THE UNTOLD STORY 2 (1998) Reviews and overview

  

The Untold Story 2 is a 1998 Hong Kong film directed by Ng Yiu-Kuen. The film is a sequel to the 1993 movie The Untold Story, but finds Anthony Wong in a different role. The other lead actors are Pauline Suen, Cheung Kam-Ching and Yeung Fan. It is also known as Human Flesh Bun 2 and 人肉叉烧包Ⅱ之天诛地灭

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Plot:

A restaurant owner, Chung (Cheung Kam-Ching), has financial and marital problems. His eatery isn’t going well; his only steady “customers” (who cadge more food than they pay for) are a local VCD bootlegger and a cowardly cop known as “Lazyboots” (Wong).

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When he does manage to make some money, it all goes to his bitchy wife (Yeung), who spends it on mahjong and lingerie to entice her boyfriend. However, circumstances appear to improve when Chung’s sister-in-law (Suen) comes to visit and becomes the mistress of the barbecue…

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Reviews:

” …this sorry sequel is merely an inferior, stupefyingly generic Category III film in every sense, filled with the gratuitous sex, weak characters and lame plotting that the original managed to avoid. Gone too are the intelligence and satirical moments which justified the odd mix of screwball humour and extreme brutality in the first film…” Eastern Kicks

” … once the pieces of the puzzle come together (mostly from a very gory death and dismemberment scene), The Untold Story 2 does manage to deliver some thrills. Ironically, though (at least for the genre), it’s the parts that don’t have that much blood or breasts in them that are the best in the film, mostly due to Pauline Suen’s wonderfully schizophrenic performance.” HKFilm.net

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The Untold Story 2 kicks off with full-frontal nudity and provides plenty of softcore sex – but don’t expect the vicious carnage and wall-to-wall splatter of the original film. When the violence erupts halfway through the sequel, it lacks the excess that typifies the Category III canon, and mostly remains restrained throughout the film, even at the climax.” HNN

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“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.” Love Hong Kong Film

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“This time around, the owner of the bun restaurant is a weak man with a slut bitch for a wife. A psychotic bitch from the mainland joins them and sets her eye on the weak man and his business […] Not as disturbing as the first and the gore is minimal but twisted and nasty nevertheless.” The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre

Cast:

Paulyn Sun … Fung (as Pauline Suen)
Emotion Cheung … Cheung (as Cheung Kam Ching)
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong … Officer Lazyboots
Lan Law
Siu Dik Leung
Jamie Luk
Kingston Shek
Kwong-Ji To
Mei Fan Wong
Mei-Chuen Wong
Melvin Wong … Police captain
Wai-ling Yau
Fan Yeung … Kuen (as Yeung Fan)
Simon Cheung Yuk-San

Our rating:

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