films seen
15
average score
2.96*
nationality
Hong Kong - 70 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Like most Hong Kong directors who tried to make it in Hollywood, Yu's local output easily outshines his foreign work. Even so, Yu's a skilled genre director and most of his films are worth a try, especially when looking for fantasy and/or horror cinema.

Rare treats

Fearless poster

Fearless

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Huo Yuanjia
Specifics
China [2006] - 103 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.5

If you're looking for a stellar martial arts flick though, Fearless is a safe bet.

Solid pieces

The Phantom Lover poster

The Phantom Lover

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Ye Ban Ge Sheng
Specifics
Hong Kong, Singapore [1995] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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3.5
The Bride with White Hair poster

The Bride with White Hair

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Bai Fa Mo Nu Zhuan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 92 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure
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3.5
The Trail poster

The Trail

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Jui Gwai Chat Hung
Specifics
Hong Kong [1983] - 87 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Horror
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3.5

The inoffensive

Saving General Yang poster

Saving General Yang

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Yang Jia Jiang
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2013] - 102 mins
Genre
Adventure, History
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3.0
Freddy vs. Jason poster

Freddy vs. Jason

by Ronny Yu
Specifics
USA, Canada [2003] - 97 mins
Genre
Action, Horror
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3.0
The 51st State poster

The 51st State

by Ronny Yu
Specifics
UK, Canada [2001] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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3.0
Bride of Chucky poster

Bride of Chucky

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Child's Play 4: Bride of Chucky
Specifics
USA, Canada [1998] - 89 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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3.0
Shogun & Little Kitchen poster

Shogun & Little Kitchen

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Huo Tou Fu Xing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 93 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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3.0
Great Pretenders poster

Great Pretenders

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Qian Wang 1991
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 100 mins
Genre
Comedy
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3.0
Family Man poster

Family Man

by Ronny Yu
Specifics
USA, Canada [2008] - 42 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0

Solid short that thrives on psychological horror. An upright family man and a rapist/murderer die at the same time. When they're brought back to life, they've changed bodies. The direction of Yu is a little inconspicuous, but the story is nice and there are some decent twists. Nothing too special, but a fun little diversion.

Worthy but flawed

Legacy of Rage poster

Legacy of Rage

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Long Zai Jiang Hu
Specifics
Hong Kong [1986] - 87 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5
The Postman Fights Back poster

The Postman Fights Back

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Xun Cheng Ma
Specifics
Hong Kong [1981] - 87 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5

Dubious filler

Bless This House poster

Bless This House

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Meng Gui Fo Tiao Qiang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 82 mins
Genre
Horror, Comedy
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2.0

Silly horror comedy that's mostly just comedy. None of the scares are scary and the acting is so over the top that it's hard to believe anybody would be creeped out by this film. It's somewhat amusing and short, which makes it an easy watch, but it's not very memorable and not even close to Yu's best work.

Plain forgettable

The Saviour poster

The Saviour

by Ronny Yu
Also know as
Jiu Shi Zhe
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 80 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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1.5

A pretty lackluster start to Ronny Yu's solo career. This is a rather dull police thriller, with a serial killer on the hunt for prostitutes. The action scenes are dim, the murders are boring and the investigation feels mandatory. It's not uncommon for Hong Kong directors to start their careers on low-end productions to learn the tricks of the trade, this is one of those film.