May 02, 2006


Lau Kar-leung

Lau Kar-leung is one of Hong Kong's great action directors and if you've seen him in Sammo Hung's PEDICAB DRIVER or Jackie Chan's DRUNKEN MASTER 2 you'll agree that he eats up the screen with his skills whenever he's given the chance to bust loose. But he's had little to no luck in recent years. Many modern directors consider his choreography too old fashioned (he was removed from DRUNKEN MASTER 2 and Jackie Chan choreographed that final factory fight himself). His last movie, DRUNKEN MONKEY, in 2002, came and went without anyone giving it much attention.

But now he's working on a new project and he wants your money. At 70, Lau Kar-leung wants to film the story of Hung Gar kung fu, the style he practices. Hong Kong Cinemagic has a few details about the project and then they have this paragraph:

"If you are producer or investor, and would like to know more about the movie which will undoubtedly be a classic more traditional than Zhang Yimou's HERO and more spiritual than Ang Lee's CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, please kindly contact the HKCinemagic.com staff and check out this website."

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Lau Kar-Leung was the only reason I bothered seeing Seven Swords. Went for Lau Kar-Leung, stayed for the Donnie Yen fight scene.

Drunken Monkey is definately worth a look, not only for the master himself, but also for Wu Jing.

Posted by: Wise Kwai | May 5, 2006 12:46:53 AM

We at Burning Shaolin Productions are pleased to announce that we will be producing Lau Kar Leungs next film, "Heroes of Shaolin".

Any questions regarding the project may be directed to us at info@burningshaolinproductions.com.

Posted by: DJ Caldwell | Jul 6, 2006 12:33:49 PM

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