saw 3 dvd
i bought this dvd because i love horrors. to me, true horrors are the ones you can only watch through your fingers or by peeping around a pillow, and the saw dvd's make you do that. saw 3 had everything, gore, blood, people being ripped apart and you could feel their pain, thats what horror is all about. fantastic! a must see.
Saw 3 (DVD)
The Saw franchise is one of the hottest horror series in recent memory. It brings a very distinct psychological twist to the macabre themes for which the genre is known, and yet also features the exciting “gorific” moments with the unique traps that lead “villain” Jigsaw creates. Saw III completes the trilogy experience and delivers a full-on, dark and horrific film bursting with excitement and energy from its very first scene to its jaw-dropping conclusion. It is undoubtedly the best movie of the trilogy and really shines with some of the most capable and incredible filmmaking ever seen from director Darren Lynn Bousman. Saw III is the best horror film of 2006.
Saw III picks up immediately following Saw II at a very swift pace. Jumping right into the horrific nature that Bousman delivers best, Saw III never stops for a second to allow you to catch your breath. Without divulging too much of the story, as the very intricate and meticulous plot is what makes Saw III so intriguing, it's a close continuation from the first two, often connecting via flashbacks. The two new leads this time around are Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) and Lynn (Bahar Soomekh), whose direct involvement can only be found out by seeing Saw III in theaters. Everything comes together to a shocking climax that no one in the audience will see coming. When it finally hits, you'll feel the chills down your spine as you realize that yet another fantastic Saw movie has baffled you again.
The traps, although not as numerous as most Saw fans may hope for, turned out to be just as enjoyable as those found in the first two films. They are designed well enough to ramp that “gorific” shock-factor right back up to the most appropriate level that horror fans expect in a Saw film. Each one brings all the expected nasty, grotesque excellence that Bousman and his team creates best, and will definitely earn an infamous spot amongst the horror genre's great kills. Squeamish viewers are guaranteed to spend much of the running time looking away from the screen. Saw's strength as a horror movie isn't its cheap jump-scares, but rather its gore and the jaw-dropping “oh-my-god” factor elicited by its many traps and secrets.
Villainous mastermind Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) appeared only briefly in the original Saw and was seen throughout Saw II. This time around he's constrained to a hospital bed, yet every single word he says and every sentence he speaks is full of depth and wisdom. Bell is the glowing personality that makes the entire Saw franchise grow far beyond a series of traps, and in Saw III he turns in his greatest performance yet. Shawnee Smith as Jigsaw's new apprentice Amanda creates an emotional character whose intricate understanding is portrayed perfectly with subtlety and depth. Even newcomers Bahar Soomekh and Angus Macfadyen fit easily into the gloomy atmosphere that makes up Jigsaw's universe.
Although most will have to look away at some of the more intense moments, Saw's incredibly intellectual filmmaking will gain attention in the minds of even those who typically stay far away from horror. Saw III is one of the very few horror films out there that is capable of doing so, and this is due largely in part to the original writing from Leigh Whannell combined with expert storytelling from director Darren Lynn Bousman.
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Saw 3 does what most third installments don't do; it comes back at us with a tight script, super laden with mystery and yet despite all the loose ends that tighten, does not lose its power. Coupled with this are supreme images of ghastly terror within the modernized medieval type torture devices that we never get enough of.
Saw 3 picks up lightly where the 2nd one left off, but does not dwell there long. In this film, we're reintroduced to jigsaw yet again, but more of the focus is on his apprentice this time. Meantime, several characters, some strangers, some not, come into play. One of the "key" (no pun intended) members of this cast is Jeff (played by Angus MacFadyen). Jeff is apprehended by someone and soon finds himself in quite a predicament. The key (again, no pun intended) here is that unlike other victims of the vigilante/vengeance psychopath known as "jigsaw", Jeff is not shackled, bound or trapped. His quest is to take place throughout the industrial maze of brick, steel and cement landscape that has become a staple of "Jigsaw" hangouts. Jeff has not been paying attention to the family that needs him, but only because of hatred that has filled him over the loss of a loved one. Now he must play jigsaw's final game, to see if he can overcome his problems and in the process, simply survive the carnage.
where most 3rd sequels fail this one wont!
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We had watched saw 1 and 2 on Film 4 but it never shown the rest of them so having loved every second ( when i wasnt to scared to watch ! ) i really wanted to see 3, 4 and 5. So i purchased the dvd from e bay for a couple of pounds and was very happy with it.
Well what can i say about the film. It actually left us speechless at the end, it was brilliant from beginning to end. So for a good watch i would deffo reccommend
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus MacFadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Dina Meyer
Running time: 108mins
The first was his introduction; the second was his masterpiece, this time-it's all about survival. Jigsaw has returned.
Clutching onto dear life, the sick and twisted games master is now reaching the end, but he's not going out without a fight. With the aid of his apprentice Amanda, Jigsaw kidnaps unsuspecting doctor Lynn, the latest pawn for Jigsaw's final game.
The deal is this; Lynn must use all within her power to keep Jigsaw alive, slowly being beaten by the brain tumour that led him to begin his long line of sick shenanigans, Lynn must stabilise his condition, because if he dies so will she.
While Lynn races against time, another reluctant player, Jeff has begun to play a small part in Jigsaw's finale, tormented by the loss of his son, Jeff must pass the demented trials that have been laid out for him, eventually leading to Jigsaw himself. But little does either Lynn or Jeff know Jigsaw and Amanda have a few more plans for them both.
When the first Saw instalment hit our screens it went down a treat, a grim tale of torture and mind games leading to a twist that left your jaw making a very heavy impact with the floor. Saw II showed a dark side to human nature as a group of people turned on one another in a desperate attempt to escape the madhouse they were imprisoned in.
Now we have the final piece of the puzzle, the final story that links everything together, but was it really worth the wait, or was it truly 'game over' for the Saw series? It's difficult to say.
There is certainly one thing that separates this final film to the previous two, gore: because there is an awful lot of it. We're at least 15 minutes into the film to witness Donnie Wahlberg smashing his foot to pieces in a desperate attempt to escape, and the all too familiar winces and screams of grown men filled the cinema in no time at all (ok well the scream was just me).
Although there are the familiar sickening events that the audience strangely love, unfortunately they seem to be lacking the tension and nail biting elements that the previous two possessed. Instead it’s just "fella’s got his bones in a twist, crack, crack, dead" and nothing more. This happens to every one of the Jigsaw's subjects each one consisting of the camera going on a unecessary blitz around the room.
It seems the characters haven’t really been focused upon either, Bahar Soomekh who plays Jigsaw's nervous nurse comes across as ridiculous at times with the odd behaviour at jumping out of her skin at unnecessary moments. Whilst Angus McFadyen (Jeff) is an unnecessary character that is only there for the twist at the end, which doesn't even come close to the final shocks of the previous films.
The only slight interesting element was the relationship between Amanda and her demented mentor, as Jigsaw hangs on for dear life, Amanda sits and watches helplessly, showing that there is a slight sense of compassion between the two nut jobs-but unfortunately like all the other factors of the film it just wasn't looked over enough, becoming a wasted opportunity.
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