'I Spit on Your Grave' Re-Release Banned in Ireland

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Meir Zarchi's original 1978 exploitation horror movie I Spit on Your Grave was due to have a re-release on DVD in Ireland but the Irish Film Censor Office has outright banned the movie by declining to issue a certificate for the DVD.

The reason for declining to issue a certificate was because of “acts of gross violence and cruelty towards humans” said the Irish Film Censor Office.

The director Meir Zarchi commented on the ban saying “It doesn’t surprise me that Ireland have decided to ban the film. It has relentlessly continued to shock and offend audiences since 1978 when it was first released, and it still does to this date. However, with the level of graphic violence and horror available these days, it’s surprising that IFCO sees this 1978 film as more offensive than some of the most daring and empty-of-content torture porn available today.”

With the upcoming remake of I Spit on Your Grave it has me wondering will Ireland even get a theatrical release of the remake? Banning a movie only makes it more sort after and kind of defeats the object of what they are trying to do.

Check out the trailer below for the original 1978 I Spit On Your Grave:

 

The remake of I Spit on Your Grave by Stephen R. Monroe hits theatres October 8, 2010.

Source: IrishTimes

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