|release date||June 8 2007|
|starring||Jay Hernandez, Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Vera Jordanova, Roger Bart, Richard Burgi, Milan Knazko, Stanislav Ianevski, Ruggero Deodato|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThis time, the story follows three women who, while studying abroad for the summer, learn the grim truth behind the Slovakian hostel and its international counterparts. German would play a wealthy girl trying to figure out her next step in life, Phillips would be her best friend and Matarazzo will be a tag-along.
Is it a coincidence that HOSTEL: PART II is seemingly similar to KILL BILL in structure, being that Quentin Tarantino and writer-director-producer Eli Roth are friends? Although two extremely different stories both films follow the same one-two punch combo; as Tarantino explained KILL Vol. 1 was all “kill, kill, kill” and Vol. 2 was all “Bill, Bill, Bill”, Roth’s HOSTEL: PART II could be defined the exact same way. HOSTEL is the violence without reason, while PART II dives deep into the depths of the syndicate behind the torture.
The story is set up pretty much exactly like the first as three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. The main difference is that this one features three females, which Eli hoped would make it more difficult to watch. Maybe you can blame desensitization, but I thought the first was more intense.