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King Hu

Lowest Rated:   95% A Touch of Zen (1969)
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Filmmaker King Hu had great influence on Hong Kong martial arts films. It was he who popularized the use of lightning-cut montage to make action sequences more exciting. He also helped popularize the genre with the addition of humor, something that greatly influenced such directors as Tsui Hark and John Woo. Born near Beijing, young Hu was raised in Hong Kong (he had been visiting there when the Communists took over mainland China and was not allowed to return). He broke into films as a set painter. He then worked as an actor and a writer as well as writing and producing radio shows for the Voice of America. In the early '60s, Hu began directing martial arts actioners for Shaw Brothers. In total, Hu directed 16 films. In the West, Hu is best known for A Touch of Zen (1973) which won an award at Cannes. King Hu spent the last decade of his life living in Los Angeles. He was visiting friends in Taipei and preparing to direct The Battle of Ono when he suffered a fatal stroke.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Da di er nu (Sons of the Good Earth)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Legend Of The Mountain
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Painted Skin
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Swordsman
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Song of the Exile
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Tian xia di yi
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Kong shan ling yu (Raining in the Mountain)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Legend of the Mountain
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet The Valiant Ones
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo (The Fate of Lee Khan)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1973
No Score Yet Fate of Lee Khan
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Legend of the Mountain
  • Director
1971
95% A Touch of Zen
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1969
100% Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen)
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Come Drink With Me (Da zui xia)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1966
No Score Yet Yu tang chun, (The Story of Sue San)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1964
No Score Yet Jiang shan mei ren, (Kingdom and the Beauty)
  • Actor
1962

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