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8MM 2 (2005)

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An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and pornography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a porno video taken of them with a prostitute.

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writers:

Robert Sullivan (screenplay), Dylan Tarason (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... David
Lori Heuring ... Tish
Bruce Davison ... Ambassador Harrington
Julie Benz ... Lynn
Valentine Pelka Valentine Pelka ... Gorman Bellec
Zita Görög ... Risa
Robert Cavanah ... Richard
Alex Scarlis Alex Scarlis ... Perry (as Alexander Scarlis)
Jane How Jane How ... Mrs. Harrington
Barna Illyés Barna Illyés ... Detective Kovach
Frederick Flynn ... Vernon (as F.J. Flynn)
Andrew Fettes Andrew Fettes ... Mick
Ferenc Kovács Ferenc Kovács ... Gábor
Géza Schramek Géza Schramek ... Josef Klim
George Mendel George Mendel ... Mr. Szamos (as Gyorgy Mendel)
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Storyline

David Huxley, low-born self-made legal counsel at the US embassy in Budapest, may expect his career to be boosted by his impending marriage to Tish, daughter of old money tycoon and ambassador to Hungary Harrington. But when the happy couple spends a night of hot sex at a spa, including a threesome with an exhibitionist model, they are secretly filmed, and the suspect is found murdered in their hotel. To handle the blackmail, they venture into a sex club where porno movies are made. Tish volunteers to 'act' so David can snoop around, but that only gets them into even greater danger, which ultimately proves most deceptive. Written by KGF Vissers

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From The Last Kiss To The Last Breath... From The First Kiss To The Last Breath... See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

22 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Velvet Side of Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When 8mm 2 was in production, it was titled The Velvet Side of Hell. When Sony picked up the rights to distribute it, however, it received its present title. See more »

Quotes

Lynn: So what's going on?
Tish: What do you mean?
Lynn: I mean you both look like death warmed over.
[Tish laughs]
Lynn: And there's something wrong, isn't there?
Tish: There's nothing wrong, Lynn.
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Alternate Versions

In the USA, an R-rated and unrated version is available. In the unrated version, many of the sex scenes and videos people watch have alternate, more graphic, footage; there is also an unsimulated porn photo-shoot. See more »

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References Beat the Devil (2003) See more »

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What started off as an alright film, it ended pretty badly
7 December 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

First off, the first thing that came to my mind after I finished this film last night was "Why the title of 8MM 2?", because I saw the first one obviously, and what did this have to do with the first movie's plot? The only thing that was similar was the fact that the couple had to go into the porno industry and that wasn't even needed in the plot, because after you see the ending that I will not spoil, it just didn't make any sense.

A diplomat and his fiancée are in Hungary and notice a woman who is swimming naked in the pool area, she's very attractive, so when they see her at a club, they decide to have a little fun and have a steamy threesome. But things get extremely intense when the diplomat is mailed pictures of them all having the affair, fearing that it might go public and jeopardize his career, they pay off the guy who sent the pictures, the diplomat freaks out and "kills" the guy, leading into a murder case. He and his fiacee decide to find the girl they had the affair with, but things just get deeper and darker as they go further into what they got themselves into.

What could have been an alright thriller, turned into an unexplained and not well thought out movie, which was sad. Like I said, the title really has nothing to do with the first one, so don't fall for it. It's just a sexual thriller that makes no sense, but it's good for those nights alone, because quite frankly this is one of those films where it's so close to porn that it might as well be labeled as soft core.

4/10


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