Best Rape Revenge Movie

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What's the Best Rape Revenge Movie

Poll closed Oct 19, 2011.
  1. The Virgin Spring

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. The Last House on the Left (1972)

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Death Wish

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. Lipstick

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  5. Act of Vengeance

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Thriller: A Cruel Picture

    4 vote(s)
    5.7%
  7. Straw Dogs (1971)

    9 vote(s)
    12.9%
  8. Ms. 45

    4 vote(s)
    5.7%
  9. I Spit on Your Grave (1979)

    20 vote(s)
    28.6%
  10. Death Wish 2

    4 vote(s)
    5.7%
  11. Vigilante

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Baise-moi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Irreversible

    7 vote(s)
    10.0%
  14. The Last House on the Left (2009)

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  15. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  16. Death Sentence

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  17. Other (Specify...)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    With the remake of STRAW DOGS in theaters this weekend, the rape revenge movie has proven to be as venerable a genre ever, going as far back as Ingmar Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING and really taking shape with 70s pictures like THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, DEATH WISH and I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE. Asking which is a "favorite" might condemn someone, so let's just ask which film is "best". There's a lot to choose from.
     
  2. Stige

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    always had a weakness for "Naked Vengeance" , votedother
     
  3. It's me Billy

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    Ms. 45 for me. Zoe Tamerlis was just wonderful in it. Why it hasn't received a proper DVD and Blu-ray release in the US is shameful.

    I Spit on Your Grave (1978 and 2010) also makes for a good viewing as does Death Wish and Death Wish II. I've got the uncut print of Death Wish II in 1.85:1 anamorphic. Looks great, but man is that opening rape scene brutal.
     
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  4. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Personal favorite would be Thriller: A Cruel Picture.
     
  5. Horrorphilly

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    I spit on your Grave (original)



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  6. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Although closely resembling the superior Virgin Spring, I voted Last House On The Left as I find it has decent replay value. The goofy cop scenes I could do without, but Hess' performance as Krueger is undeniably sleazy and makes for one of the best screen villains ever.
     
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    The original I Spit.
     
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    I voted for the original LHOTL, but LIPSTICK, DEATH WISH 2 and FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE are all amazing.
     
  9. Hellbilly

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    Good call. Very underrated flick.
     
  10. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Not a big fan of exploitation here and, sadly, I don't see many art films (I bailed on Fellini's 8½ after maybe 35 minutes) and the French suck...

    so I went with Craven's The Last House on the Left since I believe it has honest socio-political relevance and some mood that goes beyond sleaze. He also tried to make a horror film and I'm a horror fan. Also, annoying though the cops may be, I believe cutting back to them increased the feeling of hopelessness. And having them walk in at the last moment the way the movie ends wouldn't have exactly been possible if Craven hadn't have cut to them between the scenes in the woods.
     
  11. msw7

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    Voted for Irreversible. It's the hardest to watch.
     
  12. CPT HOOK

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    I don't like voting "Other" in these, so I threw some support to Last House (original). I have never seen Lip Stick, Act Of Vengeance, or Baise-moi.

    However, my pick would be Deodato's House On The Edge Of The Park. Although you don't really know it is a "Rape Revenge" movie until it all comes together in the (amazing) final scene. It is pretty sleazy at times, but unlike a lot of these movies I find it to be pretty wildly entertaining. "Hot diggity!"


    Another underrated gem would be The Ladies Club (1986). I'm not the biggest fan of exploitation, especially not with graphic depictions of sexual violence. I like this one because it is more-so driven by the story and characters. There's really nothing in the movie that they couldn't show on TV (maybe some language?). But I really like the way this one plays out, and the final lines are quite memorable.
     
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    I agree about Hess being great in this role, I think it sort of typecast him though as a sleazebag for future films.
     
  14. JGrendel

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    Agreed...
     
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    Not a big fan of this genre but I have seen several of these including Death Wish, Last House on the Left, Virgin Spring, Thriller, I spit on your Grave, Death Wish 2, Lipstick, Straw Dogs and Death Sentence. Id give my vote to Virgin Spring as the most well done of the bunch.
     
  16. Kim Bruun

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    I haven't seen many of those. And I accidentally voted for the remake of I Spit on Your Grave when I meant to vote for the original. I don't consider it a good or very moral movie, but I always appreciated the controversial message, which, in opposition to Last House on the Left, states that revenge is empowering.
     
  17. russweiss

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    I voted for the original I Spit on Your Grave. The remake had some nice gore but wasn't as genuine.
     
  18. Copyboy

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    The original I Spit on Your Grave. As nasty as it is, it leaves you feeling that justice has been served in the end. Irreversible just made me feel dirty and like I wanted to erase the whole memory from my mind. I love Straw Dogs but never really thought of it as a rape revenge flick. Love Julie Taymor's Titus. I guess that one would be a revenge rape revenge flick.
     
  19. dave13

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    Straw Dogs, definitely. the movie is an exercise in tension from the first frame, and it never lets up. you feel uneasy through every single minute of that film, if you're at all invested in it.

    but hey, where's Rob Roy on that list?
     
  20. Mutilated Prey

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    Original I Spit on Your Grave. It was the first of it's kind I ever saw and stuck with me forever. A fun watch, plus it was hot right nearby where I live.
     

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