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8MM 2 (2005)

R  |  Video  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  22 November 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ambassador Harrington
Valentine Pelka ...
Gorman Bellec
Alex Scarlis ...
Perry (as Alexander Scarlis)
Jane How ...
Mrs. Harrington
Barna Illyés ...
Detective Kovach
F.J. Flynn ...
Andrew Fettes ...
Ferenc Kovács ...
Géza Schramek ...
Josef Klim
George Mendel ...
Mr. Szamos (as Gyorgy Mendel)


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

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Release Date:

22 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Velvet Side of Hell  »

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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 »


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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10 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

J.S. Cardone has been putting out little gems like this one for years now. I think he has a great story sense and a great eye as a director. He always manages to make these lower budget movies look very classy and this one is no exception.

Was the plot predictable and sometimes improbable? To some degree, yes. But ultimately it doesn't matter, because you have a good time following these two as they take their journey through the dark side of Budapest. The sex and nudity may be a bit too much for some, but I found it tasteful and artistically managed.

I think it's a shame this thing was tagged 8mm2. It would likely have been treated better by the reviewers here if it had been called something else, since it obviously has no relationship to 8mm, which, I think, is an inferior movie.

I've tried to make it a point to find as many Cardone films (either written or directed) as I can. Frankly, being a novelist myself, I would love one day to see Cardone adapt one of my books. Unfortunately, that's not something I have control over...

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