The deleted scenes and alternate ending did not change much of what happened in the movie, just added to the gore and violence that was already plentiful in the film. The Fangoria Interviews is where Eisener and Hauer discussed with Michael Gingold, the script and how the trailer spawned a full-length film. HDNet: A Look at Hobo with a Shotgun is a quick, promo with Eisener and Hauer lounging about, talking about different things about the film.
The video blogs, camera tests, and trailers featured more blood and gore—the Grindhouse contest, various ending scenes and trailers, etc. There’s a lot of content contained on these two discs. The option for you may be that if you enjoyed the film enough to want to dig in and check out each and every brilliant filmmaking aspect of the extras; or you can also decide if just watching the 86 minute film was enough.
The film is not for everyone who watches it. Provided you would not mind if taking a mallet to someone’s foot or smashing someone’s skull between two bumper cars is etched in your subconscious memory. The satirical one-liners from the movie’s key characters and the bit of human irony that plays on an exaggerated reality of human behaviors may just be something you will find to be keenly interesting. But what is certain about Hobo is that it is, for lack of a better word, awesome.
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