All Hail the King

All Hail the King

2 Episodes

Renowned for his breathtaking action choreography and incorporation of Buddhist philosophy into martial-arts cinema, Chinese wuxia master King Hu reached what many consider to be the height of his artistry with A TOUCH OF ZEN, an epic spiritual journey that dazzles the senses with its ravishing imagery and innovative editing. Hu’s follow-up to that film, THE FATE OF LEE KHAN, is equally thrilling: a feminist wuxia that moves at lightning speed and stars Hong Kong cinema veteran Li Li-hua and martial-arts legend Angela “Lady Whirlwind” Mao.

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All Hail the King
  • A Touch of Zen

    Episode 1

    Directed by King Hu • 1971 • Hong Kong, Taiwan
    Starring Hsu Feng, Shih Chun, Bai Ying

    "Visionary" barely begins to describe this masterpiece of Chinese cinema and martial arts moviemaking. A TOUCH OF ZEN (Xia nu) by King Hu depicts the journey of Yang, a fugitive noblewoman in disguise who seeks...

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    Episode 2

    Directed by King Hu • 1973 • Taiwan, Hong Kong
    Starring Li Li-hua, Angela Mao, Helen Ma

    In his follow-up to the celebrated A TOUCH OF ZEN, master of the Chinese martial-arts film King Hu brings together an all-star female cast—including Hong Kong cinema veteran Li Li-hua and Angela “Lady Whirlwi...