8MM 2 (2005 Video)
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But I saw the movie without this info, but even after understanding this the movie still is not that good.
It's too predictable for me, which made it very cheesy. you can see the ending coming a mile away once the pilot is revealed.
I can't say that the acting was bad because it was the very good acting that allowed me to see the ending coming, but the story was lame and too formulated without enough twist and turns to shake me from knowing exactly what's coming.
I saw it because I herd it was a good soft-core porn film. Wrong! I've seen better, I've seen a lot better, it's a mediocre erotic thriller, but not good enough to over shadow the formulated story.
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.
When I checked the extras, the director seemed like an artistic person, but he was too gratuitous about his actors, to say the least. He kept going on about how they 'understood the script'. If that was the case, the two protagonists reflected it poorly. In scenes where they get a dramatic close-up, they lack depth and conviction. And instead of building character persona, their characters just seem to make random statements, having no real perspective or opinion of their own. For instance, when Tish is shown the photo's in the diner, she reacts with "we look seriously hot in these". Scenes later, she sees the photo's as a matter of life and death, stopping at nothing to keep them from the media.
The concluding scene tries to combine elements of Fincher's The Game with elements of Singer's The Usual Suspects, but comes off as a cheap imitation (how can Risa or the cop be alive?).
Nonetheless, it is an intriguing film to watch. The morbid underworld of the Hungarian porn industry is depicted goth-like with an ominous feel to it. As a shooting location, the Alhambra baths are amazing. This location is highlighted by the introduction of the scantily clad character Risa, portrayed by Zita Gorog. Watch this movie when you have already had desert, you are still full of the main course but you could go for a late night snack.
Firstly, this has nothing to do with the Cage movie. It's basically a Silk Stalkings sex romp. The sets are lavish. The story is nonexistent. It's actually rather boring. The woman who gets black mailed is a horse faced dog.
Not worth your time in the slightest.
The story takes place in Budapest where a young couple (soon to get married) spend a weekend. As every similar movie filmed in the Eastern Europe, it creates a dark and mysterious scenery. It also contains many nude and sex scenes which may look excessive but in my opinion they contribute to the whole atmosphere.
As you probably read in the storyline, the couple gets secretly filmed and then blackmailed by some people which appear to belong in the Hungarian Mafia. The plot evolves beautifully and as far as the actors.. i know Johnathon Schaech's acting is not that gifted but you have to admit that guy looks really cool lol
Personally, I don't care if it has nothing to do with 8mm I neither if it should be called differently. Whichever the title is, it is a nice film especially for those who are into mystery-crime-thrillers.I definitely suggest you to watch it and even if you don't get that excited I guarantee you ll have a fun couple of hours :)
but the premise let me annoyed..a decent woman would do such dirt? I mean she is gonna marry a man who would have sex with another woman?
and what's more serious she is also active in the behavior...... only in de Laclos's mind....the film also have many aspects that makes Eastern Europeans seem immoral
after all, it's just movie, if it doesn't intend to degrade women in general, I will give one more point..but obviously, it does
conclusion: a nasty piece of crap with a little taste
It has a lot of T&A in it and even the DVD menu is chocked full of women's breast. The first few scenes of the movie has a lot of sex and nudity and I was beginning to think there would be no story at all just exploiting nudity for the sake of making money off a popular prequel 8MM.
As I continued to watch there was just more sex and nudity and main characters that I could care less about, but then the story started to unfold and I started to see a point to it all, and it was a tad better.
It is about a man who's fiancé is the daughter of an Ambasador and they all have a promising future until nude photos of a menage a trois sex act shows up and blackmail is in the senders cards. The man and his fiancé must now get to the bottom of who sent the pics and how to shut them up.
The movie first of all is nothing to do with part 1, it doesn't even have anything to do with 8MM's, its about a sex video though so I can see the similarities, as small as they may be.
The acting is neither good, nor bad, its just nobodies playing parts anybody could do. The films production value is middle of the road and its pure drama yawn.
I did enjoy going along for the ride getting to the bottom of the blackmailers motives. I was anticipating answers which is way more than I could say for the first one which I consider garbage. This movie has some nice twists too which are always welcomed.
It's not great, and it is very slow started, but it does ultimately entertain. I wasn't on the edge of my seat and I won't rave to my friends that this is a must see, but hey if you watch a lot of movies and always seek something new, this might entertain you for 90 minutes.
The truth is that I ended up liking it big time mainly because it deals with topics that are very interesting for me: politics, sex, promiscuity, threesomes, Europe, guns, and mobs.
Everything gets screwed up for a couple that travels to Europe and after having a steamy visit to a night club and participate in a threesome with a super hot European beauty; they're taped during their threesome and later getting blackmailed by unknown criminals. This leads to a very interesting and bloody investigation.
Some situations include murders, visiting dark places that include prostitution, drugs, and more.
The political point of view is pretty interesting mainly because it deals with labor aspirations, laws, and we can see how corruption works at all levels.
Lori Heuring is extremely sexy and I enjoyed her sex scene. I mean, I enjoyed every single moment she was on screen. ;) The direction is just regular and the cinematography does it's work pretty well. I mean, I always cheer up for the combination of darkness used in colorful settings.
After the ending I thought to myself: "Man, this was a solid entertaining, dark and violent flick, I enjoyed it".
Give it a chance but don't think about the dark masterpiece from 1999.
Young and ambitious David Huxley, Johnathon Schaech, has not only become a successful defense attorney but the counsel to the chief of the US Embassy in Budapest Ambassador Harrington, Bruce Davidson. David is also engaged to Ambassador Harrington's daughter Tish, Lori Heuring. Spending a weekend at the exclusive Alhambra Spa outside of Budapest David and Tish end up getting involved in an erotic "Manaja Twa" with a guest at the spa the sexy model Risa, Zita Gorog, who it later turns out is a high class hooker.
It isn't long that David gets in his mail an envelope, without a return address, of photos of him his fiancée Tish and Risa doing their thing in bed and in living color. Faced with having his career in politics ruined, if Tish's father finds out, David together with Tish decide to pay off the blackmailer with what he demands: $200,000.00 in US currency. The arraigned pay-off, at a deserted amusement park, backfires with the blackmailer ending up dead, David shot him, and the cash back where it belongs; David Huxley's bank account.
Just when it looks like both David & Tish are out of the woods the Budapest Police Department, through Det. Kovack played by Barna Illyes, finds evidence that David was involved with the person who blackmailed him! The blackmailer's body was discovered by the police with a business card that he had on him that David gave him! There's also this mysterious caller, the dead blackmailer's partner, who still keeps calling David demanding that he now pay $1,000,000.00 if he doesn't want the sexy photos of him as well as Tish & Risa be made public!
Back to square one David and Tish feel that the only way they can keep from being blackmailed is to find the elusive Risa whom they feel can lead them, and the police, to the blackmailer. This gives them, and us in the audience, the opportunity to see the seedy side of Budapest in the endless sex clubs and bordellos's that David and Tish search out to find the disappeared hooker.
The movie starts to get a bit ridicules with Tish in order to track down Risa volunteers, with her fiancée's David going along with it, to infiltrate a notorious sex club as a nude dancer. This hair-brained idea on both Tish and David's part leads to David ending up getting kidnapped with the blackmailer upping his ante to 5 million dollars.:One million for the photos and four million for David's life!
***SPOILERS*** It's only the surprise ending of the movie that's about the only thing worth watching in it. It's then that we see what all this blackmailing murder and kidnapping was really all about. Money is the root of all evil as the Bible says and it was money, five million dollars worth of it, that drove people, in the film, to do the most outrageous things imaginable. Outrageous enough to drive those who aren't crazy to completely lose their minds! Like the final moments of the film so clearly demonstrated!
And don't even mention the name. 8mm 2 has nothing to do with 8mm whatsoever, they don't even use or mention 8mm tapes at all, it's a disgrace. The movie itself isn't as bad as some make it, so there was no need to use that name and raise peoples' expectations through the roof. 8mm fans should stay away, although I would watch it just for Lori Heuring and she has a nude scene as well (not that it matters to me, as i said before she isn't that sexy but very good looking and decent acting :P ).
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...
- 8mm sequel?? It has nothing to do with 8mm, the movie with Nicolas Cage.
- Story? The plot is not hugely elaborate, it's a blackmailing story which takes a slight twist at the end.
- Actors? Acting should have been with more heart and more convincing.
Other than that, it's a highly enjoyable movie. It's full of masterfully photographed erotic, film-noir atmosphere, very nice on-location footage from Hungary and an excellent soundtrack.
Although the story has its deficits, it serves well for generating a big deal of suspense. Much of the suspense originates from the psychological interplay between the different "opponents" in the movie. It's not about dull action scenes or car hunts.
Altogether, still worth a 7. Good time watching.
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? **
Johnathon Schaech (Woundings), who was or still is married to Christina Applegate, stars with Lori Heuring, a Maxim Top 100 hottie. They take a trip to a hotel, are filmed in steamy sex and blackmailed. Of course. Lori's daddy is going to be a Supreme Court Justice and she is worth millions, which she ends up paying a huge sum of and all is rosy. Or is it? I saw this coming a mile away, but it was still good when it happened.
Even if the journey was predictable, it was enjoyable to see the seamy side of Budapest, and to visit a club where the main attraction is lots of full frontal nudity. The film features some ménage à trois, girl-on-girl, and regular sex with more boobies than you can count. Forget the story and just enjoy the soft porn.
The actresses are cute, and as an 'erotic thriller', it is passable, but it has nothing to do with the 'Heart Of Darkness' theme that the original 8mm barely pulled off.
Add to that, that this movie is shot somewhere in Eastern Europe (cheap locations, low wages, etc.) and this is bottom of the barrel. Nothing bad about Eastern Europe, which is beautiful and I'm sure there are great people living there too, however, after the slew of Steven Seagal low budgeters, these particular locations are like a red flag for this video fan. Now if they actually involved the location into the storyline, instead of just using them as a backdrop...
A diplomat and his fiancée are in Hungary and notice a woman who is swimming naked in the pool area, she's very attractive, so when they see her at a club, they decide to have a little fun and have a steamy threesome. But things get extremely intense when the diplomat is mailed pictures of them all having the affair, fearing that it might go public and jeopardize his career, they pay off the guy who sent the pictures, the diplomat freaks out and "kills" the guy, leading into a murder case. He and his fiacee decide to find the girl they had the affair with, but things just get deeper and darker as they go further into what they got themselves into.
What could have been an alright thriller, turned into an unexplained and not well thought out movie, which was sad. Like I said, the title really has nothing to do with the first one, so don't fall for it. It's just a sexual thriller that makes no sense, but it's good for those nights alone, because quite frankly this is one of those films where it's so close to porn that it might as well be labeled as soft core.
A very strong rated R due to very graphic sexual activity. Not fade away or quick shots of the sex either. So this erotic thriller is not meant for everyone. And it is worth watching again in spite of the lackluster unimaginative ending.
I was surprised with "8 mm2", since I was expecting a garbage, but I found it very erotic, amoral, partially predictable, but also attractive thriller. The beginning does not develop the character of David and Tish as it should, but later the viewer begins to understand their motives. David's is clear, since he is ambitious, aiming to climb to a higher social position at any cost, therefore making the plot point in the conclusion of the story partially predictable. But Tish is the great character of his movie, since she is a much sexualized woman, who fantasizes her sexual life playing games with David, and entwined between her fear and curiosity and desire about the underworld of sex and pornography. Due to the strong sexual content and nudity, this movie is recommended for specific audiences. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "8 mm 2"