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Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002)

The Black Mask must stop a group intent on setting off a DNA bomb that could cause mutations to the human race.

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Moloch
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King
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Marco (as Teresa Maria Herrera)
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Thorn
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Iguana
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Dr. Lang
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Claw
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Raymond
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Wolf
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Snake (as Robert Bonecrusher Mukes)
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Ross
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Chameleon (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
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Black Mask
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Troy
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ...
Sergeant (as Ko Shou Liang)
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Storyline

Genetic modification means Black Mask has superhuman fighting and healing powers. He is searching the world for top geneticists who might be able to reverse his mutation, which has stolen his ability to feel emotion. His maker, whom he's running from has an amateur rival in this sequel though. Someone is hybridizing the DNA of top pro-wrestlers with that of animals, making them stronger and deadlier. But the process is turning the wrestlers (Iguana, Chameleon (Traci Lords), Snake, Wolf, and Claw) slowly more into animal killers, than human-beings. Black Mask tries to help the wrestlers but their boss has plans for BM himself. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Release Date:

9 January 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$225,376 (Hong Kong) (17 January 2003)
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Trivia

The movie was released in Hong Kong in early January 2003, and featured a dubbed Cantonese soundtrack with many HK celebrities in the main roles. Most notably, Andy Lau was featured as the narrator of the Hong Kong version and Jordan Chan voiced bad guy Lang. In an amusing turn, Cecilia Cheung provided the voice of Raymond, the little boy. Other roles were filled out by Louis Koo, Lau Ching-Wan, Cherrie Ying, Chapman To, Michael Tse, Patrick Tam and Raymond Wong Ho-Yin. See more »

Goofs

As Moloch is escaping from the guys outside the storage facility, he turns into his animal form. He then goes back to the hotel room, where Dr. Marco Leung is trying to work on a cure to his condition, and on a close up of Moloch you can see his real iris' behind the fake cat eye lenses he is wearing. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #29.13 (2003) See more »

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City of Masks
Written by Tracy Thomas and J.M. Logan
Performed by Tracy Thomas
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Has its moments
21 January 2003 | by (Rockville. MD) – See all my reviews

come on, can any film with former Porn Star Traci Lords in a supporting role as a genetically modified pro-wrestler/reptilian creature be all that bad?

I've only seen the (apparently lousy) version of Jet Li's Black Mask, but this one is at least as good as that other piece of garbage. There are elements of Roller Ball here, a mixing of Australian and Thai cinematic cultures, and yeah, the whole thing loses me with its maudlin kid.

But didn't you giggle a little bit, if only unintentionally, at the Doctor who went paralytic whenever she was touched by a man?

A fine adolescent pass-time, worth it as the second DVD you rent.

Or maybe third.

OK, the dialogue blew.


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