I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by halloweengirl » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:03 pm

Yep, have to agree with The Aylmer on this. I liked it and also thought it was preferable to the original, imo. Enjoyed(?) the revenge section of the film but I did wonder where the sheriff's daughter got to.

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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by GeorgeCaplin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:05 pm

Good remake, the revenge acts were top notch and more satisfing. However I still think on some level I prefer the original for it's randomness and cruelness.

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Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:17 pm

This was one of the titles I felt I was going to have problems with. I don't like sexual violence in movies and I was mightily relieved that that material was massively reduced from the 45 minutes it took in the despicable and repugnant original version. It then becomes a balancing act between conveying the horror on one hand, but not going overboard into exploitative titillation on the other. Zarchi's original just didn't know when to stop, while this remake more or less manages it. Very nasty in the second half, which isn't the half that the BBFC found fault with.

(It's worth mentioning that the BBFC's cuts aren't noticeable.)
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by Reanimator » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:31 pm

Really enjoyed this - good fun - not as good as the original though

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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by AndyJWS » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:29 pm

Better than the original, but then I absolutely despised that film (which is something extremely rare for me)

Think for the revenge genre that I was spoilt by The Horseman though - this didn't even come close!
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by Bearded Avenger » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:37 pm

As far as remakes go it was definately a good one, but have seen films in this mold so many times before that it failed to keep my interest. Also didn't find the rape scene particularly harrowing.

However I do have to say kudos to Andrew Howard. Thought I vaguely recognised the sherrif, but completely failed to recognise that it was a stalwart British b-movie gangster/bad guy. He can actually act:)

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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by nagelfar » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:41 pm

As far as revenge/torture go this was probably one of the best. I think that people are even going to like that if they know the original one and while not being perfect it was well enough done to "entertain" and not feel boring at any time.
The revenges where all original and well executed and although some people complain about forced lines (e.g. the ass man part) I feel, that they are needed to lift the general spirit.
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by lupogirl » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:29 pm

Thought this was a excellent remake. The original I think is a lot stronger in content. Hence, I can't watch it again.

This remake did make uncomfortable viewing but was not prolonged in certain scenes. The payback scenes were really good. Did like the scene where one guy says sorry but she says sorry Is not good enough. Then exacts her revenge.
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by lisy-babe » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:05 pm

As someone has already mentioned, the rape scene seems much shorter in this. But the pre-rape humiliation seems more drawn out (it's several years since I last saw the original so I may have remembered wrong).

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Post by Spencer » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:33 pm

it is just me then !!! lol
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by BabyJaneHudson » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:16 pm

Hands Down one of the best films of the Festival. I loved it. I saw the original years ago and I don't think it would have the same impact as the remake. I love it when everyone in the cinema gets really into the film and verbalises their delight at what they are seeing. The revenge scenes were awesome and I love the way everyone laughed and ooohed and ahhed at her methods. Thats what I love about cinema. 10/10
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by Alex J » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:33 pm

Very good update, although lacking the griminess, seediness and graphic scenes of the original. Still, in some ways I felt it surpassed the original, and there were some inventive deaths and a fair degree of resonance in the film. Loved the fish hooks! 8 / 10
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by Jim Fear » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:25 pm

It was great watching this with a FF audience. The revenge kills went down a storm. Whether I'd enjoy this as much if I saw it whilst sat at home is debatable though. I think viewing it with a roomful of like-minded people is definately the way to see this.

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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by Porkboy » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:41 pm

A rare case of a remake being better than the original, particularly in this day and age. Ok, so the rape was less brutal or gritty, but it was still pretty harrowing (the good performances helped there I think). And you gotta love the revenge scenes!
"Whether I'd enjoy this as much if I saw it whilst sat at home is debatable though. I think viewing it with a roomful of like-minded people is definately the way to see this."
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Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Post by maxmum » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:20 pm

One of the top films of the festival for me, extremely well delivered.

You dont find that rape scene disturbing or harrowing? what the heck? i take it youve never been raped then, or maybe your just not a woman so couldn't identify to much!

Delivered on every level for me and I cheered like a loon when the shears came out. A deserved end to the sherrif too :D
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