Lo Wei

Lo Wei (Chinese: 羅維, sometimes spelled Lo Wai, 12 December 1918 – 20 January 1996) was a Hong Kong film director and film actor best known for launching the martial arts film careers of both Bruce Lee, in The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, and Jackie Chan, in New Fist of Fury.

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Fist of Fury (1972)

Chen Chen returns to his former school in Shanghai when he learns that his beloved instructor has been murdered. While investigating the man's death, Chen discovers that a rival Japanese school is operating a drug smuggling ring. To avenge his master’s death, Chen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Nora Miao  •  Jackie Chan  •  James Tien Chuen

Chen Chen returns to his former school in Shanghai when he learns that his beloved instructor has been murdered. While investigating the man's death, Chen discovers that a rival Japanese school is operating a drug smuggling ring. To avenge his master’s death, Chen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Nora Miao  •  Jackie Chan  •  James Tien Chuen

The Big Boss (1971)

Cheng is a young Chinese mainlander who moves in with his expatriate cousins to work at an ice factory in Thailand. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fights. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Maria Yi  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Han Ying-Chieh

Cheng is a young Chinese mainlander who moves in with his expatriate cousins to work at an ice factory in Thailand. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fights. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Maria Yi  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Han Ying-Chieh

Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)

Jackie Chan plays the part of the class clown in a shaolin temple whose deadliest secret is stolen. All is lost until Jackie's character discovers dancing blue ghosts with bright red hair who haunt the library.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Yuen Biao  •  Mo Man-Sau

Jackie Chan plays the part of the class clown in a shaolin temple whose deadliest secret is stolen. All is lost until Jackie's character discovers dancing blue ghosts with bright red hair who haunt the library.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Yuen Biao  •  Mo Man-Sau

Life is Cheap... But Toilet Paper is Expensive (1989)

A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong Kong, which consist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Cora Miao  •  Lo Lieh  •  Lo Wei

A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong Kong, which consist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Cora Miao  •  Lo Lieh  •  Lo Wei

None But the Brave (1973)

Story is about how a revolutionist, played by Cheng Pei Pei, taking on the identity of a Captain's (Ou Wei) long lost sister who is actually dead. Cheng manages to fool the Captain for a while, but little by little, the Captain catches on to her and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Cheng Pei-pei  •  Ou Wei  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Jackie Chan

Story is about how a revolutionist, played by Cheng Pei Pei, taking on the identity of a Captain's (Ou Wei) long lost sister who is actually dead. Cheng manages to fool the Captain for a while, but little by little, the Captain catches on to her and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Cheng Pei-pei  •  Ou Wei  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Jackie Chan

Naughty! Naughty! (1974)

Wu Te-chuan is a young man trying to make a living in an easy way. But now he is penniless and will being thrown out of his Macau hotel. Kind- hearted hotel maid Hsiao Yen is the only one to help him in the world. One day, Wu plays a trick on the hotel owner. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Sam Hui Koon-Kit  •  Nora Miao  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Betty Ting Pei

Wu Te-chuan is a young man trying to make a living in an easy way. But now he is penniless and will being thrown out of his Macau hotel. Kind- hearted hotel maid Hsiao Yen is the only one to help him in the world. One day, Wu plays a trick on the hotel owner. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Sam Hui Koon-Kit  •  Nora Miao  •  Tanny Tien-Ni  •  Betty Ting Pei

Edge of Darkness (1988)

A Hong Kong cop's first undercover assignment sends him on a psychological downward spiral, unable to separate his two identities after unearthing a connection between his supervisor and the crime syndicate he's investigating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fung Hak-On
CAST:  Alex Man  •  John Shum Kin-Fun  •  Chin Siu-ho  •  Lo Wei

A Hong Kong cop's first undercover assignment sends him on a psychological downward spiral, unable to separate his two identities after unearthing a connection between his supervisor and the crime syndicate he's investigating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fung Hak-On
CAST:  Alex Man  •  John Shum Kin-Fun  •  Chin Siu-ho  •  Lo Wei

The Tattooed Dragon (1973)

Written and directed by Lo Wei for Golden Harvest, this feature stars Wang Yu as a guy known only as The Dragon – he’s got super sharp hearing! He’s also kind of a mysterious tough guy who wanders into a small town where the fine upstanding populace has a recurring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jimmy Wang Yu  •  Sam Hui Koon-Kit  •  Sylvia Chang  •  James Tien Chuen

Written and directed by Lo Wei for Golden Harvest, this feature stars Wang Yu as a guy known only as The Dragon – he’s got super sharp hearing! He’s also kind of a mysterious tough guy who wanders into a small town where the fine upstanding populace has a recurring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jimmy Wang Yu  •  Sam Hui Koon-Kit  •  Sylvia Chang  •  James Tien Chuen

The Shadow Whip (1971)

This top ten box office hit reunites the star duo from Come Drink With Me in another classic action adventure. Cheng Pei-pei radiates her trademark charm while wielding the deadly title weapon, which is implicated in multiple murders and a major heist. Whether ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Cheng Pei-pei  •  Elliot Ngok  •  Sammo Hung  •  Tien Feng

This top ten box office hit reunites the star duo from Come Drink With Me in another classic action adventure. Cheng Pei-pei radiates her trademark charm while wielding the deadly title weapon, which is implicated in multiple murders and a major heist. Whether ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Cheng Pei-pei  •  Elliot Ngok  •  Sammo Hung  •  Tien Feng

Squadron 77 (1965)

Spy thriller set in occupied Shanghai. Li Lihua stars as the woman who is thrust into the role of nationalist freedom fighter when she discovers that her husband is a collaborator with the Japanese.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yan Jun
CAST:  Li Li-Hua  •  Yan Jun  •  Lo Wei  •  Essie Lin Chia

Spy thriller set in occupied Shanghai. Li Lihua stars as the woman who is thrust into the role of nationalist freedom fighter when she discovers that her husband is a collaborator with the Japanese.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yan Jun
CAST:  Li Li-Hua  •  Yan Jun  •  Lo Wei  •  Essie Lin Chia

Slaughter in San Francisco (1974)

A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Don Wong Tao  •  Chuck Boyd  •  Sylvia Chang

A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Don Wong Tao  •  Chuck Boyd  •  Sylvia Chang

Nobody's Child (1960)

Melodramatic film about a child prodigy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bu Wan-Cang
CAST:  Josephine Siao Fong-Fong  •  Chen Yan-yan  •  Lo Wei  •  Chu Shao-Chuen

Melodramatic film about a child prodigy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bu Wan-Cang
CAST:  Josephine Siao Fong-Fong  •  Chen Yan-yan  •  Lo Wei  •  Chu Shao-Chuen

Empress Wu (1963)

The renowned Li Li Hua plays Wu Ze Tian, the most famous woman in China's four thousand year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Li Li-Hua  •  Zhao Lei  •  Diana Chang Chung-Wen  •  Yan Jun

The renowned Li Li Hua plays Wu Ze Tian, the most famous woman in China's four thousand year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Li Li-Hua  •  Zhao Lei  •  Diana Chang Chung-Wen  •  Yan Jun

The Killer Meteors (1976)

Mi Wey is a local hero named after "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon which makes him invincible. However, when "Immortal" Wa Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Killer Meteor will face the greatest and the deadliest challenge of his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Yu Ling-Lung  •  Jimmy Wang Yu  •  Phillip Ko

Mi Wey is a local hero named after "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon which makes him invincible. However, when "Immortal" Wa Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Killer Meteor will face the greatest and the deadliest challenge of his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Yu Ling-Lung  •  Jimmy Wang Yu  •  Phillip Ko

To Kill with Intrigue (1977)

Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Hsu Feng  •  Shin Il-ryong  •  Chiang Ching-Hsia

Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Hsu Feng  •  Shin Il-ryong  •  Chiang Ching-Hsia

Vengeance of a Snow Girl (1971)

Sworn-brothers expert martial artists are the targets of a mysterious killer, which seems to bear a grudge against them for what happened several years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Elliot Ngok  •  Li Ching  •  Sammo Hung  •  Ku Feng

Sworn-brothers expert martial artists are the targets of a mysterious killer, which seems to bear a grudge against them for what happened several years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Elliot Ngok  •  Li Ching  •  Sammo Hung  •  Ku Feng

The Bedevilled (1975)

In a small town found the only son of possession, the local, most influential family, dead and naked in vinbutiks hostess, Cheng Niang. His father insists that there is a murder committed by Chai-Tseng Chu, Cheng Niang husband. Tseng claims he is innocent. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Reiko Ike  •  Ko Chun-Hsiung  •  Erh Chun  •  James Tien Chuen

In a small town found the only son of possession, the local, most influential family, dead and naked in vinbutiks hostess, Cheng Niang. His father insists that there is a murder committed by Chai-Tseng Chu, Cheng Niang husband. Tseng claims he is innocent. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Reiko Ike  •  Ko Chun-Hsiung  •  Erh Chun  •  James Tien Chuen

The Eunuch (1971)

This rare release is set in the cloistered halls of the imperial palace, the home to many ghostly stories of wrongful deaths and lonely spirits, amidst the quiet shuffles of the eunuchs. Pai Ying stars as the titular eunuch, a powerhungry official who is willing to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teddy Yip Wing-Cho
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Yang Chi-Ching  •  Lisa Chiao Chiao  •  Wang Hsieh

This rare release is set in the cloistered halls of the imperial palace, the home to many ghostly stories of wrongful deaths and lonely spirits, amidst the quiet shuffles of the eunuchs. Pai Ying stars as the titular eunuch, a powerhungry official who is willing to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teddy Yip Wing-Cho
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Yang Chi-Ching  •  Lisa Chiao Chiao  •  Wang Hsieh

The Comet Strikes (1971)

There was a civil strife in the court. In order to protect the king, some loyal ministers and the king hid in an old house. This old house was known as a haunted house; whoever lived in the house shall die for sure. Mr. and Mrs. Tse went to the haunted house but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Nora Miao  •  Patrick Tse Yin  •  Lo Wei  •  Stanley Fung

There was a civil strife in the court. In order to protect the king, some loyal ministers and the king hid in an old house. This old house was known as a haunted house; whoever lived in the house shall die for sure. Mr. and Mrs. Tse went to the haunted house but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Nora Miao  •  Patrick Tse Yin  •  Lo Wei  •  Stanley Fung

Brothers Five (1970)

The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Cheng Pei-pei  •  Chin Han  •  Chang Yi  •  Kao Yuen

The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Wei
CAST:  Cheng Pei-pei  •  Chin Han  •  Chang Yi  •  Kao Yuen
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