I Spit on Your Grave

I Spit on Your Grave

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Director: Meir Zarchi

Cast: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace

     
 

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Meir Zarchi's infamous cult film I Spit on Your Grave comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround 5.1, and Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Zarchi, a second commentary track

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Meir Zarchi's infamous cult film I Spit on Your Grave comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround 5.1, and Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Zarchi, a second commentary track recorded by B-movie maven Joe Bob Briggs, the original theatrical trailer, reviews, and interviews with people involved in the production. Although I Spit on Your Grave is not to everyone's liking, the disc does have everything any fan of the film could want.

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/2002
UPC:
0790594775025
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
R
Source:
Elite
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[monaural, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Commentary by writer/director Meir Zarchi; Theatrical trailers; TV spots; Still photo gallery; Reviews; Foreign and domestic art; And more; Second bonus commentary featuring cult film guru Joe Bob Briggs

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Leaving the City
2. Gas Stop
3. New Home
4. Matthew
5. Night Fishing
6. Signs of Trouble
7. Assault
8. Second Attack
9. Struggle to Get Home
10. In House Beating
11. "Kill Her"
12. Recovery
13. Reconnaissance
14. "Forgive Me"
15. Final Delivery
16. Hung Up
17. Taken for a Ride
18. Blood Bath
19. Missing Husband
20. More Reconnaissance
21. Going Overboard
22. Getting the Axe
23. Propped Up
24. End Credits

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I Spit on Your Grave 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most disgusting movies I have ever seen. It is explicit and degrades women. I do not advise it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.