Chor Yuen

Chor Yuen (楚原, born Cheung Po-kin,張寶堅; 16 September 1934 – ) is a Hong Kong-Chinese film director, screenwriter and actor. Chor is credited with over 120 films as director, over 70 films as writer, and over 40 films as actor.

Chor Yuen Filmography

 

Poster for the movie "Hong Kong 73"

Hong Kong 73

As the Heng Seng Index reaches unprecedented heights, people from all walks of life go stock speculation crazy. A security guard and his landlord learn firsthand that money is ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ as their fast fortune disappears overnight in a Macau casino. Meanwhile, greedy neighbours and infidel couples cheat each other and even blue-collar workmen dive into the frenzy. Inevitably, the market tumbles as do the people’s bittersweet lives. A hilarious but ironic tale … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Diary of a Big Man"

The Diary of a Big Man

A two-timing bigamist finds himself concocting scheme after scheme with his best friend, Chi Hung, to prevent either of his wives from discovering his bigamy. The unwanted intervention of a police officer as well as a series of unfortunate events lead to the wives discovery of the whole plot. They team up with Chi Hung’s exasperated fiancée, Ka Lai, to exact revenge upon the two men.

Poster for the movie "Sleazy Dizzy"

Sleazy Dizzy

A common thief and an employee of a Hong Kong stock company try to help an amnesia-plagued undercover cop to regain his memory and locate the whereabouts of the 50 million dollars cash used in a drug deal. In the meantime, they try to avoid becoming victims of the crime-lord that was responsible for embezzling 50 million dollars out of the stock company.

Poster for the movie "The Enchantress"

The Enchantress

Max Mok is the dashing young swordsman Feng Xiwu who arrives at a beautiful, but deadly location known as Moonlit Sky to investigate rumors of deaths and disappearances there.

Poster for the movie "The Spirit of the Sword"

The Spirit of the Sword

In this film, there are 5 main clans ruling the martial world, each representing one of the 5 elements – fire, metal, water, wood and earth. Each year they hold a martial arts competition to decide which one of the 5 clans will rule the world. The story is centered around one of these tournaments, as a catastrophe arises when an evil samurai killer shows up 49 days before the start and tries to assassinate … Read more

Poster for the movie "Fascinating Affairs"

Fascinating Affairs

Fascinating Affairs – a Hong Kong Romance directed by Chor Yuen and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.

Poster for the movie "Haunted Tales"

Haunted Tales

1. A crash leaves a man dead, and his wife badly injured. Soon, he returns as a ghost to try to take her with him. 2. A caretaker wins the lottery thanks to the saucer spirit. Things begin to go wrong when he breaks his promise to it.

Poster for the movie "The Convict Killer"

The Convict Killer

Teng Piao (Ti Lung) went to jail for fifteen years on a frame up for drug smuggling. Now that he’s out, along with his iron chain, Teng Piao is hungry for revenge. The man he wants to beat with his chain is Black Leopard Lam Fei. The problem for Teng Piao is that he doesn’t know who he is, only that he has a picture of a black leopard tattooed on his chest.

Poster for the movie "The Forbidden Past"

The Forbidden Past

In the sixties, love stories portrayed women as sentimentalists or sacrificial lambs. Later on, directors like Chu Yuan replaced these themes of sacrifice with abandonment. The Forbidden Past is a heart tugging, rare Chinese Christmas story about a bar girl (Ching Li) serving drinks to a man that looks like her husband from five years ago. She convinces him to fulfill her son’s wishes of having the father he’s never seen, show up for Christmas. … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Proud Twins"

The Proud Twins

After his parents are murdered, Jiang Xiao Yu (Fu Sheng) is separated from his twin as a baby and taken by a family friend to “Villains Valley,” where he is raised to be a “villain” by a host of outlaws, each of whom has a special skill. When he’s old enough (and grows up to be Fu Sheng), he devises clever means to trap each of his “uncles” and escape the valley to head off … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Sentimental Swordsman"

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

Poster for the movie "Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre II"

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

Poster for the movie "Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre"

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

Poster for the movie "Clan of Amazons"

Clan of Amazons

The Embroidery Bandit is stealing treasures while blinding his victims. The hero Liu Xiaofeng is called in to solve the mystery. The evidence points to the all-woman Clan of the Red Shoes – but appearances can be deceptive….

Poster for the movie "Legend of the Bat"

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

Poster for the movie "Pursuit of Vengeance"

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.

Poster for the movie "Full Moon Scimitar"

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…

Poster for the movie "The Magic Blade"

The Magic Blade

Two rival swordsmen in imperial China, poncho-clad Fu Hung-Hsueh and Yen nan-Fei vie with a power-hungry villain for the deadly Peacock Dart and fend off waves of expert killers during their journey.

Poster for the movie "Clans of Intrigue"

Clans of Intrigue

Chu Liuxiang is having drinks with his friend, Monk Wuhua. Gong Nanyan of the Holy Water Palace suddenly appears and accuses Chu of having stolen the palace’s Heaven’s One Holy Water and committed a series of murders. She agrees to give Chu a month’s time to clear his name, or else the mistress of the palace will kill him. Chu’s curiosity and eagerness to prove his innocence spur him to investigate the case.

Poster for the movie "Death Duel"

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.

Poster for the movie "The Web of Death"

The Web of Death

It’s back to the Shaolin Monastery for one of the most unusual action-paced tales to invade its hallowed halls. Lo Lieh is the ringleader of the Snake Sect, intent on reviving a deadly faction known as the “Five Poison Web.” In order to do so, he has an affair with the sexy ringleader of the Scorpion Sect, Angela Yu Chien. However, there is also the Centipede Sect to contend with, as well as other assorted … Read more

Poster for the movie "Jade Tiger"

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

Poster for the movie "The Bastard"

The Bastard

Little Bastard searches for the parents who abandoned him as an infant, with the help of Little Beggar. He finds his father, who is a powerful and wealthy manl and is taken in by him and his family. Before long Little Bastard is seduced by his attractive cousin, making Little Beggar very jealous. However, the seduction and family welcome are all part of a nefarious plan.

Poster for the movie "The Killer"

The Killer

Chiao Tzu Wei hires a killer under the premise that the local government (run by the local kung fu school) is corrupt and extorting the people of the town. The killer happens to be Hsieh Chun (aka Hsiao Hu) who left town ten years ago. (When Hsieh Chun opens up a suitcase full of knives, you know that there is going to be tons of killing!). Thinking that the local kung fu school is bad, … Read more

The Youth

Rich heir Tommy Wu has a circle of friends at university: Chow Hoi-kit and Kong Fan who both come from a poor background, Wong Ying whom Chow secretly admires, and Mary who goes out with Kong over the protests of her rich father. Tommy hangs out with the gangster Ah Kam, gambling and dancing days and nights away.

Poster for the movie "The Roving Swordsman"

The Roving Swordsman

Traveling swordsman Shen Sheng-yi (Ti Lung) and his lady friend match wits and swords with the last surviving member of the once great Murung family who is determined to rule the martial world by stealing plans to crafting firearms.

Poster for the movie "Swordsman and Enchantress"

Swordsman and Enchantress

Asian fans of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon recognized that its director Ang Lee was actually inspired by director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung’s wonderful tales of a “martial art world” where all wushu warriors try to attain the “Deer Sword” and escape from the insidious maze-like “Toy Land.” Master kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia leads the king and queen of Shaw’s swordplay, Ti Lung and Lily Li, in a fascinating and entertaining adventure of consummate … Read more

Poster for the movie "Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman"

Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman

Chu Liu-hsiang, the charming, capable, and, yes, sentimental, swordsman is back in action for this extremely well-named third in the hit box-office series. The titanic team of director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung wisely choose to give their hero a whole new, non-stop, cliffhanger-fraught adventure featuring a mystery swordsman, a sensual swordswoman, an imperial assassin, a Ghost Mansion, the Bat Island, a booby-trapped tunnel, double crosses, and secret missions. And there are no fewer … Read more

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The Great Devotion

At Chinese New Year, schoolteacher Chan Chi-hong (Cheung Wood-yau), his wife (Pak Yin) and their children are evicted from their old city home and move out to a village. Not long after, financial woes hit hard when Mr Chan loses his job. Home bills rise immediately when a son injures himself and soon the parents face having to take their gifted children out of school while Dad’s out of work. The kids catch on that … Read more

Poster for the movie "The House of 72 Tenants"

The House of 72 Tenants

Adapted from a popular stage comedy, Chor Yuen’s The House of 72 Tenants became a landmark release in the1973 cinema schedule. Shot in Cantonese several years after Mandarin cinema took over the industry, the film topped the charts for the year and reinvigorated Cantonese comedy in the 1970s. The 72 Tenants of the title live in a rundown tenement area on To Shan Street.

Winter Love by Chor Yuen

Be My Love aka Winter Love

While sitting in his favourite restaurant at Christmas 1963, popular author Chim Kei (Patrick Tse Yin) meets a young woman, Mimi (Josephine Siao Fong-fong), wearing little on the cold night and wanting a lift home afterwards.

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal is a Hong Kong Drama starring Stanley Fung. Patrick Tse stars as Evan Chen, kicked out of school and trying to find his way in society. Ignored by his parents who favour brother Alan (Kenneth Tsang) and remembering how a rich man snared his former love, Evan soon starts planning revenge against those who’ve wronged him.

Poster for the movie "Killer Clans"

Killer Clans

As two rival clans vie for dominance in a martial world where loyalty and honor can be bought and friends become enemies, a peerless swordsman (Chung Wa) discovers that the only thing truly worth fighting for is love.

Poster for the movie "Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan"

Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

18 year old Ainu (Lily Ho) is kidnapped and sold to a brothel. Her good looks and wild personality make her very popular with the lustful clients, but also draws the lesbian attentions of brothel madam Betty Tei Pei. Betty teaches Ainu the ways of lust and the ways of kung fu, and Ainu becomes more and more similar to her captor. But rage at her treatment is still burning inside her.

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A Mad Woman

An intriguing mix of horror and melodrama, A Mad Woman looked at traditions and the harsh treatment of women in feudal Chinese society.

Poster for the movie "The Black Rose"

The Black Rose

Chan sisters Chan Meiling and Chan Meiyu are respected high class, women in Hong Kong’s more upscale neighborhoods. However, they both share an alter-ego called the Black Rose, a notorious cat burglar who dresses in a black leotard, and steals from the rich to give to the poor – taking on a Robin Hood-style mission. Even with their antihero status, the Black Rose has created uneasiness and tension in the high society; therefore, an insurance … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Emperor and His Brother"

The Emperor and His Brother

A young boy betrays his family who hides a refugee and tells the pursuer (Lo Lieh) where the hiding-place is – just because he wants a valuable telescope for reward. His father decides to kill the boy in order to restore the honor of the family.