Denied theatrical release in Japan as the Japanese film rating board, Eirin, refused to grant the film a certificate even after extensive cuts were made. Their rejection letter stated "the film's overall tone is unacceptable." The film was released directly to home video over angry protests from schools and parental groups. See more »
Katsuya Matsumura's "All Night Long 2",known also as "Atrocity" is perhaps the most extreme in the series.The film appears to have been shot on video(like the "Guinea Pig" films).The main protagonist of the film is a young Japanese boy called Shinichi,but this time the other main character is an evil,misogynistic and homosexual sadist!The maniac and his gang of sadistic hoodlums have been harassing Shinichi.Shinichi makes some internet friends who he hopes will help him to escape the gang's attentions,but things don't work out quite that way.As in "All Night Long"(1992),the film ends in a sadistically explicit bloodbath!Some reviewers compare "All Night Long 2" to Pasolini's "Salo"(1975)and I think that such comparisons are pretty close and realistic.Still "All Night Long 2" is much more brutal and disturbing than "Salo"-the violence seen in it is extremely graphic and sadistic.The utter degradation of a young Japanese girl is especially hard to stomach.She is tortured,abused and reduced to an animal state.Anyway this film is extremely dark and nihilistic,but if you're a fan of Japanese extreme horror give this one a look.10 out of 10.
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