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(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2009|03:54 pm]
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I apologize. I have been a terrible moderator. We have not had a submission in months and I have pretty much left Livejournal. However, my infatuation with Inglourious Basterds has brought me back here, to update you with a couple awesome Eli links.

FearNet interview.
Myspace Artist on Artist with Quentin Tarantino.
Slashfilm interview.
Cinemablend interview.
Roth on Kimmel, 8/5/09.

But more importantly...

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Hostel Podcast [Dec. 27th, 2008|12:54 pm]
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So we've now covered all of Eli Roth's films on our podcast Double Feature. You can subscribe in iTunes to get the episodes.

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The first we did (in a really old episode) is Cabin Fever. While we defend both Cabin Fever and the original Hostel as fun genre movies, we legitimize Hostel 2 as a really important piece of film.

Send us feedback and let us know what you think.
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(no subject) [Aug. 7th, 2008|01:54 pm]
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Eli Roth in Inglorious Bastards
by Peter Sciretta | August 6, 2008

You’ll never guess who Quentin Tarantino has lined up to star in his epic World War II film Inglorious Bastards… Horror director Eli Roth!

Roth will play the role of Sgt. Donnie Donowitz., a baseball bat-swinging Nazi hunter. Most of you probably remember that Roth also had a small part in Tarantino’s last film Death Proof. And by most of you, I mean the 4 million people that saw Grindhouse.

You can hate Roth’s movies all you want, but you have to give this guy credit as a personality. Roth can talk and out story-tell the best of them. I’ve seen him in person many times, and he has a command of almost any audience. There is no denying that he has a charismatic film geek charm. If Tarantino can exploit this, instead of having Roth spout off the normal over-wordy dialogue, it could end up being the surprise performance of the film. On the other hand, Hunter wanted me to mention that it is “the worst decision ever.” And honestly, he might very well be right. It could go easily go either way.

Tarantino is expected to announce the full cast shortly. As has already been reported, Brad Pitt is is talks to play the leader of the rogue Jewish-American soldier group. Plans to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as SS Col. Hans Landa have been scrapped in favor of casting a German actor.


Also cast was BJ Novak of The Office. This cast seems to be shaping up quite nicely!
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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2008|12:15 pm]
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Eli Roth and RZA Teaming for The Man with the Iron Fist
July 4, 2008 | Alex Billington

An interesting tidbit of news was unearthed today surrounding Wu-Tang Clan's The RZA and Eli Roth over on SlashFilm. In an interview on Billboard, The RZA said that he has "developed a martial arts film with Hollywood pal Eli Roth called The Man with the Iron Fist." He also mentions that the project has "the blessing" of his teacher Quentin Tarantino. Roth is an outspoken fan of chopsocky and The RZA worked closely with Tarantino on the Kill Bill soundtracks as well as provided the score for the "Afro Samurai" anime series, so we know this is somewhat of a passion project for both of them. As for what exactly it might involve, who knows? Either way, the prospect of Roth, RZA, and Tarantino working together to create a martial arts film sounds incredibly awesome no matter how you look at it!

I'm amazed that this hasn't really been mentioned, but it sounds like a project in the very early development stages. Although RZA didn't reveal very much, I'm certainly interested just for the badass factor. Ever since Tarantino and Rodriguez opened my eyes with Grindhouse, I've become a fan of all sorts of grindhouse fare, from chopsocky to motorcycle flicks like Hell Ride to old school exploitation films. And The Man with the Iron Fist definitely sounds like something in that same vein - so bring it on! The RZA also recently partnered with Hans Zimmer for the Babylon A.D. score - another awesome collaboration. We'll start some further investigation into this project further and update it once we hear anything from Roth, RZA, or Tarantino.

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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2008|04:01 pm]
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There has been word of a Hostel 3. All I can say is OH GOD NO.

Thankfully, Eli is apparently not writing or directing this one. This is good because Hostel 3 is a horrible idea. HORRIBLE.
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New blog. [Jun. 14th, 2008|12:18 am]
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Celebrating Friday the 13th

I love how Friday the 13th has been appropriated into an offshoot of Halloween. Granted right now the only thing we do to celebrate is watch horror movies, but maybe one day every time the calendar hits Friday the 13th people will dress like whores, get plastered, and parade the streets making out with anyone who gets within three feet of them. Actually, Prague is kind of like that. I do miss it.

There are two horror films opening this weekend, "The Happening," and if you live in Los Angeles, the Troma extravaganza "Poultrygeist." My friend Gabe Friedman had dreamed of this movies years ago when he was working at a chicken cafe on Martha's Vineyard with my brother Gabe. It was all he talked about, how he wanted to make Poultrygeist. And then Gabe (Friedman, not my brother) got the job as the editor at Troma in New York, and after something like six or seven years there he convinced Lloyd Kaufman to make it. I have seen clips from it, and it looks amazing. This is true, raw, totally un-PC independent exploitation cinema at its finest. To see a Troma movie in the theaters is a rare thing nowadays. Most of the independent cinemas are gone, and their films are too insane for mainstream audiences, so if you are in Los Angeles it's playing at the Laemmle's Sunset 5, and Lloyd Kaufman will be there tonight at 7:00 for the showing. The shows in New York and Minnesota sold out, so get tickets on line, and if you're in Los Angeles I will probably see you there. And yes, I am going to see "The Happening." I like M. Night, I like his films (I didn't see the Lady Water mermaid film...) and I hope it's gruesome and violent. I've been on lockdown writing, so I haven't seen "The Strangers," "Indiana Jones," or even "Sex and the City" if you can believe that (I know, fucking crazy, right?), but I will put "Poultrygeist" ahead of all of them. Gotta support the indies!

A lot has gone on since I last wrote... there was an earthquake in Iceland - right at the farm where I keep my horse in Selfoss. Everyone was fine, things just got knocked off the shelves and none of the horses were injured, but it was pretty scary apparently. I've become obsessed with yoga and can finally get into a headstand, forearm stand, and handstand. I think it was the moment I was at the Whole Foods life and style store looking at the different embroidered yoga bags and fancy mats that I realized I can never again claim I'm East Coast. I have transformed into one of those Los Angeles yoga hippies. I stopped shaving, I grew out my hair. I tend to do these things when I'm writing, like I won't get a haircut or shave until I finish. Originally growing the hair was for a cameo in a film (which I'm not allowed to reveal yet) and now I kind of like it. I know that reading about my hair is fucking fascinating, but there's a lot of stuff I want to talk about but can't say yet because the deals aren't 100% tied up yet. Soon... Oh, yes, and the Celtics dismantled the Lakers in the greatest comeback in NBA finals history. I think I got more exercise watching that game than in all the yoga classes combined. It felt like 1986 - as soon as the game was over all my Masshole friends were calling each other, just reveling in the fact that the Celtics turned it on and the Lakers self-destructed. Now I know the finals are far from over and one day I may eat this blog, but being a Masshole at heart (despite my rainbow yoga mat and embroidered green bag) I have to gloat and be kind of a dick. That's what we Boston fans do.

Oh - one more thing, I caught "Cabin Fever" on Sci Fi the other day. It was the first time I'd seen it censored. It was fucking hilarious. I had heard they cut the swears and the nudity, but to see it like that was a trip. When we were shooting some of the investors had requested we shoot a "PG-13" take so that there could be a "TV Version" of the film. I explained to them that there was no way in hell this film would ever run on television, and that we didn't have time to shoot the R rated version, let alone a PG-13 version at the same time. I also knew that I didn't want any such footage to exist, because then someone would use it. So every single scene we went out of our way to put as much swearing as we could, so that the film could never get bleeped. But I felt that the kids would talk that way, and that watering it down would make them seem like idiots if they were yelling "Oh Gosh!" and "What the hey?!?" That kind of stuff. But it was fun to see what they cut and what actually made it. I like that the word "Fuck" isn't okay for television but you can show a girl shaving her legs off. That makes me happy.

I also watched a beautiful DVD of "Pandora's Box." Louis Brooks was 20 years old when she made that film. She could be my favorite actress of all time.

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Eli's new blog. [May. 5th, 2008|12:41 pm]
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The other week at the N.M.E. awards I did an interview with a journalist talking about what projects I'm currently working on. He asked if I was making any more "Hostel" films, and I said no, I was kind of bled out at the moment. Having gone back to back to back with 3 very violent films and a very violent trailer, I suddenly found myself thinking of new ideas. I have a pretty good idea of where my ideas come from, but I don't really know. One minute it's just there, fully formed, and you see it in your head. And suddenly, it's all you can think about. It's like some other being has possessed you and is controlling your thoughts, making you think only about this one thing that didn't exist anywhere in your conscious brain fifteen minutes ago. The journalist asked me about the trend of PG-13 films, and I said that my new film is PG-13, and that it was not a horror movie, it was action/sci-fi. He looked very surprised. How could I possibly make a PG-13 film? Especially one that wasn't a horror movie???? I explained to him, that it's not that I wanted to or set out to make a PG-13 film, but that the idea best lent itself to a PG-13 rating. I said the mistake that studios make is that films get watered down or castrated to fit a certain rating, and that rating doesn't necessarily best serve the story. "Hostel" would not have worked as a PG-13 movie, because a very important ingredient to the story is the violence. A film like "Cloverfield", in my mind, was the perfect PG-13 movie, because it was really scary, it had a good amount of violence, but just the shot of the girl's chest exploding in the tent was all you really needed. It wasn't about the gore, it was about the monster. We got in a conversation about "Transformers," which I loved. Those are two films that had mass destruction and chaos and were very fun PG-13 films. "Iron Man" is the latest example of a great PG-13 film. I told the reporter that I was really inspired by these films, and that I had an idea that was in that genre that I was getting ready to announce.

And then this story came out. While the reporting was fair and I like the journalist, I can just see some editor coming up with a spin about how I "ditched horror," just to get people to read the story. As soon as I saw that headline I just thought "I should've kept my mouth shut." That one headline went all around the internet. A headline that nasty is not only untrue, it makes it seem like I'm like spitting in the face of everyone who's ever supported me. It was really frustrating to read that, even though I know my real fans would know a headline like that is bullshit. And then I realized that no matter what I say, people are going to put some kind of "spin" on it, true or not, to get people to read the story. All I would ask of you guys is to be wary of any headlines about me, because until my next film comes out, we're going to see more of them. If I made Hostel 3 they'd say I was repeating myself, and if I said I'm doing anything different they say that I'm "ditching" horror.

I'm only going to make ideas that excite me. Period. Some of those ideas are R rated, some of them are G rated, and some of them are in between. Some ideas are horror, some are comedy, some are sci-fi, some are animated. Some ideas are feature films, some are shorts, some are not even film ideas. I've never locked myself into making one thing except the ideas that excite me. I'm in a very fortunate position that I have the luxury of choosing what project I do next, and I'm only going to do an idea that I'm so fired up about it won't let me sleep at night. And I've had crazy insomnia working on this new project. Major announcement coming soon. Stay tuned.

*Special Thanks to Mr. Disgusting for putting up the G4 Icons episode about me*

From here.

If you have the time for G4 Icons, it's very much worth the watch. Here are parts two and three.
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Happy Eli Day! [Apr. 18th, 2008|12:07 am]
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Let's hope his year is full of happiness and success and all that nice shit!
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Uwe Boll, the douche bag. [Apr. 15th, 2008|10:52 pm]
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Hey, just thought I'd repost this from Eli Roth's myspace.

Uwe Boll took a cheap shot at Eli in a recent youTube video.

So, if you want to join the other 200k signers of this particular petition, you can sign it here.

Just thought you'll should know whats going on.
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Popular Underground Interview [Feb. 15th, 2008|05:46 pm]
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Interview from popularunderground.com about the war in Iraq.

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