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QUENTIN TARANTINO PRESENTS HOSTEL
USA: Lions Gate Films
UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Rick Hoffman, Takashi Miike, Jan Vlasak, Jennifer Lim, Josef Bradna, Jana Kaderabkova, Milda Havlas, Lubomir Silhavecky, Paula Wild, Lubomir Bukovy, Petr Janis, Jana Havlickova, Vanessa Jungova
Director: Eli Roth
Languages: English / Dutch / Italian / Russian / Slovak / Czech / German / Icelandic / Japanese
USA & UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: R for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence, torture and strong sex
USA Release Date: 6 January 2006
UK Release Date: 24 March 2006
UK DVD Release Date: 18 June 2007
Internationally renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino presents Eli Roth's HOSTEL, the follow-up to the writer-director's hit debut, 2002's CABIN FEVER. More grisly than Roth's feature, HOSTEL is a mixture of many of the most terrifying things about human nature and the world at large, culled from many impossible-but-true stories of human trafficking, international organized crime and sex tourism. Relentlessly graphic and deeply disturbing, the film is sure to shock even the most hard core genre fans.
HOSTEL tells the story of two adventurous American college buddies Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson) who backpack through Europe eager to make quintessentially hazy travel memories with new friend Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson), an Icelander they've met along the way.
Paxton and Josh are eventually lured by a fellow traveller to what's described as a nirvana for American backpackers - a particular hostel in an out-of-the-way Slovakian town stocked with Eastern European women as desperate as they are gorgeous. The two friends arrive and soon easily pair off with exotic beauties Natalya (Barbara Nedeljakova) and Svetlana (Jana Kaderabkova). In fact too easily...
Initially distracted by the good time they're having, the two Americans quickly find themselves trapped in an increasingly sinister situation that they will discover is as wide and as deep as the darkest, sickest recess of human nature itself - if they survive.
Special Edition DVD
This blood curdling two-disc Special Edition comes with horrific new 'Dungeon Deluxe' packaging, behind-the-scenes featurettes and a whole host of extra material
'Kill the Car' multi-angle feature
'Hostel Dissected' Multi-part making of documentary
Takashi Miike Interview
'Hostel Dismembered' featurette
'An Icelandic Meal' featurette
Music and Sound featurette
Set Design featurette
Special Effects featurette