‘Hong Kong films should turn native’: how Chang Cheh, director of martial arts movies, got the inspiration for a twist on the kung fu genre

//‘Hong Kong films should turn native’: how Chang Cheh, director of martial arts movies, got the inspiration for a twist on the kung fu genre

‘Hong Kong films should turn native’: how Chang Cheh, director of martial arts movies, got the inspiration for a twist on the kung fu genre

It is generally accepted by critics that Chang Cheh, one of the great masters of martial arts films, did his best work in the 1960s. By the 1970s the prolific director’s work had become slipshod, something that Chang himself occasionally acknowledged, although his films’ martial arts action scenes maintained their verve and quality.Even so, the director still managed to churn out enduring works like his Shaolin cycle of films, which continue to be a favourite of martial arts movie fans. The…

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