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I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

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I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 107m 45s

BBFCInsight Contains very strong terrorisation, sexual violence and bloody violence

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Steven R. Monroe

Cast includes Sarah Butler, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson, Chad Lindberg, Daniel Franzese, Tracey Walter

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were compulsory. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 43s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 05/08/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is a US horror film in which a young woman seeks vengeance on a group of men who brutally assaulted her.

Threat

There are scenes of prolonged threat in which a young woman is physically, psychologically and sexually terrorised by a group of men.

Violence

A scene of sexual violence occurs in which a group of men take it in turns to rape a young women. Although two of the men are shown sexually assaulting the woman, it is implied the others also do so afterwards. The sequence contains brief, incidental moments of nudity, while the violence itself is largely conveyed through the faces of the characters.

Frequent scenes of very strong bloody violence include a character being burned with acid, a man's eyelids being pulled open with fishhooks to allow birds to peck out his eyes, a man's teeth being pulled out with pliers, a character's penis being cut off, a man being shot in the anus, and a man being shot in the head. There is sight of blood and graphic close up detail throughout.

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k'), infrequent but aggressive use of very strong language ('c**t'), and occasional use of discriminatory language, including 'retard' and 'homo'.

Strong verbal sex references also occur, as well as scenes of nudity.

One of the rapists is portrayed as having a learning disability. Some viewers may find the portrayal of this character offensive or upsetting.

Cuts information

Company was required to make a total of seventeen cuts during three separate scenes of sexual violence in order to remove potentially harmful material (in this case, shots of nudity that tend to eroticise sexual violence and shots of humiliation that tend to endorse sexual violence by encouraging viewer complicity in sexual humiliation and rape). Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.

Details

Title
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Anchor Bay Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
25/08/2010
Main language
English
Submitted run time
108m 6s
Approved footage
9697+8
BBFC reference
BFF271143
Registration number
CFJ21877
Remarks
The BBFC required 43 seconds of cuts to this film. The distributor made all the cuts, but in some instances substituted new material for the removed footage. This has resulted in a running time difference of 21 seconds between the original submission and the classified version.

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