was born in Hong Kong. After graduating from Ohio University, he became a production assistant in Washington D.C for the ABC Evening News. He returned to Hong Kong in 1975 and became production manager for Leong Po-Chin's Jumping Ash (1976) and Foxbat (1977). He produced Yim Ho's The Extras in 1978 and became a director the following year with The Servant. His credits as Director include The Saviour (1980), The Postman Strikes Back (1982), The Trail (1983), The Occupant (1984), China White (1989), Shogun and His Little Kitchen (1992), Legacy of Rage (1989), which starred the late Brandon Lee
, Phantom Lover (1995), Warriors of Virtue (1997), The 51st State (2001), and Bride of Chucky (1998).
Yu has also supervised the productions of Summer Lover (1992), Once Upon A Time, A Hero in China (1992), and All's Well, Ends Well Too (1993). He was both the producer and director of The Bride with White Hair I & II (1993). The Bride with White Hair I won the following prizes that brought him international fame: Best Screenplay in The 30th Golden Horse Award Competition, 1993; Best Film Song in The 30th Golden Horse Award Competition, 1993; Grand Prix in Gerardmer Fantastica, 1994; Best Cinematographer in 13th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1994; Best Art Director in 13th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1994; and Best Costume & Make Up Design in 13th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1994.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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