If you are a vigilante and revenge movie fan like myself, who also likes uncut films in their most violent and degrading form, then I’ve got some good news about for you!.


Vinegar Syndrome has released Death Wish 2 in its original, uncut form. Fully restored in Bluray and 4K UltraHD.

• 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray (Region A) Set
• 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
• Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
• Alternate TV version (restored in 2K from it’s 35mm interpositive)

What else do you get for the extra money? You get the original uncut version that hasn’t been seen since the 1980s. I saw it in its uncut form back in the 1980s and always felt that the edited down, more tame cuts that came out later just didn’t cut the mustard.

Is it more violent? Yes. Very graphic. I will warn you about the uncut version. It has a very graphic gang rape scene. Very Graphic. A scene that seems to go on forever. It horror movie level of gang rape.. I am not exaggerating for the sake of comedy. Not only is the gang rape scene with the house maid more graphic and longer, the scene involving Kersey’s mentally damaged daughter is also extended.

The film looks great. The extra footage that has been restored really improves an extremely violent and gritty 1980s vigilante film.

The story is same as it always was. The world’s most unlucky man, Paul Kersey, is now living in LA and runs into some street punks. They track him down to his house and rape his maid, beat him with a crowbar, and kidnap his mentally ill daughter who was beaten and raped in the first movie. She dies in the process of trying to escape. Paul then goes on a rampage across the city. It is a classic and superior to the first film, in my opinion.

Worthy of any serious collection. My highest recommendation.


Vinegar Syndrome have released their summary:

“Paul Kersey thought his days as a vigilante were long behind him. But when his daughter and housekeeper are savagely assaulted and murdered, Paul is forced to take the law back into his own hands, hitting the tough, gang-filled streets of Los Angeles and embarking on a violent quest for justice. Realizing he has a ruthless vigilante on his hands, Detective Frank Ochoa races to put an end to the building carnage.

Nastier, grimier, and much more brutal than the original, Michael Winner’s (The Mechanic) DEATH WISH II once again stars the legendary Charles Bronson (The Great Escape, St. Ives), joined by Jill Ireland (Hard Times), Anthony Franciosa (Tenebre), Robin Sherwood (Tourist Trap), and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Loaded with non-stop action and suspense and set to one of the few film scores composed by Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this Cannon Films classic to 4K UHD and Blu-ray, newly restored from its uncensored original negative, and loaded with all new extra features, including its alternate TV version, presented for the first time in HD!”

The disc complete rundown is as follows:

Additional info:
• 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray (Region A) Set
• 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
• Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
• Alternate TV version (restored in 2K from it’s 35mm interpositive)
• “Pass” – an interview with screenwriter David Engelbach
• “Working with Bronson” – an interview with actor Robert F. Lyons
• “Dark Parts” – an interview with actress Robin Sherwood
• “Fights in the Theater” – an interview with Todd Roberts, son of executive producer Bobby Roberts
• Audio commentary with author and historian Paul Talbot
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles

You can buy this version direct from Vinegar Syndrome right here.

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