posted on May, 8 2006 @ 03:57 PM
Assuming that anyone reading this thread is ready for spoilers.
I saw the dvd recently. It was good. Supposedly it was the unrated version, but so I don't know what they cut out for the theatres. I would say
that the things in it weren't as gruseome or horrible as one might expect. Sometimes you see things in movies that just completely bug you out, this
one, not so much. The CONCEPT was freaky to all of us watching it though.
There was a person on this board who stated that something similar was going on in lebanon, where people'd pay to get set up in a hotel to snipe at
people across some disputed zone, or some-such. Maybe they will tell us more if they come across this thread.
I wonder what people in Slovakia think of the movie?
By the end of it, everyone I was watching it with was like 'Damn Slovaks".
The interesting thing is, the bar that the two girls who bring them in are drinking in at one point, its got communist propaganda (but obviously from
the old days) all over it. AND the group that is actually doing the killing, they're not slovaks, they're russians. The url on the business card
has the extension 'gangs.rus'. Which is funny, because it seems to be saying 'its the russina mafia'. Neat little twist.
One of the more interesting things was the parrallel between the begining and the end. At one point, one of the vacation goers opens a door in the sex
house and a dominatrix is beating a guy, she turns around and says to 'get their own room' or some such. Then, when the main character is going
back to save the girl, the guy there says something similar, the whole scene is reminiscent, especially how there is a hall way with rooms, each with
the murders going on, same as the sex houses, hallway with doors, and everyone's private 'degraded' fantasy is going on there.
I am not sure if the movie is intended as a criticism of the american culture, because the main characters are american goofball-sluts, or europeans,
because they are the ones maintaining this 'culture of depravity', the same one that leads to the 'boredom' of the 'customer' in the locker room
torwards the end, he's so bored with the wanton sex and debauchery that he's doing this to get his kicks.