable

Chinatown Kid poster

Chinatown Kid

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Tang Ren Jie Xiao Zi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1977] - 115 mins
Genre
Action
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1.5

Cheh Chang doing something different. In contrast with the typical Shaw Bros production, Chinatown Kid moves its actors to a more contemporary (read 70s) setting. It's clear that Chang didn't feel entirely comfortable directing this film though, as the plot is poor and the action scenes aren't good enough to compensate. One of his lesser efforts.

The Angry Guest poster

The Angry Guest

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
E Ke
Specifics
Hong Kong [1972] - 89 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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1.5

I sometimes complain that many of the Shaw Bros films are too much alike, the problem is that when they try to do something else, it often ends up worse than their core offerings. This contemporary brawler is pretty dull and lifeless. Without all the typical martial arts drama and the historic settings, Chang's films just aren't that good.

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires poster

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

by Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang
Specifics
UK, Hong Kong [1974] - 89 mins
Genre
Action, Horror
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1.5

Hammer meet Shaw Bros. Two legendary production companies working on a single films sounds appealing, but the result is lackluster and troubled. Mediocre martial arts scenes, terrible practical effects and a dull mix of Western and Eastern mythology make this is project a failure. I'm not surprised their cooperation was short-lived.

Duel of Fists poster

Duel of Fists

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Quan Ji
Specifics
Hong Kong [1971] - 102 mins
Genre
Action
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1.5

The one where Cheh Chang tries out kickboxing. Not really his strong point I'm afraid. It seems that he was desperately trying to branch out during the early 70s, luckily he changed his mind soon after. The plot is pretty dull, the acting quite poor and the action doesn't help to cover up any of that.

The Anonymous Heroes poster

The Anonymous Heroes

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Wu Ming Ying Xiong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1971] - 103 mins
Genre
Action
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1.5

Cheh Chang trying out a different kind of action cinema. And somewhat predictably, it doesn't end well. The focus on plot kills the first part of the film, the overreliance on gunfights weakens the second part. Chang is a very solid martial arts director, but he should stick to what he knows best. This was a pretty disappointing film.

The Singing Killer poster

The Singing Killer

by Cheh Chang
Also know as
Xiao Sha Xing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1970] - 90 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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1.5

Chang trying to make it in the crime/thriller genre. There are almost no fights here, instead we get a singer who becomes a murder suspect and has to prove his innocence. Chang isn't really cut out for this material though and the film feels a little sluggish and expected. It's best to stick with his martial arts films.