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03.21.2007

Ohhh Eli Roth. How I wish you wouldn't have gone back to do HOSTEL 2. It's not that I have anything against HOSTEL 2 (though this poster mash-up is certainly retarded), just in theory I wish you'd have moved on to some original concepts. I mean this is a guy who's got a great promising career and I'd love to see what else he's got up his sleeve instead of another run through HOSTEL land. But OK, it is what it is and I'm along for the ride. Bring in Heather Matarazzo hanging upside-down naked from a hook and I'll be there. Eli has posted a new clip from HOSTEL 2 on his MySpace page and while it doesn't feature anyone being tortured, it does offer a good deal of dread in that Heywhere'deverybodygo?! type way. HOSTEL 2 (or should I say ELI ROTH'S: HOSTEL 2) hits theaters this June.

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Extra Tidbit: According to IMDB, Eli doesn't take a "An Eli Roth Film" credit because "he believes filmmaking is a collaborative process, and feels the credit disrespects the people who brought their own creativity to the project." Oh really?
Source: JoBlo.com

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6:10PM on 03/21/2007

eli your dumb

So he doesn't put "An Eli Roth film" because it disrespects everyone else yet he puts "Eli Roth's Hostel Part II"? Okkkk Eli, time to check in to the nut house you bad director you.
So he doesn't put "An Eli Roth film" because it disrespects everyone else yet he puts "Eli Roth's Hostel Part II"? Okkkk Eli, time to check in to the nut house you bad director you.
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1:23PM on 03/21/2007

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I still don't understand why everyone is so interested in Eli Roth. The guy is a fan of horror films and writes and directs exactly like a fan (not a good thing).


His flicks are pretty brainless, one-dimensional, guts fests. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a child of the 80's and grew up with Freddy and Jason, so I appreciate a flick that offers nothing more than a serious of brutal killings and obligatory tit shots, but Eli Roth is not the second coming. Both Cabin Fever and Hostel were
I still don't understand why everyone is so interested in Eli Roth. The guy is a fan of horror films and writes and directs exactly like a fan (not a good thing).


His flicks are pretty brainless, one-dimensional, guts fests. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a child of the 80's and grew up with Freddy and Jason, so I appreciate a flick that offers nothing more than a serious of brutal killings and obligatory tit shots, but Eli Roth is not the second coming. Both Cabin Fever and Hostel were over-hyped and derivative to a point that they didn't honor their influences.


I mean, seriously, that "pancakes" thing in Cabin Fever was just an example of a writer who can't control his impulses. Eli Roth could be an interesting cat some day, but until he learns to show a little restraint, all he'll be making is a bunch of carnival rides with no substance.


Bossk: I thought the exact same thing about his whole "Eli Roth's Hostel" bit.
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12:27PM on 03/21/2007

Wow

Dude, that comment is pretty long yet interesting...
Dude, that comment is pretty long yet interesting...
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11:00AM on 03/21/2007

Eli Torture Porn King Roth

This goon won't put An Eli Roth Film, but does feel Eli Roth's Hostel is different -- how, exactly?

In the April issue of Premiere, Roth talks about his gore films and peers and gives all sorts of justification how people want to scream because of the madness that's rampant in the world. His father, Dr. Sheldon Roth (a psychiatrist at Harvard) says that peple leave the theater "with a mixture of tremendous excitement, control, and fascination. Thye leave somewhat satisfied. As if all
This goon won't put An Eli Roth Film, but does feel Eli Roth's Hostel is different -- how, exactly?

In the April issue of Premiere, Roth talks about his gore films and peers and gives all sorts of justification how people want to scream because of the madness that's rampant in the world. His father, Dr. Sheldon Roth (a psychiatrist at Harvard) says that peple leave the theater "with a mixture of tremendous excitement, control, and fascination. Thye leave somewhat satisfied. As if all their terrors had been put on the screen -- almost like an old religious festival".

Yes, I left Hostel with:
a) tremendous excitement -- that it was over!
b) control -- from vomiting all over an usher...
c) fascination -- that the film has ushered in a wave of new "horror" films.

Roth is smart, funny, and talented -- it's just I think his films stink. I don't understand the whole cathartic thing that comes from seeing someone get a drill in the (insert body part). "Americans aren't scared of the guy with the hockey mask and chain saw. People are terrified that the killer lives next door. And torture is on everyone's mind because of the Iraq War and terrorism", Roth says.
How different than a 2Dimensional cartoonish killer does Roth present in his films? -- not very. Ultimately there's no diffrerence in Roth's films and some 80's "slasher" films in that we're ultimately only waiting for a money shot -- an extreme close up of some instrument slicing an appendage.

Takashi Miike's "Audition" at least held us in a "romantic drama" until he pulled out any piano wire. Hitchcock knew how to make us care about Marion Crane before he forced us to worry about Norman. Polanski knew how to creep an audience out without even having to show a shot of what was horrific.

Some directors like Michael Bay need big explosions, a gazillion cuts, and a thunderous soundtrack to hide the lack of story and character. Roth does it with gallons of syrup.
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