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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
"Day of the Woman" (original title)

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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

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The film follows Jennifer, a writer who is working on a new novel and needs to get out of the city to finish it. She rents a riverside cabin in upstate New York to work on her novel, attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals. They catch Jennifer one day and strip her naked for the village idiot (Matthew) and rape her. Jennifer is later attacked and raped a further two times by the four degenerates, and her novel is also destroyed. But Jennifer recovers, and in her now-twisted, psychotic state, she begins to seek revenge on the men. Written by Craig Johnson <sis1488@osiris.sis.port.ac.uk>

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This woman has just cut, chopped, broken and burned four men beyond recognition... but no jury in America would ever convict her! I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE ... an act of revenge (US 1983 re-release) See more »

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$650,000 (estimated)
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One of the production crew quit during the filming of the second rape scene as he simply couldn't stomach any more of the violence. The film's make-up artist also quit the production halfway through as she too had been gang-raped and couldn't relive the horror of her attacks. See more »

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The position of the bag of groceries that Matthew is to deliver to Jennifer changes positions on the meat counter in the market before Matthew picks it up. See more »

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Johnny: [screaming in pain after being castrated by Jennifer] AW, JESUS! JUST TAKE A LOOK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME! OH, GOD! OH! *OH, GO-O-O-O-D!*
[continues screaming and crying in agony as Jennifer walks out of the bathroom and locks the door]
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That's what I like in a woman - total submission.
4 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a hard flick to watch. When it was shown in theaters, people walked out after seeing certain scenes. Rape and castration are not everyone's cup of tea.

Revenge flicks are hot right now with The Brave One and Death Sentence. Of course, there is the Death Wish series that defined the genre. I originally saw this film after it came out on VHS. I've seen it many times, but that is a long story. I decided to revisit it after not seeing it for 17 years.

The rape scenes are brutal, especially the one on the rock. The revenge scenes are also harsh, but satisfying in a vengeance sort of way.

Arkansas native Camille Keaton, who is a grand-niece of Buster Keaton, gives a stirring performance as the victim. She even won a Best Actress award at the Catalonian International Film Festival. The rest of the cast only have this one film in their resume.


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