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Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002)

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


Hark Tsui (as Tsui Hark)


Hark Tsui (story) (as Tsui Hark), Julien Carbon (story) | 5 more credits »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Moloch
Jon Polito ... King
Teresa Herrera ... Marco (as Teresa Maria Herrera)
Tyler Mane ... Thorn
Andrew Bryniarski ... Iguana
Scott Adkins ... Dr. Lang
Rob Van Dam ... Claw
Sean Marquette ... Raymond
Oris Erhuero ... Wolf
Robert Allen Mukes ... Snake (as Robert Bonecrusher Mukes)
Michael Bailey Smith ... Ross
Traci Lords ... Chameleon (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Andy On ... Black Mask
Silvio Simac ... Troy
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Sergeant (as Ko Shou Liang)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Hong Kong | USA


English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 January 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mascara negra 2: La noche de bestias See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$225,376 (Hong Kong), 17 January 2003, Limited Release
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie is not a direct sequel to the first film. While the main character shares similar traits with the Jet Li character from the original film (Super Soldier fighting in the guise of a masked vigilante) the origins of the characters, their names and the permission surrounding their "crusades" are vastly different. See more »


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 »

Alternate Versions

In the Hong Kong version of the film, star Andy On recorded a song, in Mandarin, that plays on the film's end credits which replaces the English song, "City of Masks" that play's on the end credits in the English language version. See more »


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


City of Masks
Written by Tracy Thomas and J.M. Logan
Performed by Tracy Thomas
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Cack Mask 2, more like
28 April 2003 | by Leigh L.See all my reviews

Brain-hurtingly awful action sequel from previously well-respected Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. What he thought he was playing at with this monstrosity is anyone's guess. I can only imagine that he rounded up the most clueless people he could find to consult on the matter of which red-hot global fads he should incorporate into his latest vision, and came out of that meeting with "wrestling" and "Power Rangers" scribbled on a Post-It note. Because that's basically what it is. The actual martial arts bits are pretty inconsequential - as is anything established in the original Black Mask, apparently.

While I personally reckon I've seen worse, I will always remember Black Mask 2 as being the film that plunged a hardy co-viewer into a fog of stress for an entire weekend and drove him to claim that "it was so bad it actually made me ill".

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