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Let’s face it, Anchor Bay never really expected their remake of “I Spit on Your Grave” to do very well in theaters, and indeed, it didn’t. Of course, coming into theaters with an “Unrated” tag probably didn’t help either, though it obviously gave the film plenty of notoriety for its real endgame — DVD, cable, and other ancillary sales. Anchor Bay will be releasing the 2010 remake along with the 1978 version on February 8, 2011 in DVD and Blu-ray. See the cover art and specs for both versions below.
Produced by CineTel Films’ Lisa Hansen and Paul Hertzberg in association with Anchor Bay Films, and directed by Steven R. Monroe, 2010’s I Spit On Your Grave tells the story of Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler), a city girl who rents an isolated cabin in the country to write her latest novel. On one terrifying evening, a group of local lowlifes break into the cabin, overpower and assault Jennifer, ultimately leaving her for dead. But Jennifer miraculously survives her ordeal; consumed with hell-borne vengeance for those who so violated her, she repays their heinous acts in gruesome ways that these lowlifes never thought imaginable. The cast includes Jeff Branson (“The Young and the Restless”), Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Bully), Rodney Eastman (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4), Chad Lindberg (“Supernatural,” The Fast and the Furious), Tracey Walter (Erin Brockovich, Batman, Repo Man) and Andrew Howard (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). Meir Zarchi, the writer/producer/director of the 1978 original, served as Executive Producer.
Bonus features on the 2010 “I Spit On Your Grave” Blu-ray and DVD include a filmmakers commentary track with Hansen and Monroe, an in-depth behind-the-scenes featurette, the original theatrical teaser and trailer, deleted scenes and much more.
The 1978 “I Spit On Your Grave” Blu-ray features an all-new high definition transfer, Dolby TrueHD audio and an all-new interview with writer/producer/director Meir Zarchi about the making of this infamous cinematic landmark and its legacy for the past three decades.