Shaw Brothers Film Library

A native of Guangdong, Kuei was born in Hong Kong in 1937. After graduating from the Taiwan National Art Academy in the discipline of Directing, Kuei participated in several Taiwan-dialect film projects before he assisted in the Shaw Taiwan-filmed movie "Song of Orchid Island".

Kuei Chih-hung continued to work for Shaw Brother supon his return to Hong Kong, He became Assistant Director to directors such as Ho Meng-hua, Chang Cheh and Inoue Umetsugu,building his reputation as one of the hottest assistant directors in town.

Kuei made his directorial debut in 1970 co-directing Love Song Over The Seawith Shih Ma-shan. Although Kuei started with commercial fare such as A Time For Love, he later found his niche with gritty, realistic dramas and crime thrillers.

Among his more representative works at Shaw Brothers were The Tea House, Big Brother Cheng and several for the crime series - The Criminals, which firmly established his reputation as one of the top crime thriller directors in town. His Black-and-white film noir treatment with atmospheric opera music and location shooting was groundbreaking.

The Boxer's Omen is one of the last projects he made in Shaw Brothers. Later He retired from film and settled in US. He died in 1999 at the age of 62.

(Film available in Celestial’s Shaw Brothers Film Library with year of production/theatrical release)

Love Song Over The Sea (1970)
A Time For Love (1970)
The Gourd Fairy (1972)
Intrigue In Nylons (1972)
The Delinquent (1973)
Payment In Blood (1973)
The Bamboo House Of Dolls (1973)
The Killer Snakes (1974)
The Ten House (1974)
Ghost Eyes (1974)
The Rat Catcher (1974)
Big Brother Cheng (1975)
Spirit Of The Raped (1975)
Killers On Wheel (1976)
My Funny - bone (1976)
The Criminals 2 - Homicides (1976)
The Criminals 3 - Arson (1977)
The Criminals 4 - Assault (1977)
The Criminals 5 - The Teenager's Nightmare (1977)
Crazy Imposters (1978)
The Reckless Cricket (1979)
Killer Constable (1980)
Hex (1980)
Hex Vs Witchcraft (1980)
Corpse Mania (1981)
Bewitched (1981)
Hex After Hex (1982)
Godfather Of Canton (1982)
The Boxer's Omen (1983)

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