Benny Chan, action film director behind some of the pop-culture landmarks of recent Hong Kong cinema

//Benny Chan, action film director behind some of the pop-culture landmarks of recent Hong Kong cinema

Benny Chan, action film director behind some of the pop-culture landmarks of recent Hong Kong cinema

Benny Chan Muk-sing, who died on Sunday at the age of 58, was responsible for several of the best Hong Kong action movies of the past 30 years. It was a genre he had loved since he was a child, when he often binged on inexpensive Shaw Brothers matinees.Yet the master of frenetic, explosive big-screen action was as mild-mannered as could be in person.Born in 1961, as a teenager Chan was addicted to the martial arts films of Bruce Lee, Sammo Hung Kam-bo, and Jackie Chan – he would go on to direct…

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