I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for…
I Spit on Your Grave
This woman has just cut, chopped, broken and burned four men beyond recognition... but no jury in America would ever convict her!
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Rapists are the easiest assholes for a chick to get sweet revenge on. Flash em a little wink, and they're all yours.
Just watched one of the most uncomfortable movies I've ever seen with the Joe Bob Briggs audio commentary and it was an entirely new experience. The first time I watched this it was brutal. The rape was excruciating (still is) and while the revenge was satisfying it was still tough to watch.
Briggs adds a level of entertainment to the film that will never be there on its own. He cracks a few jokes at the actors' and director's expense which actually made me chuckle a few times during the movie least likely to ever make a person laugh. He also points out certain aspects of the art and storytelling of the movie that I didn't necessarily notice the first…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
As horrific as its reputation suggests, I Spit On Your Grave is very nasty viewing. Director Meir Zarchi pushes the boundaries with a lengthy and graphic gang rape that is the catalyst for the ultra-violent revenge of novelist, Jennifer Hills (an excellent Camille Keaton).
Horribly exploitive but provocatively handled, yet, you can't help champion Jennifer in her campaign of making the four men who attacked her suffer the most heinous of fates. Zarchi handles the subject matter better than Craven and Cunningham did with The Last House on the Left but you can't deny the hollowness of the film and emptiness of the 'rape is bad' message. With a bit more intelligence and artistic merit (it lightly touches on themes…
31 Days of Horror: Day Twelve
I wish Gus Van Sant would do a shot-for-shot remake of this film with the genders of all the characters reversed.
[Esta fue la que lo arrancó todo. A la una de la mañana del primer día de enero, escribí lo siguiente en twitter:
Después escribí: «Ah, les raisins de la mort», que es el título de otra película que no tiene nada que ver, pero suena poca su madre. Es Jean Rollin, no hay pierde. «Las Uvas de la Muerte».]
[Dieciséis minutos luego, de acuerdo a twitter —mi archivo retentivo—, me comprometí "a ver películas menos comerciales y adentrarme de nuevo a todo ese underground que abandoné éstos últimos dos años pop."]
[Meir Zarchi hizo 2 films, y Day of the Woman…
watching a bizarre movie late at night... well yeah. but the ending... err noo...
The most pornographic feature length movie I have ever seen. A woman being violently raped repeatedly by four men is shown in graphic detail. Following her recovery, she takes her revenge on each of the men involved.
It is hard to believe this was shown in mainstream cinemas.
a great revenge film. the multiple rape scenes were kind of long and could've been cut. but at the same time i think the director purposely did this to let the men's heinous crimes against Jennifer simmer and marinate on our minds. that way, you feel no sympathy when they meet their ends at the hands of a woman they THOUGHT they got the best of.
The quality of the film footage is pretty horrific in places. There are many parts of the film where the sound is muffled and dialogue can often be inaudible. During an early scene showing the various thugs acting like ordinary (albeit somewhat obnoxious people) sitting by the side of the lake chatting I have very little idea about most of what they discuss. The picture quality is pretty poor for a great deal of the film too.
Another issue is that some of the revenge killings involve sex, which seems particularly strange after the earlier sexual assaults on the protagonist. While the filmmakers didn't show off the protagonist's body too much during the sexual assaults, they seem to be making…
Was what I expected. Rape.
Let down by some overly long scenes and a guy acting retard like a Jerry Lewis-character.
However this film is more nuanced than given credit for; Camille Keaton has a strong and natural presence. You could argue that the scenes of rape are to graphic but the aftermath of the crimes is quite as disturbing as the deed itself. And of course the revenge is carthatic as its supposed to be.
Disturbing subject matter. Memorable.
One of the most renowned of the video nasties that have graced our screens, this cult classic is a harrowingly cruel rape and revenge tale that will shock and disgust almost anyone.
The story focuses on novelist Jennifer Hill as she rents an isolated cottage in a sleepy little town to write her first book. She attracts the attention of a couple of male locals who, after harmlessly harrassing her end up litteraly dragging her to an isolated area of the woods and begin to rape and brutally assault her multiple times.
These scenes are extremelly uncumfortable to sit through and are unnecessarily long and way too drawn out.
The films potrayal of the male leads are used to strengthen…
- The Seventh Victim
- The Devils
- Carnival of Souls
- The Perfume of the Lady in Black
- The Last Word
- Ruby Sparks
- Stranger Than Fiction
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I have this weird fetish for movies about writers. I love all of them, good or bad.
Please help me…
- The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes
- Cannibal Holocaust
- Men Behind the Sun
- Goodbye Uncle Tom
The most uncomfortable films I have ever seen. They are listed by how much discomfort I think they might cause.…