Hostel: Part II
When three young Americans take a break from their international studies and check into a Slovakian hostel, they have no idea they've entered a chamber of horrors, where -- for a price -- wealthy psychopaths can live out their gruesome fantasies.
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- Eli Roth
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; behind-the-scenes featurette; gag reel; deleted scenes; making-of featurette.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English SDH, English, FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: PCM Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this gruesome horror sequel absolutely isn't for kids, even though splatter-loving teens may well want to see it. The movie is full of non-stop images of graphic, bloody deaths. A naked girl is hung upside down and sliced until her blood creates a shower on her murderer (also a nude woman), a man is dissected alive and cannibalized, and other victims are subjected to decapitation, castration, vicious dog attacks, and more. Characters also swear, smoke, drink, and do drugs -- and there are hints of lesbianism -- but all of that plays second fiddle to the grisly torture scenes.
- Sexual Content
- Both male and female nudity, though there's a lot more of the latter than the former (that said, a tortured/severed penis is a prominent prop). Sex is more talk than action here, but there are lesbian overtones.
- Gruesome, bloody torture gore. Weapons/implements include power saw, blades, a filthy hypodermic needle, a blowtorch, and dissecting tools. Two decapitations, followed by close ups of the oozing neck stump. A trophy room of severed heads, and a close up of a corpse savaged by dogs. One of the few times the camera turns away is when one character shoots a child to death.
- Strong, frequent profanity includes "f--k" and "c--t."
- Social Behavior
- A montage of a "bidding war" for victims reveals that the movie's sadistic secret society has a diverse, affluent international clientele. But there's still a sense that the old-world Eastern European setting and culture somehow brings out traits that are wicked and deadly. A character who escapes may or may not be stained with the murderous spirit.
- Clothing-product labels, liquor brands, and an iPod are most prominent.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters frequently smoke, drink, or go looking for drugs. One snorts cocaine.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it