Ching Siu-Tung (*1953)


Ching Siu-Tung is one of the most stylish contemporary Asian filmmakers. His fantasy action movies are aesthetic ballets, with gravity-defying warriors who possess supernatural powers. Ching is notable for two fantasy series, the A CHINESE GHOST STORY-trilogy, and the SWORDSMAN-trilogy. His best film, however, may be A TERRA-COTTA WARRIOR, an highly cinematic masterpiece.
The 'dir'-credits in this list may not be concise; Ching has co-directed the first SWORDSMAN film with Tsui Hark and King Hu, in other films he may only have done the action choreography.

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Filmography:

The Teahouse (1974; martial arts instructor)
The Spooky Bunch (1980; martial arts dir)
The Master Strikes (1980; chor)
Duel to the Death (1982; codir, chor)
The Affair from Nepal (1985; codir, chor; aka The Nepal Affair, Witch from Nepal)
Peking Opera Blues (1986; action dir)
A Better Tomorrow II (1987; action dir, chor)
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987; dir, martial arts dir)
Terra-Cotta Warrior, A (1989; dir)
The Killer (1989; stunts)
Swordsman (1990; dir, stunts)
A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990; dir)
Goodbye Hero (1990; act)
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991; codir)
The Raid (1991; dir, act)
Swordsman 2 (1992; dir)
Banquet (1991; act)
Son on the Run (1991; misc)
Dragon Inn (1992; dir, misc)
The Heroic Trio (1992; action dir, coprod)
Twin Dragons (1992; stunts)
Royal Tramp (1992; dir)
Royal Tramp II (1992; dir)
Swordsman 3 (1992; dir)
City Hunter (1992; misc)
Moon Warriors (1993; misc)
Heroic Trio 2 (1993; dir, coprod, misc)
The Flying Daggers (1993; misc)
Street Fighter (1993; misc; aka Future Cops)
Mad Monk (1993; dir)
Wonder Seven (1994; dir, coscr, misc; aka Phantom Seven)
Dr. Wai and the Scripture With No Words (1996; dir)
The Longest Day (1997; dir)
The Blacksheep Affair (1998; misc)
The Duel (2000; misc)
Conman in Tokyo (2000; dir)
Shaolin Soccer (2001; misc; aka Kung-Fu Soccer)
Invincible (2001; misc; made for TV)
My Schoolmate the Barbarian (2001; stunts)
Hero (2002; chor)
Naked Weapon (2002; dir, chor)
Belly of the Beast (2003; dir)

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Ron Altman (last update 02/06/2005)