Sebastian Gutierrez (Elektra Luxx) returns behind the camera to bring us Hotel Noir, a 1950s-set black and white film noir, with an all-star cast.

With a little help from almost two thousand backers on kickstarter, the movie will be available exclusively through Cable, premiering in the US today, 9th October.

And to give you a taste of what we have to look forward to, the first ten minutes have been released online, along with a little guide to help you with the film noir lingo.

“Los Angeles, 1958: A detective holes up in a downtown hotel waiting for killers to come and get him. As one long night turns to day he meets various characters with haunted pasts of their own, and the truth is revealed of how he ended up in this predicament.”

With a cast led by Malin Åkerman (Watchmen), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Rosario Dawson (Sin City), Danny DeVito (L.A. Confidential), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Mandy Moore (Tangled), Cameron Richardson (Rise), and Rufus Sewell (Dark City), this is definitely one not to be missed.

Guiterrez is once more directing from his own script, making the film independently, and creating what looks to be a real labour of love.

Hotel Noir is available today, 9th October, on demand through Cable – you can click here to find out how to watch it in the US. Here in the UK, we’ll likely have to wait for the DVD/Blu-ray, but it certainly looks well worth the wait. If it lives up to its promise, this could be the best film noir in recent memory. Here are the first ten minutes to get you hooked its debut. Enjoy.

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And if you’d rather wait to watch the first ten minutes with the full film, but would still like a little taste of what it’s all about, then you can watch the trailer below.

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