Curating the perfect collection of 100 Blu-rays comes with a set of challenges, not all of which you might at first expect. For example, even when you’ve decided a certain title has a place on your shelf, how do you choose which release to buy? There are aesthetics to consider of course, but also what features and extras are important to you. And in some cases, you’ll even need to think about whether or not it’s the fully uncut version of the movie itself.
With Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978), a film I’ve always greatly admired but often found difficult to talk about (for presumably obvious reasons), this was a dilemma I faced on all three fronts. The film hasn’t had a 100% uncut release in the UK since the 1982 pre certification Wizard/Astra VHS that crept out into the world ahead of the 1984 Video Recordings Act. After that, every subsequent British release has been severely tampered in one way or another. So, where do I start on which one to buy now? (more…)