Famous Hong Kong movie director, born in 1951, who is best known for his cinematography in his over-the-top action films. English-speakers who don't speak Cantonese can pronounce his name choy hock and from what I understand, that's pretty close.

Some of his best-known movies include his 1983 film "Zu: Warriors from Magic Mountain"; the Swordsman trilogy; the smash hit film "Once Upon a Time in China"; and his romantic action-comedies 'Shanghai Blues" and "Peking Opera Blues".

Hark and fellow Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo have both played major roles in focusing international attention on the world of Hong Kong cinema. He has also been credited with introducing high-tech Hollywood special effects to the Hong Kong movie industry.