Certainly for this wee Catgirl and others who grew up in the heyday of US televisions fascination with the prolific output of Kung-Fu films he produced, he will always be fondly remembered. To quote a great truism… “They just don’t make ’em like that anymore…”.
This crazy lil’ girl loved (and still loves today…) the classic films that came from the Shaw studios… “Come Drink With Me” with the legendary Cheng Pei Pei…Chang Cheh’s “The One-Armed Swordsman”… “Five Fingers of Death” and “The Five Deadly Venoms”… and perhaps my favorite, “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” from director Lau Kar-leung known here in the US as “The Master Killer”.
But Shaw didn’t limit their output solely to Kung Fu films… and as I grew older, I came to enjoy their other forays into action, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy as well. The number of people my age who were influenced by him and his company worldwide are innumerable and he will be remembered always with respect and nostalgic fondness.