Hostel (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
Sony Pictures DVD ISBN/ITEM#: B000EHRVP6
Date: 18 April, 2006 List Price $28.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
We don't know if this is a case of prescience or just coincidence but since we believe only in science it is irrelevant. This is the story of a couple of young American backpackers who are tripping through Europe, more or less, and staying at hostels. They are told of a great hostel in Slovakia where the women will have sex with anyone with an American accent. Well, you are supposed to believe two impossible things before breakfast, right? Turns out this is true--the hostel thing, not the impossible believing thing, and the two young men, along with an Icelandic pal, and when was the last time you even thought of seeing a movie about two Americans and an Icelander in Slovakia, are feeling pretty good. Not to last though or this wouldn't be much of a horror movie. Turns out that the hostel is merely a way point where young men are collected, after some hot sex, and turned over to rich individuals around the world who want to kill them in interesting ways. And here's the prescient part, Americans are the most highly prized because pretty much everyone hates them. Quentin Tarantino, who evidently had a number of bad experiences in Europe, is behind this DVD. We liked it although it never really got all that scary.
(Source: Sony Pictures)