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I Spit on Your Grave

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Overview

Camille Keaton, grand-niece of Buster and star of the thriller Cosa Avete Fatto a Solange?, appears here as Jenny, an aspiring novelist who rents a cabin in the Connecticut woods. Three rednecks at a local gas station and a retarded delivery boy seem quite friendly at first, and many viewers wonder just where director Meir Zarchi is going with the story. Then he drops them 200,000 feet right into the center of Hell for the longest, nastiest, and most brutal gang-rape in motion-picture history. Zarchi takes his ...
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Overview

Camille Keaton, grand-niece of Buster and star of the thriller Cosa Avete Fatto a Solange?, appears here as Jenny, an aspiring novelist who rents a cabin in the Connecticut woods. Three rednecks at a local gas station and a retarded delivery boy seem quite friendly at first, and many viewers wonder just where director Meir Zarchi is going with the story. Then he drops them 200,000 feet right into the center of Hell for the longest, nastiest, and most brutal gang-rape in motion-picture history. Zarchi takes his time with this scene, not for the sake of titillation, but to make the audience feel the absolute horror of Jenny's plight. She is humiliated, sodomized over a rock, and brutally beaten in the middle of the woods. Then she crawls home, naked and bruised, only to get a repeat performance with her new novel shredded, her stomach kicked, and a bottle rammed violently inside her. The experience leaves Jenny shell-shocked, a cipher completely detached from reality. She hangs the delivery boy from a tree, gorily castrates the ringleader in a bathtub, and dispatches the other two rapists with an axe and an outboard motor. Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nicholls, and Gunter Kleeman co-star.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Meir Zarchi; ; Audio Commentary With Author/Historian Joe Bob Briggs; The Values of Vengeance: Meir Zarchi Remembers I Spit On Your Grave; ; Poster & Still Gallery; TV Spots & Trailers; Radio Spots; Alternate Main Title
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Editorial Reviews

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There's a reason why this one is commonly described as a "cult classic": its smallish audience has maxed out and will not grow beyond the number of admirers it has now. I Spit on Your Grave, like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Last House on the Left, will never have the semi-mainstream audience of Night of the Living Dead or Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series because it is too gut-wrenching for the public at large. Look at what happens to poor Jennifer (played with total realistic abandon by Camille Keaton, who made a few B-movies before vanishing in 1989). The harrowing, near-pornographic torture she is put through for the first 30 minutes is excruciating to watch, and to do so requires a degree of third-person sadism few people will willfully admit to. It's disturbing as anything committed to celluloid. But it's all done to set up the revenge motif, and boy does it work. When Jennifer regains her strength and sets out to even the score, it is impossible not to respond with an authentic adrenaline rush of one's own. Shot on a budget of about 87 cents on leftover film stock seemingly hand-cranked through an antique camera, I Spit on Your Grave makes other low-budget independent horror films that came after it seem quaint. While its audience numbers may not expand, it will always remain stable because there is always another crop of budding horror fans who have heard of its reputation and will go out of their way to find out what everyone in their circle is talking about. And once they see it, they'll never forget it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2011
  • UPC: 013132233598
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,211

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Camille Keaton Jennifer Hills
Eron Tabor Johnny
Richard Pace Matthew
Anthony Nicholls Stanley
Gunter Kleeman Andy
Alexis Magnotti Attendant's Wife
Technical Credits
Meir Zarchi Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Yuri Haviv Cinematographer
Michael Penland Asst. Director
Joseph Zbeda Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Spit On Your Grave
1. Main Titles [3:01]
2. Writer's Retreat [7:39]
3. "A Special Broad" [6:21]
4. Tranquility Shattered [6:13]
5. Violated [5:06]
6. Assaulted [10:37]
7. Defiled [13:30]
8. "It's Been Two Weeks, Man!" [10:54]
9. A Summer To Remember [14:09]
10. A Hot Bath [:17]
11. Day Of The Woman [12:58]
12. End Credits [8:52]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- I Spit On Your Grave
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio
         English Dolby Digital 5.1
         Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Meir Zarchi
         Audio Commentary with Author/Historian Joe Bob Briggs
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      The Values Of Vengeance: Meir Zarchi Remembers I Spit On Your Grave
      Alternate Main Title
      Trailers
         Day Of The Woman
         Day Of The Woman - Spanish
         I Spit On Your Grave #1
         I Spit On Your Grave #2
      TV Spots
         Day Of The Woman
         I Spit On Your Grave #1
         I Spit On Your Grave #2
      Radio Spots
         Day Of The Woman #1
         Day Of The Woman #2
         Day Of The Woman #3
      Poster & Still Gallery
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I think I spit on your grave is powerful and wakes you up about life and women when raped changes you on the inside.I'm happy she hunts them down and they get pay back for the demonic and ruthless rape and beaten and cut up of this lovely young lady,thank god its only a movie but this kind of thing is going on day to day to women and little children to,this is a must to watch and very deep and moving to the heart and mind its self, you have to open your eyes the real life people.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    to the person below

    you make valid points... but did you know this was only a movie? it's not based on true facts and i know this does happen maybe not to the limit like in the movie. but if you were raped like that would you wait for our failed legal system to wait for a trial to waste your time sitting home while someone bails hims out?? not me i would kill the bastard or bastards like she did even worse. she did what all woman would do in that situation, go out of blood... but it's a movie and i'm sure the movie would be boring had she gone to court and did it the legal way.. no one would be talking about this movie.. it would be boring... remember not all movies need to be up to date with what you would do in reality... thats what we watch movies.. entertainment value.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Does this benefit our society?

    A rather licentious friend of mine once recommended this movie to me. I have done a lot of work at my University in sexual assault prevention and awareness. I agree that the legal system is flawed and that there needs to be more dialogue on fixing this problem. "I Spit On Your Grave" is maybe the wrong direction for this dialogue. I had to fast forward past the rape because it was so graphic. The revenge, while justified, was automatic and didn't focus on the social reasons why this woman couldn't receive a conviction against her rapists. Over all, this movie fails to provide a beneficial social commentary and is more interested in arousing the worst aspects of our society and in fact I believe encourages the mentality that leads to rape.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sick

    This is one of the most disgusting movies I have ever seen. It is explicit and degrades women. I do not advise it.

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    Posted December 27, 2010

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