NOT J-Horror. NOT cute animé. NOT Godzilla. NOT new Korean. NOT Pink movies ... BUT INSTEAD ... the weird, unknown, FORGOTTEN, never discovered, TRASHY, wild, gory, absurd, INSANE, dark, nasty WONDERS from the Asian backyard!!!
It's a valid argument at least when some Category III fans claim that Cat. III films are from China because
Hong Kong is in China (sigh).
The Cat. III films that we all
love and adore were made prior to the Chinese
takeover in 1997 and thus were made when HK was a British colony.
According to some Cat. III fans, films originate from the country that owns
the country where they were made. It is thus only a logical argument that pre-97
films must be regarded as being British.
So thank-you's go out to the UK for giving us EBOLA SYNDROME etc. You British film-makers are thee best!
But seriously ... HK isn't in China. It's a territory with its own
flag, currency, language (Canto Chinese), government, laws, left side of the road
driving (right side in China), film regulations, etc. that is governed
China doesn't have a censorship board that classifies
films into categories. Category 1-3 are strictly for Hong Kong. In
fact China doesn't even HAVE a film classification system. They may ban
films, cut films, "disappear" the director, but classify films, no.