As I’m oddly fond of sequels that don’t have much to do with the original film, here’s a disconnected sequel to this article. Oh, and I’d like to make it clear that characters from Last House on the Left and I Spit on Your Grave naturally belong on both lists, but I didn’t feel like getting into the rape-revenge subgenre.
You list one of those flicks, you might as well list ‘em all. Well, maybe that’s being a tad unfair – rape-revenge isn’t the only portion I’m avoiding. The August Underground characters ought to be listed, and that guy from Hostel that made me laugh my head off when he slipped on the blood and chainsawed his own leg… Clearly I’m conflicted. So with that out of the way, let’s make with the hatin’ that I prepared before writing this introduction. »
- Chris Haberman
Meir Zarchi’s “I Spit on Your Grave” is kind of a funny film to choose to remake, having caused heated debate ever since its release and frequent censoring back in 1978. Whilst on the one hand, the film’s reputation for controversy might well be just as headline-grabbing today, it’s one of the few pieces of extreme exploitation cinema that even many diehard genre fans find it uncomfortable admitting they actually like. This is understandable, given that much of the running revolves around brutal rape scenes, with the film walking a fine line between supposed feminist revenge as per its original title “Day of the Woman”, and gratuitous misogyny dressed up as grindhouse entertainment. Director Steven R. Monroe (“Complacent”, “Storm Cell”) is the man bravely attempting to update and revive the film, running the risk not only of being accused of glamorising violence against women, but of needlessly churning out yet another pointless remake. »
- James Mudge
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The Complete Metropolis (Blu-ray) I mentioned this title last week, but for some reason the Blu-ray edition got bumped a week and releases toady. By now I'm sure most of you already know my opinion of this title seeing how I discussed it last week and posted my review yesterday, but if noy, click here to get the full rundown. America Lost and Found: The Bbs Story (Blu-ray) Producers Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner formed Bbs Productions, which operated between 1968 and 1972, and this box set from Criterion is the result. I have not yet received my review copy and based on what I see online it appears only DVD Beaver has received and reviewed the set. The DVD version hits shelves on December 14.
Just below are the films included. You can get more on each at Criterion right here. »
- Brad Brevet
Let's be clear: Bedevilled is not a revenge movie. Yes, it deals with a horribly victimised woman who retaliates against her tormentors, seeking catharsis for everything they've put her through, but every synopsis that plays up this angle does the film a disservice. If it were a revenge movie, it'd be I Spit On Your Grave with a soul, far more about missed opportunities and everything else that pushed the characters past the breaking point than the horrifically violent climax that confirms there's no going back.
The premise actually focuses on two women. First is Hae-won, a middle-tier employee at some anonymous financial institution in Seoul, where the stultifying corporate atmosphere has clearly left her teetering on the edge of a breakdown. Take a vacation, her boss orders, so she heads off to Mundo, the tiny islet off the southern coast where she grew up.
Second is Bok-nam, Hae-won's childhood companion, »
[Fyi, this review will cover the documentary only, the rest of the package will be covered separately]
The early 1980's was a magical time for movie lovers. The dawn of home video. Everyone was scooping up $700 VCRs like their lives depended on it. Thousands upon thousands of films that you'd never had a chance to see either in a theater or at home on television were suddenly at one's fingertips. This was the same all around the world. In the UK, something happened in those early years that went on to define the tastes of a generation of horror fans, the advent of the Video Nasty.
I'll assume that most of you, my fair readers, are at least aware of the Video Nasty. Here is the briefest of descriptions, courtesy of Wikipedia:
"Video nasty" was a term coined in the United Kingdom in the 1980s that originally applied to a number of films distributed on video cassette that were criticized for their violent content by various religious organizations, »
On February 8th, the company will release both the original 1978 version as well as the 2010 remake. Now that's a lot of emotional turmoil to deal with in one sitting so you might want to split the viewings into two segments.
From the Release:
"In 1978, Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave shocked audiences all over the world. Critics reviled it, but audiences embraced its “Day of the Woman” empowerment message. Three decades later, lightning struck again with the 2010 remake, which shocked 21st century moviegoers. Now, Anchor Bay Entertainment completes the grisly circle of revenge with the February 8, 2011 release of the unrated I Spit On Your Grave – both the 1978 original classic and the state-of-the-art 2010 remake on high-definition Blu-ray™ and DVD. »
Come this February Anchor Bay is going to be doing a lot of spitting on Blu-ray as both the original Day of the Woman / I Spit on Your Grave and Steven Monroe's remake will be hitting stores on the same day with a whole lot of ass on their respective covers.
From the Press Release
In 1978, Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave shocked audiences all over the world. Critics reviled it, but audiences embraced its “Day of the Woman” empowerment message. Three decades later, lightning struck again with the 2010 remake, which shocked 21st century moviegoers. Now, Anchor Bay Entertainment completes the grisly circle of revenge with the February 8, 2011 release of the unrated I Spit on Your Grave – both the 1978 original classic and the state-of-the-art 2010 remake - on high-definition Blu-ray™ and DVD. This release marks the U.S. Blu-ray™ debut of the original cult classic. SRPs for the »
- Uncle Creepy
We here at Sound On Sight try our best to promote the best genre films released each year. This year the remake of I Spit On Your Grave landed on our list of best horror films of 2010. Well Anchor Bay has just announced the DVD/Bluray release. Below you can read the press release and while you are here, I highly recommend you take a listen to the Sordid Cinema podcast in which we reviewed the movie and featured an interview with the director.
In 1978, Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave shocked audiences all over the world. Critics reviled it, but audiences embraced its “Day of the Woman” empowerment message. Three decades later, lightning struck again with the 2010 remake, which shocked 21st century moviegoers. Now, Anchor Bay Entertainment completes the grisly circle of revenge with the February 8, 2011 release of the unrated I Spit On Your Grave – both the »
.It.s unrated. Can you handle it? I don.t think you can.. . Kyle Smith, New York Post .Despicable remake of the despicable 1978 film... Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times So speaketh the major film critics. Back in 1978, Meir Zarchi.s "I Spit On Your Grave" shocked audiences all over the world. The "bad man good woman" premise was never so visceral and over the top. Critics reviled it, but audiences embraced its .Day of the Woman. empowerment message. Three decades later, lightning struck again with the 2010 remake, which shocked 21st century moviegoers. Now, Anchor Bay Entertainment completes the grisly circle of revenge with the February 8, 2011 release of the unrated I Spit On Your Grave »
- April MacIntyre
The original Day of the Woman is getting set to tantalize you with her special brand of revenge in full 1080p goodness just in time for Valentine's Day! Can you think of a better way to spend it than engaging in a good old fashioned sausage slice?
According to High-Def Digest Starz/Anchor Bay will release I Spit on Your Grave (1978) to Blu-ray on February 8th.
Banned or heavily censored in many countries, the film tells the horrific tale of a writer who is brutally attacked and left for dead, only to hunt down her attackers one by one in the name of vengeance.
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
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- Uncle Creepy
Make February 8, 2011 a feel good date night. That's when Anchor Bay is going to release I Spit On Your Grave on Blu-Ray. The distributor is going to debut both the 1978 and 2010 versions that day as separate releases. Exact specs and cover art have not been revealed at the time of this writing, but we'll update you when more details come in. »
Diora Baird came out and said that she is not actually topless in Night of the Demons. It may have appeared that she was but it was actually prosthetic breasts in that scene and if you watch the clip below you can tell what she is talking about. Still looks to be a great gorefest movie and if you want to see what you can expect from this flick then watch the clip. Consider yourself warned though that this is Very Nsfw. Source: horroryearbook.com Related Posts:Cool book Trailer ‘Dark Prophecy Level 26′Exclusive! Exclusive! new TV clip for ‘Let me In’Abandoned: August 24th – 2 clips from Murphy’s last film…First Clip From ‘I Spit On Your Grave’Mirrors 2: clip – is a mouthful!©2010 Horror News.net | Horror Movies, News, Films, Free | Horror Reviews. All Rights Reserved.. »
- Shawn Schmidt
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Halloween sees a number of horror film festivals running in the UK: London has the Frightfest annual all-nighter, Manchester has Grimm Up North, and Nottingham has the Mayhem Horror Film Festival. Taking place in Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema from October 28th to October 31st, Mayhem packs in a number of preview screenings, combined with old classics, short films, and Qa sessions.
Day one could probably be classed as female retribution night: comprising Hong Kong Cat3 delight Dream Home followed by the recent Us remake of I Spit On Your Grave (review). I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the Hong Kong feature – from the clever way its plot unravels, through to Josie Ho’s magnificent performance in the central role, and some inventive and deeply unpleasant kill effects. Perhaps then, the »
Ashley Bell has been a working actor since her teen years, appearing in plays in Los Angeles and in guest spots on TV shows, most notably the Showtime series "United States of Tara." Last year Bell signed on to play a girl seemingly possessed, in the low-budget horror film "The Last Exorcism." The weekend it opened, Bell flew into Los Angeles International Airport and was promptly swamped by paparazzi. "I didn't understand why there were all these photographers," Bell recalls with a laugh. "I actually asked somebody who they were there for, before I realized they were taking pictures of me."Horror has always been a tough genre for actors. Though the films traditionally do well at the box office, the actors' performances are not often singled out for praise. In the past, particularly in the 1970s, some actors saw their careers launched by scary movies: Think Amy Irving in "Carrie" and "The Fury, »
There's an inevitable tension at the heart of the Iron Man franchise between the humans and the hardware, the acting and the action. In the first film, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges formed an entertaining axis of anxiety whose verbal fisticuffs declined as the smash-em-ups increased. The same is true of Iron Man 2 (Paramount, 2010, 12), although hats off to Downey for once again tearing up the role of Tony Stark, the rubber-mouthed billionaire whose "weapon" (he prefers the term "suit") has enabled him to "successfully privatise world peace". It's a terrific turn tailor-made for the once disastrously ill-disciplined Downey, all gabbling flippancy, smart-ass smugness, and borderline megalomaniacal madness. This time his nemesis is Ivan, an embittered Ruskie with a family grudge played with a rolling accent by the barely human Mickey Rourke whose »
- Mark Kermode
It's that time of year when the vaults are prised open, the cinematic nightmares of the world are unleashed, and movie houses across the land compete to present the scariest horror-themed festival with the corniest name. Halloween festivals have been steadily multiplying, like marauding zombies or Tesco Metros, so here's a handy breakdown …
The cheesiest name award has to go to Derby's Dead And Breakfast (Quad, 30 Oct), although the title does at least make sense as it's an all-nighter. And after sitting through the likes of Evil Dead II, Halloween, Night Of The Demon and Bubba Ho-tep, who wouldn't fancy a bacon butty, if not some black pudding? The other hot all-nighter tickets are the Electric's Vintage 80s Horror All-Nighter (31 Oct, Electric Cinema, W11) which has The Thing, Evil Dead II, Re-Animator and Poltergeist, washed down with Michael Jackson's Thriller. The BFI IMAX Scary 3D Halloween all-nighter (30 Oct, BFI IMAX, »
- Steve Rose
Wales’ National Horror Festival, Abertoir has announced its 2010 line up. The festival, which runs between Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 November at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, will show more than twenty films, including UK premieres, cult screenings and classics from around the world, as well as a whole host of special guests, talks, masterclasses, live music and theatre events. Festival Director Gareth Bailey is excited to welcome Abertoir festival-goers this November:
As Abertoir turns five years old, the team has worked tirelessly to put together a fantastic line up of films from around the world – from genre-defining classics, to the latest offerings in horror, we’re looking forward to meeting new festival-goers and welcoming old friends.
Legendary band The Damned will provide music on the Friday evening, supported by Abertoir favourites Zombina and the Skeletones. On the Saturday evening, Robert Lloyd Parry presents his acclaimed one-man show with a creepy candle lit telling of »
The King’s Speech receives its UK premiere at the London Film Festival today. The film is incredibly enjoyable, well made and features a fantastic cast that deliver throughout. Positive critical buzz has been surrounding the film and talk of Oscars has already been at the forefront of a lot of discussions.
One aspect of the film that has, perhaps surprisingly, been in the news recently though is the film’s use of language. In particular, a handful of scenes that feature swearing. This swearing is used as part of the therapy that helps with King George VI’s stammer.
On the 15th of October this led to the BBFC classifying the film as a ’15′. This was a decision that the distributor’s were clearly unhappy with and formally appealed. Today the BBFC have done something of a U-turn and have announced that the film has now been re-classified as »
- Craig Skinner
I Spit On Your Grave opens in Montreal this Friday, October 22 at the AMC Forum, and in Ottawa the week after on Friday, October 29 at the Mayfair Theatre. Anchor Bay Films’ highly anticipated remake of the controversial 1970’s cult classic I Spit On Your Grave is coming to theatres in Canada this fall. The film has had very [...] Related Photos »
A new anthology is on its way that's attracting not only a lot of indie talent but also a segment from none other than Richard Stanley (Hardware) and Tom Savini. Interested? We thought you would be. Dig on the details and early artwork.
From the Press Release
Severin Films and France's Metaluna Productions today announced their international co-production of The Theatre Bizarre, a modern horror anthology inspired by the over-the-top shocks of Paris' early 20th century 'Theatre du Grand Guignol'. The feature will be comprised of six films by six cutting-edge genre directors enlisted from around the world and granted total creative freedom. The Theater Bizarre is executive produced by Daryl J. Tucker, and produced by Severin's Carl Daft, David Gregory and John Cregan, Metaluna's Fabrice Lambot, and Michael Ruggiero of Nightscape Entertainment. Production on Richard Stanley's (Hardware) segment 'The Mother Of Toads' began 10/10/10 in Montségur in the French Pyrenees. »
- Uncle Creepy
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