Hong Kong DVD edition

The filmmakers say that this film is based on real events, the story about Lam Gor Yu, played by Simon Yam in a disgusting
but brilliant performance. He's a psychopathic Taxi driver on a mission from God, to cleanse the world from Bad women.
When he photographs the dead bodies and gets the pictures developed the Photo Lab calls in the Police.
This film was the directing debut by veteran actor Danny Lee, and yes .... Good old Danny's the one who played the Cop
in a bunch of these legendary Cat. III nasties. Together with Billy Tang, who co-directed this film, they're the kings of Cat. III.


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.

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