Hostel – Part 1 (2005) Director’s Cut

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 64

No one cared thus far. Do you?

AKA:
Year: 2005
Directed by: Eli Roth
Starring: Jay Hernandez (Paxton), Derek Richardson (Josh), Barbara Nedeljakova (Natalya), Jana Kaderabkova (Svetlana), Eythor Gudjonsson (Oli), Jan Vlasak (Businessman), Takashi Miike (Japanese Paxton talks to outside the Hunting Club), Rick Hoffman (American Paxton meets in the changing room)
Country: USA
Language: English (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:33:57
Genres: Torture, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Captivity/Kidnapping, Rape/Sexual Violence against Men, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women

Plot – Spoilers:
Two American backpackers Paxton and Josh team up with an Icelandic friend and head to Amsterdam where they attempt to do the usual getting high and laid stuff. Brimming with hormones, they are seduced by a story of Slovakia being the land of pussy and more pussy and enthusiastically head for Bratislava.

After they check into a Hostel, their spirits soar when two attractive and sexually open women befriend them and appear taken in by their American charm. From here things begin to unravel as Oli first goes missing and the two hardons discover the existence of a sadistic service called the Elite Hunting Club.

It’s a different matter that the three friends aren’t the most likeable; so you don’t feel too much sympathy for their misery 🙂

Random:
1. This version here is the Director’s Cut. In the other version, the ending is different with Paxton murdering the Dutch businessman in the restroom, instead of kidnapping his daughter.

2. For the scene where the kids-gang destroy the car, director Eli Roth apparently offered them the car and asked them to go nuts with it.

3. Takashi Miike has a special appearance as the Japanese guy outside the Club whom Paxton chats with.

Favourite Scenes:
1. The torture scene of Josh:
During his meeting with the Dutch sadist in the train, he had reacted repulsively to the latter grabbing his thigh. As a reward, he now gets a drill through the very same thigh.

2. The torture scene of Paxton:
The German seems to be a first-timer and is therefore susceptible to Paxton’s entreaties. He is shown to be clumsy and fidgety from the start and it doesn’t surprise you when he trips and ends up chainsawing himself.

Hostel Trilogy:
Hostel 1
Hostel 2
Hostel 3

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Keith Naylor
Keith Naylor
May 31, 2023 9:40 am

The ending was not as good as the original, plus this ending does not match the start of Hostel 2 which shows part of the original ending.
This is a great site and enjoying your movies almost daily!

The Craft Loop
The Craft Loop
May 7, 2023 2:53 am

It’s almost 5 am.
I made the mistake of starting a new crochet pattern, and now am caught in the loop of “okay, just wanna finish that row, I think I can start another movie” – “I’ll go to bed when I finish the movie, until then I can continue crocheting”

Off to Hostel 2, I guess. I’ll not get sleep, will I?

Movie was actually less gruesome than I expected. Maybe I’m less of a whimp than I think I am.
On the other hand, is being desensitized enough to not be bothered by this a goal one should want to achieve?

Selina Kyle
Selina Kyle
November 30, 2022 3:10 pm

Very cool move, thank God that I have strong stomach…in other case I would not be able to enjoy my dinner while watching it.

JAD
JAD
November 7, 2022 11:03 pm

Not the ending I remember.

kidnapee
kidnapee
May 27, 2022 5:22 pm

pretty decent movie, had some dark comedy and a twisted ending. 4/5

woofmeow
woofmeow
January 18, 2022 3:45 am

Eli Roth is the tribal tattoo of horror movies.

blkcherry
blkcherry
November 9, 2021 2:25 am

a classic for me, definetly torture porn but the scenes dont drag out.. the deeper storyline is terrifying this organiziation is really just a cult of sick people willing to pay anything just to torture

thatmakeyoumybitch
thatmakeyoumybitch
October 19, 2021 11:47 pm

jacked off, didn’t cum :/// kinda disappointing ngl

ilovefruitrollups
ilovefruitrollups
October 17, 2021 2:35 am

wow that looks like a fruit roll up

ilovetoshit
ilovetoshit
October 17, 2021 2:34 am

kidnapping children so not halal mode.

ilovetoshit
ilovetoshit
October 17, 2021 2:33 am

GREAT MOVIE! LOVED IT!! COULDVE HAD SOME SHIT HONESTLY BUUUUT. PRETTY GOOD! 9/10 maybe add some poop next movie

Zed Man
Zed Man
September 17, 2021 10:16 am

Great gore movie. I wonder if this sort of stuff actually happens irl. I was told that it does happen, by a reliable source, that this is commonplace in red rooms on the dark web, but one must pay a lot of money to view it, but would someone want to?

AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
Reply to  Zed Man
September 18, 2021 4:05 am

Certainly. It’s more about whether they have the means to find one or the money to afford.

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  AyoPeePeePooPooCheck
September 18, 2021 10:33 am

I have seen some bad shit on the dark web, stuff is easy to find if u look hard enough, but like u say the live footage of CP and RR is not anything I would be interested in let alone paying big dollars for. I will leave that to the pedos and sickos who love it.

cuntarse
cuntarse
Reply to  Zed Man
August 29, 2023 12:52 am

that goes without saying…

shitlord
shitlord
March 11, 2021 9:29 am

Greatest anti-fannypack ad ever!!!

Moms_friend
Moms_friend
March 6, 2021 3:45 pm

Smh Kana was my fave

OJ
OJ
January 23, 2021 10:42 am

Good Creepy movie, however business as usual for americans. They are all good guys saving innocents and rest of the world is Evil talking Russian. Funking sick of this cheap propaganda.

MRBRIMSTONE9
MRBRIMSTONE9
June 8, 2020 12:36 pm

*SPOILER ALERT!* The most underrated, funny/creepy AF scene is when an Asian Man in black sunglasses walks out after what we can safely assume was a grand old time of torturing victims to death, looks at one of the three tourists and says in a thick, Japanese accent “Careful…You coo spen ALL yo money in there!”. That Man was none other than TAKASHI MIIKE his own damn self! What a fucking cameo!

Heidi Attwood
Heidi Attwood
Reply to  MRBRIMSTONE9
July 3, 2020 8:28 am

THAT is amazing! I wonder if he got some ‘inspiration’ here lol.

Angie
Angie
Reply to  MRBRIMSTONE9
January 16, 2021 4:07 am

Omg I didn’t even noticed his cameo! How wonderful!

OJ
OJ
Reply to  MRBRIMSTONE9
January 23, 2021 10:39 am

Takashi was just visiting Dreamland ?

Anthony M.
Anthony M.
November 7, 2019 5:49 am

I thought for years that this was a horrifying film because the cover art scared me when I was a kid. Turns out this whole time that even with the graphic violence, it’s a thriller at its darkest with a WAY lighter tone then I expected with no real scares to be found. And I had a blast with it.

Kanhaia sah
Kanhaia sah
March 16, 2019 7:31 pm

That movie was awesome. The ending of this one seems a lot more brutal than the other ending

Ema
Ema
October 7, 2018 12:43 am

great movie but damn I hate this version’s ending

tom
tom
September 8, 2018 9:24 pm

That movie was awesome. The ending of this one seems a lot more brutal than the other ending