Raining in the Mountain

King Hu's 1979 film, Raining in the Mountain, tells the story of martial artists who try to steal a sacred scroll from a monastery library, while the monastery looks for a new abbot. The film was an interesting new genre that King Hu entered, a drama. The direction of the film seemed to shift a … Continue reading Raining in the Mountain


The Valiant Ones

King Hu's independent action film The Valiant Ones tells the story of double crossing spies and military powers and strategies. This film was very action-wuxia oriented and filled nearly every scene with fighting. This made it somewhat difficult to squeeze emotional connection to the characters. There were a lot of interesting fighting sequences and experimentation … Continue reading The Valiant Ones