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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 08 Dec 2010, 18:47

Jim wrote:After recently watching the disgustingly vile uncut version of(avoid it like the plague) "A Serbian Film," this overhyped revenge film is nothing to worry about.


I think you've summed up the film perfectly there, Jim.

Judging by the reviews, the I Spit remake is supposed to be pretty good. I'm sure we'll all get around to seeing it in the new year.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Jim » 09 Dec 2010, 12:40

Thnks Mercury and I must say I did not watch it by choice. We were visiting some friends who are in the film business one evening and they were unlucky enough to be viewing a company released screener as part of said job description. I watched all of it out of a sense of lame morbid curiosity I suppose, and not to my credit. :oops:

Reading the cuts' list on MelonFarmer's makes you shudder in terms of perverse acts to save the viewer, but actually viewing of uncut material is far, far worse. Sort of like that vision of hell in Event Horizon and the playback of pure debase carnage, but done for "real" by humans in Serbia. :shock: I did on occasion turn away from the screen several times. Vile film and director is one sick puppy who must be subhuman or something and eserve to be taken to hell by good old mad Dr Weir from Event Horizon. :evil: :wink:
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 03 Jan 2011, 17:28

Released in cinemas 21st of this month.

The unrated US DVD should also be out soon.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 16 Jan 2011, 13:01

News of the World gave the film 3 out of 5 stars calling it compelling, polished and well crafted. But went on to spoil it all by asking the question what sort of person watches sick filth like this? But they did mention that the BBFC had cut the film.

Can't wait for Tookey's review on Friday. Needless to say the cuts won't go far enough for him.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 19 Jan 2011, 15:07

Very unusual for a woman to say that. I can see what she means but in most cases us women woud end up serving many years if we took the revenge route and this on top of the assault. I would leave it to the courts, although I know they can let us down at times.

She also doesn't say if she has seen the uncut versions of the 2 I Spit films. She says that she was wrong but what does she have to say about the BBFC's cutting of both films? Is this wrong as well? Of course she's right when she says that they are just exploitation.

Yes it will be interesting to see more reviews. I can't imagine seeing another review like this though.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Luke » 19 Jan 2011, 20:28

The orignal really was pretty rare in that it should a storng female character exacting revenge, instea dof say her boyfriend. The courts in the U.K are too soft if you ask me and carnt really be trusted in my opinion. Clearly we cannot have people going round doing a Paul Kersey but many people must fele let down by the system at times.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 19 Jan 2011, 21:38

Jodie Foster did a Paul Kersey in The Brave One, which I watched the other day. Sorry Jodie but the film didn't quite work for me.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 21 Jan 2011, 12:31

No review in The Mail or The Express.

It appears that the film is only going to have a very limited release anyway, it's not being shown at my local either. I think the main problem was that the film did very poorly at the US box office for reasons we know, but if the film does poorly there then it usually has a knock on effect over here. Anyway it seems a shame considering the rubbish that does get a blanket release here thesedays.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby AsparagusTrevor » 21 Jan 2011, 12:56

Mercury wrote:Anyway it seems a shame considering the rubbish that does get a blanket release here thesedays.

Such as all these terrible 'comedy' films called "something Movie" i.e. Scary Movie, Superhero Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, and the upcoming Serbian Movie*


* I might have made that one up
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Luke » 23 Jan 2011, 15:57

Shame they didnt give the film a second chance here, whos to say it wouldnt be more popular here?. Mulitplexs only seem to carry the big studio films unlike the cinemas of old like The Odeon etc, that would play B-Movies alongside bigger films.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 24 Jan 2011, 07:36

No surprises there.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby AsparagusTrevor » 24 Jan 2011, 20:03

I watched the unrated version of this. The film itself, well it's a much more conventional horror production, quite a polished look and generic horror-score throughout, with the requisite booming bass on 'shock' scenes, plus the usual build-ups and jump scares dotted around.

First half of the film...

After about 20 minutes setting the scene, the assault scenes start off with a home invasion by a group of macho redneck stereotypes and a mentally deficient boy named Matthew much like the original. After being subjected to lots of verbal and some physical abuse, also being made to fellate a gun and a liquor bottle, she manages to escape and runs into the sheriff, who ends up being another redneck stereotype who joins in with the eventual continued assault. We find out later he has a pregnant wife and daughter. The group hold Jennifer down and force Matthew to have sex with her, and it continues in the forest itself, the sheriff has his go (anally) and Jennifer and the scene blacks out during the start of the third rape scene. She wakes up, wanders around naked (mainly shown from the back and not focusing on nudity) and manages to jump into a river to escape.


The revenge section certainly ups the ante. A month passes before Jennifer begins her revenge and in this time she has developed super-strength and seemingly watched the Saw series and decided to recreate it on a tight budget. She puts the rapists in situations loosely based on they each did to her, and speaks 90% of her dialogue consisting of things said to her previously, but with added irony.

Descriptions of the revenge under the spoiler tag...

Matthew, the mentally slow one is shown to have remorse for the crime. He is attacked by Jennifer in his home and dragged offscreen by a noose around his neck utilising Jennifer's new-found super-strength.

Next up, Jennifer does a double whammy, attacking both the cameraman and one of the goons (played by 'Dream Warrior' Rodney Eastman) She coaxes the cameraman into stepping on a beartrap, causing the bone poke out of his leg, and knocks the other guy out. When they wake up, the cameraman is tied to a tree, his head held in place with duct-tape, and the other dude is tied up, laid on planks of wood over a bath.

She places the camera facing the cameraman and turns the screen so he can see himself. Then she puts fish-hooks in his eyelids and ties them behind his head so his eyes are held open. Quite gruesome. He complains of his eyes drying out so she guts a fish and rubs the innards in his eyes. She leaves him to get his eyes pecked out by CGI crows, attracted by the fish gut tears.

She visits the dude over the bath, and pours lye into the bathwater turning it into a corrosive base (remember chemistry at school?). She then removes a plank of wood so the guy is held up purley by his own strength, which doesn't last long and he can't stop his face dunking in the water. He lifts it out, dunks it back in, his face more and more melted every time, his tongue dissolving into a red goo. Later Jennifer goes to check on his body and lifts his head out of the bath, it is very badly dissolved.

She goes after the lead-rapist. How do you top the castration scene in the original? Well, she ties him up naked, pulls his teeth out with pliers, makes him fellate a gun like he did to her, then chops his penis off and forces it into his mouth. He bleeds to death.

The sheriff is anally raped by a shotgun of course, surprising that the BBFC let this pass when a milder scene was cut from the downright pornographic rape-revenge movie Baise Moi. She thrusts a good few times and rigs the trigger with a string which she puts in the hand of an unconscious but still alive Matthew. He wakes up, sees the sherriff, gets up to help him and inadvertently pulls the trigger, killing both of them.



Now, this might sound controversial, but to be honest I think the BBFC could have passed it uncut. I can only assume the stigma of the original had something to do with it. There isn't much in the way of nudity, the rape scenes aren't shot in a titilating way in the slightest and last a fraction of the screentime of the similar scenes in the original film, and a large bulk of it is general intimidation rather than sexual assault. A new element introduced into this film, however, is the inclusion of a camcorder filming the ordeal. It is way off Serbian Film in terms of questionable scenes.

I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed it, but it's certainly 100 times better than the original, in just about every way.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 24 Jan 2011, 20:42

but to be honest I think the BBFC could have passed it uncut


That's a very fair comment to make, Trev. Actually it's nice to hear people disagreeing with the BBFC on cuts for once. Yeah the BBFC said there was less focus on nudity but more focus on humiliation.

And another excellent review there.

To be honest it woudn't take much for the remake to better the original, simply because the original was so bad. What I didn't like about the original, apart from the ridiculously protracted rape scenes, was that the film was just so horribly amateurish. Sounds like the remake will be a vast improvement.

Should be seeing it early next month, I would also like to see the cut version as well.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby Mercury » 29 Jan 2011, 21:01

I've seen the film now - uncut! Comments to follow tomorrow.
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Re: I Spit On Your Grave (2010 Remake)

Postby AsparagusTrevor » 29 Jan 2011, 23:52

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the film Charlotte, especially whether you agree with the BBFC's decision.
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