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A nasty, Cult Classic Hong Kong movie from 1993 supposedly based on true events. A severed hand washes up on a beach in Macau. The local cops investigate, eventually leading to the Eight Immortals Restaurant, which is run by the polite and nerdy Wong Chi Hang. Mr. Wong cannot provide proof of ownership for the restaurant, which has a really high turnover rate in employees who always seem to leave abruptly. The police soon find that the restaurant once belonged to a family who was nowhere to be found. The cops know something isn't right but they don't have proof of anything. Eventually, they resort to extreme methods to force a confession from Mr. Wong.
What they find is far more disturbing than they could have ever imagined.
Also goes by the following names:
The Human Porkchop
The Eight Immortals Restaurant
Human Meat Pies: The Untold Story
Human BBQ Pork Buns
- An Arm and a Leg: We are not talking about the prices in Mr. Wong's menu, here.
- Ax Crazy: Mr. Wong.
- Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Lampshaded and averted. The lone female cop dresses in a slutty fashion in order to impress the men in the precinct. They are impressed but the chief tells her she "looks like a whore". She replies with "But this is the way your girlfriends dress." He quickly responds with "But they are whores, my dear".
- Family-Unfriendly Death: In more ways than one.
- Gorn: It's considered one of the goriest Asian movies.
- Groin Attack: A rare female example - a fist full of chopsticks. Ouch!
- High-Pressure Blood: The meat clever scene, especially.
- I Ate What?: The scene when the cops realise just what kind of meat was in the buns Mr. Wong served them is darkly humorous.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Mr. Wong never actually eats his victims. He leaves it up to his customers and even some of the cops who were investigating him.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: The cops' methods of getting Wong to talk.
- Man On Fire: In one scene, a poor guy gets splashed with gasoline and set on fire.
- Mood Whiplash: The scenes with the cops at the station are jarringly wacky.
- Off with His Head: It happens to all of his victims but one particularly gruesome example happens to a little girl.
- The Secret of Long Pork Pies
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: The trailer, box cover, and the opening scrawl all claim it was based on true events.
- Would Hurt a Child: Wong... very much so.