I Spit On Your Grave (18)

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Time Out says

Tue Jan 18 2011

By honing the jagged edges of Meir Zarchi’s cheap and nasty rape-revenge shocker into slick entertainment, this unwelcome remake improves technically on the 1978 original, while retaining all that was sleazy and repellent about his allegedly feminist movie. Jennifer, a ‘cock-teasing’ big-city writer rents a remote lakeside house, where she is humiliated, gang-raped and left for dead by the kind of slavering good ol’ boys familiar from ‘Deliverance’. A few weeks later, the traumatised Jennifer emerges from the woods to take her revenge, using fish hooks, garden shears, a flesh-peeling acid bath and a rifle barrel thrust where the sun don’t shine.
Monroe’s reworking introduces two new elements: an ambiguously motivated local sheriff and the attackers’ use of a video camera to record their actions. Unfortunately for the filmmakers, the BBFC felt that these voyeuristic video images invited the viewer to enjoy the eroticised, sadistic sexual violence, so less titillating footage has been substituted. Jennifer’s cruel, calculated vengeance, which ironically mirrors her own abuse, is also excessive – but it has the spurious defence of being justified.
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Rated:

18

UK release:

Fri Jan 21, 2011

Cast and crew

Director:

Steven R. Monroe

Screenwriter:

Meir Zarchi, Stuart Morse

Cast:

Sarah Butler, Daniel Franzese, Chad Lindberg

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kelly

has to be the worst film i have watched in quite a while the very brutal rape scenes dominate the film which i felt was not necessary and very disturbing and uncomfortable to watch

Aidan

Rubbish - dont waste two hours of your time. Can only think that people watching this do so for reasons i would not like to mention. Happy ending though.

Charmaine

This film i thought was brilliant. Even though the first hour is brutal rape you cannot take your eyes off for a second. One of the best films i have seen in a while.

Charmaine

This film i thought was brilliant. Even though the first hour is brutal rape you cannot take your eyes off for a second. One of the best films i have seen in a while.