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Yi boh lai beng duk (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 15 June 1996 (Hong Kong)
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.

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Herman Yau

Writer:

Ting Chau
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Kai
Yeung-Ming Wan ... Yeung
Fui-On Shing ... Annoyed Husband
Tsui-Ling Wong Tsui-Ling Wong
Miu-Ying Chan ... Har
Meng Lo ... The Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lu Cheung Lu Cheung ... Kei's Wife
Edward Corbett Edward Corbett
Lorraine Ho Lorraine Ho
Cheung-Lung Kai
Lori Shannon Lori Shannon
Michael Tam Michael Tam
Bobby Yip ... Short Ugly Triad
Sin-Yi Yip Sin-Yi Yip
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Storyline

Hong Kong 1986: A restaurant employee murders his boss and mutilates his wife, he escapes to South Africa where he rapes a Zulu-girl, who is infected with the ebola virus. In the restaurant where he now works he murders his boss and the bosses wife after raping her. He chops them up and makes them into hamburgers, which he sells in the restaurant, spreading the ebola virus. When the police come on his trail he moves back to Hong Kong and an ebola epidemic starts there. Written by Erik Adelfred <edu_97gr@edu.ats.dk>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

15 June 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ebola Syndrome See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Production Co:

Jing's Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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During the DVD commentary, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong made it clear that it was not his him killing the frog in the first kitchen scene. He said that not only does it take a special skill to prepare a frog like that, but he also found it to be cruel. See more »

Quotes

Kai San: [With a butcher's knife in his hand he runs through the streets of Hong Kong in the brightest daylight and screams:] Ebola! Ebooola! EBOLAAAYAAA!
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Alternate Versions

Video versions of this film (VCD and DVD) are heavily censored. The original cut of the film no longer exists. According to the director (Herman Yau) all of the edited footage is either missing or destroyed. See more »

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Legendary Hongkong shocker with unforgettable sicko performance by Wong. Only for twisted minds!
15 May 2002 | by Bogey ManSee all my reviews

What can I say about a film which is directed by the director of the most brutal and undescribable Hongkong horror of all time, The Untold Story, and starred by Anthony Wong, who also starred in The Untold Story. These two films are very different, and this, Ebola Syndrome is the funnier/trashier of these two. In other words, a kind of sicko gore film that will never be equalled in Western cinema.

Story tells us the journeys of Kai (Wong) who rapes, kills and f*cks people (and beefs!) and owns a restaurant, too! What a nice cook we got here! He lives in Africa and is hiding from police, who is on his tail for a multi murder he committed in Hong Kong. At one point, he becomes infected with the notorious and deadly Ebola virus and then the "fun" begins..and thus the title.

The whole film is as twisted as possible as we are shown acts of murder, masturbation, rape and cannibalism in safe Hongkong style! There is no point in trying to review this as some kind of a "serious" film because this is pure trash and b-level horror/gore film. The violence is brutal and scenes involving ebola virus are disgusting as our hero infects other people with the disease. At some points the film is so vile and over-the-top that I couldn't do nothing but laugh in amazement. It is also shocking in non-laughing manner but for most of the time, this cannot be taken seriously, although this kind of film is banned in about every country. It is too bad that all versions available (Euro DVD and HK VCD) are censored pretty badly and I've heard that the director has stated that the uncut version doesn't even exist anymore. It would be more than interesting to see the full director's vision of this film!

So this is great experience for trash and sicko cinema lovers, but others stay away! You'll feel nothing but sick if you try to watch this! I think that most of the people who like this (and make these!) are considered seriously ill, but that doesn't worry me, because those people who consider lovers of this kind of cinema sick, understand nothing about marginal and alternative cinema.

If someone expects this to be some over-the-top violence show, a disappointment will follow, because it's not THAT bad. It is pretty sick but not too gory/violent. And keep in mind that the versions out there are censored and are not the director's final cut. Hongkong Laserdisc may be uncut but I really don't know for sure because I haven't ever bought/collected LDs. As I mentioned, HK VCD is cut for sure so it may be the case with that LD, too..

Excellent HK nasty/sicko/comedy(yeah!) but only for the right audience! 8/10 and without a doubt one of its kind.


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