Crazy Violent/Awesome 'Hobo With a Shotgun' Red Band Trailer!

March 7, 2011
Source: Hulu

Hobo With a Shotgun Red Band Trailer

Holy sh*t! Magnet Releasing has debuted a gnarly new red band trailer over on Hulu for Jason Eisener's Hobo With a Shotgun, the crazy Grindhouse/Troma-style flick we've been hyping up since last year, as these guys kick ass and this is such a wild concept. The always-awesome Rutger Hauer stars as the Hobo with the shotgun and is joined by a great cast including Gregory Smith and Molly Dunsworth. I saw this at Sundance and despite splattering the screen with plenty of blood in this trailer, there's way more in the film itself. And yes it totally kicked ass, I had so much fun. Don't watch this if you can't handle lots of violence!

Watch the crazy red band trailer for Jason Eisener's Hobo With a Shotgun:

Update: So this is the exact same teaser trailer from last year, but with an official MPAA red band title card. A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

This movie is so insane - see it! As a reminder, Hobo With a Shotgun is based on a "fake" trailer that Jason Eisener and his Halifax, Nova Scotia-based crew made for a Grindhouse contest during the release of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's double feature. The trailer won the top prize and was included as part of the three-hour film in Canada (but not in the US). I don't think I really need to explain the plot (it's about a hobo with a shotgun) but it was directed by Canadian filmmaker Jason Eisener, who brought us Treevenge. It was picked up by Magnet Releasing and first premiered at Sundance. Hits limited theaters on May 6th!

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  • dave
    yes please
  • Chris
    Hmmm.....hopefully it won't disappoint like Machete did.....
    • I haven't seen Machete, but this definitely does NOT disappoint. Kicked ass, crazy violent the whole way through, gets even more badass at the end, I really loved it.
      • Chris
        The problem with Machete was that it wasn't badass enough. I felt cheated. I went in expecting crazy action and Danny Trejo being a complete badass like in the fake trailer from Grindhouse. All that I got was Jessica Alba's crappy acting and Machete being a lame character who felt underutilized. By the time the climactic battle came around, I didn't really care for it. I don't know what happened. Rodriguez had a hit with Planet Terror but somewhere along the line he went wrong in writing Machete :(
        • dave
          dude, planet terror wasnt half the film machete was! the only good thing about planet terror was rose McGowen. How is Machete NOT badass?! like 500 people die in that flick, he sleeps with 3 or 4 chicks, and jumps out a window holding on to a guys intestines, how much more badass to you want?! I actually at one point thought, there is a little TOO MUCH death in this film, you insane bro!
          • Chris
            Planet Terror was mindless fun. Machete felt like it tried to hard. Maybe if he had collaborated with QT it might have been better. Not trying to start a flame war hahaha
        • Anonymous
          chris - the fact that you're trying to analyze machete is the problem. machete was GREAT fun. it also had wonderful black humor. machete was better than planet terror - it wasn't even close.
        • Syphous
          I'm with you on that one. Planet Terror was amazing, Machete was boring in comparison. The first 10 minutes of Machete I was like "YEAH! This is what I was looking for!" but after that it just got slow and was not nearly as entertaining as I thought it was going to be.
          • Chris
            I'm with you on that one syphous.
      • dave
        machete does NOT dissapoint! great flick.
        • This is a mega debate over the merits of Machete... I thought it looked cool, but oddly never saw it. Then everyone started saying it was crap, so never went to see it anyway. Guess I'm not missing much?
          • Anonymous
            alex - everyone i know loved machete! (that's why i watched it - i kept hearing how much fun it was) the only bad thing was the big fight at the end could have been better.......but the machete character was badass cool! i haven't seen hobo yet - but from the trailer - if hobo is nothing BUT over-the-top violence, then it'll be a disappoint for me. violent, gory movies have been around forever - giving a hobo a gun and making him the lead character is the hook in this......if the lead wasn't a hobo, i doubt as many people would be so jazzed about this.
          • Chris
            Not really Alex. A trailer is what it was, and a trailer it should have stayed. Like I said though, Quentin might have helped in making it better. He sure does know how to make witty banter, something Machete probably could have benefited from....oh and more Christoph Waltz
      • Anonymous
        for this type of genre - i don't know what "hobo" can do to top machete - that movie was SO much fun. i didn't expect much from it - but the black humor really made machete a fun watch.
    • I thought that Machete was good enough for a film that took a bunch of money shots and tried to make a story from it.
  • Anonymous
    gory and pulpy just the way i like me hahahhaha
  • Wow, that is indeed violent. I can't see this film screening any other way than in midnight screenings (not that it's a bad thing)
    • I just found out that the film has received an R rating in Ontario, which is akin to an NC-17 in the US. Definitely violent.
  • Fukyu
    Didn't this trailer come-out months ago?
    • Yea I know, that was our mistake, I thought it was new because it was listed as the "new red band" but it's a re-release with an official MPAA tag on the front. Sorry about the confusion.
  • Cracky
    Gotta love that music. And that violence.
  • Gigerbrick
    How is this a new trailer? I saw the same thing online nearly a month ago.
    • Yea I know, that was our mistake, I thought it was new because it was listed as the "new red band" but it's a re-release of the same one from last year but with an official MPAA tag on the front. Sorry about the confusion.
  • that speech he gave is awesome
  • Adam
    Hobo > Machete. It's like it's 1986 all over again.
  • It's funny how people are like "Planet Terror is the worst movie ever and Machete is amazing" and they tell you that with absolute conviction as if they know what good and what's bad. And then the exact next person is like "Planet Terror was a work of art, and Machete is a bunch of bullshit" and they're just as sure that theirs is the only opinion that matters. The problem is how necessary people feel it is to exaggerate things. Because Planet Terror wasn't the best film ever, like a lot of people were hoping it is, those same people start spouting that it is the worst movie ever. It's like there's no middle ground. I haven't seen machete, but based on what I've seen, Planet Terror and Machete are both probably equally ridiculous and mediocre... unless you love ridiculous gore and over the top everything, at which point both movies are still just average movies, but you'll get a lot more enjoyment from them. I didn't mind Planet Terror. I didn't think it was great, but I liked it better than death proof. It's crazy plot just appealed to me more.




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