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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.

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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 »

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Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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1.85 : 1
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Much of the sex depicted is actual not simulated. 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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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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Those who think the original wasn't very good might want to give this a try
14 November 2007 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

David (Johnathon Schaech) and Tish (Lori Heuring) are a couple in Budapest, on business commitments and staying at a luxury hotel. One night, they meet an attractive woman at a nightclub and invite her back to their place, where they end up in a threesome. All is well, until David receives some negatives in the mail and he and Tish end up being blackmailed. But when some people involved in the deception are found murdered, things get messy and they are forced to enter the seedy underground world of pornography and hardcore bondage to track down the woman who may hold the key to everything.

Whereas the original film dealt with the concept of snuff films, this straight to DVD sequel deals with the more wholesome (!!!) theme of threesomes and sleazy sex. It plays like a porn film, a cheap piece of titillation with plenty of hot T/A action going on. If this sounds like your idea of a good film, you'll probably like it, but you'd probably be more at home in a porn shop than a video store.

This tries to copy the original film's dark and voyeuristic feel, but while it does a pretty good job of this, it still can't hold up to that of the original's. It has an apathetic story, with a dodgy narrative flow. And compared to Cage, Schaech comes across as interminably wooden.

Better than I thought it'd be, I suppose, and better than your average one of these DVD direct sequels that seem to be coming out a lot these days, but really, haven't we seen enough? **


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