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Sadistic in every way possible...,
This review is from: I Spit On Your Grave  [DVD] (DVD)
From start to finish this movie is a complete bloodbath. Ok, I admit, the rape scenes are a little over-the-top, and go on for too long. However they shock the viewer.....and that's the whole point. Films which glorify rape and violence (A Clockwork Orange & Straw Dogs) often portray a picture that this kind of stuff is 'cool'. I Spit on your grave does exactly the opposite, anyone who is aroused by this movie needs serious help and should be locked up. Seriously, there is nothing whatsoever erotic about the rape. The woman is beaten so badly while she is completly naked that you can barley see her skin colour, shes just covered in blood.
The fact that she goes and kills the four men who did this to her satisfies the viewer in the fact that they got what they deserved. Again, the murders are so over-the-top that they become almost cartoonish. The gore is so extreme that it simply doesn't look real.
I praise the director however, because I think no other director on earth would ever dream of making such a movie, in fear of critisism and ridicule. Also, you've got to have a pretty sick mind in order to think up some of the stuff that goes on here. But is having a sick mind always bad?? It's what makes us creative. And this film is creative believe me.
Ok so it's not to everyones taste. I absolutley hate Casablanca, but that doesn't mean it's a bad film. But look that ot the point. The point here is that I spit o your Grave is doing the world a favour. It's shoing the viewer what rape is like. It's showing us it all without censoring anything. The goverment censors enough from us as it is. We are lied to everyday by the prime minister, and the director here isn't. He's showing us what it's really like.
And so, any reviewers who think this is trash are entitled to their opinion. But that's all it is. An opinion. People should open their eyes to the fact that this is not glorifying anything, it's doing the opposite. It's a horror film which aims to scare and disturb the viewer. That what horror films are suppose to do you idiots!
Horror fans will love it. Ignorant people won't.