Movies that are slightly off.
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.
Hoop-Tober, Film 21 of 31:
*SPOILERS, I GUESS... EVEN THOUGH PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS MOVIE*
The first half of this film is not very good. It's almost as if they make the sexual assault sequence just long enough to stretch the film over ninety minutes, and in order to stretch the film over ninety minutes, they had to make the sequence incredibly drawn out and gratuitous. It might be realistic - I'm sure there have been terrible cases where women have actually had to endure that sort of torture for such a prolonged period of time... but from a purely filmic standpoint, it doesn't work in my opinion. Why? Because it exhausts and repulses the…
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…
needed more castration scenes imo
Brutally good ol' revenge exploration flick of the 70's.
"Total submission. That's what I like in a woman - total submission."
Extremely controversial for it's time, with the whole rape and revenge plot. Pretty good film but it's got a slow start and they really tried to stretch the rape scene for as long as they could till they get to the revenge part, the revenge part isn't as great as I wanted it to be though, thought it would be longer and more gory. If you can look past that it's a pretty good film. I mean it's a cult classic.
Siskel and Ebert called this movie the worst film of the 80s. Would I say that? No. Can I see someone saying that? Sure. The entire first half is essentially watching a woman raped 3 times. That's it. It's long, it's boring, it's poorly filmed, the acting fluctuates from passable to terrible, it looks very cheap, there's lots of scenes shown at double speed for no plausible reason outside of the director being as bored as we are but not knowing how to edit it cleanly, and it's quite uninteresting. After that, our lead goes out for revenge and here is where you get the most interesting stuff, though it comes with baggage of its own. Parts of her moments…
Day 262 of 365 of my year long challenge
Week 38: Video Nasty
Because apparently I don't like myself...
I Spit on Your Grave is not a good movie in any conceivable way.
Jennifer (Camille Keaton) is an aspiring writer who has hired a house in the middle of nowhere for the summer in the hopes of completing her first novel. Three local men and their mentally handicapped accomplice Matthew (Richard Pace) all take to the newcomer. Trapping her on her boat and stealing her away, the men proceed to beat and rape her multiple times before leaving Matthew to kill her. Days pass and as Jennifer recovers she sets about planning her revenge on the men, killing…
Of everything I'm processing, having seen this for the first time, I'll say at least this: What a surprisingly strong cast. A good handful of scenes are impeccably played.
No actor phoned it in on this, and Zarchi, for the most part, framed it really well--both of which I honestly find surprising. It isn't really slapdash enough to be an exploitation film, and I don't think I'd call it one.
Ebert's infamous 0 out of 4 might just be a hallmark of timidity and ignorance. Moral arrogance can't outshine the fact that it's long been within human capacity to commit such aggression in reality, and is thus a valuable act to commit it to such a document with staggering honesty.…
I had heard of this film as a child but never had the opportunity to view it. Of course there are good reasons for this fact like the fact finding a copy as a child was probably impossible. Anyhow, I really liked it and hated it at the same time. I liked it because the rape scenes felt so real, I mean they were just exceptional to any rape scene I have ever seen in any film ever. That being said they were also insanely brutal and pointless except to titillate but I think the misogynists that made this film were really only making it for that purpose. I watched the credits to see how many women worked on this…
Overall Enjoyment 2/10
I'm all for rapists being killed, but not super into the rape scene being half of the movie. If the movie was centred on the revenge more than the event that sparked the vengeance actually happening, maybe it'd have a higher rating from me.
I spit on your grave is hard work! Hard to watch, hard to evaluate, hard to absorb and hard to admire. It has many supporters and fans who will argue its artistic merit and even those who claim it's a feminist piece, about a women fighting back or reclaiming her power after its stripped from her. I find the easiest way to discuss this once banned "video nasty" is to just take it as is, without thinking about debate or it's infamy. As is, it's hard to watch rape in film and this one has several brutal rape scenes that have not lost there effect with age. Obviously this wasn't intended to be fun or entertaining, that goes without saying,…
Cheap, poorly made garbage with zero talent behind, or in front of, the camera.
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recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff