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8MM 2 (2005)

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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:
... David
... Tish
... Ambassador Harrington
... Lynn
... Gorman Bellec
... Risa
... Richard
Alex Scarlis ... Perry (as Alexander Scarlis)
Jane How ... Mrs. Harrington
Barna Illyés ... Detective Kovach
... 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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Her sexual appetites could get a man killed. See more »


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

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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 »

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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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Features The Fetish Underground (2003) See more »

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Underrated
15 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is not at all a bad movie, if you drop the following expectations:

  • 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.


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