His most famous and critically acclaimed work was Homecoming (1984). This film was different from other films of that period in that it presents certain emotions and sympathies towards the relationship between Mainland China and Hong Kong (the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed the same year Homecoming was released).
The film brings together two very well known actresses, Josephine Koo and Siqin Gaowa. Anita Mui's theme song with the same title as the film is also an everlastingly popular cantopop song.
Ho's son Yim Linq (嚴羚) is a film actor and musician who acted in Ho's 2005 film "A West Lake Moment", in addition to composing its original soundtrack.