Comparison between the cut British DVD from Screen Entertainment (BBFC 18) and the uncut German DVD from CMV Laservision (not rated)
The vicious Rape & Revenge Movie "I spit on your Grave" was released uncut in most countries (with appropriate ratings). In Great Britain (after being pulled from the market in the 80ies) it was presented to the BBFC in 2001. The BBFC demanded cuts to be made after which the movie could be released.
What the publisher had done to the movie was beyond comparison. The scenes in which Jennifer takes revenge on her tormentors are left intact but nearly all rape scenes have been heavily cut. To maintain a running time over 90 minutes numerous scenes and shots are repeated two or three times which is a rather odd thing to behold in he movie. The chances for an uncut release in Great Britain are still slim to none. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the scheduled Hollywood remake and how the BBFC will approach it.
Cut version = 95:53 Min.
Uncut version = 101:11 Min.
00:00 The ASTRO logo is only seen on the German DVD.
24:00 Johnny rips Jennifers top and she falls to the ground. She curses and lashes out at him but Johnny throws her into the grass. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 9,5 Sec.
Cut = 9,5 Sec.
24:24 Beginning of a shot of Johnny throwing her to the ground.
24:25 Three men are carrying Jennifer away, placing her on the ground. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 11,6 Sec.
Cut = 13,4 Sec.
25:36 Johnny on top of Jennifer, raping her.
25:38 More raping. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 9,4 Sec.
Cut = 29 Sec.
26:15 Johnny on top of Jennifer. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 10,7 Sec.
Cut = 10,7 Sec.
26:38 A shot from farther away in the Uncut, Matthew in the UK.
Uncut = 4,2 Sek.
Cut = 4,2 Sek.
26:47 Jennifer gets up. The UK shows Matthew, Johnny and Matthew again.
Uncut = 5,1 Sec.
Cut = 5,1 Sec.
26:55 Jennifer crawls away. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 8,1 Sec.
Cut = 7,6 Sec.
27:08 As Jennifer crawls away Johnny prompts Matthew to rape her but he doesn't want to.
31:59 Jennifers abuse on the rock is much longer. While the others hold her down Andy penetrates her from behind. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 90,8 Sec.
Cut = 34,8 Sec.
34:24 Jennifer slowly gets up, crawls away and leans on a tree.
36:10 Jennifer stumbles towards her house and breaks down.
37:43 Stanley attacks Jennifer, hitting her. Matthew tries to drag her away. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 36 Sec.
Cut = 21 Sec.
38:13 Stan kicks and insults her.
38:39 Matthew looks at Jennifer lying on the floor. His friends are cheering.
39:26 Matthew abuses Jennifer longer. Several shots have been repeated in the UK version.
Uncut = 28 Sec.
Cut = 28 Sec.
40:01 Matthew lies on top of Jennifer and yells at his friends that he can't come when they are watching. Stanley pours booze on Jennifers face and Matthew gets up.
41:47 Stan kneels over Jennifer, screaming at her, hitting her and ordering her to perform oral sex on him. Johnny says that this is enough.
41:53 Stanley gets up and kicks her again. In the UK we see Andy and Johnny.
Uncut = 5,4 Sec.
Cut = 5,4 Sec.
46:22 Matthew kneels in front of Jennifer, lowering it to her breast but finding himself unable to stab her.
47:58 Jennifer in the bathtub, crying and washing the filth off her body.
95:49 The UK shows the text "A Meir Zarchi Film" after the credits.
+ 3 Sec.