A still from King Hu’s 1973 film The Fate of Lee Khan, about a group of righteous spies in the Yuan dynasty era. Hu said he was inspired to make a spy film by the James Bond films. A still from King Hu’s 1973 film The Fate of Lee Khan, about a group of righteous spies in the Yuan dynasty era. Hu said he was inspired to make a spy film by the James Bond films.
A still from King Hu’s 1973 film The Fate of Lee Khan, about a group of righteous spies in the Yuan dynasty era. Hu said he was inspired to make a spy film by the James Bond films.

Angela Mao takes on evil princess in James Bond-inspired martial arts film with fight scenes by Sammo Hung

  • Filmmaker King Hu decided he wanted to make spy films set in ancient China after seeing Bond films, but his secret agents would be righteous, not amoral
  • The Fate of Lee Khan, about Han Chinese spies plotting against a lord of the Mongol dynasty ruling China, is one such film, and his most densely plotted work

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
A still from King Hu’s 1973 film The Fate of Lee Khan, about a group of righteous spies in the Yuan dynasty era. Hu said he was inspired to make a spy film by the James Bond films. A still from King Hu’s 1973 film The Fate of Lee Khan, about a group of righteous spies in the Yuan dynasty era. Hu said he was inspired to make a spy film by the James Bond films.
A still from King Hu’s 1973 film The Fate of Lee Khan, about a group of righteous spies in the Yuan dynasty era. Hu said he was inspired to make a spy film by the James Bond films.
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