Hong Kong VCD (Video CD) edition
It was a looong time since i watched this Cat.
III horror and I can't remember anything about it
really, but Simon Yam plays an insane person breaking into a house and harassing a woman
after first having killed her husband.
Nobody could play a psychopath as well as Simon
Yam, well maybe Anthony Wong perhaps.
Later both these emerged as important and brilliant actors in Hong Kong
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.