“A brutal rape/revenge movie that gives me the willies. The director did not glamorize the rape and showed it's true impact and effect it has on the victim, Nasty brutal stuff.”
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Starring Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols Directed by Meir Zarchi Writer: Meir Zarchi 1978
Also Known As:I Hate Your Guts I Spit on Your Grave The Rape and Revenge of Jennifer Hill (USA) (poster title)
DVD features Elite Entertainment's Millennium Edition DVD presents I Spit on Your Grave in anamorphic widescreen and with optional audio tracks (Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1, and DTS 5.1, the last of which best highlights the film's lonely soundscape). Fans will undoubtedly want to hear Meir Zarchi's commentary track, given that he's remained mostly silent about the film since its release. Zarchi provides a great deal of background information (including the events that inspired the film) and technical detail, as well as a bit of self-aggrandizement about its place in cinema history. His accent is difficult to understand at times, and less devoted viewers may enjoy cult critic Joe Bob Briggs's more lighthearted commentary as an alternative. The extras are rounded out by a wealth of international promotional art and trailers, as well as a collection of reviews, including Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's damning write-ups, which helped to fan the flames of controversy surrounding the film. --Paul Gaita