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-:''[[Italian exploitation]], [[Italian horror film]], [[Italian film]], [[cannibal film]]s''+'''''Hostel: Part II''''' is the [[2007 in film|2007]] [[sequel]] to writer-director [[Eli Roth]]'s [[2005 in film|2005]] [[horror film]] ''[[Hostel (film)|Hostel]]''. The film was released on June 8, 2007 in the [[United States]].
-'''Ruggero Deodato''' (born [[May 7]] [[1939]] in [[Potenza]]) is a controversial [[Italian film director]], [[actor]] and [[screen writer]], best known for directing [[horror film]]s. Deodato is [[infamous]] for his 1980 film ''[[Cannibal Holocaust]]'' and its upcoming follow up ''[[Ruggero Deodato's Cannibals|Cannibals]]'' in 2009. In the late 80s he was also reported to direct ''[[Spider-man (film)|Spider-man]]'', but lost out when the company closed down, never making the Hollywood A-list of directors. +Like its predecessor, the film is set in [[Slovakia]] and centers on a facility in which rich clients pay to [[torture]] and kill kidnapped victims. The film performed poorly at the box office totaling just $17 million by the end of its theatrical run whereas the original made $19 million in its opening weekend alone. However, it had beaten its budget. Eli Roth shot scenes for the movie in the [[Prague]] online brothel [[Big Sister (brothel)|Big Sister]] and in Iceland, [[Blue Lagoon (geothermal spa)|the Blue Lagoon]].
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-== Biography ==+
-Deodato grew up in the neighborhood where Rome's film studios are located. It was there that he learned how to direct under [[Roberto Rossellini]] and [[Sergio Corbucci]]; he helped out on Corbucci's ''The Son of Spartacus'' and ''[[Django]]'' as an assistant director. Later on in the '60s, he directed around ten comedy, musical, and thriller films, before leaving cinema to do TV commercials. In 1976 he returned to the big screen with his ultra-violent police flick ''[[Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man]]''.+
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-In 1977 he directed what many consider (along with ''[[Cannibal Holocaust]]'') to be his masterpiece; a jungle adventure called ''[[Ultimo Mondo Cannibale]]'' or Last Cannibal World (aka ''Jungle Holocaust'') starring famed British actress [[Me Me Lai]] with which he 'rebooted' the cannibal film / mondo genre.+
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-Late in 1979 he returned to the cannibal subgenre with his ''[[Cannibal Holocaust]]''. Deodato caused massive controversy in [[Italy]] and the [[United Kingdom]] following the release of ''Cannibal Holocaust'', which was wrongly claimed by some to be a genuine [[snuff film]]. Deodato was forced to reveal the secrets behind the film's [[special effects]] and to parade the lead actors before an [[Italy|Italian]] [[court]] in order to prove that they were still alive. Deodato also received controversy for the use of real [[Cannibal_Holocaust#Animal_cruelty|animal torture]] in his films. Deodato's film license was then revoked and he would not get it back until three years later, which then allowed him to release his long forgotten 1978 thriller ''[[La casa sperduta nel parco]]'' / "House on the Edge of the Park", which was the most censored of the '[[video nasties]]' in the [[United Kingdom]] for its graphic violence. His "Cut And Run" is a jungle adventure thriller, containing extreme violence and the appearance of Michael Berryman as a crazed, machete-wielding jungle man.+
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-In the '80s he made some action films and also made some slasher/horror films, including "Phantom of Death", "Dial Help" and "Body Count". Not long after, he signed a deal with Cannon film to direct a big budget [[Spider-man]] [[Spider-man (film)|movie]] adaption but he lost out when Cannon films closed down its operations. In the '90s he made TV movies and dramas to great success. Recently, he has made a cameo appearance in ''[[Hostel: Part II]]'' as a cannibal feasting on his victim’s leg.+
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-Ruggero has made about two dozen films, as well as various TV series, his films covering many different genres, he has made many action films, a western, a barbarian film and even a family film called ''Mom, I can do it''. He is one of the more well known directors in Italy today.+
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-==Selected Filmography==+
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-===Director===+
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-*''Waves of Lust'' (1975)+
-*''[[Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man]]'' (1976)+
-*''[[Ultimo Mondo Cannibale]]'' ''(Last Cannibal World aka "Jungle Holocaust")'' (1977)+
-*''The Concorde Affaire '79'' (1979)+
-*''[[The House on the Edge of the Park]]'' (1980)+
-*''[[Cannibal Holocaust]]'' (1980)+
-*''[[Raiders of Atlantis]]'' (1983) +
-*''Cut And Run'' (''Inferno in Diretta'') (1985) +
-*''[[Camping del Terrore]]'' ''(aka "Body Count") (1987)+
-*''The Barbarians and Company'' (1987)+
-*''The Phantom of Death'' (1988)+
-*''Dial Help'' (1988)+
-*''The Washing Machine'' (1993)+
-*''[[Ruggero Deodato's Cannibals | Cannibals]]'' (2009)+
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-===Actor===+
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-*''[[Hostel: Part II]]'' (2007) as a client+
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Hostel: Part II is the 2007 sequel to writer-director Eli Roth's 2005 horror film Hostel. The film was released on June 8, 2007 in the United States. Like its predecessor, the film is set in Slovakia and centers on a facility in which rich clients pay to torture and kill kidnapped victims. The film performed poorly at the box office totaling just $17 million by the end of its theatrical run whereas the original made $19 million in its opening weekend alone. However, it had beaten its budget. Eli Roth shot scenes for the movie in the Prague online brothel Big Sister and in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon.



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