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Hold Onto Your Crotch! I Spit On Your Grave Remake Announced!?!

4 June 2008 10:50 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Really?! I mean... seriously?! Variety is reporting that CineTel Films has acquired rights to remake I Spit On Your Grave, one of the most notorious and nastiest exploitation films of Ever. The remake rights were obtained from the original's writer/director/producer Meir Zarchi. The articles states, "Though the majority of CineTel's releases are straight-to-dvd titles, the company will make "Spit" for a theatrical release."

The article continues, "In the original, a woman is abducted, brutally attacked and raped and then left for dead. She survives, hunts her attackers and dispatches them in graphic ways. Critics, especially Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, hated the film, much to Zarchi's delight.

"The more the film was attacked, the more money shot into my pocket," Zarchi said. "The two persons who contributed most to that, especially in the beginning, were Siskel and Ebert. ... I wouldn't change a frame of it, and I hope »

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'78 Classic 'I Spit on Your Grave' Gets Remade

4 June 2008 12:09 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

I forgot where I read this, but earlier this week someone made the joke that if Hollywood only develops remakes, what will they have to remake 20 years from now? I thought it was hilarious, and interestingly enough, true. The remake craze continues this evening as CineTel Films has acquired rights to remake "I Spit on Your Grave," the 1978 female revenge film that was reviled for its depiction of sex and violence. The remake rights were owned by Meir Zarchi, who directed, produced and wrote the original. Though the majority of CineTel's releases are straight-to-dvd titles, the company will make "Spit" for a theatrical release. »

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