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The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)
"Bat sin fan dim: Yan yuk cha siu bau" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  13 May 1993 (Hong Kong)
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Cops investigate a criminal running an unsuspecting restaurant, while trying to trace the steps back to how he ended up running it suddenly.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Lee ...
Officer Lee
Emily Kwan ...
Cheng Lam
Fui-On Shing ...
Cheng Poon
Eric Kei ...
King-Kong Lam ...
King Kong
Parkman Wong ...
James Ha Jim-Si ...
Wong's Mahjong Buddy
Julie Lee ...
Tin-Dok Wong ...
Hair Dresser
Joh-Fai Kwong ...
Macau Policeman
Siu-Hung Leung ...
Si Man Hui ...
Cheng Lam's Wife
Wai-Nam So ...


In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of Eight Immortals Restaurant, which serves delicious pork bao. The hands belong to the missing mother of the restaurant's former owner; he and his family have disappeared; staff at the restaurant continue to go missing; and, Wong can't produce a signed bill of sale: but there's no evidence. The police arrest Wong and try to torture him into a confession. Can they make him talk? And what was in those pork bao? Written by <>

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During the family massacre scene, one of the children is decapitated, but the "head" is clearly fake. First when it drops down from the table it looks a lot bigger and doesn't have colored eyes (they have the same skin-coloring effect). And secondly when we see the whole room, the head on the floor looks almost pale-white. It's really white actually, and that's weird because the family was "slightly dark" skinned. See more »


Officer Lee: [while interrogating Wong, who has been drugged] You threw away the dismembered bodies as rubbish. How about the flesh?
Wong Chi Hang: [with an evil smile] It was used to make those buns. The ones in which they loved eating and didn't pay for.
[as Wong laughs evilly, Lee's fellow officers run to the hospital room sink and throw up]
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Extremely brutal and disturbing film.
5 June 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Bunman-The Untold Story" is one of the most horribly disturbing horror movies ever made.Anthony Wong plays a lunatic who butchers a restaurant owner and his family in Macau after a gambling argument.He takes over the restaurant and uses the family's bodies to make pork buns!"The Untold Story" is a nasty,brutal film based on a real-life facts.Anthony Wong is perfect as the psychotic Wong Chi Hang and his grotesque grin is truly bone-chilling.The violence is extremely shocking:the family slaughter scene has to be one of the most repulsive acts of violence I've ever witnessed on film.The other sequences like brutal rape and murder of his female employee or Wong's suicide attempt in jail are also pretty hard to stomach.Still "The Untold Story" is sprinkled with humour what makes it a bit easier to watch.A must-see for fans of extreme cinema.10 out of 10!

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