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      Dr. Lamb

      1992 1h 29m Horror List
      67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 35% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An inspector beats a cabbie who admits to murder, necrophilia, cannibalism and dismembering women. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Joey O'Bryan Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Abhishek Sharma Film Threat Doesn’t work in the end. Rated: 4/10 Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Michael Talbot-Haynes Film Threat Like an infectious disease that was mandatory during freshmen year, this is ready and willing to wreak havoc on your system. Rated: 8.5/10 Aug 9, 2022 Full Review James Mudge Though obviously not for all viewers, for those willing to witness the depths of human depravity, Dr. Lamb is an intense ride and remains one of the best Cat III films Rated: 5/5 Oct 24, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 27, 2005 Full Review Leo Goldsmith Not Coming to a Theater Near You Rated: 4/5 Apr 14, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Lam Kor-wan, the 27-year-old Hong Kong taxi driver who strangled four female occupants in 1982, later fielding dressing his victims in the family flat and preserving their sexual organs in jars earning him The Jars Murderer moniker throughout the media is given the full-court press in "Dr. Lamb," a Category III update of the proceeding year's made-for-television "Hong Kong Criminal Archives: Female Butcher" based on the infamous case also starring Simon Yam in the titular role. While not a provocation of Lam's gruesome crimes, recreated here in all the sordid details far too graphic for its televised predecessor, "Dr. Lamb" does at least -- albeit in brevity -- give one of Hong Kong's most notorious serial killers some semblance of context by attempting to understand what might have helped shape Lam's pathology. (The film's prologue portrays the serial killer as an anti-social adolescent trapped in a dysfunctional home with an onerous fascination with human sexuality). Given the Category III subgenre largely exits to exploit sex and violence "Dr. Lamb" rarely approaches its subject matter with the same nagging sense of cognitive dissonance much of Hong Kong wrestled with when the case went to trial. Was Lam simply a bad seed or actually clinically insane? Co-star, producer, and director Danny Lee fails to even approach the question -- he's too preoccupied with the specifics of Lam's sickening crimes (which, unfortunately for us, involved necrophilia) in addition to his own umpteenth turn as a hard-nosed investigator; however, with its chintzy lighting, sleazy cinematography, intermittent peppering of gross-out humor and occasionally over-the-top performances "Dr. Lamb" sort of works as a vice mag exploit of Lam Kor-wan's crimes which were tailor made for this brand of uber-lowbrow entertainment. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member if you think Batman-Joker Interrogation scene was as far much better than anything else you had seen before, you are wrong!!!!! This one is a more dark deep profound study of a serial killer without a reason of his killings meeting the verge of Lecter's character but with innocence!!!!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Simon Yam goes loco in this wonderful Cat III classic. Truly disturbing scenes mixed with those wacky police and their brutal tactic. First time I saw this, well before I became accustomed to Cat III weirdness it confused the heck out of me. Why were there so many different genres in the same scene. One minute we see a brutal murder scene, played seriously, then there's a "light comical" scene with a dismembered breast. Now I love that crazy crap, but boy, it's not for the faint hearted. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Simon Yam stars as the killer taxi driver in this CAT:3 police investigation flick. Yam is superb as the psycho, who begins to enjoy to slice n dice his female victims. The gore may be a little nasty - but what do you expect from a film of this type? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Finally saw this one and the gore wasn't as good as I hoped but that's life. There was still some pretty decent stuff going on in this film. Laiu and I totally need to compare photographs some rainy day. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Not as good as Danny Lee's The Untold Story, but worth to watch if you like sleazy early 90's HK-films. Simon Yam is great of course. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An inspector beats a cabbie who admits to murder, necrophilia, cannibalism and dismembering women.
      Danny Lee, Hin Sing "Billy" Tang
      Parkman Wong
      Kam-Fai Law
      Production Co
      Grand River Film
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      1h 29m
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