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Painted Skin is another ghost story in King Hu’s collection of ghost stories. It has the typical low-key lighting, and the use of shadows, and the huge amounts of smoke that is typical in King Hu’s ghost stories. I can definitely see now how much King Hu loves using smoke in his films to give … More Painted Skin
I’ve seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon before, but after learning and watching quite a few of King Hu films, now I have a new-found appreciation for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon that I didn’t have before. While watching this film, I could not help but notice all the King Hu elements in the film. The first King Hu … More Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Although Legend of The Mountain is actually a sequence to Raining in The Mountain, the two films feel very different from each other. Raining in The Mountain has more of a suspenseful, semi-action feel whereas Legend of The Mountain has more of a horror, supernatural element to it. Legend of The Mountain actually has a feel similar to one of … More Legend of The Mountain
Raining in The Mountain is quite an enjoyable film to watch. King Hu definitely redeemed himself with this film after The Valiant Ones. What was different about Raining in The Mountain is that there is a lack of fighting sequences especially in comparison to The Valiant Ones. Instead King Hu takes a step more towards the use of … More Raining in The Mountain
The Valiant Ones, I would say is so far towards the bottom of my list of King Hu films that I enjoy. The storyline seemed rather predictable from the very beginning. There wasn’t any huge twists that I encountered upon watching The Valiant Ones that made the plot more interesting. The flow of the movie felt rather … More The Valiant Ones
Out of all the King Hu films that I have seen so far, although The Fate of Lee Khan reminds me a lot of Dragon Inn, I have to say that The Fate of Lee Khan may be the one that tops my list. At first, the film started off with a rather slow build up. Having had no … More The Fate of Lee Khan