- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Facets
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital - Japanese
- Subtitles - English - Optional
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This chilling, fascinating documentary is the follow-up to Japanese director Tatsuya Mori's film A, about the poison gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult on the Tokyo subways that killed hundreds of civilians. In A2, a more expansive but equally thoughtful and provocative film, Mori focuses on the trial of the Aum leader Shoko Asahara, as well as the struggles of the cult's remaining members to make sense of it all.
Tatsuya Mori's sequel to A continues to follow the Aum Shinrikyo cult responsible for the lethal gas attack in March 1995 on a subway station in Tokyo. When a law was passed that mandated the continuous surveillance of the group, Mori went back to film the sect members and captured everyday life under the watchful eye of the police and hostile local residents.