7.0/10
2,455
50 user 33 critic

The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)

Bat sin fan dim: Yan yuk cha siu bau (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 13 May 1993 (Hong Kong)
Cops investigate a criminal running an unsuspecting restaurant, while trying to trace the steps back to how he ended up running it suddenly.

Directors:

,
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home.

Director: Herman Yau
Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Yeung-Ming Wan, Fui-On Shing
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An unhappily married couple invite the wife's cousin, who comes from Mainland China, to live with them. She has a horrible way of overcoming hardship and becomes the master of the barbecue.

Director: Yiu-Kuen Ng
Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Emotion Cheung, Paulyn Sun
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mild mannered businessman Anthony Wongs life is shattered when his pregnant wife is run over by a busy taxi driver. This and another incident with a sleazy cab driver causes Wong to go on a mission to kill bad taxi drivers.

Director: Herman Yau
Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Rongguang Yu, Man-Tat Ng
Drama | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.

Director: Tun Fei Mou
Stars: Jianxin Chen, Hsu Gou, Linjie Hao
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An abnormal taxi driver lusts for blood every rainy night, and several young women are killed as a result.

Directors: Danny Lee, Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang
Stars: Danny Lee, Simon Yam, Kent Cheng
Yeuk saat (1994)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A psychopathic rapist, who attacks women that wear red, runs a home for children with learning difficulties, and rapes a girl there who he sees wearing a red dress, leading to a revenge plot by the girl's social worker.

Director: Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang
Stars: Lily Chung, Money Lo, Ben Ng
Da se (1980)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Illegal immigrants from mainland China are smuggled into Hong Kong. They are captured by a gang, then raped, tortured, and murdered.

Director: Tun Fei Mou
Stars: Hung Yen, Feng Chi, Ming Chen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Jack of Spade, Min-Jay, and Camel are best friends from the same elementary school. Jack of Spade is spoiled by his wealthy family, Camel is fiercely working class, and Min-Jay is so ... See full summary »

Directors: Li Kuo Yang, Li Kuo Yang
Stars: Chiung-Tzu Chang, Jun-Chun Chang, Liu-Chiung Chang
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A young girl struggles to find a place for herself in high school as she finds herself secluded and punished as an outcast for being considered "different" by her peers, unknown to her that... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Comerford
Stars: Kayleigh Finglas, Ross McCann, Gavin Connorton
Run and Kill (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To absolve a debt to a gang for accidentally putting a hit on his wife, a man goes and kills the gang's leader, leaving the leader's brother to seek violent retribution.

Director: Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang
Stars: Kent Cheng, Simon Yam, Danny Lee
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.

Director: Hisayasu Satô
Stars: Misa Aika, Yumika Hayashi, Mika Kirihara
Gurotesuku (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Shiraishi
Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

13 May 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[after realizing that Wong used human flesh to make the pork buns]
Officer Lee: I'm glad I didn't have any of those.
See more »

Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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!


25 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?