Ten Essential Films From Lau Kar Leung
The One-Armed Swordsman
Chang Cheh's 1967 effort remains one of the most enduring favorites of the entire Shaw Brothers canon and clearly represents the high point of star Jimmy Wang Yu's career. And a major factor in why is the sterling fight choreography provided by Lau. Energetic and inventive this represents some of his finest collaborative work with one of the greatest directors ever to work the genre along with one of its most brash stars. It also served as the original starting point for recent Donnie Yen star vehicle Wuxia (aka Dragon).