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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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Tish
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Ambassador Harrington
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Gorman Bellec
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Risa
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Richard
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Perry (as Alexander Scarlis)
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Vernon (as F.J. Flynn)
Andrew Fettes ...
Mick
Ferenc Kovács ...
Gábor
Géza Schramek ...
Josef Klim
George Mendel ...
Mr. Szamos (as Gyorgy Mendel)
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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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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 »

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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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Unrelated and rather forgettable
23 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ostensibly a sequel to the Nicolas Cage snuff investigation flick 8MM, 8MM 2 turns out to have nothing to do with that film. In fact, it was originally an independent movie called THE VELVET SIDE OF HELL, before Sony swapped the title and released it as one of those direct-to-DVD cash-ins (see THE HITCHER 2, etc. etc.). It has nothing to do with 8MM at all, and is more of an erotic thriller along the lines of BASIC INSTINCT.

The film was shot in Hungary, which allows for a handful of interesting location shots, although for the most part this is a murky enterprise. It sees a couple drawn into the seedy world of porn production when their encounter with an exotic model is filmed by a bad guy who is subsequently found dead in the hotel. With the police on their tail they attempt to track down the bad guys responsible.

Very little happens in this rather uninteresting thriller, whose made goal seems to be to show as much naked flesh as possible. The entire production is padded out with copious female nudity, with sex and stripping the order of the day. Despite all these flesh shots the film feels rather tame and predictable, with the crime elements of the story perfunctory rather than engaging. A weak cast and disposable characters don't help much.


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