So this is the first time I’m hearing about a REMAKE of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, the exceedingly visceral rape/revenge thriller directed by Meir Zarchi in 1978. Also known as DAY OF THE WOMAN, the film follows a woman who has come to the country to work on her novel in peace and quiet, only to be violently assaulted and raped by a group of local yokels. After healing a bit, she launches into a campaign of vicious revenge against her attackers (including cutting off one guy’s dong!).
As hard as the original film is for me to watch (because of the rape/assault part that seems to last FOREVER), I’m certain that I’ll be having a more difficult time trying to watch the remake (because, obviously, it’s going to suck). This version is directed by Steven R. Monroe and stars Sarah Butler, Daniel Franzese, Chad Lindberg, Rodney Eastman and Andrew Howard. I’m guessing the financing came through after the somewhat successful LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT remake happened as I really can’t see how a remake of a film such as I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE could get produced. Of course we all know that this flick is going to FAIL. The original was made at a specific time, when exploitation flicks were synonymous with independent filmmaking.
On top of that, Anchor Bay has agreed to put the remake out this fall in a targeted (read: limited) theatrical release!? To be followed by DVD release early 2011. Really Anchor Bay? Really? I remember the days when I worshiped at the DVD alter of Anchor Bay, in the early days of DVD releases when they were putting out all the great horror classics. Now I have THIS. Ah well, it’s business, but a remake of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE will not only suck balls, but it’s really something more apt for a Brain Damage release.
Here are some details from the upcoming LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT remake DVD. I didn’t get a chance to see this one in theaters, but I hear it’s actually a pretty damn decent flick, so I’ll check it out when it hits DVD and let ya’ll know what I think.
Universal is prepping both unrated and theatrical cuts of the film which will be available separately (on DVD) or together (on Blu-Ray). The unrated cut clocks in at 1 hour and 54 minutes, four minutes longer than the theatrical print. Special features will include deleted scenes and A Look Inside featurette. Those with Blu-Ray capabilities will get a digital copy of the unrated version, BD-Live and “My Scenes Sharing” features.
As soon as some DVD art shows up on the intarwebz, you’ll see it here!
Fresh off of a successful revisit to The Last House on the Left, Wes Craven is looking to take us to a new nightmarish place he calls Home.
Bloody Disgusting reports today that Craven will reteam with Last House redux writer Adam Alleca to create a new horror flick called Home for Midnight Entertainment.
Home follows the story of a man, fresh out of prison and under provisional house arrest in a cabin in the woods, who struggles with his own psychological delusions. No other details are available at this time. Given how well received Last House was, I expect we’ll hear more sooner rather than later.
I wonder if ‘ol Wes’ll be directing…
More as it develops.
Oh my GOD, I can’t imagine how much SHIT this flick is gonna be. I’m throwing up the trailer though because some of you boils and ghoulies out there might actually be looking forward to this. There’s no way, no fucking way they’re going to capture the severe, gut-wrenching brutality of the first. JUST BECAUSE of the remake, I’m going to rewatch the original and pop a review up, even though I swore I’d never watch that movie again because, like I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, it’s just a hard one for me (that’s what SHE said). The only way I can watch I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is with the Joe Bob Briggs commentary. I mean, come on, that gang rape scene, with her screaming, if you feel NOTHING when watching it, you’re a horrible bastard.
Here’s the trailer for the upcoming redux. Now go cry in a closet.
Also, Krug (played by Garret Dillahunt) is putting on his best Ben Foster (the Stranger from 30 Days Of Night) impression. Oh my God. Fucking awful. Best thing about this movie so far is that I kind of dig the “Sweet Child” redux.
Seems like the folk over at MGM are working on a special edition release of the ’72 classic LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. This news from SHOCK TILL YOU DROP:
MGM Home Entertainment intends to bank on Rogue Pictures’ 2009 redo of The Last House on the Left with a new collector’s edition of Wes Craven’s ’72 film.
Special features will include:
• Audio commentary with actors David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
• A Wes Craven featurette
• Celluloid Crime of the Century featurette
• Scoring Last House featurette
• Tales that Will Tear Your Heart Out featurette
• Deleted Scene: Mari Dying at the Lake
• Never-before-seen outtakes
• Wes Craven’s annotated shooting scripts
• Photo Gallery