Tuesday, July 15, 2008
301 DIRECTOR : Lo Wei
(07) Shaw Bros Director – Lo Wei
Lo Wei, a multi-talented director of the ‘60s~’70s who wrote, directed and co-starred in a series of acclaimed movies at Shaw Studios.
His swordplay movies:
In his mega-hit “Brothers Five”, Lo Wei teamed with six Shaw Studio top artistes Cheng Pei-pei, Yueh Hua, Lo Lieh, Chang Yi, Kao Yuan and Chin Han for this fabulous tale of a swordswoman out to reunite the brothers to avenge for their father’s brutal death. Their collaboration was remarkable !.
He reunited the star duo Cheng Pei-pei and Yueh Hua for his classic action adventure “ The Shadow Whip “ which implicated multiple murders and a heist. This made another box office hit of the ‘70s.
His frostbitten swordswoman out to avenge her parents’ death in “ Vengeance Of A Snow Girl “ was a memorable figure. Cheng Pei-pei’s dual roles as mother and daughter in ‘The Dragon Swamp’ were a success under his solid direction. Angela Yu exuded her charisma as the scheming seductive villain in his “ Death Valley ”.
His suspense thrillers:
In the 60's, Lo Wei created a Hong Kong version’s James Bond in “The Golden Buddha” . Paul Cheung was his hero where he revolved with sexy woman, secret weapons, hidden treasure and cunning foe.
In another thriller ‘Angel With Iron Fists’, Lo Wei made Lily Ho punched, kicked and bombarded with explosives. Lily Ho thus became the dashing female 'Bond' of the East.
Lo Wei, my another all-time favorite director!