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Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)

Hei tai yang 731 xu ji zhi sha ren gong chang (original title)
In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic ... See full summary »

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Features the terrible story behind WWII "Unit 731", a japanese military base located in the puppet state of Manchuria, China.

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Yishou Jiang
Yuen-Ching Leung
Xingqiang Li
Dingyao Liu
Man Ying Wan ...
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Runshen Wang
Ge Xu
Andrew Yu
Guowen Zhang
Decheng Zhu
Gong Zhu

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In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic young doctor , Morishima, is horrified by the experiments being performed in the camp and when his fiancée arrives disguised as a Chinese prisoner he sets out to liberate the camp. A docudrama sequel to the notorious Men Behind the Sun, which pulls no punches when it comes to delivering the shocks! Written by <jonas.urve@mailbox.swipnet.se>

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No cuts. More guts. The film they tried to ban!

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10 July 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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The uncut version was originally refused classification by the OFLC in Australia in September of 1992. One month later, the film was resubmitted, only heavily cut. It received an R18+ rating for cinema release, but when the heavily cut version was resubmitted for a video rating in 1994, it was again refused classification and banned in Australia, even though the same print was given a cinema rating. Finally, in 2004, the film was resubmitted and received an R18+ rating for the original uncut print on video. See more »

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12 March 2000 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

I rented this one because I love to watch nasty and shocking movies.This film is about a secret base in Manchuria,where during the Second World War many innocent Chinese and Mongolian people were killed in horrific experiments.I didn't find this movie disturbing-even "Last House on the Left" is more offensive than this one.There are some scenes of extreme brutality but the special effects are mostly fake-especially during the dissection sequence.I've heard that "Men Behind the Sun"(1987)is far more gruesome.In conclusion,you can try it but don't expect something really vile-you'll be sorely disappointed.


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