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Hobo with a Shotgun [DVD]

Rutger Hauer , Molly Dunsworth , Jason Eisener    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey, Nick Bateman, Drew O'Hara
  • Directors: Jason Eisener
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0051NH5J0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,500 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

In a journey to earn his way out of poverty, a homeless man pulls into a city of urban chaos, where crime prevails and the city’s crime boss reigns with violent and bloody malice. Seeing this urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops and abused prostitutes, the Hobo soon abandons his plans and turns vigilante in order to deliver justice to this city of filth the only way he knows how--with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues as he tries to clean up the streets and make the city a better place for future generations. However with the city’s evil crime boss Drake standing in his way, will the Hobo’s own brand of street justice prevail?

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Joyous Outrageous Trash. 10 Sep 2011
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Hobo with a Shotgun is directed by Jason Eisener and written by John Davies. It stars Rutger Hauer, Brian Downey, Gregory Smith, Molly Dunsworth, Robb Wells and Nick Bateman. Music is by Alexander Rosborough and cinematography by Karim Hussain.

A homeless hobo (Hauer) hitches a freight train lift into Hope Town and finds a city imploding with corruption, violence, drugs and sexual deviance. Initially trying to keep out of the way and get on with his meagre existence, the hobo finally cracks and decides he can no longer sit back and watch such lawlessness. Helping himself to a shotgun from the local pawn shop, hobo goes on a one man killing crusade.

Born out of a trailer that accompanied the original full release of Rodriguez/Tarrantino's Grindhouse venture, Hobo with a Shotgun is horror exploitation made with abundant glee. Blending Death Wish like vigilantism with 70s and 80s styled schlock, Jason Eisener has crafted an utterly tasteless, yet wonderfully entertaining, piece of cinema. Violence is broad and completely bloody, as heads are exploded, bodies punctured and characters slotted in a series of increasingly strange ways, while the characters that inhabit Hope Town are downright nasty and equally weird. From bully boy Tom Cruise homage brother bastards Ivan & Slick, to a paedophile Santa Claus, and on to The Plague-two metal suited fetish killers sent to take out the hobo-it's bizarreville for sure.

It's all driven by a great turn from Hauer, who manages to play it with raw and subtle emotion, even as the rage takes control of him and he deals death as surely as he delivers a memorable line.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A bit of a fan of a good old Grindhouse flick, and appreciative of the recent revival and homages to the genre, I was looking forward to this offering which has received so much praise. I have to confess to being somewhat disappointed.

The film starts off well with a slightly oversaturated technicolour look that instantly evokes the seventies. We see Rutger Hauer's hobo bumming a ride on a train, in scenes reminiscent of `Emperor of the North'. It's a promising start, and shows both flair and a desire to pay due homage to films that inspired it. Then when the hobo of the title reaches town it all starts to go off the rails. The director presents us with gory obscenity after gory obscenity. Done in a comic book style with bucketloads of blood and other bits and pieces, it's the type of gore fest that Sam Raimi might have put into an Evil Dead film. But unlike other films of the ilk, much of the time there seems to be no reason for the violence. It's just happening, it's not there to further the plot. OK, if it's well done this is forgivable, but here it isn't even particularly well done. It's all rather sub - Uwe Boll, with geysers of blood which should send the bleeder flying from the recoil and would knock down any bystanders like a water cannon. Even worse, the film loses its identity somewhat and does not stay consistent with its own mythos. It suddenly mixes in supernatural elements, and computer game rip offs. When the two robots started battling a giant squid for no apparent reason I started to give up on trying to follow what was going on.

The film is saved somewhat by a fine central performance from Hauer.
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2.0 out of 5 stars HO NO Hobo is not a highlight 20 April 2014
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I genuinely wanted to like Hobo with a Shotgun. Rutger Hauer has had a patchy film career, highlights include Bladerunner, the Osterman Weekend and the Hitcher. Hobo is not a highlight, 'The so bad its good' qualifier just doesn't work with this, the film lacked any humor or any original ideas. Mutilating or murdering without humor -see Fargo, Pulp fiction,or even 'Dusk til Dawn'- just doesn't work in this type of film, it becomes, pointless, a shock tactic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review hobo with a shotgun 21 Jan 2014
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thank you very much for the wonderful item and the speedy delivery
i enjojed watching this film the way rutger hauer talked in parts of the film was funny
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic grindhouse 2 Jan 2014
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It does exactly as it says on the tin -the acting was minimalist but the gore and action was right up there
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great but a lot of fun 27 Nov 2013
This is a modern grind-house movie. It starts with a beautiful epic grind-house score and a beheading with a barbwire nose. When a woman starts dancing in the spraying blood we know exactly what kind of film to expect, and it does not alter. A homeless man gets mis-treated in a town full of criminals (and that includes the police), so as the title suggests the hobo (and a hooker) have great fun blasting people away. It's not at all like the serious grind-house exploitation films of the 70s but more like the silly Tarantino reboots. It's not a great film but it is good senseless fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars B Movie Cult Killer 20 Nov 2013
By Kay B
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A classic slice of B Movie horror - contains some great moments from start to finish. A must for B Movie fans to add to their collection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Grindhouse 11 Oct 2013
Gory, gratuitous, manic fun, Hobo With a Shotgun is a grindhouse b-movie with plenty of guts to show. Rutger Haur hasn't had this much fun for years. Playing the part of the travelling hobo he arrives in a town run by a nefarious gang who have no limits when it comes to dishing out hard punishments.

Deciding something must be done he takes up arms with his shotgun and single handedly takes on the gang. The action is brutal and OTT. Nothing is shied away from. Heads leave their bodies, people are crushed and dismembered. Anything goes.

This isn't for the faint hearted and will offend a lot of people. However that would be missing the point. This is pure pastiche. Unabashed craziness harking back to the grubby grindhouse of he 70's. in short it is not to be taken seriously.

Cheesy and fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring.
I like grindhouse films, and i like violence in films.
I collect weird bizarre and depraved films. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JONESY
5.0 out of 5 stars Random purchace
I can't remember why I purchased this - maybe I was drunk? Either way, I don't remember anything about it. Maybe it's a good film, maybe it's not
Published 3 months ago by R. Beavan
5.0 out of 5 stars good to watch
I enjoyed this old film, it was slow to start but when you got into it I liked the film and it was a good enjoyable film to watch
Published 6 months ago by patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars good film
bought this film thinking it would be a pile of garbage but was shocked I actually quite liked it, only bought it for my collection of grindhouse films
Published 12 months ago by Mr Anthony Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldschool
Oldschool style trash flick without compromises. No cgi-effects, all handmade. Rutger Hauer delivers a solid acting. All in all a well entertaining trash-no-brainer.
Published 14 months ago by Stefan Rucker
4.0 out of 5 stars The Littlest Hobo
I've reviewed this film in full at Knifed in Venice for anyone looking the ins and outs of a critical review for anyone who doesn't it's great but if you don't like Exploitation... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best film I've ever seen
I watched this on ipad rental and loved it so much I have bought it. This film doesn't take itself seriously and this is what makes it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Bobo the Wise
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