King Hu
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1931
Birth Place:
China

Biography

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...