Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ebola Syndrome (1996) aka Yi boh laai beng duk aka Yibola Bing Du

5 / 5
Tagline: N / A
Directed By: Herman Yau
Written By: Ting Chau
Actors Include: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Yeung Ming Wan, Fui-On Shing
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Length: 98 minutes
Banned: Singapore
Country: Hong Kong

I've got to say that by simply reading about the film and seeing the odd picture from it I wasn't that interested. It sounded like a gross out competition with zero taste which it actually is...but somehow it's hilarious, and fascinating. This film has non-stop violence, disgusting shit and any sort of body liquid you can think of. The dialog is in Cantonese, and the version I saw was subtitled. What really stands out about this film is that although it hits on nearly every excess I could think of, it's always entertaining and isn't that what movies are all about? The story starts out with a bang, we watch a disgruntled restaurant employee violently kill his boss and wife, and he's about to set their young daughter on fire before he someone shows up and he flees. Then we go ahead to when this young girl is grown. By this point the murderer (erm hero?) has gone to Africa for some discount meat which they purchase even though it's clear that the tribe is sick and dying. Instead of leaving peacefully, murderer finds a dying African woman and rapes her as she dies. He picked up ebola and the movie is ready to get even more freakishly awesome. So apparently one in ten million who get ebola don't get the symptoms and die but merely they act as carriers. Guess which one the murderer is? Well the restaurant help starts to piss him off so he rapes and kills them (so now their "meat" has ebola). He turns the infected human flesh into meat and serves it to everyone he can find. He doesn't stop there though, he tries to infect just about everyone with ebola, it's simply insane to see. If you aren't into bad taste, then don't watch this, you will be offended, but if you simply want a shockingly gross and funny film which is easy to follow and rewarding the whole way through, then grab this up as fast as you can. Extremely surprisingly fantastic! eboraaaa.......

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