Roger Ebert once referred to it
as "a movie so sick, reprehensible and contemptible that I can hardly believe it's playing in respectable theaters," but it sure looks like Meir Zarchi's infamous 1978 grindhouse flick I Spit On Your Grave
(aka Day of the Woman
) is about to get the remake treatment. Accorrding to Variety
, CineTel Films is planning a theatrical release for their new gob of Spit
, which producer Paul Hertzberg
is approaching very artistically: "After seeing what was done with an R rating on films like Saw
, we think we can modernize this story, be competitive with what this marketplace expects and not have to aim for an NC-17 or X rating." But hey, how does one "modernize" gang rape, anyway?
For the sane folks who've never seen I Spit On Your Grave
, it is indeed about four backwoods scumbags who rape a young woman (more than once) before she bounces back with some of the harshest vengeance you've ever seen. (Butcher knives don't belong in bathtubs! Ouch!) Personally, I think it's a seriously trashy film, but one you've sorta gotta "survive" at least once if you're a horror freak. (And if you do rent the DVD, it comes with a Joe Bob Briggs audio commentary that's seriously excellent.) When contacted by Variety
, Mr. Ebert simply hoped that the remake would be better than the original. Heh. Good ol' Rog. (Read that full review right here
, by the way.)Thanks to BD.com.