Godfrey Ho is considered a master of B-movie Hong Kong actioners. However, a number of his movies are Z-grade movies made with a "cut-and-paste" technique. He would shoot footage for one movie, often using Caucasian actors for exportation, then edit the scenes into several other movies, mixing them with footage from old, unfinished or unreleased Asian movies (using Thai as well as Chinese or Filipino footage), then trying to make the story somewhat coherent through dubbing and voice-overs. He would then have four or five movies (of rock-bottom quality, of course) while having spent the budget of one. He teaches film making at the Hong Kong Film Academy
Godfrey used and an American actor Richard Harrison extensively as the lead role in many of his films. Harrison, a European B movie star in the 1960s and 1970s, agreed to act in several of Ho's films in the early 1980s, although this footage was later spliced into many more of Ho's productions without his prior agreement. Ho's film making also included uncredited and apparently unauthorized use of music from Miami Vice, Iczer One, Kamen Rider Super-1, Star Trek and Star Wars, and by Wendy Carlos, Vangelis, Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Clan of Xymox and Steve Hillage, among others, as background score in his movies.
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