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Ebola Syndrome, a review by Jimmy


Title: Ebola Syndrome (1996)
Original Title: Yi boh laai beng duk

Genre: (Don't happen often, but I have no idea for it)
Director: Herman Yau (The Untold Story)         
Rating: Unrated (but it is a Hong Kong:III)
Length: 1h38
Video: Widescreen
Audio: Cantonese
Subtitles: English

Anthony Wong (Infernal Affairs)
Yeung Ming Wan (Isabella)
Fui-On Shing (The Killer)
Meng Lo (Hard-Boiled)
Miu-Ying Chan (The Tragic Fantasy: Tiger of Wanchai)   

Kai San is a sleazy and despicable bastard of the most epic proportions! After being caught screwing the wife of his boss, he goes on a killing spree and flees Hong Kong.

10 years later, Kai finds himself working as a restaurant chef in South Africa. Overworked, underpaid, berated, berated, and extorted by the restaurant owners who know of his fugitive status, Kai is a ticking timebomb...

While visiting an Ebola infected tribe to purchase some discount meat for the restaurant, Kai takes time out of his busy schedule to rape a sick native woman on his way back to work. Fortunately for our anti-hero, he's a one in a million kind of guy - the kind that recovers from Ebola, yet continues to carry and spread the disease. Now he's mad as hell, and he's not gonna take it anymore! Kai embarks on an over the top killing/raping/Ebola-spreading rampage unlike anything you have ever seen! The Ebola burgers are hot on the grill, and the bodily fluids are flowing freely! Directed by Herman Yau ('The Untold Story'), and starring Anthony Wong ('Infernal Affairs', 'Storm Riders', 'Hard Boiled') in a truly brilliant performance, Ebola Syndrome offers up plenty of gore and sex, tempered with a wicked sense of humor.

My Thoughts:
In one of my previous message I was speaking of a web site who kind of made interested in genre movie. This place speaks highly of the Hong Kong:III movie rating and yes many of those sound weird to me. This movie is my first experience with this genre and I've great expectations after all I've read about those movies in the past.

The first thing that you've probably notice is that I can't name a generic genre. A lot of them can describe it : Crime, Horror, Comedy, Gore Movie, ... But not a single one can really describe this movie.

If you are only in the 8 minutes mark and you have already seen sex (fake), 3 persons killed in over the top fashion and a child almost killed, you know that you are in for a good ride (it depends of what you like).

The film is not like the beginning for all is running time and this is not a bad thing since it would have been tiresome to watch. Anthony Wong is a great cast choice, he sure looks and acts like a pathetic looser (just look how everyone bully him). The idea of a killer who doesn't know that he is a carrier of a deadly contagious disease is great : he doesn't have to use a weapon to kill you, he just need to touch you. You fell sad for the man a long time even if he is a killer (he's only kill peoples that have bullying him, they have ask for it in a way), but at the last act all sympathy is lost (at least from me). The infection effects are well done. I'm not sure if the real virus is that contagious, but I certainly don't want to visit isolate African tribe soon...

This movie meets my expectations : almost no stop action, good acting, over the top violence, beautifull girls and a sickening feeling in general (it's not a bad thing for me).

I certainly recommand it, but it's not for everyone taste. My first and certainly not my last movie in this category.

One last thing : this movie give me the proof that I was right to never complaint about my food in a restaurant.   ;)

Rating : ;D
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(From The little known movie review depot on March 6th, 2008)

Member's Reviews

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, a review by KinkyCyborg

Title:Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
Year: 1985
Director: Jerry Paris
Rating: PG-13
Length: 87 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Steve Guttenberg
Bubba Smith
David Graf
Michael Winslow
Bruce Mahler

To Protect, Serve...and entertain. The comic crimebusters are back!

An anti-social nut job and his leathered band of pranksters are on the prowl, spray-painting the town red and emptying the pockets of anyone sharing the sidewalk. In the wake of this crime wave, you might wonder where the educational system went wrong. But then again, consider the Police Academy.

For when the newly graduated misfits in blue tangle with these pinheaded punkers in 'Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment,' the result is an open-and-shut case of nonstop hilarity. Steve Guttenberg, George Gaynes and other Police Academy originals return to the roll call, facing the formidable Bobcat Goldthwait in the tailor-made role of the wacked-out gangleader. It's a riot - a laugh-riot - in the streets!

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My Thoughts:

Other than for a few isolated laughs, mostly coming from Bobcat Goldthwait as gang leader Zed, this has few redeeming qualities. Most of the franchise's regulars achieved very little outside of these silly movies.

Performers who let themselves go #1 : Colleen Camp.

She used to be a gorgeous woman... now she is the token livestock in any movie she appears in.  :yucky:



(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on June 8th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews, a review by Tom

Star Trek: The Next Generation
5.26 Time's Arrow: Part One
Writer: Joe Menosky (Screenwriter), Michael Piller (Screenwriter), Joe Menosky (Original Material By)
Director: Les Landau
Cast: Patrick Stewart (Capt. Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Jerry Hardin (Samuel Clemens), Michael Aron (Bellboy), Barry Kivel (Doorman), Ken Thorley (Seaman), Sheldon Peters Wolfchild (Indian), John Murdock (Beggar), Marc Alaimo (Gambler), Milt Tarver (Scientist), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), Michael Hungerford (Roughneck)

Data's head is found in a cave on Earth, where it was lying since the 19th century. During the investigation of this, Data gets pulled into the past.
This season cliffhanger may not have the big impact expected from such a cliffhanger, but I always enjoyed this episode.


(From Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews on October 31st, 2011)