You know Lions Gate would never try to circumvent the bylaws and restrictions of the MPAA so it's just sweet twist of fate that an unrated, and rather graphic, trailer for HOSTEL has popped up online.
We know that there's no way Lions Gate would have anything to do with such affairs so who could be behind such a heinous act? Why, the Germans, of course! The ominously titled German site for the film, www.diehostel.de has a trailer that includes such naughty bits as a drill piercing human skin. Oh and this site meant for Germans is conveniently translated into perfect English with just the click of a button.
And it's by nothing but pure coincidence that this unrated trailer is hosted by Division13 Design Group, a firm based out of LA that has done promotional work for previous Lions Gate films like SAW 2, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, HIGH TENSION and ALONE IN THE DARK.
Because Lions Gate had nothing to do with this trailer. It was all the Germans, I tells ya. Who also have apparently shown the foresight to register the site with a .com extension. Those clever bastards. HOSTEL hits theaters in the US on January 6.