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Oxide Pang et Danny Pang

Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
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Birth 1 january 1965 (59 years)

The Pang Brothers are Danny Pang Phat (Chinese: 彭發) and Oxide Pang Chun (Chinese: 彭順), twin-brother screenwriters and film directors, born in 1965 in Hong Kong. Among their films is the hit Asian horror film, The Eye, which has spawned two sequels, as well as a Hollywood remake and a Hindi remake. Besides working in Hong Kong, the pair frequently work in the Thai film industry, where they made their directorial debut as a team, Bangkok Dangerous.


Early career
Oxide, the older of the two by 15 minutes, started his career in Bangkok, at Kantana Group's film labs as a telecine colorist. He made his first film, the experimental karmic thriller, Who Is Running?, in 1997. It was Thailand's entry for Academy Award for the Best Foreign Film for the 71st Academy Awards in 1998.

Danny is well known as a film editor, and has worked on a number of Hong Kong films, including The Storm Riders and the Infernal Affairs series.

They first teamed up to write and direct the Thai film, Bangkok Dangerous, in 1999. The film won the FIPRESCI Award at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for best film and best editing at the Thailand National Film Association Awards.

They then made The Eye, which gained the Pangs wider critical acclaim. They made two sequels, The Eye 2 and The Eye 10. An American remake of The Eye was produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner and stars Jessica Alba.

Aside from The Eye and other horror films, the Pangs made two more edgy Thai crime films in the same vein as Bangkok Dangerous, Danny with 1+1=0 and Oxide with Som and Bank: Bangkok for Sale. Together the three crime films form a loose "Bangkok Trilogy".

Working style
When the Pangs work together, they direct scenes in the film independently of each other. Oxide Pang explains:

In a shooting location there is always only one Pang at a time; it helps us save our energy. One day I'll be shooting, the other, Danny will. I know a lot of people are amazed, but we do have a strong connection, I guess, as twins. And we have a lot of meetings on the script, we sit down in front of a storyboard and we have the same visuals conception.

Recent films
Their 2006 horror film, Re-cycle, was the closing film in the Un Certain Regard competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The film reunited the brothers with Angelica Lee, the star of The Eye.

Among their other projects are a Hollywood-backed, English-language film, a thriller called The Messengers, starring John Corbett, which was released in theaters on February 2, 2006, and a remake of Bangkok Dangerous starring Nicolas Cage. Film critic Roger Ebert described the film as a: "less than virtuous and, in fact, less a than admissible,pitiful, and pathetic attempt to turn a 1st world profit on a proven and theatrically sound 3rd world production. Headlined by Nic Cage, you can, as usual, expect an inept and deplorable effort, in every way, to remake an excellent movie, purely for the sake of profit, earning it more dollars than sense. If you liked bangkok dangerous better as the Nic Cage remake, you are, in all fairness, far enough into a thorazine drip that your input has long since relinquished its relevance to this society as a whole, that the state should award you two taps to the head and one to the chest, and this film is graciously awarded two thumbs in hades." Very, very, few, if any film fans will appreciate what was done in this film after having seen the original. One critic likened it to: "How would you like the remake of Pulp fiction?" "Of course, you wouldn't."

Oxide produced a remake of Who Is Running? in 2005, called The Remaker, with Mona Nahm directing. He has completed a solo project, Diary, released in 2006. Another solo project for Oxide is The Detective, starring Aaron Kwok, about a detective trying to find a woman, with the only clue being a photograph of her.

Danny also completed a solo project, Forest of Death, a thriller about an enchanted forest. Another solo project by Danny, In Love with the Dead, opened in Hong Kong cinemas on November 29, 2007.

Both Diary and Forest of Death, as well as Re-cycle, were picked up for distribution in the United Kingdom by Image Entertainment. She working currently on the Thailand horror flick The Child's Eye, which is shot in 3D. Danny Pang directed solo the Chinese thriller film Fairy Tale Killer.

Best films

The Messengers (2007)
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Usually with

Aaron Kwok
Aaron Kwok
(4 films)
Jo Kuk
Jo Kuk
(3 films)
Ekin Cheng
Ekin Cheng
(3 films)
Angelica Lee
Angelica Lee
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Oxide Pang et Danny Pang (28 films)

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Out of Inferno, 1h47
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Disaster films
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Angelica Lee, Chen Sicheng, Cheung Siu-fai, Jin Qiaoqiao
Rating57% 2.860792.860792.860792.860792.86079
The film stars two estranged brothers in Guangzhou, Tai-kwan and Keung, who work as firefighters. The last time they spoke with one another was during the funeral of their father, four years before the events of the film. Keung, now retired from firefighting, operates a fire protection systems company. In the beginning of the film, he holds a celebration of the opening of the office of his company. Meanwhile, Tai-kwan's wife, Si-lok, is seeing a gynaecologist. The company and the doctor are in the same building. A fire breaks out in the basement and travels upwards. Tai-kwan, who submits his resignation before the fire breaks out, sends in his unit to fight the fire. Keung finds Si-lok and struggles to rescue her.
The Detective 2
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Aaron Kwok, Liu Kai-chi, Patrick Tam, Cheung Siu-fai, Lam Suet, Jo Kuk
Rating56% 2.821672.821672.821672.821672.82167
Bumbling private detective Chan Tam (Aaron Kwok) is enlisted by police pal Fung Chak (Liu Kai Chi) to help in the investigation of a serial murder case. The victims - a middle-aged man killed at home, a dead woman found in the trash dump, and a teenage girl slain in the park - were all killed in grisly manners, but they didn't seem related to each other. Without any clue to follow up on, Tam is decidedly at his wits' end. But when Chak is seriously wounded by a mysterious assailant, Tam deduces that the only way to uncover the truth is to get into the mind of the deranged killer, and in so doing he is forced to face a long-hidden side of himself...
The Child's Eye, 1h37
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Horror
Actors Rainie Yang, Gordon Lam, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Jo Kuk
Rating42% 2.114972.114972.114972.114972.11497
In Bangkok, six young people on vacation find themselves stranded at an airport due to a riot. A driver takes them to the Chung Tai Hotel, run by Chuen (Lam Ka-tung), where Rainie (Rainie Yang) sees a female ghost and Ling (Elanne Kwong) finds a hovering hand trying to grab her. While at dinner the three men disappear. Rainie leads the girls with the aid of Man-man and her ghost-seeing dog Little Huang as they try and find them in the hotel's underground passages where they encounter the female ghost and a strange monster which is actually a dog human hybrid.
Seven 2 One, 1h25
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Katy Kung
Rating57% 2.854842.854842.854842.854842.85484
Convenience store clerks Chrissie (Chrissie Chau) and Katy (Katy Kung) decide to get back at their sleazy manager Leo (Leo Chim) by having their friends pose as robbers and hold up the store, but events escalate out of control into murder. What started as an elaborate prank sets off a butterfly effect of crime, consequence, and desperation as more and more people get pulled into the mess.
Basic Love
Basic Love (2009)
, 1h46
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Cheng Pei-pei
Rating52% 2.6462152.6462152.6462152.6462152.646215
A romantic story symphonized with the song of a triangular relationship between Ling (Elanne Kong), June (Janice Man) and Rex (Rex Ho). Ling got leukemia since she was a child; she hides the true feeling and health condition from her best friends, Rex and June. June who moved from China to HK when she was little, assists her mom to make a living hardily resulting in a self-contained character. The two girls are completely different in personality, yet they're frank with each other. June feels for Rex. Meanwhile, June seems to overlook an admirer, Hee (Xu Zheng Xi). It's graduation time, they're standing in front of the crossroad to their future, and none of them takes a step closer to change their relationship, until the day when Ling is admitted to the hospital, the long compression of emotion is broken.
The Storm Warriors
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Aaron Kwok, Nicholas Tse, Ekin Cheng, Charlene Choi, Simon Yam, Tiffany Tang
Rating52% 2.6220452.6220452.6220452.6220452.622045
The evil Japanese warlord Lord Godless desires to conquer China. He threatens the General in command into surrender, takes the emperor captive and subdues a large number of martial arts masters using his special poison. Among the captives are Cloud who surrendered out of concern for Chu Chu, and the martial arts legend Nameless. Lord Godless gives them two choices, they can either surrender and work under him, or they will be executed. None of the masters accept the offer. Nameless then breaks free of his chains, revealing that Ghostly Tiger, Nameless' assistant sneaked in earlier to give all the masters the antidote to the poison. Cloud and Wind land direct blows on Lord Godless with no noticeable effect, and even though several other martial arts masters combine their powers to attack Lord Godless, they lose the contest of strength and are killed. Nameless uses his special attack on Lord Godless, using his chi to launch all the captured masters' swords at Lord Godless, Lord Godless takes the attack head on and blocks all the swords while Nameless suffers serious internal injuries because he overtaxed himself while not fully recovered from the poison. Some other martial artists raid the prison on horseback and Nameless, Cloud, Wind and Chu Chu manage to escape, while Lord Godless sends his son, Heartless and two lieutenants, Earth and Sky, after Nameless with an army, with orders to destroy any martial arts schools along the way who will not surrender.
Bangkok Dangerous, 1h40
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnam, Charlie Yeung, Dom Hetrakul
Rating52% 2.649142.649142.649142.649142.64914
Joe (Cage) is a professional freelance contract killer. He works strictly by the rules; He never socializes outside his work, he stays secluded in quiet spots, never meets his handlers and always leaves on time, leaving without a trace. He usually hires young pickpockets or small-time criminals as his local help, whom he usually murders after the end of the job to prevent any identification. He uses multiple aliases and also has middlemen between him and his handlers. He also carries a watch to perform a hit in specific time and correctly visualizes his every target.
The Messengers, 1h30
Directed by Doug Liman, Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett, Brent Briscoe, William B. Davis
Rating53% 2.6540452.6540452.6540452.6540452.654045
The film starts with a terrified mother and her young son. As she packs a suitcase, she hears something coming towards the door and makes her son hide under the bed. The door bursts open and a supernatural force throws the mother against the wall, killing her. The son flees and runs into his terrified sister. The boy hides under a table, but his sister is caught and pushed over the banister of the stairs, then dragged down to the cellar. The boy hides but is eventually found by the attacker.
The Detective, 1h49
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Aaron Kwok, Liu Kai-chi, Wayne Lai, Kenny Wong, Shing Fui On, Jo Kuk
Rating65% 3.2928553.2928553.2928553.2928553.292855
Tam (Aaron Kwok) is an impoverished private detective. One day, a guy nicknamed Fatty asked Tam to find a lady who wanted to kill him. He left Tam a portrait and a large amount of cash without giving any other details. Tam could not resist the temptation of the offer and so his investigation started.
Diary (2006)
, 1h25
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Charlene Choi, Shawn Yue Man Lok
Rating60% 3.001413.001413.001413.001413.00141
Winnie Leung (Charlene Choi), a dour loner of a young woman, spends her days in her apartment, cooking meals, carving wooden dolls and waiting for her boyfriend, Seth Lau (Shawn Yue) to come home. One day, she records in her diary, "Today Seth left, without a sound."
Re-cycle (2006)
, 1h48
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Angelica Lee, Ekin Cheng, Soi Cheang, J Jetrin
Rating60% 3.0073953.0073953.0073953.0073953.007395
Ting-yin, a young novelist, is struggling to come up with a followup to her best-selling trilogy of romance novels. She has not even started on the book yet and her agent has already announced that the next title, The Recycle, will deal with the supernatural.
The Eye 3: Infinity, 1h23
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Bongkoj Khongmalai, Chen Bo-Lin, Ray MacDonald, Kate Yeung
Rating46% 2.3120652.3120652.3120652.3120652.312065
A man named Chong-kwai welcomes his friends Ted, May, Kofei and April from Hong Kong to Thailand. Chong-kwai shows them a book he purchased from a strange man, titled The Ten Encounters, that describes ten ways to see ghosts and spirits.