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Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)
"Hei tai yang 731 xu ji zhi sha ren gong chang" (original title)

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In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic ... See full summary »

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Gong Chu
Yuen-Ching Leung
Wan Ying Ying
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In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic young doctor , Morishima, is horrified by the experiments being performed in the camp and when his fiancée arrives disguised as a Chinese prisoner he sets out to liberate the camp. A docudrama sequel to the notorious Men Behind the Sun, which pulls no punches when it comes to delivering the shocks! Written by <jonas.urve@mailbox.swipnet.se>

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No cuts. More guts. The film they tried to ban!

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10 July 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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The uncut version was originally refused classification by the OFLC in Australia in September of 1992. One month later, the film was resubmitted, only heavily cut. It received an R18+ rating for cinema release, but when the heavily cut version was resubmitted for a video rating in 1994, it was again refused classification and banned in Australia, even though the same print was given a cinema rating. Finally, in 2004, the film was resubmitted and received an R18+ rating for the original uncut print on video. See more »

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Halloween Marathon, part 2: The Devils behind the sun
1 November 2010 | by (Land of the dead) – See all my reviews

The first Men Behind the Sun marked the beginning of the Category III (CAT III) movies, the extreme graphic violence and the historical theme made Men Behind the sun going to the highlights, apparently, it grossed enough money for make a "sequel".

Men Behind the sun II is directed by Godfrey Ho (remember Ninja Thunderbolt ? Ninja Terminator ?), the greatest Hong Kong B-movie director.

This is more a remake than a sequel, with the only difference is that we don't see the cadet's "point of view".

Men Behind the Sun II is the most violent and nasty (at least in my opinion) of the whole Man Behind the sun Quadrilogy, it includes the most disgusting autopsy scene ever filmed.

The special effects are realistic, shocking and gross.

The English dub is cheesy.

Many people complained at the time that T.F Mou made Men Behind the Sun just for make some cash on this sad story, actually, i think that the guy who did this is Godfrey Ho, compare the original with this sequel/remake, you will notice that there is something "lacking": the historical content and the philosophy and the message.


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