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King Hu

Highest Rated: 100% Raining in the Mountain (1979)

Lowest Rated: 89% The Fate of Lee Khan (1974)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1931

Birthplace: Beijing, China

A prime mover in the development of the modern Chinese kung fu movie, King Hu helped open up the West to the blazing passions of Hong Kong action filmmaking with the 1975 Cannes screening of his "A Touch of Zen" (1969), a heady blend of swordfighting, Zen Buddhism, magical acts and Ming Dynasty period detail. Raved English critic Tony Rayns, "...And the visual style will set your eyes on fire." Hardcore cultists--and much of Asia--had already been familiar with such fare for quite some time. Chopsocky flicks had long been a staple of urban grindhouses but filmmakers like Hu helped reveal the artistic potential of the form.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painted Skin Director - 1992
No Score Yet 73% The Swordsman Director - 1990
100% 70% Raining in the Mountain Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer,
Art Director
- 1979
100% No Score Yet Legend of the Mountain Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor,
Costume Designer
- 1979
No Score Yet 75% The Valiant Ones Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1975
89% 73% The Fate of Lee Khan Director $1.6K 1974
96% 82% A Touch of Zen Director,
Writer
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Moods Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sha-Nu Director - 1969
100% 84% Dragon Inn Director,
Screenwriter
- 1967
No Score Yet 74% Come Drink With Me Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of Good Earth Director - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story Of Sue San Director,
Screenwriter
- 1964
No Score Yet 38% The Kingdom and The Beauty Ta Niu (Character) - 1962

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