The Hunger (1997–2000)
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The Secret Shih Tan 

A master chef is given the opportunity to prepare a recipe from a secret book of forbidden recipes called the "Shih Tan".

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Jeff Fazio (created by), Graham Masterton (based on the story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Terence Stamp ... The Host
Jason Scott Lee ... Craig Yun
Gregoriane Minot Payeur Gregoriane Minot Payeur ... Egzan (as Grégoriane Minot-Payer)
Robert Ito ... Uncle Lee
Kenneth Welsh ... Hugo Lawery
Martin Watier ... Jean-Pierre (as Martin Wattier)
Mariah Inger Mariah Inger ... Tina
Louis-Michel Taillefer Louis-Michel Taillefer ... Dinner Guest (as Louis Michel Taillefer)
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A master chef is given the opportunity to prepare a recipe from a secret book of forbidden recipes called the "Shih Tan".

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recipe | chef | book | dinner | cannibal | See All (6) »

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Hugo Lawery: Some things are so pure in their purpose they are above morality.
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not as great as the previous episode of the series, but still pretty good
6 February 2010 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

In this episode of "The Hunger", the first of three based on the stories of Graham Masterton, Craig (Jason Scott Lee of "Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story" fame) is a young chef who desires to read the secret Shin Tan, a fabled and extremely rare cooking book, after an elderly recluse by the name of Hugo who holds the book in his possession leaves his card after a brief visit to his restaurant despite the very vocal objections of his uncle who knows what's really in the book. He finds himself at Hugo's manor where he agrees to cook for him in exchange for reading the obscure book. A task that he's very reluctant to do after reading the book.

This episode was a tad disappointing, watching it after the great 'Necros' episode that preceded it, but only a smidgen so thanks to how uniformly well-acted it is. The plot may be a tad generic and a bit too easy to see where the story is headed, but I had fun with this episode none the less.

Eye Candy: Gregoriane Minot Payeur shows T&A

My Grade: B-


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