Official 'Hostel' Reaction Thread....

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  1. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck Boom Shanka

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    I saw it today and I didn't hate it...didn't really like it either. I was very disappointed at how totally boring the first hour was. Then you finally get some tension and gore but it was just too little-too late for me.
    You've seen it all before, especially if you are a horror fan. Some of the younger folk may find it new and refreshing though.
    It looked pretty, anyway.
    Try again, Eli. I enjoyed the shit out of CABIN FEVER. :(
     
  2. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    I loved this flick. It's like a 15 year old gorehound's wet dream and I don't act my age so who gives a fuck. This movie had me and my friend laughing our asses off and definitely had us cringing on a few occasions. Nothing especially great in it, but thouroughly entertaining. The movie lost it's way for a brief little bit, but once my nicotine withdrawal hit the shit started hitting the fan and it managed to keep me captivated until it's finish. What a great way to open the year for horror fans!
     
  3. legnadibrom

    legnadibrom Guest

    another vote for it being good,
    yeah, i noticed "willow's song" being played in the hostel room, with techno music added in
     
  4. eric_angelus

    eric_angelus Testacular

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    I just got back from seeing Hostel, and I am really shocked, but I liked it alot. After reading alot of mixed reviews and hating Cabin Fever with all my soul...I felt better as I left this movie than I felt after any other horror movie in quite a long time. That eye scene is one of the nastiest things I have seen on a big screen since I saw Peter Bark munch his ma's nipple back in 1985! It has some drawbacks...like the annoying kids who were kind of like a gang of "Pancakes" kid from Cabin Fever...but at least they ended up serving a purpose!
    Plus I got to experience the movie in a crowded inner city theater...so I got to enjoy this annoying bitch break up with her rather stupid sounding little runt of a boyfriend (who asked me to move before the movie started so he could see) because he had the nerve to bring her to to a "porno movie...I thoughts dis was gonna be scary like Freddy Kruger and shit." (her exact words before leaving the theater).
    A night of pure entertainment!
    Hopefully Roth will continue to imrove, this was a big step in the right direction.
     
  5. onebyone

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    The "annoying bitch" just gave my favorite review of the movie to date.

    I got to side with her though. It takes so long for anything scary to happen, it does seem like a sex movie for the first hour. I love horror and knew there would be something else happening at some point but, had I not known anything about it, I would likely think a date was out of his mind if he took me to see that. It's very Robert DeNiro's ill-fated date in Taxi Driver really.
     
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  6. Saw it Sunday night (had MLK day off...woo hoo) and I gotta tell ya, I liked it.

    Yes, it was just a crack slow getting off the ground, but I was kinda expecting Roth to just make us his bitch later when the shit starts to hit the fan (and I think he succeeded to a degree.

    Didn't mind the plethora of tits & ass we got in the 1st hour or so...no complaints from me.

    I will say I'll have a hard time seeing this movie again. Its noe of those "check it out once" flicks that I honestly can't see myself buying.

    By the way:
    My wife got real nauseated when Josh AND eventually Paxton were vomiting they're asses off. I saw her kinda sink down in her chair and feel a bit queesy (sp?). It was pertty nasty though, seeing Josh with those lines of what looked like egg yolk dripping down his chin. I was looking forward to a nice meatloaf dinner after the movie my father cooked up and kinda-sorta lost my appetite.

    and one other thing...who would've fucked those 2 chicks anyway...even without their makeup? They still looked good to me (especially the brunette).
     
  7. slinker

    slinker Un-Holy Force.

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    I saw this last night and thought it was very watchable and a good little story that was well handled throughout, one scene even made me flinch...which a horror film hasnt done in a long time. Gruesome fun ! 7/10
     
  8. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    Not I ... :lol: ... I remember thinking the first time, "Are those even the same women?" They looked like crack whores and it was then that I truly appreciated the beauty that is make-up.
     
  9. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Like most people have said, the characters aren't really that likeable, but that seems to be a trait of Roth's films. I didn't like anyone in Cabin Fever, but loved that film nonetheless. I think Hostel was a very well made film, but maybe I'm getting too old for the shit, but I wasn't really into a movie that was a 2 hour excuse for sadism. There was a story, but it was thin. This was an excuse to show people in pain. I had no illusions that it wouldn't be when I went into it, but I just don't enjoy films like this anymore!!
     
  10. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    For me, the characters don't play a big role in my enjoyment for horror films. If I was a romantic film, then it would matter. But horror is not made for the characters, it's made for other things, much more important and brilliant things.
     
  11. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Man, I tell you, this film stayed with me. Keep thinking about the images. All in all it was a good horror film. I just don't want to watch things like that anymore!!
     
  12. Ash28M

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    I have a feeling many people felt this way about the direction of Horror film in the 70's after watching films like Last house on the left; I spit on your grave, Texas chainsaw Massacre and others. People started to think violence was feeling to real in horror films. As a result of that they started watering it down in the 80' and 90's and then by the time 2000 came around people complained that horror films weren't gritty enough like the good old 70's. This is just part of the cycle. Soon people are going to have enough of the hard-core stuff and want it watered down again. Also I think the fact that the violence in film from the 70’s had allot to do with what was going on in Vietnam and today were going through the same thing with what is going on in the Middle east. Anyway just my hypothesis.
     
  13. BloodMan

    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    Saw this tonight. Fuckin' Great movie! Its entertaining. Nice n brutal too. I dug it the whole way through, might go see it again soon.
     
  14. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Good theory, man! It makes sense. The more I think about this film, the more I like it. It was the initial shock that did me in. I feel almost guilty liking it. Does that make sense? It was one of the most brutal films I have ever seen.
     
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    My sentiments exactly about the sadism, but I thought Hostel was poor and dull in just about every respect. Hated it!!
     
  16. Crazy Ralph

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    I saw this with the wife Friday night and thought it was pretty damned cool, but I don't know how all the violence got kept in the film. Most directors are forced to give their work a good hatchet job to avoid an X rating these days..... but this somehow made it through.

    Anyway, very cool...
     
  17. Myron Breck

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    That was the most satisfying part of the movie for me. :evil:
     
  18. Mortis

    Mortis GARBAGE DAY!

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    This movie was utter shit. Eli Roth is a dildo.
     
  19. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    from Bloody-disgusting.com:

    Today the first details came in for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Hostel (review #1, #2) DVD, which hits shelves on April 18th. The film itself will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track. As well as including a 94 minute unrated cut of the film (apparently a sicker and more twisted cut!), the disc will include a commentary with director Eli Roth, a second audio commentary with the director and Quentin Tarantino, Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel and Eli Roth, a third audio commentary with producer Chris Briggs and documentarian Gabriel Roth, and a fourth commentary with online film pundit Harry Knowles (why?). Completing this new package will be a “Hostel Dissected” making-of featurette, a “Kill the Car” multi-angle interactive feature, another “Hostel Dissected” behind-the-scenes featurette, and a "Kill the Car” multi-angle interactive feature.
     
  20. Grim

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    The theatrical cut was 95 minutes long. I wonder if this is a completely new cut of the film, with things taken out and things added in, or they've just put the deleted gore back in and the shorter run time is a result of the frame speed.
     

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