Lau Kar Leung

6th Old School Kung Fu Fest, April 8-10, 2016

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It’s that time again. Not only is Spring in the air, but a bunch of cinematic kung fu warriors will be too, coming to brilliant life on a New York City screen via rare 35MM film prints! Subway Cinema, the group that’s also responsible for the annual New York Asian Film Festival, is teaming up with The Metrograph Theater, and treating Asian action cinema fans to another …

Kara Hui Announces Retirement And Final Action Film

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Legendary kung fu actress Kara Hui-Ying Hung recently announced that she has plans to retire from the film industry, with her final action film starting production this October. Kara Hui is probably best known to fans of martial arts cinema for her roles in many of the late great Lau Kar Leung’s classic movies at Shaw Brother Studios. Films such as …

Old School Kung Fu Fest 2014

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If you are in or anywhere near New York this coming weekend, Friday April 18 – Sunday April 20, and as a fan of the kung fu film genre, you may want to head over to The Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue New York City, NY 10003 where they will be screening the following kung fu films: Canton Viper, 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Pedicab Driver, Challenge of the Masters …

Lau Kar-Leung Dead at 76

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Lau Kar-Leung (aka Liu Chia-Liang), the famed actor, fight choreographer and director, has passed away after years of fighting cancer. Known in the West mainly for his films with his martial arts brother Gordon Liu Chia Hui, such as The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and My Young Auntie, Lau Kar-Leung enjoyed a career that stretched from the 1950’s into the 21st century …