Derek Yee Tung-Sing

Derek Yee Tung-sing (simplified Chinese: 尔冬升; traditional Chinese: 爾冬陞; pinyin: Ěr Dōngshēng; Jyutping: Yee5 Tung1 Sing1), born in 1957, is a former Shaw Brothers actor from Hong Kong, currently a film director and screenwriter, who has achieved fame and respect in Hong Kong and international film festival circuits for treading carefully commercial viability concerns with artistic integrity. He is the younger half-brother of famed Hong Kong actors Paul Chun and David Chiang, the latter also a former Shaw Brothers star.

Yee has starred in over 40 movies in Hong Kong between 1975 and 1986, during the time when Shaw Brothers Studio were still producing movies. Since then Yee turned to screenwriting and directing and has made a career out of making films like C’est la vie, mon chéri, Viva Erotica and The Truth About Jane and Sam and also gritty dramas like One Night in Mongkok and Protégé.

Derek Yee was a former boyfriend of Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung

Poster for the movie "Little Cop"

Little Cop

Ever since he was a child, Lee Chi-kin has been determined to become a police officer, despite the fact that he comes from a family of criminals. As an adult, he joins the police force, where he is first placed with the Narcotics Bureau. During a drug raid operation, he catches a drug dealer. He is later transferred, first to the Anti-Porno Bureau where he falls in love with a call girl, then to the … Read more

The Sentimental Swordsman

Due to his own extreme ideals, famed swordsman Li has lost everyone dear to him. After his life is saved by a rival swordsman, Li’s overwhelming pride means he forsakes the woman he loves and lets her marry his saviour. Li’s only comfort is alcohol and the simple life he has now accepted. On one such journey, the lonely swordsman befriends the exceptionally skilled, yet secretive Fei who has his own pressures to contend with. … Read more

Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre II

The thrills continue in this second part of this cherished adventure, created by the renowned director Chu Yuan and ingenious novelist Chin Yung. Only the union of the title weapons can save the six remaining martial arts sects who are vying for mastery. So just sit back and enjoy the movie event which spawned a legacy that continues even today with a long-running, internationally loved television series, a role-playing game, and even collectible replicas of … Read more

Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre

Director Chu Yuan’s titanic teaming with respected, inspired author Chin Yung created this unforgettable saga. Set during the Yuan Dynasty, it tells the fascinating story of the “Sacred Fire” sect, the Wu Tang swordsmanship clan, the disciples of the O Mei group, The Book of Chu Yang (which can make the reader immortal), and the destruction of Shaolin — complete with a killer cliffhanger. And that’s just the start of the fascinating intrigues and ingratiating … Read more

Legend of the Bat

Following “Clans Of Intrigue”‘s success, director Chu Yuan, novelist Ku Lung, and superstar Ti Lung re-teamed for another adventure featuring sexy knight Chu Liu-Hsiang. This time, he travels to the mysterious Island Of The Bats, where he encounters treacherous monks, beautiful women, and a strange Prince. The movie is also a significant milestone in the amount of female flesh revealed on screen, proving that Shaw movies can balance the yin of cheesecake with the yang … Read more

Pursuit of Vengeance

Master of the “swordplay thriller” genre, Chor Yuen and renowned kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia tell the fabulous tale of the “Fastest Swordsman in the World” facing the “1000 Face Devil” and no less than seven murderers.

Full Moon Scimitar

A talented young swordsman (Derek Yee) has beaten many veterans before his inherited martial arts manual gets stolen. After encountering his first defeat in life, in despair, he comes across a gorgeous girl (Liza Wang), daughter of the head of a mysterious sect…

Death Duel

The Third Master is considered to be the greatest sword master of the day. His displays of skill and strength bring armies of challengers to his door, seeking the title for themselves. Not to be defeated, the Third Master fights evil, saves damsels in distress, and duels rival swordsmen to the death.

Jade Tiger

The headless corpse of the Chao Clan patriarch and the theft of a jade tiger set in motion another successful collaboration between three of the biggest names in swordplay action dramas: director Chu Yuan, martial arts novelist Ku Lung, and kung-fu superstar Ti Lung (the same trio who made The Magic Blade and Clans of Intrigue such big hits). The authoritative Hong Kong Movie News magazine praised the film as one of the director’s most … Read more

I Am Somebody

I Am Somebody (Chinese: 我是路人甲) is a 2015 drama film written and directed by Derek Yee about extras working at the Hengdian World Studios. A Chinese-Hong Kong co-production, the film was released in China on July 3, 2015. The film opened the 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival on June 12, 2015 and was released in China on July 3, 2015.

The Supreme Swordsman

A rampaging swordsman slices and dices his way across China on a bloody mission to cut down every warrior in his way, and claim the blade of the legendary Supreme Swordsman in this Shaw Brothers classic starring Derek Yee and Jason Pai Piao, and directed by Keith Li Baak Ling. But when the son of a slain sword maker emerges as an unexpected challenger, the ruthless killer realizes that he may have finally met his … Read more

A Soul Haunted by Painting

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art Institute, until it is closed for painting nudes. Because she cannot bear him a son, Yu-liang leaves Pan to his first wife, and studies art in Paris, where she wins … Read more