films seen
24/26
average score
2.81*
nationality
China - 76 years old
status
R.I.P. (1936 - 2013)
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The Shaw Bros' most prestigious director. He made a slew of martial arts classics together with action legend Gordon Liu. Apart from a small dip in the late 80s, Liu's work is a treasure trove for action fans, others can safely skip his work.

The good stuff

Drunken Monkey

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Chui Ma Lau
Specifics
2002 / 97m - Hong Kong, China
Genre
Comedy, Action, Adventure
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Drunken Monkey poster

Drunken Master II

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Jui Kuen II
Specifics
1994 / 102m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Drunken Master II poster

One of the big martial arts masterpieces of the 90s. Jackie Chan teamed up with Chia-Liang Liu hoping to deliver a worthy sequel to Woo-Ping Yuen Drunken Master. Like Yuen, Liu may not be the most skilled director, but he sure knows how to set up an impressive spectacle. Drunken Master II is not a film without flaws, but whenever Lui and Chan dish out another stupendous action scene those flaws are quickly forgotten. The 20-minute finale is by far one of the best martial arts scenes ever. A must-see for all martial arts fan out there.

Solid pieces

Martial Arts of Shaolin

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Nan Bei Shao Lin
Specifics
1986 / 99m - Hong Kong, China
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Martial Arts of Shaolin poster

Disciples of the 36th Chamber

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Pi Li Shi Jie
Specifics
1985 / 90m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Disciples of the 36th Chamber poster

The Lady Is the Boss

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Chang Men Jen
Specifics
1983 / 86m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Lady Is the Boss poster

Mad Monkey Kung Fu

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Feng Hou
Specifics
1979 / 116m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Mad Monkey Kung Fu poster

Dirty Ho

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Lan Tou He
Specifics
1976 / 103m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Dirty Ho poster

The inoffensive

Drunken Master III

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Jui Kuen III
Specifics
1994 / 91m - Hong Kong, China
Genre
Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Drunken Master III poster

Cat vs. Rat

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Yu Mao San Hu Jin Mao Shu
Specifics
1982 / 97m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Cat vs. Rat poster

My Young Auntie

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Cheung Booi
Specifics
1981 / 121m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
My Young Auntie poster

Return to the 36th Chamber

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Shao Lin Ta Peng Hsiao Tzu
Specifics
1980 / 99m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Return to the 36th Chamber poster

36th Chamber of Shaolin

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Shao Lin San Shi Liu Fang
Specifics
1978 / 115m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Action, Adventure
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
36th Chamber of Shaolin poster

Worthy but flawed

Invincible Pole Fighter

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Wu Lang Ba Gua Gun
Specifics
1983 / 98m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Invincible Pole Fighter poster

Legendary Weapons of China

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Shih Ba Pan Wu Yi
Specifics
1982 / 109m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Legendary Weapons of China poster

Martial Club

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Wu Guan
Specifics
1981 / 110m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Martial Club poster

Challenge of the Ninja

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Zhong Hua Zhang Fu
Specifics
1979 / 105m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Challenge of the Ninja poster

Spiritual Boxer II

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Mao Shan Jiang Shi Quan
Specifics
1979 / 97m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Spiritual Boxer II poster

Shaolin Mantis

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Tang Lang
Specifics
1978 / 96m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Shaolin Mantis poster

Executioners from Shaolin

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Hong Xi Guan
Specifics
1977 / 98m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Executioners from Shaolin poster

Challenge of the Masters

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Huang Fei-hong Yu Liu a Cai
Specifics
1976 / 95m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Challenge of the Masters poster

Naked Fists of Terror

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Shen Da
Specifics
1975 / 103m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Naked Fists of Terror poster

Plain forgettable

Tiger on the Beat II

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Lao Hu Chu Geng II
Specifics
1990 / 94m - Hong Kong
Genre
Action
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Tiger on the Beat II poster

Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Xin Zuijia Paidang
Specifics
1989 / 103m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit poster

Tiger on the Beat

by Chia-Liang Liu
Also known as
Lo Foo Chut Gang
Specifics
1988 / 88m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Tiger on the Beat poster