Thursday, 14 July 2011

I Spit on Your Grave 2010.

Day of the Women (1978) better known by its re-release title I Spit on Your Grave, was a very controversial movie which initially received a very limited release and if I remember rightly, was banned. It was condemned for its graphic violence and the lengthy gang rape of a young woman. The film remains controversial to this day, so why remake it?

Not so much a video nasty as a nasty video, I Spit on Your Grave (2010) tells the story of a young female urbanite Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) who goes to stay in a remote isolated cabin on the pretext of giving her the solitude she requires to write a book. On the way to the cabin she makes her plans obvious to some local low life who within a short time invade her new living quarters, rape and beat her. She finally escapes only to return to extract revenge on her perpetrators.

We’ve all seen it many times before, boring and predictable with stock characters and the obligatory bad acting. A brutal exploitation movie that’s not always sure who its exploiting, with our meek looking city girl dreaming up ever more hideous ways of killing men far more beefier than she is. Give this one a wide berth. 

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