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Lau Kar Leung

 
 
 
 
Other names : 刘家良
劉家良
Gung Fu Leung
Kung Fu Liang
Lau Ga Leung
Lau Ka Leung
Liu Chia Liang
Liu Chia Liung
Liu Ka Liang
 
Birthdate : 1/8/1936
Date of death : 24/6/2013
Nationality : China
Workplace : China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Activities : Director (27), Assistant Director (1), Producer (1), Action Director (171), Writer (5), Actor (165), Brief appearance (13), Stuntman (1)

Biography

One of the Lau Brothers.

Literally born into the world of martial arts and movies, Liu Chia-liang’s father studied under Lam Sai-wing, a student of the famous Wong Fei-hong. Liu himself was mentor to the late Alexander Fu Sheng, Cheng Shao-chiu, Hsiao Ho, among others. Liu began practicing martial arts at seven, and joined the film industry as a martial arts stuntman while a teenager, to become action director on martial arts movies of the 50’s and 60s. During the 1970’s Liu was one of Hong Kong’s most dominant, innovative and influential martial arts directors.

In the early 1960’s, Liu and action director Tang Chia joined Shaw Brothers, providing fight choreography for most of Chang Cheh’s ground-breaking movies including One-Armed Swordsman.

In the early 1970’s Liu and Chang began to cooperate on film projects based on Shaolin Temple legendary heroes. Chang directed Men From the Monastery and Five Shaolin Masters, while Liu was the action choreographer in both films. Liu took the director’s chair alone in 1975 with The Spiritual Boxer. One of Liu’s final films for Shaw Brothers was The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, inspired by the tragic death of its star Alexander Fu Sheng during the production. Liu also worked with Jet Li on Martial Arts Of Shaolin.

In 1994, Liu worked with Jackie Chan on Chan’s Drunken Master II. The film was a tremendous success and reintroduced Liu to the world.

Having been out of the spotlight, Liu made a comeback as director for the first Shaw Brothers production in many years, Drunken Monkey, to be released later in 2003.

Source : Celestial Pictures
 
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Filmography
 [ 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 - 1960 - 1950 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Seven Swords 2005 Action Director, Actor
 Seven Swords Of Mount Heaven 2005 Action Director
 Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen 2003 Actor
 Drunken Monkey 2002 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Drunken Master II 1994 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Drunken Master III 1994 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Bare-Footed Kid, The 1993 Action Director
 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993 Action Director
 Operation Scorpio 1992 Action Director, Actor
 Spirit Of The Dragon 1992 Actor
 Thief Of Time 1992 Brief appearance
 Twin Dragons, The 1992 Brief appearance
 Banquet, The 1991 Brief appearance
 Aces Go Places V : The Terracotta Hit 1990 Director
 New Kids In Town 1990 Action Director, Actor
 Tiger On The Beat 2 1990 Director, Action Director
 Pedicab Driver 1989 Actor
 Bloody Fight 1988 Actor
 Dragon Family, The 1988 Action Director
 Tiger On The Beat 1988 Director, Action Director
 Evil Cat 1987 Action Director, Actor
 Martial Arts Of Shaolin 1986 Director, Brief appearance
 Thirty Million Dollar Rush, The 1986 Action Director, Actor
 Disciples Of The 36th Chamber 1985 Director, Action Director, Writer, Actor
 Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, The 1983 Director, Action Director, Writer, Actor
 Lady Is The Boss 1983 Director, Action Director, Writer, Actor
 Shaolin Vs Wu Tang 1983 Director, Producer, Action Director
 Cat Vs. Rat 1982 Director, Action Director
 Legendary Weapons Of China 1982 Director, Action Director, Writer, Actor
 Shaolin Drunken Monk 1982 Assistant Director, Action Director
 Martial Club 1981 Director, Action Director, Actor
 My Young Auntie 1981 Director, Action Director, Writer, Actor
 Citizen Shaw 1980 Actor
 Clan Of The White Lotus 1980 Action Director
 Return To The 36th Chamber 1980 Director, Action Director
 Dirty Ho 1979 Director, Action Director
 Fists And Guts 1979 Action Director
 Mad Monkey Kung Fu 1979 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Shadow Boxing, The 1979 Director, Action Director
 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, The 1978 Director, Action Director
 Dirty Kung Fu 1978 Action Director
 Heroes Of The East 1978 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Shaolin Mantis 1978 Director, Action Director
 Executioners From Shaolin 1977 Director, Action Director, Brief appearance
 Secret Of The Shaolin Poles, The 1977 Action Director
 Boxer Rebellion 1976 Action Director
 Challenge Of The Masters 1976 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Master Of The Flying Guillotine 1976 Action Director
 Ming Patriots, The 1976 Action Director
 All Men Are Brothers 1975 Action Director
 Disciples Of Shaolin 1975 Action Director
 Fantastic Magic Baby, The 1975 Action Director
 Spiritual Boxer 1975 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Five Shaolin Masters 1974 Action Director
 Friends 1974 Action Director
 Heroes Two 1974 Action Director
 Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires, The 1974 Action Director
 Mad World Of Fools, A 1974 Action Director
 Men From The Monastery 1974 Action Director
 Na Cha The Great 1974 Action Director
 Savage Five, The 1974 Action Director
 Shaolin Martial Arts 1974 Action Director
 Three Styles Of Hung Fist 1974 Director, Action Director
 Young Lovers On Flying Wheels 1974 Action Director
 Blood Brothers, The 1973 Action Director
 Breakout From Oppression 1973 Director, Action Director
 Delinquent, The 1973 Action Director
 Generation Gap, The 1973 Action Director
 Iron Bodyguard, The 1973 Action Director
 Pirate, The 1973 Action Director
 Police Force 1973 Action Director
 Angry Guest, The 1972 Action Director
 Boxer From Shantung, The 1972 Action Director
 Delightful Forest 1972 Action Director
 Four Riders 1972 Action Director
 Man Of Iron 1972 Action Director
 Trilogy Of Swordsmanship 1972 Action Director
 Water Margin, The 1972 Action Director
 Anonymous Heroes, The 1971 Action Director
 Deadly Duo, The 1971 Action Director
 Duel Of Fists 1971 Action Director
 Hooded Swordsman 1971 Action Director
 Mighty Couple 1971 Action Director
 New One-Armed Swordsman, The 1971 Action Director
 Six Assassins 1971 Actor
 Bewitched Princess, A 1970 Action Director
 Desperados, The 1970 Action Director
 Heroic Ones, The 1970 Action Director
 I'll Get You One Day 1970 Action Director
 Modern School Life 1970 Action Director
 Naked Runner, The 1970 Action Director
 Singing Killer, The 1970 Action Director
 Swordswomen Three 1970 Action Director
 Winged Tiger 1970 Action Director
 Charming Killer, The 1969 Action Director
 Dead End 1969 Action Director
 Flying Dagger, The 1969 Action Director, Brief appearance
 Flying Thief, White Flower 1969 Action Director
 Gentleman Sword, The 1969 Action Director
 Invincible Fist, The 1969 Action Director
 Little Warrior, The 1969 Action Director
 Mysterious Weapon 1969 Action Director
 Red Rose, The Beautiful Avenger 1969 Action Director
 Redress 1969 Action Director
 Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman 1969 Action Director, Actor
 Silver Knife, Scarlet Blade 1969 Action Director
 Singing Thief, The 1969 Action Director
 Supreme Sword 1969 Action Director
 Three Encounters 1969 Action Director
 Twelve Deadly Coins 1969 Action Director, Actor
 Assasinator, The 1968 Action Director
 Avenging Sword, The 1968 Action Director
 Blue eagle 1968 Action Director
 Deadly Dragon Sword, The 1968 Action Director
 Decree Of The Fire Dragon 1968 Actor
 Dragon Fortress, The 1968 Action Director
 Fight For The Agreement 1968 Action Director
 Golden Swallow 1968 Action Director, Brief appearance
 Grand Duel, The 1968 Action Director
 How Huang Fei Hong Vanquished The Monster And Conquered the 9 Fractions 1968 Action Director
 Iron Fiddle 1968 Action Director
 Nu Zha's Adventure In The Eastern Sea 1968 Action Director
 Red Lamp Shaded In Blood 1968 Actor
 Silver Fox, The 1968 Action Director, Actor
 Sword Of Swords, The 1968 Action Director, Actor
 Three Heroines (Part 1) 1968 Action Director
 Three Heroines (Part 2) 1968 Action Director
 Unicorn Fortress 1968 Action Director
 White Dragon, The 1968 Action Director, Actor
 Assassin, The 1967 Action Director, Actor
 Black And The White Cats, The 1967 Action Director
 Black Killer, The 1967 Action Director, Actor
 Black Swan, The 1967 Actor
 Brave Girl, The 1967 Actor
 Charming Little Bird, The 1967 Action Director
 Flying Killer, The 1967 Action Director
 Girl In Red 1967 Action Director
 Golden Cat, The 1967 Action Director
 How The Sacred Fire Heroic Winds Defeat The Fire Lotus Array 1967 Action Director
 Iron Lady Against The One-eyed Dragon, The 1967 Action Director, Actor
 King Cat 1967 Actor
 Lady Black Cat Strikes Again 1967 Action Director, Brief appearance
 Lady In Black Cracks The Gate Of Hell 1967 Action Director, Actor
 Lady In Distress: The Invincible Fighter 1967 Action Director
 Lady Killer, The 1967 Action Director
 Lady With A Cat's Eyes 1967 Action Director, Actor
 One-Armed Swordsman 1967 Action Director, Actor
 Professionals, The 1967 Action Director, Actor
 She's So Brave! 1967 Action Director
 Strange Hero Yi Zhimei, The 1967 Action Director
 Sweetest Moment, The 1967 Action Director, Actor
 Sword And The Lute, The 1967 Actor
 Thundering Sword, The 1967 Action Director, Actor
 Trail Of The Broken Blade, The 1967 Action Director, Actor
 Aftermath Of A Fire (Part 1) 1966 Action Director
 Aftermath Of A Fire (Part 2) 1966 Action Director
 Big Chase, The 1966 Action Director, Actor
 Dark Heroine Mu Lanhua Shattered The Black Dragon Gang 1966 Action Director, Actor
 Dark Heroine Mu Lanhua, The 1966 Action Director
 Fire Dragon And The Mythical Pearl 1966 Actor
 Golden Bat, The 1966 Action Director
 Infernal Gate (Part 1), The 1966 Action Director
 Infernal Gate (Part 2), The 1966 Action Director
 Jade Bow, The 1966 Action Director, Brief appearance
 Jade In The Red Dust (Grand Finale) 1966 Action Director
 Jade In The Red Dust (Part 1) 1966 Action Director
 Jade In The Red Dust (Part 2) 1966 Action Director
 Lady Bond 1966 Action Director
 Magnificent Trio, The 1966 Action Director, Actor
 One Duel Too Many (Part 1) 1966 Action Director, Actor
 One Duel Too Many (Part 2) 1966 Action Director, Actor
 Return Of the Golden Bat 1966 Action Director
 Romance Of The Sword 1966 Action Director
 Sacred Fire, Heroic Wind (Part 1) 1966 Action Director
 Sacred Fire, Heroic Wind (Part 2) 1966 Action Director
 All-Powerful Flute (Part 1), The 1965 Actor
 Black Rose 1965 Actor
 Drop Of Chivalrous Blood (Part 1), A 1965 Actor
 Furious Buddha's Palm, The 1965 Action Director, Actor
 Furnace Of Heavenly Fire, The 1965 Action Director, Actor
 Hero And The Beauty (Part 1), The 1965 Actor
 Hero And The Beauty (Part 2), The 1965 Actor
 In Pursuit Of The Murderer 1965 Action Director
 Lotus Lamp, The 1965 Stuntman
 Loyalty 1965 Actor
 Sons Of Good Earth 1965 Brief appearance
 Story Of The Sword And The Sabre (Part 2), The 1965 Actor
 Story Of The Sword And The Sabre (Part 4) 1965 Actor
 Temple Of The Red Lotus 1965 Action Director, Actor, Brief appearance
 Treasure Hunt 1965 Action Director
 Twin Swords, The 1965 Brief appearance
 Two Swordswomen 1965 Action Director, Actor
 Whatever You Say, My Darling Wife 1965 Actor
 Amorous Lotus Pan, The 1964 Actor
 Five Swordsmen 1964 Action Director, Actor
 Flying Fox In The Snowy Mountains (Part 2), The 1964 Actor
 Flying Fox, The 1964 Actor
 Golden Hairpin (Part 3), The 1964 Actor
 Noxious Palm 1964 Action Director, Actor
 Romantic Musketeer 1964 Action Director, Actor
 Seven Tigers 1964 Actor
 She's A Musketeer (Part 1) 1964 Actor
 Sword Of Justice 1964 Action Director
 White-Boned Pin (Part 1), The 1964 Actor
 Willow Knife, The 1964 Action Director
 Burning Of The Red Lotus Monastery (Part 1) 1963 Actor
 Flying Sword, The 1963 Actor
 Golden Coat (Part 1), The 1963 Actor
 Killing Flag (Part 1), The 1963 Actor
 Magic Sword (Part 1) 1963 Actor
 Magic Sword (Part 2) 1963 Actor
 Magic Whip, The 1963 Actor
 Murder At The Pier 1963 Actor
 New Tale Of The Flying Crane (Part 2), The 1963 Actor
 South Dragon, North Phoenix 1963 Action Director
 Story Of The Sword And The Sabre (Part 2), The 1963 Brief appearance
 Strange Hero 'Flying Swallow', The 1963 Actor
 Swordsman And The Swordswoman, The 1963 Actor
 Beauty And The Swordsman, The 1962 Actor
 Birth Of Yue Fei, The 1962 Actor
 Blazing Volcano, The 1962 Action Director, Actor
 Blonde Hair Monster, The 1962 Actor
 Grandest Of All Families 1962 Actor
 Hero Of The Twin Swords And The Magic Whip 1962 Actor
 How Na Zha Shattered Heaven To Save His Mother 1962 Actor
 Secret Book (Part 3) 1962 Actor
 Story Of The Sword 1962 Actor
 White-Bone Sword (Part 2), The 1962 Actor
 Young Sparrow In Fright 1962 Actor
 Attack Of The 5 Fairies Monastery, The 1961 Actor
 Breakthrough, The 1961 Actor
 China At Dawn 1961 Actor
 Combat Between Seven Swords And Five Dragons 1961 Actor
 Decisive Battle At Nan Ling Temple 1961 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Smashed The Five Tigers 1961 Actor
 Lady 'Lightning' Among Swordsmen 1961 Actor
 Secret Book (Part 1) 1961 Actor
 Secret Book (Part 2) 1961 Actor
 Showdown At Ching-Seng Hill 1961 Actor
 Sword Of Vengeance (Part 2) 1961 Actor
 Book And The Sword (Part 2), The 1960 Actor
 Deadly Whip Of Bones, The 1960 Actor
 Heroines' Queen, The 1960 Actor
 How Na Zha Rescued His Mother From The Snake Mountain 1960 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Battle With The Gorilla 1960 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Combat In The Boxing Ring 1960 Actor
 Iron Arms And The Boxer 1960 Actor
 Snow Peak Nymph, The 1960 Actor
 Story Of Wong-Un The Heroine, The 1960 Actor
 Tao Lung Fighting Against Fin Kum Kong 1960 Actor
 Two Orphans Conquered The Dragon At Tianshan 1960 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Defeated The Tiger On The Opera Stage 1959 Actor
 How Oriole The Heroine Caught The Murderer 1959 Actor
 How Oriole the Heroine Solved The Case Of the Three Dead Bodies 1959 Actor
 Huang Feihong Trapped In The Hell 1959 Actor
 On The Road To Success (Part 1) 1959 Actor
 On The Road To Success (Part 2) 1959 Actor
 Rascal He On Fire, The 1959 Actor
 Story Of The White-Haired Demon Girl (Grand Finale) 1959 Actor
 Story Of The White-Haired Demon Girl (Part 1) 1959 Actor
 White Lady's Reincarnation 1959 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Used An Iron-Fowl Against The Eagle 1958 Actor
 Huang Feihong Gets Rid Of The Three Rascals 1958 Actor
 Huang Feihong Seizes The Bride At Xiguan 1958 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Battle With The Bullies In The Boxing Ring 1958 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Fierce Battle 1958 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Victory At Ma Village 1958 Actor
 Devil's Sword 1957 Actor
 Hold-Up On The Road To Hell 1957 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Fought A Bloody Battle In The Spinster's Home 1957 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Smashed The Flying Dagger Gang 1957 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Spied On Black Dragon Hill At Night 1957 Actor
 Huang Feihong And The Battle Of Saddle Hill 1957 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Battle With The Lion King 1957 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Fight At Henan 1957 Actor
 Ne Zha's Adventures In The Heavenly Palace 1957 Actor
 How Fangtangjing Made A Fool Of the Unruly Girl 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Saved The Dragon's Mother's Temple 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Saved The Lovelorn Monk From The Ancient Monastery 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Set Fire To Dashatou 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Thrice Captured Su Shulian In the Water 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Thrice Tricked The Girl Bodyguard 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Vanquished The 12 Tigers 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Vanquished The Bully At The Red Opera Float 1956 Actor
 How Huang Feihong Vanquished The Terrible Hound At Shamian 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong And The Lantern Festival Disturbance 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong At A Boxing Match 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong Attends The Joss-Stick Festival At Heavenly Goddess' Temple 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong Goes To A Birthday Party At Guanshan 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong Rescues The Fishmonger 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong Wins the Dragon Boat Race 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Battle At Shuangmendi 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Fight In Foshan 1956 Actor
 Love And Hate 1956 Actor
 White Crane Heroes, The 1956 Actor
 Wu Song's Bloody Fight On Lion's Bower 1956 Actor
 Huang Feihong's Victory At Fourth Gate 1955 Actor
 Crossing Yuanyang River By Night 1953 Action Director
 How Huang Feihong Defeated 3 Bullies With A Single Rod 1953 Actor
 

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 Lau Kar Leung pictures :  (Hide)
Seven Swords
Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen
Drunken Master III
Spirit Of The Dragon
The Twin Dragons
Bloody Fight
Evil Cat
Disciples Of The 36th Chamber
Lady Is The Boss
The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
Legendary Weapons Of China
Legendary Weapons Of China
Legendary Weapons Of China
Martial Club
Mad Monkey Kung Fu
Heroes Of The East
Spiritual Boxer
Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman
Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman
Twelve Deadly Coins
Golden Swallow
The Sword Of Swords
One-Armed Swordsman
The Magnificent Trio
 
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Seven Swords (1)
Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (1)
Drunken Monkey (5)
Drunken Master II (2)
Drunken Master III (2)
Operation Scorpio (8)
Spirit Of The Dragon (1)
New Kids In Town (2)
Pedicab Driver (2)
Bloody Fight (3)
 
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