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Chia-Liang Liu

Highest Rated: 84% Drunken Master II (1994)

Lowest Rated: 25% Seven Swords (2005)

Birthday: Aug 1, 1936

Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Hailed as 'The Undisputed Martial Arts King' in Bey Logan's "Hong Kong Action Cinema," Lau Kar Leung is legendary among his filmmaking peers. Unfortunately, due to the Shaw Brothers' refusal to re-release their kung fu movies in Asia, his work is not very well-known to younger audiences. Over more than four decades, Lau has distinguished himself as, variously, an actor, martial arts choreographer and director. Contemporary HK audiences know him best for his work on "Drunken Master 2" (1994), in which he acted as well as directed. This film was Jackie Chan's first straight kung fu film in over a decade. Both aging auteurs had something to prove--and they did beyond anyone's wildest expectations. "Drunken Master 2" became the highest grossing kung fu film in recent history. Lau was back on the A-list of HK action directors.

Highest rated movies

Drunken Master II
Seven Swords

Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 55% Seven Swords Unknown (Character) - 2005
84% 88% Drunken Master II General Fu Wen-Chi (Character),
Director
$11.5M 1994
No Score Yet 29% Drunken Master III Uncle Yan (Character),
Director
- 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Kids in Town Uncle (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 94% Pedicab Driver Boss of Gambling House (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 70% Tiger on Beat Director - 1988
No Score Yet 0% Evil Cat Master Cheung (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 72% North and South Shaolin Director - 1986
No Score Yet 41% Disciples of the Master Killers Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang Producer - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Is the Boss Wang Hsia Yuan (Character),
Director
- 1983
No Score Yet 87% The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invincible Pole Fighter Director,
Writer
- 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cat vs. Rat Director - 1982
No Score Yet 67% Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu Lei Kung (Character),
Director
- 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eighteen Weapons of Kung Fu Director - 1982
No Score Yet 79% Dirty Ho Director - 1981
No Score Yet 76% Return of the Master Killer Director - 1980
No Score Yet 55% Martial Club Director - 1980
No Score Yet 79% Fangs of the Tigress Yu Ching-Chuen (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet 71% Mad Monkey Kung Fu Chen (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet 38% Warrior From Shaolin Producer - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executioners of Death Director - 1979
No Score Yet 89% Master Killer Director - 1978
No Score Yet 71% Deadly Mantis Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked Fists of Terror Director - 1978
No Score Yet 78% Challenge of the Ninja Drunken Master Su (Character),
Director
- 1978
No Score Yet 97% Shaolin Challenges Ninja Director - 1978
No Score Yet 86% Instructors of Death Director - 1978
No Score Yet 79% Executioners From Shaolin Director - 1977
No Score Yet 73% Challenge of the Masters Chen Erh-fu (Character),
Director
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakout From Oppression Director - 1973