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This “Horror Double Feature” is another re-packaging of Hostel and Hostel Part II and given the <$10 price point and if you don’t already own the other release, or the individual ones, this is an okay pick-up, just know this does not include any bonus features.

 

 

Hostel/Hostel Part II
— Horror Double Feature —
(2005/2007)

Genre(s): Horror
Mill Creek Entertainment | NR – 94/95 min. – $14.98 | February 5, 2019

Date Published: 02/07/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Eli Roth
Writer(s): Eli Roth (written by)
Hostel Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova
Hostel Part II Cast: Lauren German, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Vera Jordanova
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: 45.05 GB
Total Bitrate: 31.81 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-2
Region(s): A

Mill Creek Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIES


Hostel (2005) — 3.0/5
Best friends Josh (DEREK RICHARDSON) and Paxton (Jay Hernandez) decide to spend the summer after college graduation on an all-out backpacking trip across Europe. While stopping in Amsterdam to indulge their tastes for drugs and sex, they meet Oli (EYTHOR GUDJONSSON), a like-minded traveler from Iceland. When the three bachelors set off to investigate enticing rumors of a Slovakian hostel in a city populated by lusty women, they find themselves drawn unwittingly into a deadly game.

Hostel: Part II (2007) — 2.0/5
Beth (Lauren German), Lorna (HEATHER MATARAZZO) and Whitney (BIJOU PHILLIPS), three young American women traveling abroad in Rome, decide to take a weekend excursion. Lured from their intended destination by a beautiful acquaintance (VERA JORDANOVA), the women anticipate a stay at a luxurious spa. Instead, they become pawns in a grisly game designed to entertain wealthy deviants from around the world.


Review: These two Eli Roth written and directed horror movies were among the first of the torture porn sub-genre alongside Saw which came out a year before Hostel. As such, I didn’t hate either one and found some dark entertainment value out of the first one while its sequel featured a weak-ass plot, even by the already low torture porn standards, and was just a nasty movie in general, one I don’t have very much desire to watch again.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 3.5/5, AUDIO — 4.0/5


With both movies being held on the same disc, you’re not going to get anything all that pristine and presumably are the same transfers from previous Mill Creek releases. Even so, the 1080p picture are at least more than adequate with decent dark levels and some nice sharpness.

Both films comes with basic Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks which were effective for the disturbing blood-curdling screams and the music score, but otherwise nothing else all that noteworthy. Not sure why this had an old audio codec especially when the back cover says DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks were included…

OVERALL – 2.5/5


This “Horror Double Feature” is another re-packaging of Hostel and Hostel Part II and given the <$10 price point and if you don’t already own the other release, or the individual ones, this is an okay pick-up, just know this does not include any bonus features.

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