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I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

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A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

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Steven R. Monroe

Writers:

Adam Rockoff (screenplay) (as Stuart Morse), Meir Zarchi (based on the film by)
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Complete credited cast:
Sarah Butler ... Jennifer
Jeff Branson ... Johnny
Andrew Howard ... Storch
Daniel Franzese ... Stanley
Rodney Eastman ... Andy
Chad Lindberg ... Matthew
Tracey Walter ... Earl
Mollie Milligan ... Mrs. Storch
Saxon Sharbino ... Chastity
Amber Dawn Landrum Amber Dawn Landrum ... Girl at Gas Station
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Writer Jennifer Hills (Butler) takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally depraved locals who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson. They break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. But before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken and beaten body to a raging river that washes her away. As time passes, the men slowly stop searching for her body and try to go back to life as usual. But that isn't about to happen. Against all odds, Jennifer Hills survived her ordeal. Now, with hell bent vengeance, Jennifer's sole purpose is to turn the tables on these animals and to inflict upon them every horrifying and torturous moment they carried out on her - only much, much worse. Written by ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong sadistic brutal violence, rape and torture, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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In the final shooting script, Jennifer was intended to arrive at the cabin with her dog and it was to be featured heavily during the introduction of the film. The dog was written out of the script last minute because hiring a trained dog for the intended shooting schedule would put the movie over budget. According to the director Steven R. Monroe, "The dog would have made more money than anybody on the movie." See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) During Johnny's torture scene, his real teeth are visible above the fake ones. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jennifer: Hello?
[pause]
Jennifer: Hello?
Earl: I'm comin'!
[approaches from the back of the room]
Earl: I'm comin'!
Jennifer: [smiles] Hi! I'm Jennifer Hills. We spoke last week.
Earl: Oh, yeah. Miss Hills; Mockingbird Trail, right?
Jennifer: [smiles] That is right!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 43 secs for an 18 certificate. These included 'softer' (ie zoom-in) shots during the rape scenes which cropped detailed footage of Jennifer's bare breasts and behind, as well as camcorder footage of Jennifer being forced to dance, closeups of her being forced to suck on a gun and a glass bottle, and a shot of her blouse being opened with a rifle barrel. DVD releases also feature the same cut print. See more »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: I Spit on Your Grave: Part 2 (2013) See more »

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Andy's Harmonica Riff
Written and Performed by Rodney Eastman
Published by Rodney Eastman (ASCAP)
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A Weak, Toothless Remake of a Cult Classic
11 January 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A young woman goes to a cabin in the woods in order to write a novel. Unfortunately, the locals do not think highly of young, unprotected women and she soon becomes their victim. Is this the end, or only just the beginning?

Some have praised this version of "I Spit on Your Grave" as superior to Meir Zarchi's original film. I could not disagree more. This version is weak, far less stunning, and borders on the "torture porn" trend of the last decade that I thought -- incorrectly, apparently -- was dying.

Some changes were made, such as updating technology and adding in a police man. But it was a very cliché addition, and the only aspect that makes it an improvement at all is because the officer has a daughter. The rest of it is just one-dimensional fluff.

The nudity and rape scenes are toned down dramatically. Some have said the original pushed it too far, but that was the point: violence is not real when it is entertainment. It should horrify, shock and sicken you. This film shortens and weakened the rape sequences, making it more of a gimmick than a real shocker.

From there, the film becomes "torture porn" -- how can we burn, chop, mutilate the men as badly as possible? It far exceeds the first film. And unlike the original's use of sex to lure the men to their doom (a clever turnaround), here it is just raw violence.

I suppose the sound and picture quality are improved due to a decent budget and modern technology, but it is just a disposable film. I will go on pretending the remake never happened, because it is the ultimate disappointment. One more weak plot with weak characters, a remake that does not honor the original in any way or try to improve upon it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2011 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of the Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,440, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$93,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,278,650
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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