Death Wish 2 R CC

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DEATH WISH II is a dramatic commentary on violent crime, when the vigilante strikes to avenge the killing of his daughter when five hoods break into his apartment, wreaking havoc.

Starring:
Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Director Michael Winner
Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland
Supporting actors Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon, Anthony Franciosa, Ben Frank, Robin Sherwood, Silvana Gallardo, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Prince, Drew Snyder, Paul Lambert, Thomas F. Duffy, Kevyn Major Howard, Stuart K. Robinson, Laurence Fishburne, E. Lamont Johnson, Paul Comi, Frank Campanella, Hugh Warden
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By the gunner VINE VOICE on January 19, 2008
Format: DVD
Death Wish II DVD

By 1982, crime rates were still high enough to warrant another "Death Wish" film. Enter "Death Wish 2," a picture that finds New York City vigilante Paul Kersey pulling up roots from the place of his first exile (Chicago) in order to head to sunnier digs in Southern California. Los Angeles provides our architect with a new outlook on life, a place where he can tend to his still mentally and physically damaged daughter Carol (Robin Sherwood in this outing) and his new girlfriend Geri Nichols (Jill Ireland). In fact, Paul and Geri hope to wed one day. Unfortunately, a curse falls on the House of Kersey when a crew of mangy vermin, the most important member being Cutter (Laurence Fishburne), invades our hero's bungalow. The gang brutalizes Kersey's maid Rosario and abducts the shattered Carol. In the process of submitting Paul's daughter to an indignity nearly identical to the horrors she suffered in the first film, the poor young lady takes her life by plunging out of a warehouse window. Predictably, Kersey arrives home to find a deceased Rosario stretched out in the hallway and his daughter gone. Within a few minutes the authorities break the sad news to Paul; they found his daughter's body outside of a known gang hideout. The horrors of New York are starting all over again, and Paul Kersey must once again go forth and battle the forces of evil.

Unlike in the first film, Kersey specifically targets the criminals responsible for the slaying of his daughter. He finds out where they hang out and rents a grungy hotel room in the area to serve as a base of operations. Every night Paul drives down there, dons a knit cap and dark duds, and roams the streets looking for riffraff.
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 21, 2004
Format: DVD
This is the worst movie in the Death Wish series, without the relevance of the first movie or the sheer stupid-but-highly-entertaining mayhem of Part 3. Mostly, this film shot itself in the foot by going overboard on the rape scenes. But, to see exactly *how* overboard they went, you'll have to dig up an old version, because what's on the DVD is missing about 5 minutes. I haven't watched the entire DVD yet, but I noticed some things missing around the beginning and so I went back and checked the ancient videotape I made of a Cinemax showing years and years ago, and the running time on that was 94 minutes and 40 seconds (according to my VCR's counter, anyhow). The DVD clocks in at about 89 minutes.
I'm usually strongly against anything being cut out of a movie, but considering that at least some of the stuff that's missing from this DVD consists of parts of the extremely repulsive and protracted rape scene at the beginning of the movie, I don't really mind so much, because I don't mind if I never see that stuff again. I'm not a big fan of rape scenes in general, but understand that sometimes you have to have them to advance the plot. But in its original form, that rape scene was so overboard that it was overkill, and nothing Charlie could do to those guys later on would be satisfactory payback. So, the film may actually be improved by a little "toning down" in that area - what's left more than does the job of making you hate these scumbags, and you'll still be happy to see 'em gunned down.
Still, even though I can't imagine even the sickest viewers getting much out of that scene and can't imagine anybody missing it, I still figured people should be made aware that the DVD is trimmed a bit.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 2004
Format: DVD
REASONS TO BUY:
Unlike the first part, Bronson has a strong unyielding character. He's not the least bit afraid to get the job done this time and doesn't stop untill he gets every single on of those creeps that killed his daughter. It really gives you a sense of staisfaction even if it's just a movie.
REASONS NOT TO BUY:
This is the cut version. Evidently, some people believe that we are not intelligent enough to view certain scenes. I think it's worth the time to search the internet for the full uncut version.
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50 of 60 people found the following review helpful By A. J. English on August 13, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This is the cut R-rated version of the film - and this despite the fact that an uncut HD master of the film is available from both Netflix and Amazon!

I think that on principle all cut films should be boycotted, so please give this release the wide berth it deserves.

Why couldn't the publisher give the viewer the option of watching the R-rated or uncut version of the film? This kind of laziness deserves to be published.

Also, early reviews of this release suggest that the new HD print has not been used. - A-V-O-I-D !!!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By H. Babenko on September 2, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I got both , the mgm and region 2 uncut version and i will say. this full frame mgm version has a trailer that is missing from the region 2. So lets do pros- and cons. First. we do the mgm. Mgm is in full frame but the transfer looks pretty damn clean and good for a non widescreen. Looks like MGM cleaned it up a bit.. Also we get a trailer, (pretty grainy) and on this MGM version is the edited cut version where most of the graphic rapes scenes are cut. And belive me, they are cut down pretty good. Now the region 2 version from overseas is the full uncut Widescreen version of the film with no extras . The transfer too looks pretty damn good. Its werid they couldnt have at least given us a widescreen of the film. oh well. if your a fan of the film and have a region free dvd player, the uncut is the way to go. at least its 16x9..
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