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Chiang Sheng - Information, Updates, Discussion, and Appreciation

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I had to start a thread for Chiang Sheng as he always has a special place in my heart because of how much of a fun actor he was with his fighting and acrobatic skilled , but also the tragic way his life ended. After his sting with Shaw Brother's he was low on work and ended up depressed and alone. He had turned to alcohol and ended up dying of a heart attack but wasn't found until three days later by Ricky Cheng Tien Chi who came to see him because he hadn't heard from him. (1) (2) He was only 40 years old.

Here are some clips and links to info about him to start the discussion. What is your favorite film with him or favorite fight scene?

 

Here are more links to info about him:

http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=672

A fan page {some of the links on the site are broken}

http://www.alliancemartialarts.com/ChiangSheng/ChiangSheng.html

 

 

And Clips

 

 

 

And does anyone know what movie this clip is from?

 

 

 

 

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Well,when it comes to Chiang"Cutie Pie" Sheng(nicknamed by his female fans) I smile and then frown.I smile because he was indeed a favorite of mine and then I frown due to his tragic demise.It could've been avoided.He should've stayed with his Homeboy Kuo Chui because he definitely would've looked out for him and let's face it...Those two were one of the greatest two man teams in kung-fu cinema.Add Lu Feng for a trio and you've got a triple threat to contend with.

 

But let me mention my favorite role of Chiang Sheng and a fight scene or two.For starters I think the role where he got to show that he could be a boss and not a sidekick as well as a formidable threat was Legend of The Fox(1980)

He was the main villain for a change and I would've liked to have seen that side of him more.He was also sporting a cool mustache that made me wonder what he would've be like if he had played as Lu Xiao Feng from the Gu Long novels.He certainly could've pulled it off with his impish grin and that devilish glint in his eyes.

He got to show off his fiercer aspect in legend of the fox while giving us an impressive display with the Jian sword and the Dao blade.And looking like a sophisticated baddie in the process.

 

My favorite fight scene with Chiang Sheng is the one in Two Champions of Shaolin where he rips off his male opponent's libido and nonchalantly tosses it to the floor in front of an awestruck audience.That scene alone is hard to top by almost any standard in a venoms film or otherwise.And before he did it,he merely toyed with his foe in the same manner as a cat plays with a mouse.Catching it then releasing it,Swatting it around around until...ENDGAME.

 

I can write a book report on the man and perhaps someday I will but for now I'm going to take a breather and a bow on behalf of The true "Clown Prince of kung-fu "Chiang Sheng.

 

 

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And does anyone know what movie this clip is from?

 

These are all from various TV series he was in after returning to Taiwan. In the good ol' days (before the proliferation of seemingly endless cable channels), Taiwan had a total of three TV networks: TTV, CTV, and CTS. Chiang Sheng worked on shows, occasionally as fight choreographer, from all three channels.

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The clip where he has yellow hair is from a Taiwanese series, but I don't know the title.

Talking about Taiwanese series, he played in The white geese, with Shih Szu and Derek Yee, in The divine couple (if I'm not mistaken) with Pan Ying Zi and Meng Fei, in The divine condor and his companion still with Meng Fei, in another one with Hu Chin...I think he played in a lot of these Taiwanese series and he was very good in acrobatic and humour.

 

I enjoyed all the movies I saw him in.

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Hei, if you ever want to go for broke as far as Chiang Sheng, then Fight Among the Supers is your ticket. 

 

While rewatching House of Traps last night, I saw just how close Ricky Cheng Tien-Chi and Chiang Sheng were. You could tell they were great friends. My heart aches a little when I  watched them bond, knowing Ricky was the person who found his dear friend's body.:crying 

 

 

Edited by Lady Jin Szu-Yi

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