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The Untold Story 2
Year: 1998


DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

Director: Ng Yiu-Kuen
Producer: Danny Lee Sau-Yin
Cast: Pauline Suen Kai-Kwan, Emotion Cheung Kam-Ching, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Yeung Fan, Law Lan, Jamie Luk Kin-Ming, Melvin Wong Kam-Sum
The Skinny: Unnecessary sequel to the Category III classic The Untold Story. While the first was disturbing because of its demented content, this sequel is disturbing because of its lousy quality.
by Kozo:

     Because three guys in Lansing, Michigan demanded it! This belated sequel to the classic shocker The Untold Story is a tamer, more politically correct bloodbath. Pauline Suen is the resident psycho, a Mainland babe who seduces her cousin's husband (a subdued Emotion Cheung Kam-Ching). When her cousin (Yeung Fan) objects (no big surprise there), Suen proceeds to off her and use her carcass for roast ribs. Then it's lunch time.
     Unlike the first film's "drawn from the headlines" storyline, this sequel is all fiction. That probably explains why the plot is so canned and manufactured. Case in point: sure the cousin is killed and turned into Texas BBQ, but the cousin also happened to be a shrill, evil woman who only incurred audience anger. No kids or grandmas get chopped up in this film, so Suen's psycho is less disturbing than Anthony Wong's evil restauranteur. Wong makes an appearance in this film too, but he plays the stock character of a cop who also happens to be a friend of one of the main characters. He suspects that Suen is a little batty, and soon is on her tail.
     This film could have used Herman Yau's sure handling, but it's just one of those knock-off sequels that bears little resemblance to its inspiration. Ng Yiu-Kuen directs the film like the product that it is, and the result is an almost passionless Category III movie. As such, it sullies the memory of the original, which was so gleefully demented that it probably caused nightmares and a drop in dim sum revenue. (Kozo 1998)

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