Over the years, martial arts novelist Gu Long's classic hero Chor Lau Heung has been brought alive on the small screen quite a few times. In the 70s, Adam Cheng's portrayal of the dashing swordsman was imprinted in television history. In the 80s, Michael Miu captured the audience with his charismatic performance. In 2001, Taiwanese singer Richie Jen steps into the mighty shoes of Chor Lau Heung for the most star-studded drama version yet.
A Hong Kong-Taiwan co-production, the aptly named Chor Lau Heung 2001 is sure to satisfy star-gazers. The charming Chor Lau Heung is always surrounded by beautiful women, and this time the list of females who weave in and out of his life include Anita Yuen, Gigi Lai, Kristy Yeung, Joey Meng, and Ruby Lin. The supporting male cast is just as strong with memorable performances by Mark Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Dicky Cheung, Daniel Chan, Eric Suen, Richard Ng Man Tat, and many other notable actors. In addition to the amazing cast, the innovative storyline, full of unexpected twists and turns, makes Chor Lau Heung 2001 an essential watch for period drama fans.
Raised by an adopted father, Chor Lau Heung (Richie Jen) knows nothing about his identity. To solve the mystery of his origin, Chor Lau Heung steals the much sought after amber Guan Yin statue and learns master Li Xin Huan's (Ekin Cheng) famous Flying Knives skill. Chor Lau Heung then becomes the target of many challenges and enemy attacks, placing him and his female companions in constant mortal danger. Chor's quest brings him to Annan, where he discovers his connection with the royal family. The end of this quest, however, only marks the beginning of more unanswered questions, as Chor and his friends are pulled deeper and deeper into a mysterious conspiracy threatening the martial arts world.