| ||Pan Lei was born in Hai Phong, Vietnam, though his roots are from Guangdong. He joined the army in 1943, and was once stationed in India. He immigrated to Taiwan subsequently and joined Shaw Brothers in 1963 as scriptwriter and director. In the same year his movie "Lovers' Rock" created fame for himself and Cheng Pei-Pei, then a new star. With panache for romance films, Pan tried his hands at scriptwriting, directing and writing lyrics for movie theme songs. He collaborated with famous composer Joseph Koo to produce many songs, which included a song for "Cuties Parade". His script novelizations also became highly popular. His "Love Without End" produced in 1970 won the Honorable Mention for Drama Feature at the 8th Golden Horse Awards. In the late 70s Pan pursued his career in Taiwan, and established his own company to produce Taiwanese movies.
From the Celestial DVD release of "The Fastest Sword".