Lam Ching Ying

林正英 Master For All Seasons

His Legacy

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Modifications

Please, if you can prove that my assumptions are wrong, let me know!

I try to make an accurate and reliable Lam Ching Ying filmography. I use every information and all the existing filmographies on the Net, but it seems that some of them contain the similar mistakes.

I would like to say thank you to the Hong Kong Movie Database crew for the help and the cooperation.

 

Modification No1
After a long and I hope conscientious search I can announce that a mystery have been solved. I'm 99% sure.

Rape In Public Sea/ Gong Hai Qiang Jian Feng Yun is identical to the movie called Sad Story Of Shaigon/Zhan Huo Gao Yang
There are still two titles as there are two editions.

Rape In Public Sea/ Gong Hai Qiang Jian Feng Yun
features nudity, explicit sex scenes, but doesn't feature Lam Ching Ying as a chef in the local restaurant.

Sad Story Of Shaigon/Zhan Huo Gao Yang
contains the chef scene, introducing the tragic memories of the character Lam Ching Ying plays.
 
 
 
 
Modification No2
Some filmographies and databases refer to a Cheng Pei Pei movie titled Golden Sabre Big Hero from 1970, as Lam Ching Ying's first ever appearance on big screen as an actor. It is assumed that he was Cheng Pei Pei's stunt double, but had a small role, as well. He played a young Buddhist monk in a temple.
1. There is no such Cheng Pei Pei movie called Golden Sabre Big Hero. There is not a single Pei Pei filmography featuring this title.
2. This title is a word-perfect translation of the Chinese words. 
3. She has a movie from 1970 called The Golden Sword. I presume this is the one we need.
     

Modification No3
After long searching I announce that there is no Lam Ching Ying movie called Best is the Highest from 1990. This movie is identical to the movie called The Tantana.

Modification No4
The Skin Striperess and The Skin Stripper is obviously the same movie, though quite a lot of filmographies deal with them as different ones. Also we only have one Chinese title to this film.

Modification No5

There are very many filmographies referring to a movie called The Vampire Strikes Back as a Lam Ching Ying film.

Tai Seng entertainment even sells this movie under Lam's name.

The site dedicated to Lam Ching Ying called Hero Of This World And The Next even has a review on this movie saying:

"Lam Ching-Ying parodies Lam Ching-Ying in this lampoon of his Eternal Sifu character. Some may not enjoy this movie compared to his serious version of the character, but it's worth watching simply for Lam's performance alone. His comic timing has never been better shown (that I've seen so far) and everything about him is at once familiar and different in his portrayal making him almost seem like a different actor imitating himself. Just know you're sitting down to a parody and you'll be fine."

He doesn't seem like a different actor, because HE IS a different actor!

I got this film and I can assure you all, this film is a vampire movie parody but DOES NOT feature Lam Ching Ying at all.

Filmography

When I searched the Internet for Ching Ying I realized there are no good pictures, images of him available at all. Seems to have the same sort of film stills, photos everywhere. Very limited indeed. I knew he did not really like being photographed needlessly, but it's a shame not to have nice pictures to remember him. So I decided to make film stills, and portraits.

I hope you'll enjoy this journey through his work as much as I do. I continue adding photos to the gallery. Have a look sometimes! Please, click on the camera to see the galleries to the films and you can click on the roles as well to see his look in that certain movie.     

For the films with no gallery you can find material in Lam Ching Ying Uncredited, where I collected his minor roles, stunts, cameos, uncredited appearances!

 

 Title

Year

 Credit 

 Role

Monk At Thirty                      新水浒传
(ATV Series)

1997

actor

a kind of superior

Coincidentally                         撞到正
(ATV Series)

1996
1997 

actor 

Taoist Priest


The Vampire Expert II       僵尸道长2
(ATV Series)

1996

actor 

Mao Xiao Fang


The Vampire Expert I         僵尸道长1
(ATV Series)

1995

actor

Mao Xiao Fang


Shaolin Avengers/
Kung Fu Kid                    
方世玉与洪熙官

1994 

actor

Hong Zhi-Guan


The Green Hornet                青峰侠

1994

director,
actor, producer

Uncle 


The Chinese Ghostbuster  钟馗嫁妹

1994 

cameo

Tao Priest Master


Sad Story Of Shaigon/Rape In Public Sea                         斩获羔羊/公海强奸风

1993

actor 

Nan

 ?

The East is Red  Swordsmen 3                  東方不敗之風雲再起

1993
extrauncredited

Exorcist Master                    擒魔道长

1993 

actor 

Master Chiou/Old Lady

 


Painted Skin/
Human Night In Painted Skin                                
画皮之阴阳法王

1993

cameo

Purple Taoist


Banana Spirit                        精灵变

1992

actor

Uncle Chen


Legend Of Wong Tai Sin     笑傲侠义黄大仙

1992 

actor 

Wong Tai Sin


Martial Arts Master Wong Fei Hung/
Great Hero From China/
Wong Fei Hong 1992       
黄飞鸿系列之一代宗师

1992 

actor 

Jiubinku Kyoto


China Dolls                            特区爱奴

1992 

actor 

Officer 19174


Forced Nightmare               哗鬼旅行团

1992 

actor 

Taoist Master


Mr Vampire 1992/
Mr Vampire 5/
The Chinese Vampire Story
僵尸先生5新僵尸先生

1992

actor 

Master Lam Ching Ying


Mad Mad Ghost                     黄金道士

1992 

actor

Uncle Ying


Pom Pom And Hot Hot/
Hot Hot And Pom Pom     
神枪手与咖喱鸡

1992 

actor 

Shooter Yin


The Musical Vampire           音乐僵尸

1992 

actor 

Uncle Master


Wizard's Curse                     妖怪都市

1992 

actor

Taoist Priest


Lover's Tear                          誓不忘情

1992

actor, action director, producer

Deaf-mute hitman


The Skin Striperess/
The Skin Stripper/
Skinned Ghost                
甩皮鬼

 

1992

 

actor

Taoist Lam


Midnight Conjure/Fatal Umbrella                           追魂伞

1991

cameo

Taoist Priest


Shyly Spirit/Shy Spirit        羞羞鬼

1991

cameo

Taoist Priest 


Slickers Vs Killers                黐线枕边人

1991

actor 

Owl


The Ultimate Vampire         僵尸至尊

1991 

actor 

Master Gau


Money Maker                        赢钱专家

1991  

actor 

Taoist Master


The Tantana/Best is the Highest                           密宗威龙

1991 

actor 

Mud-Yuet

Red And Black                      鬼干部

1991 

actor 

Lin Chiang 


Gambling Ghost                    洪福齐天

1991 

actor

Exorcist


Crazy Safari/
Gods Must Be Crazy III/
Vampires Must Be Crazy  
非洲和尚

1991 

actor 

Master Hi Sing, Wise One


An Eternal Combat             天地玄门

1991 

actor 

Taosist Priest/Policeman


Spiritual Trinity                    人鬼神

1991 

actor 

Tien Lung 


Prince Of The Sun                太阳之子

1990 

actor 

Khenlun


Magic Cop/
Mr Vampire 5                  
驱魔警察

1990 

action director,  actor, producer 

Uncle Feng 


Stage Door Johnny             舞台姐妹

1990 

actor 

Uncle Liu


Encounter Of The Spooky
Kind 2
/
Close Encounters Of The Spooky Kind 2                  
鬼咬鬼

1990

actor

Master Jiao


Swordsman                           笑傲江湖

1990

actor

Old Kuk 


Goodbye Hero                    玩命双雄

1990 

actor 

Frank


Pedicab Driver                     群龙戏凤

1989 

cameo

Uncle Shen

 x 

Armageddon/
Big City Condemn Official

天地雄心

1989

action
director

-

 x 

 
City of Sadness

1989

 
assistant
director,
action
director
-


Vampire Vs Vampire/
New Mr Vampire II/
One-Eyebrow Priest           
僵尸先生2一眉道长

1989

director,
actor

One-Eyebrow Priest


Painted Faces                       七小福

1988 

actor 

Uncle Wah 


Her Vengeance                      血玫瑰

1988 

action
director,
actor 

Hsiung


School On Fire                         学校风云

1988 

actor 

Hoi


I Love Maria/
Roboforce                      
铁甲无敌玛利亚

1988

actor 

B12 

  

   x 

Paper Marriage                    候补新郎

1988 

action
director 

-


Lai Chi, China's Last Eunuch/
China's Last Eunuch/
Last Eunuch In China         
中国最后一个太监

1988

actor

Chiang Fu

 ? Cold Blooded Man
Naenghyeolja
 
1987
actor
?


Mr Vampire III                      僵尸先生3灵幻先生

1987 

action
director,
actor 

The Master


Eastern Condors/
Eastern Bold Eagles          
东方秃鹰

1987 

action
director,
actor 

Lieutenant 


Heroes Shed No Tears        英雄无泪

1986 

actor 

Vietnamese Colonel


Mr Vampire II                       僵尸先生续集

1986

actor

Master Lam Ching Ying


Where's Officer Tuba?/
The Spirit And Me            
霹雳大喇叭

1986

cameo
 

Taoist Priest


The Millioners' Express/
Nobles' Express/
Wealthy Train                   
富贵列车

1986

actor

Bank robber

  

   x 

Rosa                                        神勇双响炮续集

1986

action
director

-


Mr Vampire/
Mr Stiff Corpse                 
僵尸先生

1985 

action
director,
actor 

Master Gau


Heart Of The Dragon/The First Mission                       龙的心

1985

action
director,
actor

Swat Team Commander

  

   x 

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars/
My Lucky Stars II/
Winners and sinners III/
The Target                     
夏日福星

1985

action director

-


Those Merry Souls/
From The Great Beyond   
时来运转

1985 

action
director,
actor

Daddy


My Lucky Stars/
Lucky Stars Superior Shine/
Winners And Sinners II    
福星高照

1985 

action director,
actor

Corrupted cop


The Return Of Pom Pom   神龙出海

1984 

action director,
actor

Lo Kin/
Flying Spider


Pom Pom
神勇双响炮

1984

cameo

Police Officer 

   x

 

Hong Kong 1941/
Waiting For Dawn/
Waiting For Daybreak

等待黎明

1984 

action
director 

-


Hocus Pocus/
Hogus Pogus                    
人吓鬼

1984

actor

Master Sheng 

   x

 

The Owl And Bumbo/
Owl Vs Bumbo

猫头鹰与小飞象

1984 

assistant
director,
action
director 

-


Winners and Sinners/
Five Lucky Stars                
五福星

1983 

action director,
actor 

Butler Chan


The Dead And The Deadly 人吓人

1982

actor, action director

Uncle Yee

   x 

Carry On Pickpocket/
Guard against Small Hand

提防小手

1982

action director 

-

Prodigal Son/
Pull No Punches              
败家仔

1981

action director,
actor,stuntman

Leung Yee Tai


Encounter Of The Spooky Kind/
Close Encounters Of The Spooky Kind/
Ghost Against Ghost/
Spooky Encounters          
鬼打鬼

1980

actor, action director

Inspector


Two Toothless Tigers           甩牙老虎

1980 

action
director,
extra

Henchman


By Hook Or By Crook          咸鱼翻身

1980 

extra, stuntman 

Casino Fighter


From Riches To Rags/Money Talk             钱作怪

1980 

action director, actor 

Knife Hitman 

   x

The Killer In White/
Ghost Of The Ninja/
Killer Wears White

1980 

action
director 

-


The Victim/
Lightening Kung Fu            
身不由己

1980 

action
director,
extra

Jo-Wing Cohort 

   x

Crazy Partner                       贴错门神

1980 

action
director 

-


The Magnificent Butcher     林世荣

1979

assistant
action director,
actor 

Killer With Fan

His Name Is Nobody
无名小卒

1979

assistant
action
director,
actor



 


Odd Couple/
Eternal Conflict                  
夺命双刀夺命枪

1979 

assistant
action
director,
acto

Ha 


Knockabout
杂家小子

1979 

assistant
action
director,
extra

Casino Fighter


The Incredible Kung Fu Master                                    醒目仔蛊惑招

1979

action
director,
extra

Kung Fu Student

 

The Proud Youth                  笑傲江湖

1978extra
extra


Warriors Two/
Mr Tsang And Cashier Hua
赞先生与招钱花

1978

extra

Thunder's Man?

Leung's student


Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog/
Dirty Tiger And Crazy Frog
老虎田鸡

1978

extra, stuntman

One of Panther's man


Game Of Death               死亡游戏

1978 

extra


Macau Fighter


Enter The Fat Dragon         龙争虎斗

1978 

extra


Action Movie Fighter 

Legend Of The Bat               蝙蝠传奇

1978 

extra


extra

Amsterdam Connection
荷兰堵人头

1978 

extra


Henchman

Clan Of Amazons
绣花大盗

1978

extra


extra

Amsterdam Kill                    荷京喋血

1978

extra

Henchman

  ?
Strike and Sword
1978 
extra
extra

Broken Oath
破戒

1977
extra

One of Qi's man


He Has Nothhing But Kung Fu                                             功夫小子

1977 

extra

Kung Fu Fighter


The Sentimental Swordsman                           多情剑客无情剑

1977 

extra

extra


The Iron-Fisted Monk         三德和尚与舂米六

1977 

extra

Shu-Liu Worker 


Money Crazy/
Philferer's Progress
              发钱寒

1977 

extra

Hitman


The Shaolin Plot                   四大门派

1977 

extra

Soldier

Judgment of an Assassin  決殺令

1977

extraextra
 ?Sea God and Ghosts   Prince of the Dragon King   龍王三太子1977
extra
extra


Executioners From Shaolin/
Executioners Of Death/
Executioners Of Shaolin/
Shaolin Executioners          
洪熙官

1977 

actor

Pai Mei's Monk

Bruce's Deadly Fingers/
Bruce's Fingers                 
龙门秘指

1976 

extra

Gangmember

End Of Wicked Tigers         老虎燕星/猛虎斗肥龙

1973

extra

Street Merchant, Boss Chang's Henchman

Hot Potato 

1976 

extra

Kung Fu Fighter

Challenge Of The Masters  黄飞鸿与陆阿采

1976 

extra

Master Pan's student

Kung Fu Stars 

1975 

extra

extra

The Spiritual Boxer
神打

1975 

extra

extra

The Man From Hong Kong  直捣黄龙

1975 

extra

extra

Tornado Of Pearl River         珠江大风暴

1974 

extra

extra


Yellow Faced Tiger           黄面老虎

1974 

extra

Chinese Gang Member

Chinatown Capers
小英雄大闹唐人街

1974

action
director,
extra

Gnagster

The Skyhawk                         黄飞鸿少林拳

1974 

extra

Woodland attacker

Bloody Ring
死亡挑战

1974


?

?


Dynamite Brothers

1973

extra, action director

Thug

The Association                   艶窟神探

1975

extra

extra


Bruce Lee: The Man, The Legend 

1973 

doc.film

-

Enter The Dragon

龍爭虎鬥

1973 

extra, double for Sek Ki, assistant action director


extra

The Rendezvous Of Warrior 渡客

1973 

extra

extra

When Taekwondo Strikes/
Sting Of The Dragon Master/Kickmaster           
跆拳震九州

1973 

extra

Japanese

Seaman No 7                         海员七号

1973 

extra

Golden Hair's Thug


Back Alley Princess             马路小英雄

1973 

extra

rascal


A Man Called Tiger
冷面虎

1973 

extra

Thug

?

Treasure Castle                    飞龙夺宝

1972 

?

 


Hapkido/
Lady Kung Fu                    
合气道

1972 

extra

Black Bear student

The Deadly Knives           落葉飛刀 1972 
extra
extra

The Casino                             吉祥賭坊1972
extra
extra

Fist Of Fury                           精武门

1972

extra

Japanese opponent

The Imperial Swordsman  大內高手1972
extra
extra

The Fugitive                          亡命徒
1972
extra
extra

The Thuderbolt Fist               霹雳拳

1972

extra

extra

A Touch Of Zen                     侠女

1971 

extra

East Chamber Guard

Swordsman at Large        蕭十一郎
1971
extra
bandit with arrow

The Big Boss                          唐山大兄

1971

actor

Ah Yen

The Angry River                    鬼怒川

1971 

extra

extra

The Blade Spares None        刀不留人

1971

extra

Prince's fighter

The Invincible Eight            天龙八将

1971 

extra

whip wielding henchman

Lady with a Sword                 鳳飛飛

1971

extra

extra

The Lady Hermit                   鍾馗娘子1971
extra
extra

Six Assassins                         六刺客
1971
extra
extra

The Crimson Charm           血符門 1971 
extra 
extra 

The Golden Seal               金印仇  

1971extraextra

Brothers Five                       五虎屠龍1970
extra
extra

The Golden Knight               金衣大侠

1970

extra

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