Hostel Unrated 2006 UNRATED CC

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Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2) and directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez, Friday Night Lights and Derek Richardson, Dumb and Dumberer) in Europe who find themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business.

Starring:
Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Genres Horror
Director Eli Roth
Starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson
Supporting actors Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jan Vlasák, Jana Kaderabkova, Jennifer Lim, Keiko Seiko, Lubomír Bukový, Jana Havlickova, Rick Hoffman, Petr Janis, Takashi Miike, Patrik Zigo, Milda Jedi Havlas, Martin Kubacák, Miroslav Táborský, Paula Wild, Vladimír Silhavecký, Barbora Oboznenková
Studio Lions Gate
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
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It was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
Alison Porter
It has very good acting for a horror movie, and the acting really sells the brutality of some of these scenes.
Jeffery E. Blascyk
Watched the whole movie just to see if it could get better.
David B. Baldwin

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65 of 80 people found the following review helpful By trashcanman VINE VOICE on October 28, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The first time you watch "Hostel" you leave remembering two things: an insane amount of sex and nudity, and some truly brutal torture sequences. The media ignoranty dubbed it a new genre, "torture porn". This film is actually rather tame when compared to some of Italy's 70's horror, grindhouse flicks like "Cannibal Holocaust", and some of Asia's current horror masters. Nontheless, horror fans drooled, sqeamish movie-goers and media watchdogs were offended, then everybody moved on. The truth is this: "Hostel" is the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" of our generation. After taking this so-called "director's cut" re-release as an opportunity to revisit a recent horror film I remembered fondly -if mostly for the two reasons stated above- I came to realize why so many people (not the least of which is Quentin Tarantino) believe in Eli Roth as a horror savior.

"Hostel" is a film layered with subtle humor that builds suspense beautifully and gives the audience exactly what they want to see while making them feel as though they've seen worse things than they actually have; all TCM hallmarks. The characters, obnoxiously American protagonists and European antagonists alike, are all both likeable, depraved, and almost feel like people you may know or have met somewhere before. You laugh with them, you scream with them, and you wonder what your own friends and family are truly capable of. Also reminiscent of TCM is the slaughterhouse feel one gets from the entire process of this torture industry where angry Europeans can take out their frustration with Americans and other tourists for a fee, thus comparing the suffering of the victims to that of animals harvested for slaughter. Be it simply for irony's sake, vegetarian propaganda, or both; it is nicely done.
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168 of 220 people found the following review helpful By A. Sandoc on February 27, 2006
Format: DVD
I may be one of the few people who actually enjoyed Eli Roth's first film, Cabin Fever, despite the many inherent flaws to the story, direction and all-over-the-place feel. I never bought into the tagline for that film as once of the most horrific films this generation. I've been watching horror films for as long as I can remember and Cabin Fever doesn't even scratch the surface of what constitutes a great horror film. But it did show me that Eli Roth was serious about genre and acknowledges and honors his roots and influences.

Hostel is Roth's sophomore effort, and just like Rob Zombie with his second film (The Devil's Rejects) he shows improvement as a filmmaker and continues to show that he respects the genre he's chosen to be in. Hostel is an exercise in hate, pain and nihilism. There really are no sympathetic characters in the film. Roth instead shows just how debased, cruel and inhumane people can be towards each other. Whether its through verbal, physical and intellectual means. I must point out that this film is not the torture-porn that alot of media-types call it. The gore and torture really doesn't start until fully halfway into the film. Everything before the second half begins can be summed us as soft-core porn. There's alot of nudity and sex in this first half and sets-up the three characters played by Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson and Eythor Gudjonsson.

These three college students are shown as boorish, misogynistic, insensitive louts who wish nothing more from their European vacation than sex, drugs, sex, drugs and more sex. It's this behavior that lures them to a town in Slovakia. An Eastern European, Soviet Bloc-era town where the women are stunning and horny to do whatever with foreign men.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By aquestari on March 26, 2006
Format: DVD
It's amazing how many bad reviews this ingenius horror piece received!
I am not usually a fan of horror films. In fact, would never have even stepped foot inside a cinema if one was playing without being dragged by the hair, kicking and screaming.
Times changed. I became a little more grown up and no longer interested in watching 'Space Jam' or 'Milo And Otis' and realised what reality was; sugarcoated endings were no longer a captivating interest. While movies like Hostel seem unrealistic and improbable, these things can actually happen; and they have, just look at Wolf Creek. If you've ever wondered what body parts might look like decaptated, you'll definately see a re-enactment here!
So one bright and sunny afternoon just before Tafe started; it was into the cinema to see this. And it was definately worth it.
The acting is fantastic and convincing. Paxton never loses the spark and zest in his character, the seductresses show us just how manipulative and luring they can be and the murderers show the darker side of the human behaviour, fetish and obsession.
Derek Richardson is also great eye candy ;)
This is honestly a worthy horror film; one of the best. Definately more thrilling and bone chilling than Wolf Creek. This is brutal, much deeper and you likely won't be able to sit through the whole thing without turning away at least once, that is how gruesome it is.
Take a journey into the Hostel. You won't be disappointed; but you may lose a few limbs...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A.Bertoni on August 16, 2006
Format: DVD
I picked this movie up while on an extreme gore binge with a friend of mine. When we saw this, we figured "Awesome, that's supposed to be disgusting!" Although this is marketed as "The scariest movie of the decade", it is nothing of the sort. It is NEVER scary. Ever. Disgusting? Yeah, in a few parts I guess. But if the entire movie is riding on gore and violence, and there are only a few minutes of the saids content, then the movie has failed. Yeah, the achilles tendon scene was a definite flincher, but nothing else really got me. The eye was wicked fake looking. It was obviously a cheap prosthetic slapped over her eye.

Another serious issue was the VERY slow buildup. At least an hour was spent showing as many breasts as they could fit on the reel. It was meant to lull the viewer into a false sense of security, but it was so long that the viewer was CONSTANTLY dragged into thinking about what the trailer promised. A 30 minute buildup, reasonable. 60? That's just bad editing. Sorry.

Another thing that really got me is that sometimes the main character wouldn't take the action the viewer really wanted him to. It would have been great if he went on a murderous rampage, killing his captors. He did take out four or five guards, but that was not enough.

Overall, this movie was not even halfway as good as the trailer made it seem, and the fact that it was marketed as a horror movie is just pathetic.
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