The Untold Story III (1999)
Reviewed by: Arshadnm6 on 2005-04-09
Summary: Untold Story...Unsatisfactory Plot and Unreasonable Gore!!!!
A below average movie with little to offer in regards to plot and character development. The young fresh ‘Sam Lee’ stars alongside ‘Danny Lee’ and a few other recognizable actors, including ‘Samuel Leung Cheuk-Moon’ (whom you might recognize from better roles in movies such as ‘Bio-Cops’ and ‘Young and Dangerous 3’) and Monica Chan Fat-Yung (from ‘Casino Raiders 2’ and ‘Full alert’). Although this movie has a vast number of average stars, this is not enough to improve on its predecessor ‘Untold Story I and II’. ‘Danny Lee’ (thoughtfully named as ‘Inspector Lee’) and his team of investigating officers look into the strange disappearance of a somewhat respectable but inexperienced Loan Shark played by the infamous ‘Ken Lo’ (whom fans might recognize from better roles in ‘2000AD’ and ‘China Strike Force’). Somewhere down the storyline they catch the four individuals including ‘Sam Lee’ and ‘Samuel Leung’ and interrogate them ruthlessly until one of them confesses. Once that is over most of the rest of the movie occurs as back-flashes, where each of the guilty parties explains his version of how and why they murdered the Loan Shark (which pretty-much occupies 60% of the screen-time).

To say this is an average developed movie with little plot is over emphasizing, since the plot is obvious to the viewer within 30 minutes into the movie and fans looking for any kind of gore or horror (for that matter) will be deeply disappointed. The most goriest bit in this movie occurs about 10 minutes before the end, where the guilty party explains in detail how they mutilated the body and then dispensed off the body parts in the most obvious way (without any real imagination), in a bin-liner with all the rest of the rubbish. Also throughout the movie some of the back flashes into the four individuals’ lives are explained in too much detail than is necessary. Danny Lee produced this movie and as usual his role in this movie did do some help if anything into portraying this as a serious realistic movie, although at some parts it was over-the-top acting. For fans of the genre looking for the same kind of Gore as in ‘Untold Story’ will be very disappointed, but if you do occasionally enjoy crime / murder mystery sort of movies might find this a little more up their alley.

Overall a good movie that needed much more work and imagination on it before it’s release, but if better said this classes as a B-Horror movie at best.

Overall Rating: 5.0/10