films seen
14
average score
3.07*
nationality
Macau - 47 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Started out doing very gritty and edgy action films, but fell into the trap of making commercial, CG-heavy fantasy epics later on. His earlier films are by far the most interesting, but Cheang's entire oeuvre is worth digging through.

Rare treats

Shamo poster

Shamo

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Specifics
Hong Kong [2007] - 105 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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4.5

Visually beautiful, strong use of sound and an unconventionally ruthless story. Cheang is a real talent and proves himself again after fabulous films like New Blood and Dog Bite Dog.

Dog Bite Dog poster

Dog Bite Dog

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Gau Ngao Gau
Specifics
Hong Kong [2006] - 109 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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4.5

Dog Bite Dog is a film that held up respectfully over time. It was one of the first films to make me dig deeper into the endless pit of Hong Kong cinema and it still holds it ground well.

The good stuff

New Blood poster

New Blood

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Hyn Huet Ching Nin
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 89 mins
Genre
Horror
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4.0

Hyn Huet Ching Nin is a good place to start if you're interested in watching a Hong Kong horror flick. Maybe it's not really all that representative, but that's what makes it easier to digest.

Accident poster

Accident

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Yi Ngoi
Specifics
Hong Kong [2009] - 89 mins
Genre
Thriller
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4.0

Accident is a very good film. Not really excelling in anything particular, but strong and stylish in every department, forming a very solid and tight whole.

Solid pieces

Kill Zone 2 poster

Kill Zone 2

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Saat Po Long 2
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2015] - 120 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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3.5
Motorway poster

Motorway

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Che Sau
Specifics
Hong Kong [2012] - 90 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.5
Love Battlefield poster

Love Battlefield

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Ai Zuozhan
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2004] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Romance
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3.5

The inoffensive

Hidden Heroes poster

Hidden Heroes

by Joe Ma, Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Zhui Ji Ba Yue Shi Wu
Specifics
Hong Kong [2004] - 108 mins
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi
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3.0
The Death Curse poster

The Death Curse

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Goo Chak Sam Fong Fong
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 86 mins
Genre
Comedy, Thriller, Horror
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3.0
Horror Hotline... Big Head Monster poster

Horror Hotline... Big Head Monster

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Hung Biu Hyn Sin Ji Daai Tau Gwaai Ang
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 89 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

The Monkey King 3 poster

The Monkey King 3

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Xi You Ji Zhi Nu Er Guo
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2018] - 114 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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2.5

Third entry in the Monkey King franchise. There's still way too much shoddy CG, the acting is mediocre and the fact that it found inspiration in Wonder Woman doesn't do it any favors either. But at least there are bits that are acceptable, which is a step up from previous entries.

Home Sweet Home poster

Home Sweet Home

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Gwai Muk
Specifics
Hong Kong [2005] - 98 mins
Genre
Horror
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2.5

Big nopes

The Monkey King 2 poster

The Monkey King 2

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Xi You Ji Zhi: Sun Wukong San Da Baigu Jing
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2016] - 119 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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1.0

Irritation overload

The Monkey King poster

The Monkey King

by Pou-Soi Cheang
Also know as
Xi You Ji: Da Nao Tian Gong
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2014] - 90 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Family
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