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I Spit on Your Grave -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Meir Zarchi (written by)
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Release Date:
22 November 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
After it was all over... she waited... then she struck back in a way only a woman can! See more »
Plot:
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
An extreme exploitation flick that works out surprising well. See more (326 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Camille Keaton ... Jennifer
Eron Tabor ... Johnny
Richard Pace ... Matthew
Anthony Nichols ... Stanley
Gunter Kleemann ... Andy
Alexis Magnotti ... Attendant's Wife
Tammy Zarchi ... Child
Terry Zarchi ... Child
Traci Ferrante ... Waitress
William Tasgal ... Porter (as Bill Tasgal)
Isaac Agami ... Butcher (as Isac Agami)
Ronit Haviv ... Supermarket Girl

Directed by
Meir Zarchi 
 
Writing credits
Meir Zarchi (written by)

Produced by
Meir Zarchi .... producer
Joseph Zbeda .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Nouri Haviv (director of photography) (as Yuri Haviv)
 
Film Editing by
Meir Zarchi 
 
Makeup Department
Armine Minassian .... makeup artist
Joan Puma .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Penland .... post-production supervisor
David Schanker .... post-production supervisor
William Tasgal .... production manager (as Bill Tasgal)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Penland .... first assistant director
Beriau Picard .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michel Carton .... sound mixer
Alex Pfau .... sound effects editor
Steven Sklar .... location sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Beriau Picard .... special effects
William Tasgal .... special effects (as Bill Tasgal)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John De Ruyter .... grip
Andre Givolinsky .... grip
Josh Karan .... gaffer
George Liebert .... grip
Louis McMahon .... camera operator
Steve Miller .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Jim Ettorre .... assistant editor
Sol Fischler .... assistant editor
Ray Karticki .... assistant editor
Pamela Yates .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray producer [gb]
Lou Kleinman .... production coordinator
William Kruzykowski .... production coordinator
Alexis Magnotti .... continuity
Alex Pfau .... creative consultant
Joseph Zbeda .... presenter
 

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Also Known As:
"Day of the Woman" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
101 min | Argentina:95 min | UK:93 min (DVD version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ (2004) | Australia:RC (1997-2004) | Australia:R18+ (1982-1997) | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:(Banned) (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (video rating) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1998) | China:(Banned) | Finland:K-18 (2006) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1980) | France:16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Iceland:(Banned) | Ireland:(Banned) (2002) | Italy:VM18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) (2004) | Norway:15 (uncut) (2006) | Norway:(Banned) (video version) (1982) | Peru:18 | Philippines:(Banned) | Singapore:(Banned) | South Korea:18 (DVD rating: 2002) (uncut) | South Korea:18 (heavily cut) | Sweden:15 (uncut) (2006) | Thailand:(Banned) | UK:18 (heavily cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2001) | USA:R (certificate #25529) | USA:X (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut version) | West Germany:(Banned)
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Trivia:
The film has two unofficial sequels.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Johnny tosses Jennifer's swimsuit to his left, but in a jump cut it switches to his right.See more »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Sola Perduta AbandonnatoSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version? Is the Re-Release Version uncensored?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
An extreme exploitation flick that works out surprising well., 23 September 2008
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Lets just forget the title "Day of the Woman", the alternate title for which this movie is much better known for; "I Spit on Your Grave" is a far better one and part of the reason why this has become a sort of a cult-classic over the years. It's a pretty repulsive and extreme movie in which a young woman gets gang-raped. The second part of the movie focuses on the woman, taking revenge on her rapists, Charlie Bronson style, that on its own right is also pretty extreme as well.

This movie features the longest rape scene out of movie history? I don't know but the entire first halve of the movie is basically about the woman getting raped by 4 different guys, multiple times, in various violent ways. It just never stops and just when you think its over it starts all over again for her. That is what mostly makes the rape within this movie shocking and disturbing. It's something pretty extreme for a movie to feature, even for an '70's exploitation flick.

Also the way the woman takes revenge upon her rapists is pretty extreme and mostly original as well. The movie its story basically features too extremes; rape and killing. It's combination might not be unique but the way it is being handled within this movie is. On top of it all, it works out well within the movie, much to my own surprise. I mean, the main story for this movie sounds pretty ludicrous but because of the two extremes within the movie, the movie balances out well. I especially liked the way the second halve of the movie worked out, in which the woman starts her revenge. I can't of course with a straight face claim that this is a brilliant movie or anything like that, it's far too amateur like made for that but it basically is great as an '70's exploitation flick, that is worthy of its cult status.

For yes, it's an obvious very cheap made movie, with poor production values. The sound sounds pretty messed up at times and the acting is just plain poor for 80% of the time. Especially Camille Keaton is no great natural acting talent and is the reason why she isn't active in the business anymore and has never broken through. She was married to the movie its director/writer/producer/editor Meir Zarchi at the time, which probably was the only reason why she got cast in the movie. Appearantly she also is the grand-niece of the brilliant Buster Keaton and I must say that she looks a bit like him.

A great movie for what it is.

7/10

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