Hostel

(2006)

Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Eli Roth Brings ‘Hostel’ to Halloween Horror Nights

Eli Roth, the multi-talented director, writer, producer and actor, will adapt his enormously successful Hostel film franchise to create "Eli Roth's Hostel: Hunting Season," a twisted new Halloween Horror Nights maze at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event begins on September 23 and continues on select nights through October 31.

"Hostel: Hunting Season," for which Universal will build elaborate sets re-creating locations in Slovakia, will mark the horror auteur and star's first effort at transforming his screen work into a live theme park experience. The maze will re-imagine the film's dehumanizing torture chambers and send guests on a spiraling journey through the corrupt halls of Elite Hunting's torture factory. Elite Hunting, a secret society that tortures and kills American youth for sport in exchange for large sums of money, will prowl the factory and prey on its many maze visitors.

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Read Our ‘Hostel: Director's Cut’ DVD Breakdown!

Sony wants to freak you out this Halloween!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announces Hostel: Director's Cut, by writer-director-producer Eli Roth and executive producer Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill: Vols. 1 & 2). Available October 23, 2007 on a 2-disc DVD and hi-def Blu-ray Disc, the Director's Cut is presented unrated with Roth's shocking original ending - deemed too disturbing for theatrical audiences - restored for the first time. This deliciously macabre modern horror classic debuted in the top spot at the box office in January 2006 and follows two American backpackers as they are lured into a nightmarish hell. The bonus material on the new, unrated DVD and Blu-ray Disc is as varied and plentiful as the film's gruesome torture tools: five new featurettes; ten deleted scenes; four photo galleries; the international TV special "Hostel Dismembered;" a new interview with Roth from Elvis Mitchell's public radio show "The Treatment;" a multi-angle "Kill The Car" featurette; commentaries by Roth, Tarantino and journalist Harry Knowles; and the option to choose between the theatrical and the Director's Cut endings. The 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray High-Def Hostel: Director's Cut arrive in time for Halloween for the SLP of $28.95 (Blu-ray) and $19.98 (DVD).

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COMIC-CON 2007 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Eli Roth on ‘Hostel’ and ‘Hostel 2’ Blu-ray Releases and ‘Trailer Trash’

During Comic-con last weekend we got the chance to go one-on-one with horror director Eli Roth to talk about the upcoming Blu-ray releases of Hostel: Director's Cut and Hostel 2. As well, the director goes in depth on his latest plans for his upcoming Kentucky Fried Movie style flick, Trailer Trash. Watch the video below!

Hostel: Part II was released June 8th, 2007.

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Eli Roth Talks About the ‘Hostel: Special Edition’ DVD

It seems Sony is going to release a Special Edition of Hostel but what does the film's director Eli Roth have to say about it?

Hostel was released January 6th, 2006.

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‘Hostel’ DVD Kills At #1

The gruesome horror film Hostel, from hot young director Eli Roth, slashed through the competition to take the top spot on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending April 23, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, about kidnapped Westerners sold to a brutal human slaughter ring, also finished a strong second on the video rental chart for the week, earning an estimated $6.2 million, or 13.2% of its $47.3 million boxoffice take. The only other new release on VideoScan's First Alert DVD sales chart was Mrs. Henderson Presents, from Genius Products, which debuted at No. 8. The comedy was released theatrically by The Weinstein Co. and earned $10.9 million.

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Eli Roth's Video Blog for the ‘Hostel’ DVD Release Online

Eli Roth and Sony are leaving no stones unturned in their efforts to get the word out about the upcoming April 18th release of his very popular film Hostel.

In what Sony Pictures anticipates is going to be a huge release, they have started a video blog for Roth on their website.

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‘Hostel’ on DVD and UMD April 18th

The unrated, widescreen edition DVD will be available for an SLP of $28.95.  Hostelwill also be released on the Universal Media Disc (UMD) format, compatible with the Sony Playstation Portable, PSP for an SLP of $28.95.

Hostel was released January 6th, 2006.

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‘Hostel’ Takes in $20.1 Million in it's Opening Weekend

As it turned out, Narnia and Kong ruled in the second and third spots, respectively. Narnia grossed an estimated $15.4 million on its fifth week in release, down 40% from the first three days of the four-day New Year's holiday session. The PG-rated fantasy, based on the book by C.S. Lewis and co-produced with Walden Media, has generated an estimated $247.6 million to date.

Kong scaled an estimated $12.5 million on its fourth weekend, down 50% from the New Year's frame. The Peter Jackson-helmed Kong is climbing toward the $200 million mark, with a domestic take of about $192.5 million so far. Through the weekend, the worldwide cume for Kong stands near $464.5 million.

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