Chen Kuan-tai (front) and Alexander Fu Sheng in Heroes Two, the 1973 film directed by Chang Cheh. Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited Chen Kuan-tai (front) and Alexander Fu Sheng in Heroes Two, the 1973 film directed by Chang Cheh. Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited
Chen Kuan-tai (front) and Alexander Fu Sheng in Heroes Two, the 1973 film directed by Chang Cheh. Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited

How Chang Cheh, director of martial arts movies, got the inspiration for a twist on the kung fu genre

  • When the popularity of kung fu films waned, Chang Cheh looked for a twist to keep the genre going. Comedian Michael Hui had an idea: turn Hong Kong films native
  • The great martial arts director did so, starting with Heroes Two, a showcase for southern kung fu styles – albeit with characters that were one-dimensional

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Chen Kuan-tai (front) and Alexander Fu Sheng in Heroes Two, the 1973 film directed by Chang Cheh. Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited Chen Kuan-tai (front) and Alexander Fu Sheng in Heroes Two, the 1973 film directed by Chang Cheh. Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited
Chen Kuan-tai (front) and Alexander Fu Sheng in Heroes Two, the 1973 film directed by Chang Cheh. Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited
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