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I Spit On Your Grave [DVD]

Sarah Butler , Chad Lindberg , Neil Lisk    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg, Tracey Walter, Daniel Franzese, Jeff Branson
  • Directors: Neil Lisk
  • Producers: Corey A. Jackson, Lisa M. Hansen
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment UK
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Feb 2011
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007CARKWM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,580 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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I Spit on Your Grave, writer-director Meir Zarchi's controversial story of rape and revenge, has lost none of its ability to shock viewers since it first gained notoriety in 1978. Camille Keaton (grand-niece of Buster Keaton and, later, Zarchi's wife) stars as a young woman who is terrorised and then brutally assaulted by four men while on vacation. After slowly pulling herself together, she methodically tracks down and butchers each of the perpetrators. Zarchi's film has been consistently accused of celebrating violence against women, and while the rape scenes are graphic, they also lack the voyeuristic qualities that earmark other similarly plotted exploitation films. If anything, Zarchi is guilty of awkward scripting; the dialogue is leaden, and Keaton's transformation from victim to avenger is too swift. But to label him a pornographer is wrong, and while the film is challenging--perhaps more than most audiences can bear--its depiction of the psychology of violence is undeniably powerful. --Paul Gaita

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Horror film based on the 1978 'video nasty' shocker of the same name. Sarah Butler stars as Jennifer, a writer who retreats to a cabin in the woods to begin work on her new book. While there, she is brutally raped by a group of local men whom she encountered en route to the cabin. The attack escalates and Jennifer only narrowly escapes with her life - but survive she does, and returns to the locale to carry out the most gruesome revenge on her attackers that she can possibly devise.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
New York writer Jennifer (Camille Keaton, the grand-niece of physical comedy genius Buster Keaton) retreats to a cabin in the country to write her first novel, but her peace and train of thought is interrupted by four men she meets upon arrival, who go on to gang-rape and commit savagery on her three times before leaving her for dead (one of the guys was supposed to kill her so she couldn't grass them up but he couldn't go through with it and faked her death instead).
However, Jennifer soon recovers from her ordeal sufficiently enough to enact some very painful revenge on each of her four attackers, one by one...
Banned in the UK until 2001, it was only finally granted an 18 certificate in that year when the BBFC ordered just over seven minutes of cuts to the rape scenes. When this newer version was resubmitted to the BBFC in 2003 with some of the previously cut footage reframed to put Jennifer off the bottom of the screen, they passed all except just 41 seconds of cuts, making this the most complete version we have ever had in the UK. While it's still shocking, the reframed footage is noticeably blurrier and the wrongness of the screen layout is very obvious. Also, not being able to see the victim has undoubtedly muted the effect, making her vengeful attacks later seem over-the-top compared to what it might have been had the censored footage been left in its original uncut form, but I guess on this occasion the BBFC's hands are tied and that we should think ourselves lucky that we got the film officially released at all.
Many have accused it of glorifying rape, which is not the case at all. If anything, it shows just how horrific it really is, and how damaging it is, physically and emotionally, to the victim.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
When movies first came out on video there were two legendary exploitation films I had to track down. One was "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and the other was "I Spit on Your Grave," which is actually the more memorable film of the pair overall (although I do grant the highest place to the "hook" scene in TCM). Director Meir Zarchi's 1978 film has become rather infamous, since critics hated it, audiences were outraged, and the film was banned in Germany and Great Britain. The story, such as it is, finds Jennifer Hill (Camille Keaton, Buster's grand-niece) out in the woods of Connecticut to work on a novel when she crosses the path of some local boys who decide she should be the first sexual partner for their mentally-disabled friend. When he cannot complete the rape, his friends do it for him. Then they decide that they are not done with Jennifer.
At issue are not Jennifer's specific acts of revenge, including the infamous bathroom scene, but rather the series of brutal rapes that precede them. I do not want to meet anyone who is not disturbed by these rape scenes and I think it is fairly obvious that Zarchi intended to make audiences uncomfortable. In retrospect you have to wonder about all those movies with rape scenes that do NOT upset the audience. But Zarchi certainly pours it on thick, absolutely assuring that things go beyond the tolerance level of anyone who watches this film. So the bottom line is that this film will upset you and it is therefore effective at doing exactly what it wants to do, which is supposed to be a good thing, right? I have always considered this an "X" rated movie although I would not consider it pornographic in the traditional sense. But it is a very disturbing film and I do not think I would want my kids to see it until after they graduate college (if ever).
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Censorship 25 Sep 2003
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Format:DVD
The rape scenes are not as bad as described because the BBFC cut them and also altered the framing. The bottle sequence is missing. These cuts make the director look incompetant and alters the impact of the entire film. This version becomes a mere entertainment by such bowdlerisation, extenuating the 'fun' aspects, i.e. the murders, which couldn't have been the BBFC's intention. The uncut version is much more disturbing. The cut version reduces the rape trauma and makes Jennifer's revenge seem disproportionate. They cut the sexual activity of the rape but explicit consensual sex is permitted viewing in the pursuit of murder. Where's the morality in that? The censorship of this movie is unconscionable, especially as 'Irreversible' is left untouched.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I spit on your grave has been remade for 2010, so it is obvious why they have repackaged this original version onto Blu-ray with a poster and a booklet. Although this is classed as uncut compared to last version approved by the BBFC, this version is still cut by some 4 minutes. If you were lucky enough to have seen it in full on VHS, you will probably be disappointed with this version as it excludes some really good scenes. The transfer to Blu-ray wasn't necessary as the picture and audio quality are hardly Hi-Def. I really wish they BBFC would shut up shop and leave films alone, after all, isn't it about individual responsibility for what we wish to watch. Far too many 'video nasties' are now quite tame compared to modern films....BBFC, leave our films alone. Great film, poor picture/audio quality hence 3 stars. An fully uncut version would have been 5 stars.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service.................rubbish movie.
The service from the seller was excellent...................but the movie was rubbish. Obviously getting a movie banned, means everyone wants to see it! Read more
Published 13 days ago by Steveosnapper
5.0 out of 5 stars bargain
Fast delivery great price great movie def one to watch anfd if you can get spit on my grave 2 that is a very good movie to
Published 1 month ago by yvonne hodgson
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing, A-
Please note that I'm reviewing the U.S. release of the 1978 version, here, amzn.to/1hgZAeW

I like this film because it’s so harsh and disturbing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alphalover
5.0 out of 5 stars original is best
Classic revenge film, seen both this and remake, both good in own right but I do like the original. Great to be able to buy older films on dvd.
Published 2 months ago by Ms. S. Hampton-morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good second hand product
This dvd is well presented and gripping to watch. Revenge was the ladies and she took it. This film is old but still grips the viewer.
Published 3 months ago by Vick
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly atrocious
Everything about this film is highly offensive. I am not easily offended by any means, but this film is atrocious. Read more
Published 3 months ago by William "William Jack" Jack
3.0 out of 5 stars No Spit
I really want to see the remake of this but I'm glad I have the original in stunning HD. It's is quite harrowing and I was disturbed by some of the scenes in the film. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Trevor
4.0 out of 5 stars great
I remember this video from when I was just 20 years old. the man at the counter supplied it from under the counter back then.
Published 4 months ago by david
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie!!
Loved this movie so much, and very good for the money for what you get with this. I have actually stuck the poster up in my bedroom near my bed, the book was interesting to look... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Keeley
1.0 out of 5 stars US Import
As it is US import it is unplayable on UK equipment. Did not notice so lesson learnt. Do Not Buy US IMPORT
Published 8 months ago by Alan Gammage
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