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Hostel [Blu-ray] [2006] [US Import]

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VD9MG4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,912 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3.1 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Peter Havlicek on 1 May 2006
Format: DVD
I saw it on big screen and I was shocked.Normaly I like sick flicks like SAW or SEVEN and I've seen a lot of gore or violent movies and it doesn't bother me much.But after HOSTEL I had real problems to fall asleep.Not because of the ultraviolent sadistic torture,but the idea of the story made me absolutely shakey.Organized russian mafia actually sell people to rich men so they can do with them whatever they want.The plot is really simple but watch it.I guarantee this movie will take your breath away!Can't wait for the UK-DVD release.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 May 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Three horny male backpackers travel to Slovakia and check into a Hostel that is awash with sexy European ladies. What starts out as a dream comes true will quickly turn into a nightmare.

Brought to us by two of cinemas greatest self promoters in Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino, Hostel is wince inducing, if ultimately a shallow gore wet dream for the early male teenager. There is no doubting the impact of the "horror" on show, with Roth, in spite of his hyperbole as the master of shock, actually knowing how to push all the right genre buttons. But after suffering what basically is a horny youth travelogue for what seems like forever, the blood fest comes as a relief instead of a reward for nervous expectation. Within the story there's some meat as to how sick the world can be, for example one of the titular torturers here has already shown himself to be the father of "cutie" young daughter. And some moral posers and decisions concerning our main protagonist offer some intelligence in the script. But it still feels empty, too self aware of wanting to shock with schlock.

Hostel was successful enough to spawn an even bloodier sequel, much like that film, Hostel is remembered for its gore than for any thing else of substance. 5/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. JONES VINE VOICE on 6 Jun. 2006
Format: DVD
3 Stars may be a bit generous for this notorious gorefest. Whilst Aja's 'The Hills Have Eyes' is much more entertaining and engaging, Roth's 'Hostel' is much more disturbing.

Three backbackers head to Europe and a series of sub-American Pie antics ensue. This section not only goes on for two long but is not very nice to watch considering its basically soft porn. When your watching this with your girlfriend in a crowded theatre, you start to shut off from the film. The characters spend their time bedding prostitutes and ogling naked women. But hey, if watching a person draw a smiley face on his backside appeals to you, then fine.

A film of two halves? Absolutely. Once the second act kicks in, so does our interest again. The backpackers begin to disappear and find themselves in what can only be described as a torture factory. People with the right cash and the right (or wrong) mentality come to torture innocent people in whatever way suits them best. The film excels in this section because this is what we all expected to see from the off. As our main character is dragged through a corridor, we glimpse a number of people being mutilated in the various rooms and we start to think that this hell itself.

The final act is rather clumsy and becomes pretty generic. The usual getaway attempts are combined with a couple of convenient plot-threads being tied up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
When I saw the movie at the flea market for a buck, I said, "What the heck, it's Tarantino." I had trouble following the movie due to a lack of confusing flashbacks (It's a joke.)

Three guys are touring Europe doing guy things. They meet a man who tells them about a Hostel in a small isolated town in Eastern Europe where there is an overabundance of pretty women who have nothing better to do than to throw themselves at anyone with a foreign accent, and they love all Americans. When they get there (note "Pulp Fiction" on TV) it is true. Women who look like models unashamedly share sleeping quarters with men, give them drugs and have sex with them.

One by one the men disappear (as do the Japanese girls) and are tortured to death, aka "Blood Sucking Freaks". Paxton (Jay Hernandez) the last of the trio demands to know where his friends are... The slaughterhouse was filmed at an actual mental hospital in Prague.

Sex, nudity, f-bomb, torture.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a 2005 horror torture film following three male backpackers, Josh, Paxton and new friend Oli, as they try to hook up with girls on their travels across Europe. Hearing about a Slovakian hostel filled with beautiful and eager women the three board the next train. But is the Hostel all it seems -obviously not for the following day Oli and a new found friend, Yuki, disappear and their dream holiday turns into a nightmare. Though Josh [Derek Richardson] is anxious to leave, Paxton [Jay Hernandez] convinces him to stay one more night.
The main thrust of this `horror' is the way a simple situation can turn to nightmare and the gore, when it comes, is brutal rather than bloody. The problem is the first half hour plays like a travelogue [lose a *] and becomes quite monotonous, filled with drugs, booze and half naked people. Obviously it's trying to set a relaxed scene but is too long. When they arrive at the Hostel, it's like a sexploitation movie featuring lots of gratuitous nudity [actually lose another *] and you're almost halfway in before any disappearances occur. So far it's pretty lame and you don't care about the characters when the action starts, but once the true situation is revealed it does become terrifyingly tense and disturbing but is surprisingly short-lived as it quickly turns into an escape from the baddies movie and the often ridiculous dialogue lets the tension down badly.
The novel approach of having the victims being all male is a refreshing change but the writers fail to understand the intrinsic differences between men and women so the reactions all fall flat. The sound track fits well and the `building' is suitably creepy. I must admit feeling cheated by this movie -I expected more [like Julia X], but got very little from it.
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