Chang Cheh was the leading Martial Arts director in Hong Kong in the 1970s. He was born on February 10, 1923 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. With 95 films to his name, he influenced directors such as John Woo and Liu Chiau Lian. He made famous such Hong Kong stars as Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Alexander Sheng Fu and Lung Ti.
It was Chen Chang goal to direct 101 films and then retire, but he did not reach his goal and died on June 22, 2002 in Hong Kong, China from pulmonary disease.
During the 1970s, Chen Chang was one of the most prolific directors for the legendary Shaw Brothers Studios, and his most revered works include Dynasty of Blood (1973) and Five Deadly Venoms (1978).