The poster for the upcoming film I Spit On Your Grave, yet another unnecessary horror movie remake, lowers the bar for tacky exploitation in movie posters and suggests, perhaps, that we've actually moved backwards in terms of sexploitation of women in films in the 32 years that have passed from the original to the remake. The film is a update of cheesy, violent 1978 rape revenge film that likely spawned from the original The Last House on the Left and Deliverance, two 70's movies that use a rape sequence as the set up for the catharsis of the "hero's" revenge. I Spit On Your Grave tells the story of a writer from New York that heads to a secluded cottage to work on a novel and soon catches the attention of some local men who abduct and violently gang-rape her, leaving a mildly retarded member of their crew to murder her. She survives her horrifying ordeal and hunts the men down and violently dispatches them. The movie was heavily criticized upon it's original release for the lengthy scene depicting her rape and and drew harsh remarks from film critics, including Roger Ebert, who said "attending it was one of the most depressing experiences of my life." The director of the movie, Meir Zarchi, tried to defend this piece of trash by pointing out that the story is told from the woman's vantage point rather then the men, indicating the audience are intended to identify with her. This is a horrifying remark, as if it needed to be pointed out the audience was to identify with her rather then the gang of men that raped her. Did he think that if he told the story from the point of view of one of the assailants the audience would identify with the rapists rather than the victims? How sick is this man? His original title was Day of the Woman, suggesting, that perhaps he thinks this movie is a "female empowerment" story because she ultimately gets her bloody revenge but overlooking that film spends a tremendous amount of its running time showing her brutal and repeated sexual assault in order to "set up" that revenge.