Chih Hung Kuei

Kuei Chih Hung

  • Name: Kuei Chih Hung
  • Native name: 桂治洪
  • Also Known as: Kwei Chi Hung, Gui Zhi Hong, Gwai Chi Hung, Chih Hung Kuei
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 20, 1937
  • Died: October 1, 1999
Kuei Chih Hung was one of the most popular and daring filmmakers to work for the Hong Kong-based Shaw Brothers Studios, directing more than 40 films throughout the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. Known for his bold cinematic style, innovative use of realistic, on-location shooting and often gritty, controversial subject matter, Kuei found critical and commercial success working in a variety of genres, including the hard-boiled crime drama of The Teahouse (1974) and its sequel, Big Brother Cheng (1975), wuxia classic Killer Constable (1981), and the cult horror favorites The Killer Snakes (1975) and Hex (1980). Kuei often added subtle commentary to even his most mainstream projects, depicting the poverty of the public housing system, police corruption and colonial government rule with an unflinching honesty.

Kuei was born in Guangzhou (in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong) on 20 December 1937. After making his last project "Misfire" in 1984, he retired from film and settled in the US. He died in Los Angeles, California 1999 when he was 62.
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Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
1981 Revenge of the Corpse
Movie
8.0
Director
Year Title Type Rating
1982 Godfather from Canton
Movie
0.0
1982 Curse of Evil
Movie
0.0
1982 Hex after Hex
Movie
4.0
1981 Bewitched
Movie
6.9
1980 Hex Versus Witchcraft
Movie
3.0
1980 Coward Bastard
Movie
0.0
1980 Killer Constable
Movie
7.0
1979 The Iron Dragon Strikes Back
Movie
0.0
1979 Reckless Cricket
Movie
0.0
1977 The Teenager's Nightmare
Movie
0.0
1977 Assault: The Criminals, Part IV
Movie
10.0
1977 Arson: The Criminals, Part III
Movie
0.0
1976 Mr. Funny Bone
Movie
6.5
1976 Killers on Wheels
Movie
0.0
1976 Homicides: The Criminals Part II
Movie
0.0
1975 Fearful Interlude
Movie
7.0
1975 Big Brother Cheng
Movie
0.0
1975 The Killer Snakes
Movie
10.0
1974 The Rat Catcher
Movie
0.0
1974 Ghost Eyes
Movie
0.0
1974 The Tea House
Movie
0.0
1974 The Bod Squad
Movie
0.0
1973 The Bamboo House of Dolls
Movie
4.5
1973 Payment in Blood
Movie
0.0
1973 The Delinquent
Movie
0.0
1972 Intrigue in Nylons
Movie
0.0
1972 The Gourd Fairy
Movie
0.0
1971 The Lady Professional
Movie
0.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
1984 Misfire
Movie
0.0
1983 The Boxer’s Omen
Movie
6.6
1981 Corpse Mania
Movie
0.0
1980 Hex
Movie
6.8
1972 Stranger in Hong Kong
Movie
0.0
1970 A Time for Love
Movie
0.0
Assistant Director
Year Title Type Rating
1974 Supermen Against the Orient
Movie
6.0
1970 The Orchid
Movie
0.0
1970 Love Without End
Movie
8.0
1970 The 5 Billion Dollar Legacy
Movie
4.0
1970 Whose Baby Is in the Classroom?
Movie
0.0
1969 Tropicana Interlude
Movie
0.0
1968 Summer Heat
Movie
0.0
1968 Hong Kong Rhapsody
Movie
6.0
1967 King Drummer
Movie
0.0
1967 Trapeze Girl
Movie
0.0
1967 Hong Kong Nocturne
Movie
0.0
1967 Inter-Pol
Movie
6.0
1967 Operation Lipstick
Movie
0.0
1966 Princess Iron Fan
Movie
7.7
1965 Song of Orchid Island
Movie
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1973 Tales of Larceny
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
{The Scholar and the Soldier} Master Kwei | [Soldier at festival] (Support Role)
{The Scholar and the Soldier} Master Kwei | [Soldier at festival]
Support Role
4.0
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  • First Name: Chih Hung
  • Family Name: Kuei
  • Native name: 桂治洪
  • Also Known as: Kwei Chi Hung, Gui Zhi Hong, Gwai Chi Hung, Chih Hung Kuei
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 20, 1937
  • Died: October 1, 1999

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