:: Hostel Part II
The sequel to the highly successful “Hostel”, writer/director Eli Roth returns with another shocking and brutal foray into the lives of three Americans (this time played by Lauren German, Bijou Phillips and Heather Matarazzo) who (while travelling through Europe) are abducted, sold to the highest bidder, and then executed.
With the horrific jolt of the first film well and truly past, Roth tries to build upon the foundations established in “Hostel” by delving deeper into the organisation which sells off human beings like cattle, yet fails miserably as he mistakes gore and violence for suspense and intrigue.
Indeed, Roth’s style of “torture pron” is the rage with today’s horror film makers. Yet only the most sick and twisted individual would find “Hostel Part II” entertaining. There is nothing wrong with a good horror film, but this cruel and un-explicit salute to torment and misery is neither scary nor engrossing, unless unflinching gore and cruel acts of humanity are to your liking.
Some say “Hostel Part II” contains a strong message about American ignorance, and that Roth should be graduated for speaking up on such issues while making a film that will not conform to censorship. I say, why does a film maker need to show numerous decapitations, the tearing of limbs, exposure of genitalia, and a steady flow of blood and guts to bring such a message across?
“Hostel Part II” is pure exploitive trash, created by a twisted film maker and catered to an audience of the lowest standard.
AUDIO COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR ELI ROTH, PRODUCER QUENTIN TARANTINO, AND GABE ROTH
AUDIO COMMENTARY BY ELI ROTH, ACTORS RICHARD BURGI, LAUREN GERMAN AND VERA JORDANOVA
NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DELETED SCENES
“HOSTEL PART II: THE NEXT LEVEL” - BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURE
“HOSTEL II: L'EREDITA DELLA TORTURA” - INTERNATIONAL TV SPECIAL WITH ELI ROTH AND CAST & CREW DISCUSSING THE HISTORY OF TORTURE
2 ADDITIONAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTES