Hong Kong movie mogul dies at age 107

Jan 7, 2014 7:39 AM

HONG KONG (AP) - Pioneering Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw, whose studio popularized the kung fu genre that influenced Quentin Tarantino and other Hollywood directors, has died.

He was 107.

His Shaw Brothers Studios was once among the world's largest, and it helped launch the careers of powerhouses including director John Woo and churned out nearly 1,000 movies. He also produced a handful of U.S. films, including 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" and 1979 disaster thriller "Meteor."

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