Unearthed Films brings THE UNTOLD STORY to the US, restored for the first time

Unearthed Films is proud to release The Untold Story to Blu-ray and DVD on 13th October 2020, restored for the first time in the US, the most notorious Category 3 film out of Hong Kong… A true masterpiece of horror cinema that once seen, can never be forgotten.

 

In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of The Eight Immortals Restaurant famous for its delicious pork buns. The hands belong to the missing mother of the restaurant’s former owner who has disappeared along with the rest of his family. Staff at the restaurant continue to go missing but the police can’t find any hard evidence that Wong is responsible. When he can’t produce a bill of sale proving his purchase of the restaurant, Wong is arrested and the police try to torture him into a confession. Can they make him talk? And what was in those famous pork buns?

 

Written by and starring Danny Lee (CITY ON FIRE, DR. LAMB), Anthony Wong (THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT, EBOLA SYNDROME, HARD BOILED) and directed by Herman Yau (EBOLA SYNDROME, TAXI HUNTER). Anthony Wong was awarded the Hong Kong Best Actor Award for his performance in THE EIGHT IMMORTALS RESTAURANT: THE UNTOLD STORY. Unearthed Films is proud to release the most notorious Category 3 film ever produced in Hong Kong! Comedic, intense and downright unforgivable, THE UNTOLD STORY is truly a masterpiece of horror cinema that once seen, can never be forgotten.

 

 

BONUS MATERIALS

  • Commentary with Anthony Wong
  • Commentary with Herman Yau
  • Q&A with Herman Yau
  • Commentary with Art Ettinger (ULTRA VIOLENT) and Bruce Holecheck (CINEMA ARCANA)
  • Category III: The Untold Story of Hong Kong Exploitation Cinema
  • Cantonese Carnage: An Interview with Rick Baker
  • Trailer
  • Slip Cover (ON FIRST PRESSING ONLY)
  • Liner Notes by Art Ettinger (ON FIRST PRESSING ONLY)
  • Commentary with Anthony Wong
  • Commentary with Herman Yau
  • Isolated Film Score
  • Q&A with Herman Yau
  • Commentary with Art Ettinger (ULTRA VIOLENT) and Bruce Holecheck (CINEMA ARCANA)
  • Category III: The Untold Story of Hong Kong Exploitation Cinema
  • Cantonese Carnage: An Interview with Rick Baker
  • Trailers
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Due to its explicit and disturbing depictions of sex and violence involving the Wong Chi-hang character, The Untold Story was awarded a Category III rating in Hong Kong.
  • The Untold Story won its only nomination, with Anthony Wong winning his first award for Best Actor at the 13th Hong Kong Film Awards.
  • One of the most talked about films in Hong Kong cinematic history, this very disturbing film would become the breakthrough film for veteran actor Anthony Wong. Wong’s performance drives this very sick film and it would earn him (rightfully) the Best Actor Award at the 1993 Hong Kong Film Awards. -World Film Geek
PRESS QUOTES:
“For something a little darker and with more emotional resonance, UNTOLD STORY wins hands down. Laced with solid, harsh sequences and an uncompromising performance.”

   – Steven Puchalski, Shock Cinema

“It’s a wicked delight to indulge in the enjoyment of this movie, and I’d recommend anyone who wants to watch this, to watch it on the big screen.”

   – A Nutshell

“Wong butchers his way thru numerous victims in suitably grotesque fashions with the added bonus of him hacking them into pieces and serving them for lunch.”

   – Phill Mills, FarEastFilms.com

“It’s a brutal film and you certainly won’t walk away from it feeling happy, but it is funny in places. It’s a hard one to recommend as anyone you recommend it to probably won’t speak to you ever again…”
   – Ronnie, Midnight Showing
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