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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, 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.

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Officer Lee
Emily Kwan ...
Bo
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Cheng Lam
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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 ...
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Macau Policeman
Siu-Hung Leung ...
Doctor
Si Man Hui ...
Cheng Lam's Wife
Wai-Nam So ...
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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>

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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 »

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Narrator: Although prima facie was enough to sue Wong Chi Hang for murdering Cheng Lam's family, the Macau cops couldn't sue him successfully because he had a strong attempt to commit suicide. He prefered killing himself that being judged. The file of the tragedy of Pat Sin Restaurant has been forced to be closed.
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Forget about all your Hollywood "shocker", this is the real deal !
11 September 2010 | by (Land of the dead) – See all my reviews

The Untold Story is part of a sub-genre called Category III (abbreviated: CAT III), CAT III is a certificate given by the Hong Kong film censors to films that features extreme violence or excessive sexual content. The most notorious CAT III movies, are the ones made in Hong Kong. The Untold Story is based on an actual murder case that happened in Macau. Plot: Severed body parts are found at the Macau Bay, the police investigates and all the evidences leave to the "Eight Immortal restaurant", the cops suspects of Wong-Chi Hang, a man who escaped from Hong Kong after committing a gambling-related murder. The violence is taboo-breaking and bloody, the special effects are good, but i can't tell you how they are realistically shocking. The most sadistic scene is probably the one where Chi-Hang rapes and murders a woman, by shoving some chopsticks up her lower parts.... This movie features a excellent performance by Anthony Wong, as Wong Chi-Hang the serial killer, Anthony even won a best actor award for this movie (100% deserved !). Recommended for CAT III beginners or for who is tired of the same Hollywood "shocking movies".


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