Drunken Monkey, also known as 醉馬騮 and Chui ma lau is a 2003 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by and starring Lau Kar-leung. It was the first kung fu film released by the Shaw Brothers Studio in two decades. This was the final film Lau Kar-leung directed before dying on June 25, 2013.
(Synopsis): True martial arts legend Lau Kar Leung directs martial arts prodigy Wu Jing (a younger classmate of Jet Li) and newcomer Shannon Yao in martial arts action set in 1930s China. The story of Drunken Monkey takes place in China during the early 1930s, and tells a tale of martial-arts mastery and intrigue. The story begins as martial-arts master Wen Biao uncovers the fact that his brother has been using their security company for illegal activities. A confrontation between the brothers leaves Wen Biao missing and presumed dead. Meanwhile the easygoing lives of two young men are permanently changed when they grow bored of their quiet life and head for the big city in search of adventure, excitement and inspiration. They find all of this and more upon arrival in the city, when a chance encounter with a beautiful martial artist sparks love at first sight. The two heroes follow her, hoping to learn more about her, only to be chased away by her eccentric martial-arts master who happens to be Master Wen Biao. Drowning their sorrows in the city, the two heroes cross paths with an old friend of Wen Biao's and unfortunately for everybody, his arch-enemy. Old friends are reunited briefly, until tragedy strikes at the reunion of the brothers. Final battle lines are drawn and our heroes have no other choice but to fight one last time. Lau Kar Leung, a true martial-arts master whose kung-fu lineage can be traced to the real-life Chinese hero Wong Fei-hung, is the director of such Shaw Brothers classics as "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" (a.k.a. "Master Killer"),
Starring: Liu Chia Liang (Lau Kar Leung,Jacky Wu Jing,Shannon Yao Yao,Chik Kun Kwan,Chiang Chun Wan,Lau Wing Kin,Gordon Liu Chia-Hui,Li Hai Tao Running
Director: Lau Kar Leung, Producer: Mona Fong Yat Wah, Gary Sing, Wan Paak Naam, Action Director: Lau Kar Leung, Lau Kar Wing, Running Time: 98 minutes, Languages: Cantonese, English Subtitles: English, Features: Anamorphic Widescreen,Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround,Stereo,Trailers, Production company: Shaw Brothers Studio, Release date: 5 May 2003