Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson & Rick Hoffman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3
Internet Links

Special Features
Special features include four different commentary tracks: director Eli Roth and executive producers Quentin Tarantino, Boaz Yakin and Scott Spiegel; director Eli Roth, actors Barbara Nedeljakova and Eythor Gudjonsson, editor George Folsey Jr., and web author Harry Knowles; director Eli Roth, producer Chris Briggs and documentarian Gabriel Roth; and with director Eli Roth only. There is a 55-minute "Hostel Dissected" featurette available to watch in its entirety or separated into the 27-minute Part I, 14-minute Part II, and 14-minute Part III segments; a "Kill The Car!" multi-angle interactive feature; previews; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13838
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, and drug use
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/18/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Eli Roth
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While in search of women, women, and more women, Josh (Richardson), Paxton (Hernandez), and Oli (Gudjonsson) are told about a "Hostel" in Slovakia where the girls are more than willing and able. So, they hop on a train and head for the land of the lovelys where, after arriving, they feel they've died and gone to heaven. But after first Oli disappears, and then Josh, Paxton starts to get uneasy about the place he's in and soon realizes that he's still alive and well but living in a land of hell. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits nice color saturation with gut-wrenching blood reds, chill-inducing deep blacks, and fleshtones perfect for a breast-fest such as this. Images are sharp and nicely textured, with some details you just won

With a wide and deep front stage and ample extension into the surrounds, the Dolby