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I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 artwork

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 100m 5s

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence and sexual violence

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Steven R. Monroe

Cast includes Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom, Aleksandar Aleksiev

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 is US horror film in which a young woman is captured, raped and left for dead by a gang of men. The woman then exacts her violent revenge on each of the gang. The film is a follow-up to the 2010 film I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, itself a remake of a 1978 original, although it does not follow on directly from the 2010 version. It is rated 18 for strong bloody violence and sexual violence.

The first part of the film features a number of scenes in which the central character is assaulted, humiliated and raped by various men. When the film was originally seen for advice, in an unfinished version, a number of cuts were recommended to these scenes of sexual violence in order to remove, or significantly reduce, elements of nudity and sadism that contravened the BBFC's strict policy on sadistic and sexual violence. In total 27 cuts were made to these sequences, amounting to the deletion of approximately 3 minutes 45 seconds of footage. When the film was subsequently submitted for formal classification, all the requested cuts had been made. What remains is still potentially distressing and shocking to some adult viewers but is likely to be aversive rather than potentially appealing.

The second part of the film contains scenes of strong bloody violence as the central character takes her revenge on the people who abused her. Her acts of violence closely mirror the acts of violence perpetrated against her. These scenes contain very strong gory images, as well as a focus on the infliction of pain and injury.

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 also includes some strong language ('f**k') and strong verbal sex references.

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally seen for advice in an incomplete version. The company was informed that 27 cuts would be required across six scenes to remove various elements of sexual and sexualised violence. Without these cuts the work would have been refused a classification. When the completed version of the film was submitted for formal classification, all the requested cuts had been made, and the film was classified 18.

Details

Distributor(s)
Anchor Bay Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
03/09/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
100m 5s
BBFC reference
DVV299889
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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