The Untold Story is a 1993 Hong Kong crime comedy drama by Danny Lee, Herman Yau
Starring Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Danny Lee and Emily Kwan
The film was unavailable for many years in the UK with the assumption that the BBFC would never pass it. The BBFC offered a cut release in 2005 but the distributor didn't take this up. The video was finally passed 18 uncut in 2023. Uncut
and MPAA Unrated in the US. The film was also cut in Hong Kong.
Summary Review: Unpredictable, daring, extreme
This story concerns a serial killer posing as a restaurant proprietor who goes
into violent rages and indulges in sadistic acts.
For those of you looking for something to disturb you, seek this out. It's not an atypical story by any means, but the murder scenes are pretty grisly. It's not quite all
out gore, but it's pretty disturbing in that you're just not used to this kind of stuff.
One guy gets chopped up into dim sum. In another sequence, a family gets hacked to pieces...you ever notice in Hollywood where
murdered children get killed offscreen? Not here. There's also a graphic rape scene involving chopsticks that ain't exactly feminist-friendly.
It's rare you see a horror film provoking anything more than laughter nowadays.
This one is all out, gung-ho savagery. What's even weirder is the moments of slapstick that pop-up whenever the cops are in a scene. A strange way to lighten the darker scenes, but, that's Asian cinema for you...unpredictable, daring, extreme and the
polar opposite of Western filmmaking.