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Old 9th June 2011, 09:41 AM
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HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN





“THE LINES BETWEEN GLORIOUS VIOLENCE AND BAD TASTE ARE NOT JUST BLURRED

THEY’RE BLOWN OFF THE FACE OF THE UNIVERSE.”

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It began as an award winning “fake” Grindhouse trailer that embodied the genre far more successfully than anything produced by Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof) and Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror) and became an internet sensation via YouTube. Now, Hobo With A Shotgun, director Jason Eisener’s affectionate and remarkably authentic tribute to the exploitation movies of the 1970s and 80s, is a full-on, no-holds-barred, kick-ass movie that has led DreadCentral.com to proclaim, “given all of the over-the-top gore, buckets and buckets of blood, bouncing boobies, and a fair amount of laughs, you cannot go wrong checking this one out.”


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Starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner; Sin City; The Hitcher) in the title role and inspired by exploitation classics such as “Street Trash” and “The Exterminator” amongst others, Hobo With A Shotgun goes one better than recent homages to the genre such as “Machete” and “Drive Angry” by being “the only recent example of cinematic retro-sleaze that could plausibly be mistaken for a piece of straight-to-video nastiness that has been collecting dust on a shelf since 1983” (Eye Weekly).

When an ageing Hobo (Hauer) jumps from a freight car in a new city hoping for a fresh start in life, he soon realizes he has well and truly reached the end of the line. He finds himself trapped in an urban hell, an anarchic world overrun by murderers, rapists, paedophiles, petty crooks, prostitutes and corrupt cops. Reigning supreme over them all is the city’s crime boss, Drake (Brian Downey), and his two insanely sadistic sons, Slick (Gregory Smith) and Ivan (Nick Bateman).

All the Hobo wants is to be able to afford to buy a second-hand lawn mower from the local pawnshop, start his own small business and make the city a more beautiful place. But a run-in with Slick and Ivan while trying to rescue pretty hooker-in-distress Abby (Molly Dunsworth) changes all that. Pushed beyond his limits, he decides to arm himself and go about changing things in an entirely different way to mowing lawns.



An unmissable tour-de-force of gratuitous violence, gore and bloody mayhem, Hobo With A Shotgun is “gloriously goofy gratification” (Twitchfilm) and “is so incredibly over the top with its excess, fans of the genre are going to be bowing to it” (Slashfilm).

Hobo With A Shotgun (cert. 18) is released by Momentum Pictures and will open at selected UK cinemas on 15th July 2011.


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Old 9th June 2011, 09:42 AM
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Watched this last night and it is probably the best film I've seen so far this year.

Thought it was way better than Machete!
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Old 9th June 2011, 09:55 AM
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its a definite contender for film of 2011....nae seen Enter the Void yet though....
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Nothing but good things to say here...
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Details of the upcoming Prince Charles Cinema Double Bill featuring Hobo and Grindhouse.

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Absolutly luv this film! For me, it's the best film of the year - without a shadow of a doubt.
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Ha ha! That poster makes Rutger look like a guy who lives in my town.
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im sorry but i know we're supposed to promote this but its absolute trash, and not the good kind, It's badly made, badly acted except for Hauer and the use of colour is off putting. i hated the film sorry...
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.....However anyone who enjoyed films like BAD TASTE may find something very enjoyable here.I did.
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Gonna show this with Street Trash at my Cinema Surgery film night...
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