Monday, April 12, 2010

Washburn Review: Boondock Saints 2—cult classic

In 1999, “The Boondock Saints” was released in Germany, Greece, Denmark and Finland. January 21, 2000, it hit the United States in a limited release. Ten years after the release, and after a cult following demanded a sequel, “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” premiered in the United States.

The release hit only 67 theaters nationwide. However, after a March 9, 2010 release on single disc DVD and Blu-Ray, allowing those who couldn’t see the film in theaters or on bootleg Web sites to get their first glimpse.

The sequel takes place eight years after fraternal twins Conner and Murphy MacManus (played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) and their father massacred mob boss Yakaveta. The trio are living in exile on a sheep farm in Ireland when they get word that someone has framed them for the murder of a Catholic priest back in Boston. The twins, who set out in the... READ MORE

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