Hong Kong DVD edition in widescreen letterbox
(with a slightly cropped ratio ?) and with mono
cantonese audio with english subtitles
Sleaze, horror and black comedy in the unique
and tasteless Hong Kong mix á la early 1990's.
The Mainland cop Anthony Wong is called to an apartment where a whole family has been
bestially killed, slaughtered. The family daughter Mak Wei Fong says that she had a date with her
boyfriend when the crime was committed, but soon she confess to being guilty of the killings.
Her background story is sad. She grew up in the family from hell and her family members were
constantly harassing her, just like a modern times Cinderella and her stepfather was the worst of
them. He peeped at her when she took a shower and masturbated and finally he raped her also
and took pornographic pictures and threatened her with showing them to people. But one day
she had enough and she slaughtered the whole family, her sister, brother, mother and her father.
The Wave of Hong Kong Category III or Cat. III movies, perhaps one of the most unhinged genres of Film History,
The Sleaze Horror, started to die with, I guess the 1997 takeover by Mainland China (a partial reason anyway, maybe
HK cinema goers had got tired of all the sleaze and depravity ?). The Hong Kong film industry had to seriously start
paying attention to the many strict rules regarding censorship in the mainland. This to be able to export their films
to mainland China where the huge audiende were situated, an economic necessity for HK filmmakers also to get
financing in the future.
So, even though the Cat. III censor category still exists when writing this in 2023 there will be NO more Untold Story,
Dr. Lamb, Run and Kill et al. R.I.P. crazy but entertaining Hong Kong trashy sleaze horrors.
This with some exceptions as i.a. the Ultra violent 2010 Slasher-Horror Dream Home (Wai dor lei ah yut ho) directed
and co-written by Pang Ho Cheung. But then, the filmmakers didn't care about the mainland market as a No. 1 prio
and catered mainly to the HK and western arthouse audiences.