If you liked Untold Story you'll love this one. Both directed by Herman Yau and starring Anthony Wong - who apparently played in a metal band at some point. Gross-out humor in this gory story of a Hong Kong killer fled to South Africa who contracts Ebola whilst raping a dead little African girl and then spreads it back to Hong Kong.
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Delivers some infected love
C. Christopher Blackshere | I am the devil's reject | 06/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Knock knock. WHO'S THERE? Joe. JOE WHO? Joe Mama gave me a disease.
The deadly Ebola Virus. Symptoms are compulsive sweating, coughing, sneezing, dizziness, fever, headaches, diarrhea, vomitting, seizures, profusive bleeding, dissolution of internal organs, and death.
Knock knock. WHO'S THERE? Ben. BEN WHO? Ben raped and infected lately?
Ebola can be contracted by a combination of the following: Bathing in the blood of animal sacrifices, having intercourse with uncooked food, injecting drugs with open sores while African insects swarm everywhere, and being violated by a disgusting coughing sneezing puking carrier.
Knock knock. WHO'S THERE? Gus. GUS WHO? This flick is disGUSting fun. 4.5 Stars."
Christina Peterson | USA | 07/04/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Before I watched this film, one of my friends stated that it's "as nasty and low as a movie can possibly be. Nothing will shock you after you see this." Well, he was right. In this flick, Anthony Wong, portraying a sick restaurant owner, turns his back to all of today's morals and taboos as he performs actions that cause him to catch and spread the Ebola virus. For instance, in one scene, he first rapes an innocent woman, promptly kills her, then saws her to bits, grinds her up into hamburger meat, then feeds the meat to the customers in his restaurant. And that's certainly not the only example of low morale! When the spread of the virus is eventually connected to him, Anthony first realizes that he has Ebola in his system, and then uses it as a threat to all who attempt to catch him (as he cuts holes in his arms and spits the blood out to those who don't heed his warning, thus infecting them). Several intricate fighting sequences and fast action accompany the stomach-churning sequences, providing much-needed distraction. Admittedly, this movie satisfies the cravings that many have for the complete indulgence of one's cravings, regardless of the consequences brought about and the rules broken. Even those who declare this movie to be unfit to watch and forbid their children to ever set eyes upon it will still get a guilty pleasure out of the observation of the utter sickness of Wong's actions. Also, like in most famous Hong Kong action movies, the lightning-quick, dazzling action sequences will leave you mesmerized. Still, after the movie's conclusion, you will find yourself having trouble eating and sleeping every so often as the more graphic, gory scenes pay a quick visit to your memory. They're easy to brush off, but unpleasant nonetheless. However, they will fade sooner or later, making Ebola an experience to remember, but not repeat."
Hollywood wishes it was this cool.
M. | Mass. | 01/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Definitely one of my favorites of it's kind, this is one of the best Cat3 film's out there, and that's saying alot. The story is about a viscious killer who gets infected by the ebola virus after raping a girl, then spreads the virus in South Africa and Hong Kong causing people to convulse (oozing with bodily fluids) in violent seizures. There are some really great special effect's (one scene evern reminded me of the Guini Pig series), eyeball's being sucked out, private area's being stabbed, autopsy's, some unforgiving rape scenes, and really good production values. Fans of Untold story should check this out, Anthony Wongs' performance is brilliant as usual. Highly recommended to fans of bad-a** cinema.
*This version is uncut and in it's full length, not sure why one of the other reviewers said it was not."
Highly Entertaining Cat III Epic...
Matthew Jaworski | Detroit, MI | 01/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have no frame of reference as to how much this film was cut from the actually originally HK release. However after doing some serious research, I have come to the conclusion that this film is only missing 3 minutes from the original disease infested masterpiece. It appears that all current DVD versions of this film came from the same print (which is actually the only print known to be in existence). Therefore, this is the best version any of us are likely to ever have the pleasure of viewing...
That being said, I found this film to be incredibly entertaining and highly amusing. Once again, director Herman Yau and Cat III Master, Anthony Wong have teamed up for an exploitative winner. The first film I had the pleasure of viewing from this winning team was the amazing 'The Untold Story'. That film was based on a true story and was much more serious in tone. This little gem was much more exploitative and over-the-top...
I absolutely love the plot of this masterpiece. The movie starts out with a bang (literally). Anthony Wong is caught having sex with his bosses wife. He then quickly and violently dispenses with both of them. Now of course he needs to disappear so he heads to South Africa where he obtains work in a filthy restaurant. The price of meat becomes too much for him and his boss to handle so they head into the bush to acquire some 'bush-meat'. On the way back to the city he rapes one of the natives. This woman happened to have the Ebola Virus...
Luckily for us, Mr. Wong is a rare one-in-a-million case of individual who will carry the Ebola Virus without succumbing to it's terrible deadly side-effects. The rest of the film is a joy to watch as Mr. Wong careless spreads the disease to the terrified populations of South Africa and Hong Kong in various entertaining ways...
Anthony Wong is pitch perfect as the perverted psychopath and Herman Yau once again provides the deft direction needed to please use gore & sleaze fiends...
I don't want to give away too much of the plot (like it matters), but as a fan of sleaze, explotation, and gratuitous entertainment I can wholeheartedly reccomend this sweet little film. If you are a fan of wonderful Cat III filth directly from Hong Kong, the 'Ebola Syndrome' does not disapoint...."
Like having an Untold Story 2 made as well as the first.
Mondo Vendo | Detroit, Michigan USA | 01/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Untold Story starring Anthony Wong and directed by Herman Yau is one of my top favorite movies. I was researching more Anthony Wong movies and found this one.
I sometimes start to think I have uncovered all the great movies there are but I have found a true gem when I watched this with low expectations (due to another Amazon review stating how cut it was and thinking this would be more of a drama on the ebola virus).
We have Anothony Wong back again and he is basically the same character as he is in the Untold Story. He is a psycho restaurant worker who kills those who enrage him and end up being served to the patrons.
In this story, Anthony Wong is Kai the restaurant worker who is always complaining to himself about "being bullied" by everyone he encounters and eventually kills three people. This time he goes to South Africa before he gets caught.
In Africa, he does a whole lot more complaining to himself about "being bullied" until he kills again. Yet again, Kai goes on a killing rampage and his victims are served as tasty "African Burgers". But only after going on a pig shopping trip for the restaurant where he rapes a dying African woman infected with ebola.
Kai however is a one in 10 million type who can become a carrier of ebola but doesn't die from it.
He soon realizes his new crimes will be discovered and escapes back to Hong Kong (10 years after leaving). Of course, his deviant lifestyle and various altercations start him spreading his disease and leaving a trail of victims.
This is all as intense as it was in the Untold Story and constantly had me laughing as well. It may even be a little more fun than Untold Story as it has more of an adventure than Untold Story.
There are plenty of scenes of Kai's misuse of meat and extreme violence that will make this a new favorite with you as well.
There is another review here that discouraged my from seeing this movie further. I believe this review is wrong. If there is more to see, I certainly agree that all should be shown but this movie is excellent and pretty severe throughout. It does not appear to have the intense content cut-out. If so, I of course, would like to see what was cut out, but there is plenty exceptional content left. Some research on my part and the stated research of the other reviewer indicates probably 3 minutes is missing and is missing due to it no longer being in existense rather than censored for this version.
I don't believe this is anywhere near as known as 'the Untold Story'. If you found this movie while searching for movies similar to it as I was and I believe will probably be the case with others as well, don't worry about the bad review here, this is a great movie and almost like having 2 more hours of Untold Story to watch."