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Yuen Woo-ping and Yuen Clan Filmographies

photo of Woo-ping, Siu-tin, and Hung Kam-po taken from 
The Making of Martial Arts Films -- As Told by Filmmakers and Stars For those unfamiliar with kung fu movies, Yuen Woo-ping is the man who choreographed the fight scenes in KILL BILL VOLS. 1 & 2; THE MATRIX, THE MATRIX RELOADED, and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS; CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; FIST OF LEGEND, TWIN WARRIORS (aka TAI CHI MASTER), and IRON MONKEY. For those familiar with kung fu movies, Yuen Woo-ping is the man who made stars of Jackie Chan (with SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW and DRUNKEN MASTER) and Donnie Yen (with DRUNKEN TAI CHI, ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA II, and IRON MONKEY), and rekindled interest in Wong Fei-hung and Kwan Tak-hing (with DREADNAUGHT and THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER). Along with Sammo Hung (aka Samo Hung aka Hung Kam-Bo) and Corey Yuen Kwei (because of FONG SAI YUK, if nothing else), Yuen Woo-ping (who is not a blood relative of Yuen Kwei) is one of the three finest martial arts choreographers working in film today. I guess that would make Kuo Chui (BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR and TOMORROW NEVER DIES) fourth. Robert Tai and Lau Kar Leung (aka Liu Chia-liang) have retired, haven't they???

The first filmography listed below was taken from "YUEN CLAN FILMOGRAPHY," compiled by Clyde Gentry III (from Hong Kong Film Connection Vol. III, No. III, pp. 27 & 38). The other two were distilled from this first filmography by Steven Feldman.


KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS:

   cam = CAMeo role (brief appearance only)
  chor = CHOReographer
  Clan = the Yuen CLAN as a (filmmaking) unit
   dir = DIRector
m.a.a. = Martial Arts Advisor
m.a.d. = Martial Arts Director
  prod = PRODucer
  p.d. = Production Designer
  star = STARring role
   sup = SUPporting actor
FULL YUEN CLAN FILMOGRAPHY | back to top | next filmography | last

1941: THE HERO FROM GUANGDONG -- Siu-tin (sup)*
1949: TRUE STORY OF HUANG FEI-HONG: WHIPLASH SNUFFS THE CANDLE FLAME -- 
           Siu-tin (sup) [this is the very first film in the series]*
1964: YOUNG SWORDSMAN "LUNG KIN FEI" -- Siu-tin (chor)*
1968: BUDDHIST SPIRITUAL PALM RETURNED -- Siu-tin (chor)*
      HUANG FEI-HONG: DUEL AGAINST THE BLACK RASCAL -- Siu-tin (chor)*
      HUANG FEI-HONG: DUEL FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP -- Siu-tin (chor)*
      HUANG FEI-HONG: THE EIGHT BANDITS -- Siu-tin (chor)*
1969: HUANG FEI-HONG IN SULFUR VALLEY -- Siu-tin (chor)*
      HUANG FEI-HONG: THE CONQUEROR OF THE "SAM-HONG GANG" -- Siu-tin 
           (chor)*
      HUANG FEI-HONG: THE DUEL FOR THE "SHA-YU-CHING" -- Siu-tin 
           (chor)*
      HUANG FEI-HONG'S COMBAT WITH THE FIVE WOLVES -- Siu-tin 
           (chor/sup)*
1971: MAD KILLER -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
1972: THE BLOODY FISTS -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
      THE LIZARD -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
      MASTER WITH CRACKED FINGERS -- Siu-tin (cameo)
1973: THE BASTARD -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
1974: MARTIAL ARTS -- Siu-tin (cameo)*
      SHAOLIN MARTIAL ARTS -- Siu-tin (sup as Tiger/Stork teacher)*
1975: HEROES OF THE EAST (aka CHALLENGE OF THE NINJA) -- Siu-tin 
           (cameo as bald teacher)
      THE VALIANT ONES [directed by King Hu]-- Siu-tin (sup)*
1976: DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (aka THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN) -- Siu-tin*
      SHAOLIN WOODEN MEN -- Siu-tin (sup as teacher Lin Kun)*
1977: SIX DIRECTIONS BOXING -- Siu-tin (sup as retired teacher Mr. Wu), 
           Cheung-yan (cam/chor), Yat-chor (cam/chor), Shun-yYee (chor)
      BROKEN OATH --Woo-ping (chor), Yat-chor (chor)
      INVINCIBLE ARMOUR -- Shun-yee (chor)
      SNUFF BOTTLE CONNECTION -- Woo-ping (chor)
      SECRET RIVALS 2 -- Woo-ping (chor)
1978: SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Chun-Yeung 
           (m.a.d./chor)
      BORN INVINCIBLE -- Woo-ping (chor)
      DEADLY SNAIL VS. KUNG FU KILLERS -- Siu-tin (cameo only)
      SLEEPING FIST -- Siu-tin (sup)
      INSTANT KUNG FU MAN -- Yat-chor (star), Woo-ping and Cheung-yan 
           (chor)
      SEVEN GRAND MASTERS -- Cheung-yan (chor)
      THE THIRTY-SIXTH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (aka MASTER KILLER) -- Siu-tin 
           (cam)*
1979: DRUNKEN MASTER -- Woo-ping (dir/cam/chor), Shun-yee (cam/chor)
      DANCE OF THE DRUNK MANTIS -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Shun-yee 
           (star/chor)
      BLOOD TREASURY FIGHT -- Cheung-yan (m.a.d. only)
      DYNAMO -- Cheung-yan (chor)
      HELL'S WIND STAFF -- Clan (chor)
      REVENGE OF THE SHAOLIN MASTER -- Cheung-yan (chor)
      CRYSTAL FIST -- Clan (chor), Siu-tin (sup)
      WORLD OF DRUNKEN MASTER -- Cheung-yan (chor), Siu-tin (cam)
      STORY OF DRUNKEN MASTER -- Cheung-yan (chor), Siu-tin (sup)
1980: DREADNAUGHT -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (star)
      TOWER OF DEATH -- Clan (chor)
      THE BUDDHIST FIST -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (star), 
           Cheung-yan, Chun-yeung, Yat-chor, Siu-tin (cameos), Clan
           (chor)
1981: THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
      EXCITING DRAGON -- Clan (chor)
      SNAKE FIST FIGHTER -- Siu-tin (sup)*
1982: THE MIRACLE FIGHTERS -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-Yan (starring), Cun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      LEGEND OF A FIGHTER -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Chueng-yan & 
           Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      DUEL OF THE MASTERS -- Cheung-yan (star/chor)
      YOUNG TAOIST FIGHTER -- Yat-chor (star), Clan (chor)
      HERO OF BORDER REGION -- Cheung-yan (star/chor)
      POSTMAN STRIKES BACK -- Woo-ping (p.d.), Yat-chor (star), 
           Shun-yee & Chun-yeung (chor)
      INHERITOR OF KUNG FU -- Cheung-yan (chor)
1983: SHAOLIN DRUNKARD -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, Cheung 
           Yan (star), Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      TAOISM DRUNKARD -- Cheung-yan (dir), yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-yan (star), Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      THE CHAMPIONS -- Chun-yeung (dir), Woo-ping (prod), Clan (chor)
1984: DRUNKEN TAI CHI -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
1985: MISMATCHED COUPLES -- Woo-ping (star/dir), Chun-yeung 
           (chor/cam)
1986: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE VAMPIRE -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee, 
           Yat-chor, Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
      ARMOUR OF GOD -- Chun-yeung (chor)
      EASTERN CONDORS -- Woo-ping (sup)
1987: IN THE LINE OF DUTY III -- Chun-yeung (dir), Yat-chor, 
           Cheung-yan (chor)
      OPERATION PINK SQUAD -- Cheung-yan (sup)
      LONG ARM OF THE LAW II -- Yat-chor (sup)
1988: TIGER CAGE -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (sup)
      THREE AGAINST THE WORLD -- Chun-yeung (dir), Woo-ping, Shun-yee 
           (cam)
1989: IN THE LINE OF DUTY IV -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor (sup), 
           Shun-yee (cam/chor)
      PEDICAB DRIVER -- Chun-yeung (chor)
      LIVE HARD -- Cheung-yan (dir), Clan (chor)
      PANTYHOSE HERO -- Chun-yeung (chor)
      OPERATION PINK SQUAD II -- Cheung-yan (dir), Clan (chor)
      DARKSIDE OF CHINATOWN - Cheung-yan (dir/chor)
      FUNNY GHOST -- Cheung-yan (dir), Clan (chor)
      HEROIC FIGHT -- Cheung-yan (sup)
1990: TIGER CAGE II -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee, Cheung-yan (chor)
      TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES -- Chun-yeung (chor)
      FIRST VAMPIRES IN CHINA -- Cheung-yan (dir/chor)
1991: TIGER CAGE III -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
      ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA -- Woo-ping (m.a.a.), Cheung-yan 
           (sup)
      GOD OF GAMBLERS III -- Shun-yee (chor)
      TWIN DRAGONS -- Woo-ping (chor)
1992: ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA II -- Woo-ping (m.a.a.), Shun-yee 
           (chor)
      WIZARD'S CURSE -- Cheung-yan (dir/cam), Shun-yee (chor)
      THE BIG DEAL -- Cheung-yan (sup/chor)
      WICKED CITY -- Woo-ping (sup)
      LEGEND OF WISELY (TV) -- Cheung-yan (chor/sup)
1993: IRON MONKEY -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (sup), Clan (chor)
      LAST HERO IN CHINA -- Woo-ping (m.a.d.), Shun-yee (chor)
      KING OF BEGGARS -- Woo-ping (cameo), Shun-yee (chor)
      MADAM CITY HUNTER -- Cheung-yan (dir), Woo-ping (prod), Clan 
           (chor)
      SWORD STAINED WITH ROYAL BLOOD -- Chun-yeung (dir/chor)
      TAI-CHI MASTER -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
      HEROES AMONG HEROES -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
1994: FIRE DRAGON -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (chor)
      WING CHUN -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Shun-yee (chor)
      FIST OF LEGEND -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
      MASTER OF ZEN -- Chun-yeung (dir/chor)
1995: THE RED WOLF -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Cheung-yan (chor/cam)
      LITTLE DRUNKEN MASTERS -- Cheung-yan (chor)
1996: TAI CHI II -- Woo-ping and Cheung Yam-yin (dir), Woo-ping (chor)
      IRON MONKEY II -- Woo-ping (chor)
      BLACK MASK -- Woo-ping (chor)
2000: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON -- Woo-ping (chor)
2002: BLACK MASK II: CITY OF MASKS -- Woo-ping (chor)
      THE LEGEND OF ZU -- Woo-ping (chor)
2003: KILL BILL: VOL. 1 -- Woo-ping (chor)
2004: KILL BILL: VOL. 2 -- Woo-ping (chor)
19??: KUNG FU TERMINATOR (aka CUTE FOSTER SISTER) -- Siu-tin (cam)*
19??: DRUNKEN ARTS & CRIPPLED FIST -- Siu-tin (sup), Clan (chor)*
19??: IRON BRIDGE OF KUNG FU (aka MEAN DRUNKEN MASTER) -- Siu-tin 
           (sup)*
19??: LITTLE MAD GUY -- Siu-tin (cameo as Little Fatty's father), 
           Shun-yee (cam)*
19??: MAD MAD KUNG FU -- Siu-tin (sup as Bamboo Stick)*
19??: NINJA CHECKMATE (aka MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING) -- Siu-tin (sup
           as the cook)*
19??: AN OLD KUNG FU MASTER -- Siu-tin (sup as Master Shing)*
19??: PECULIAR BOXING TRICKS AND MASTER -- Siu-tin (sup as restaurant
           owner Tung)*

* according to the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES

YUEN CLAN FILMOGRAPHY FEATURING YUEN WOO-PING | top | previous | next

1971: MAD KILLER -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
1972: THE BLOODY FISTS -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
      THE LIZARD -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
1973: THE BASTARD -- Woo-ping (m.a.d. only)
1977: BROKEN OATH --Woo-ping (chor), Yat-chor (chor)
      SNUFF BOTTLE CONNECTION -- Woo-ping (chor)
      SECRET RIVALS 2 -- Woo-ping (chor)
1978: SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Chun-Yeung 
           (m.a.d./chor)
      BORN INVINCIBLE -- Woo-ping (chor)
      INSTANT KUNG FU MAN -- Yat-chor (star), Woo-ping and Cheung-yan 
           (chor)
1979: DRUNKEN MASTER -- Woo-ping (dir/cam/chor), Shun-yee (cam/chor)
      DANCE OF THE DRUNK MANTIS -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Shun-yee 
           (star/chor)
      HELL'S WIND STAFF -- Clan (chor)
      CRYSTAL FIST -- Clan (chor), Siu-tin (sup as the cook)
1980: DREADNAUGHT -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (star)
      TOWER OF DEATH -- Clan (chor)
      THE BUDDHIST FIST -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (star), 
           Cheung-yan, Chun-yeung, Yat-chor, Siu-tin (cameos), Clan
           (chor)
1981: THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
      EXCITING DRAGON -- Clan (chor)
1982: THE MIRACLE FIGHTERS -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-Yan (starring), Cun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      LEGEND OF A FIGHTER -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Chueng-yan & 
           Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      YOUNG TAOIST FIGHTER -- Yat-chor (star), Clan (chor)
      POSTMAN STRIKES BACK -- Woo-ping (p.d.), Yat-chor (star), 
           Shun-yee & Chun-yeung (chor)
1983: SHAOLIN DRUNKARD -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, Cheung 
           Yan (star), Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      TAOISM DRUNKARD -- Cheung-yan (dir), yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-yan (star), Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      THE CHAMPIONS -- Chun-yeung (dir), Woo-ping (prod), Clan (chor)
1984: DRUNKEN TAI CHI -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
1985: MISMATCHED COUPLES -- Woo-ping (star/dir), Chun-yeung 
           (chor/cam)
1986: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE VAMPIRE -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee, 
           Yat-chor, Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
      EASTERN CONDORS -- Woo-ping (sup)
1988: TIGER CAGE -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (sup)
      THREE AGAINST THE WORLD -- Chun-yeung (dir), Woo-ping, Shun-yee 
           (cam)
1989: IN THE LINE OF DUTY IV -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor (sup), 
           Shun-yee (cam/chor)
      LIVE HARD -- Cheung-yan (dir), Clan (chor)
      OPERATION PINK SQUAD II -- Cheung-yan (dir), Clan (chor)
      FUNNY GHOST -- Cheung-yan (dir), Clan (chor)
1990: TIGER CAGE II -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee, Cheung-yan (chor)
1991: TIGER CAGE III -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
      ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA -- Woo-ping (m.a.a.), Cheung-yan 
           (sup)
      TWIN DRAGONS -- Woo-ping (chor)
1992: ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA II -- Woo-ping (m.a.a.), Shun-yee 
           (chor)
      WICKED CITY -- Woo-ping (sup)
1993: IRON MONKEY -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (sup), Clan (chor)
      LAST HERO IN CHINA -- Woo-ping (m.a.d.), Shun-yee (chor)
      KING OF BEGGARS -- Woo-ping (cameo), Shun-yee (chor)
      MADAM CITY HUNTER -- Cheung-yan (dir), Woo-ping (prod), Clan 
           (chor)
      TAI-CHI MASTER -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
      HEROES AMONG HEROES -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
1994: FIRE DRAGON -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (chor)
      WING CHUN -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Shun-yee (chor)
      FIST OF LEGEND -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
1995: THE RED WOLF -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Cheung-yan (chor/cam)
1996: TAI CHI II -- Woo-ping and Cheung Yam-yin (dir), Woo-ping (chor)
      IRON MONKEY II -- Woo-ping (chor)
      BLACK MASK -- Woo-ping (chor)
2000: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON -- Woo-ping (chor)
2002: BLACK MASK II: CITY OF MASKS -- Woo-ping (chor)
      THE LEGEND OF ZU -- Woo-ping (chor)
2003: KILL BILL: VOL. 1 -- Woo-ping (chor)
2004: KILL BILL: VOL. 2 -- Woo-ping (chor)

FILMOGRAPHY WITH YUEN WOO-PING AS DIRECTOR | top | previous | first

1978: SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Chun-Yeung 
           (m.a.d./chor)
1979: DRUNKEN MASTER -- Woo-ping (dir/cam/chor), Shun-yee (cam/chor)
      DANCE OF THE DRUNK MANTIS -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Shun-yee 
           (star/chor)
1980: DREADNAUGHT -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (star)
      THE BUDDHIST FIST -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (star), 
           Cheung-yan, Chun-yeung, Yat-chor, Siu-tin (cameos), Clan
           (chor)
1981: THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
1982: THE MIRACLE FIGHTERS -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-Yan (starring), Cun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
      LEGEND OF A FIGHTER -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Chueng-yan & 
           Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
1983: SHAOLIN DRUNKARD -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, Cheung 
           Yan (star), Chun-yeung (cam), Clan (chor)
1984: DRUNKEN TAI CHI -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor, Shun-yee, 
           Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
1985: MISMATCHED COUPLES -- Woo-ping (star/dir), Chun-yeung 
           (chor/cam)
1986: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE VAMPIRE -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee, 
           Yat-chor, Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
1988: TIGER CAGE -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (sup)
1989: IN THE LINE OF DUTY IV -- Woo-ping (dir), Yat-chor (sup), 
           Shun-yee (cam/chor)
1990: TIGER CAGE II -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee, Cheung-yan (chor)
1991: TIGER CAGE III -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
1993: IRON MONKEY -- Woo-ping (dir), Shun-yee (sup), Clan (chor)
      TAI-CHI MASTER -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
      HEROES AMONG HEROES -- Woo-ping (dir), Clan (chor)
1994: FIRE DRAGON -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (chor)
      WING CHUN -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Shun-yee (chor)
      FIST OF LEGEND -- Woo-ping (dir), Cheung-yan (sup), Clan (chor)
1995: THE RED WOLF -- Woo-ping (dir/chor), Cheung-yan (chor/cam)
1996: TAI CHI II -- Woo-ping and Cheung Yam-yin (dir), Woo-ping (chor)
NOTE: Yuen Siu-tin (aka Yuen Hsiao-tien aka Simon Yuen) is the name of the actor who played "Sam Seed" in DRUNKEN MASTER and DANCE OF THE DRUNK MANTIS (and he played a very similar character in CRYSTAL FIST (aka JADE CLAW)).

Any and all help in locating on Region 1 or "Region 0" (i.e. non-region encoded) VCD and/or DVD the films SLEEPING FIST, CRYSTAL FIST (aka JADE CLAW), SHAOLIN DRUNKARD, DRUNKEN TAI CHI, and/or CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE VAMPIRE dubbed in English or in English-subtitled format would be most helpful and appreciated. Should you track any of these down, please contact me at the e-mail address at the bottom of this page. Thank you.





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