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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Why do you watch horror films?
It’s a vexing question, so much so that books have been written, college courses taught, newspaper columns filled, exploring, debating and decrying the genre. Filmmakers have examined the effect and attraction of viewing violent imagery in films that include Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, and Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. Incredulous outsiders to the genre often ask the horror fan some version of this question. And you know there’s always that tone to it right? An assumption that there is something distasteful/twisted/sick about enjoying this kind of material. Man, why do you watch those gnarly movies?
Then you come across a film like Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave and it seems…
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.
It's grim and very poorly made, but there's just enough to ISPOYG to make it an intriguing rape-revenge film.
The lengthy sequence of sexual assault is genuinely difficult to watch, but the way it is dealt with later in the film creates an intriguing criticism of machismo. There's more to this than just cheap shock value.
Jennifer ist eine aufstrebende Autorin aus New York. Um ihren ersten vollständigen Roman zu schreiben, begibt sie sich in eine abgelegene Waldhütte abseits der Großstadtmetropole. Dort angekommen, gerät sie schon bald ins Visier zwielichtiger Männer. Aus dem Nichts überraschen die Männer Jennifer, misshandeln und vergewaltigen sie. Jennifer flüchtet und wird nur durch ihren Rachetrieb am Leben gehalten. Die Rache wird blutig...
Meir Zarchis I Spit On Your Grave ist ein Höllentrip für jeden Filmfan. Besonders die schlimmen Vergewaltigungsszenen in der ersten Hälfte des Films haben es wirklich in sich und hinterlassen sowohl bei Jennifer, als auch bei jedem Zuschauer Spuren. Der israelisch-amerikanische Regisseur Zarchi sorgte mit diesen Szenen, aber auch mit dem anschließenden Racheakt der gepeinigten Frau für einen weltweiten…
Back when released this film was wrongly banned as a video nasty. Watched now it barely registers in the exploitation stakes against the likes of Hostel. It's a story of a southern us girl being targeted and gang raped and her subsequent revenge. Not an enjoyable film but actually a well constructed tale whic is now oddly classed as a female power movie.
This was a pretty cool horror exploitation film.
I really like this style of cinematography from the 70s, it's all quite grainy and harsh, and it works with the content of the film.
This is one of those movies where you feel a little guilty hovering over that heart in the bottom right corner. . . so you just kind of quietly. . . .
stew. . . . . .
. . . . . .in your conflicting feelings for the next few hours.
It's not as violent as advertised, and the sensitive scenes were quite crappy.
Disclaimer: The two stars I gave is only when I watch it with Joe Bob Briggs' commentary track turned on. He's hilarious, and adds a whole star just by himself.
As for this movie, it's painful to watch. I own this. But know that it was a gift from my brother. I didn't ask for it. But it's mine now. I suppose, in order to have a halfway decent revenge flick, something really, really bad needs to happen to the victim. This qualifies. It's easier when the one claiming vengeance is a loved one of the victim, like in I Saw the Devil, I'd think.
In this case, the woman deserves her get-back and then some. Doesn't mean it's a pleasant experience. This is not a good movie. If you're going to watch it, please watch the Joe Bob commentary track. Then you can at least live with yourself.
A sloppy, uninteresting, poorly made, boring film that only serves to shock yet not to provoke thought or challenge morals.
A chillingly real and extremely powerful portrayal of a woman brutalized and left for dead who lives only to exact poetic justice on the perpetrators.
The violent, realistic rape scenes in the film will deter if not enrage the average person; yet they let an open mind see and feel the reality of rape which equally (perhaps?) parallels the femme fatale's own brutal killings. The film is an exploration of poetic justice and the fragile human mind. The set up of Camille Keaton's character Jennifer is believable and the change her character goes through is captured in detail. While I usually think it is best to not know about a movie before watching it, this is a case where people ought to be warned first.
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