Directed by Eli Roth,
Thriller / Horror, 94min
Distributed by: Lions gate / SPHE Nordic AB
Paxton [Jay Hernandez] and Josh [Derek Richardson], two American backpackers travelling with Oli [Eythor Gudjonsson], a wild guy from
From the viewpoint, an American attempt to re-create and homage to European eighties shock and gore horror, Hostel is all right considering that it’s prime focus is for the mainstream. There’s no reaching out for the gore hounds of the underground here. This movie is made to cash in big bucks and therefore is obviously quite grim, but restrained. It could have been more visual, and it could have had a better ending, but it works and Roth pulls off in some ways a quite effective movie. The story is so typical and so used, American youths on that last big adventure through
Shot in 2:35, the DVD is presented in 16:9 anamorphic widescreen. Being a Scandinavian disc they have loaded it with subtitles, 19 languages all in all, including Swedish and English.
Trailers for other movies, a Kill the car multi-angle sequence from the a scene in the movie, commentary track by Roth, Tarantino (who produced the movie), Boaz Yakin and Scott Spiegel who all own the “RAW NERVE” movie company behind the film together, and then there’s the fifty-one minute long HOSTEL Dissected which is a documentary about the preproduction and shooting of the movie in Prague.