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6 Degrees Entertainment

I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà vu [Special Edition]
(Camille Keaton, Jamie Bernadette, Maria Olsen, et al / Blu-ray / NR / (2019) 2021 / Ronin Flix - MVD Visual)

Overview: Jennifer Hills is back! Forty years after 1978’s I Spit On Your Grave shocked the world with its story of a beautiful career woman assaulted and left for dead, and her notorious revenge on those responsible, cinema’s most lethal lady vengeance returns in the most anticipated sequel of all time.

Reuniting star Camille Keaton (What Have You Done to Solange?) and original director Meir Zarchi, I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà vu sends now successful writer Jennifer Hills hurtling back to where it all began - to face the wrath of the families of those she murdered.

Kidnapped along with her daughter Christy (Jamie Bernadette), it’s a tense game of hunt - or be hunted - against a lethal gang of degenerates overseen by a violently unhinged matriarch Becky (Maria Olsen) Meir Zarchi delivers the next explosive saga in the most controversial tale of an eye-for-an-eye ever committed to celluloid.

Some grudges refuse to be buried!

Blu-ray Verdict: OK, stick with me here, but I am going to start off by saying that this sequel to a 1978 cult classic as one monkey-ass of a miserable fail!

I mean, the tone is just completely wrong, for one thing. The original was hard to watch in places because it was gritty and a little too real in the way it portrayed predatory behavior against women and attitudes (especially misogynistic men’s attitudes) toward rape victims.

Whereas this sequel, on the other hand, is just so campy and ridiculous that it borders on comedy-horror! It does not fit into the same universe as the original at all, sorry, and actually comes off as more of a spoof than a sequel!

The characters in the original seemed like real people you would meet in a small town, but the characters in this one were just satirical Jesus-freak hillbilly stereotypes! It was just so damn hard to believe that it was written and directed by the same person who did the original.

That all said, and remember I asked you to stick with me here from the off, the true redeeming value of this movie for me was that it is one of the best So bad it’s good movies I have seen in a LONG time!

It is just so damn absurd and over-the-top in places that I laughed out loud several times. The movie tries to take itself seriously at first but realizes how bad it is toward the end of the first act, so it just decides to milk the campiness for all its worth for the remainder of the movie!

And God Bless it for sensing that during filming as you have to believe that the original direction for it was severely altered early into filming by all concerned.

It’s almost like the makers realized after filming a few scenes that they were never going to pull off a serious movie with the acting talent (or lack thereof) involved, so they brought in Adam Green and John Waters to ghost-direct the rest of the movie (the old woman in the pickup truck even reminded me of Edith Massey - from the John Waters films).

In summary, I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà vu is not good by any stretch of the imagination, but I did find it highly entertaining because of how bad it was (and possibly because of how tipsy I was).

This was a long-awaited sequel to the original I Spit on Your Grave and it is a God-awful insult to that held high in esteem original - which almost makes it even funnier, in truth!

It might appeal to a select few with a certain sense of humor, but those expecting a sequel that does justice to the original should probably down a few shots of hard liquor before attempting to watch this! This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs that comes with the Special Features of:

High Definition Blu-ray 1080p Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1)
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround
English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
NEW! Audio Commentary with Film Critic Joe Bob Briggs
NEW! Cast Interviews
EXCLUSIVE! The Making of ‘I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà vu’
Behind-the-Scenes footage with director Meir Zarchi and cast
Original Theatrical Trailer

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