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- DescriptionBe prepared to be scared. James Wan's directorial debut, written by and starring Leigh Whannell, is a violent, bloody, psychologically exhausting and exhilarating exercise in terror. Adam (Whannell) and Dr. Gordon (Cary Elwes) are chained in a vile, disgusting bathroom, separated by a bloody corpse holding a gun and a tape recorder. They are each given a saw--the only obvious way out is to cut one of their feet off. A serial killer who specialises in torturing morally bereft strangers is playing a game with them: Gordon has less than eight hours to kill Adam or else the doctor's wife (Monica Potter) and daughter (Mackenzie Vega) will be murdered. As the two men engage in a battle of wits, alternately trying to help each other or secretly attempting to win the game, a series of flashbacks reveals the history of the madman and the pair of detectives (Danny Glover and Ken Leung) handling the case. Some of the torture scenes are excruciatingly horrible and hard to watch, a real treat for fans of the genre. Inspired by the work of David Lynch (BLUE VELVET, TWIN PEAKS) and Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, INFERNO), Wan has created a scintillating suspense thriller that will have audiences continually shocked, repelled, frightened, and surprised, right up to the very last second (which Whannell has said was influenced by the endings of such films as THE USUAL SUSPECTS and THE SIXTH SENSE). The accompanying heavy metal soundtrack is appropriately scary as well.
- Leading Role 1Tobin Bell
- Director 1James Wan
- Leading Role 2Cary Elwes
- Leading Role 3Danny Glover
- Additional Roles byShawnee Smith,Dina Meyer,Monica Potter,Ken Leung,Leigh Whannell
- ProducerOren Koules,Mark Burg,Greg Hoffman
- ScreenwriterJames Wan,Leigh Whannell
- Release FormatDVD
- Release Year2005
- Additional GenreGeneral
- Running Time99 minutes
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- 8b5bfbe16cdf4fd...13 Sep, 2011by
Saw is brilliant!
One of the best films ive ever seen 9.5/10 Story line was amazing, as were the characters, and the twist at the end was extremely well done.
- tina.manning197...02 Jul, 2008by
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- ramboraw12313 Jun, 2008by
brillint this is a must see but be warned you will want to watch the rest of them ive seen all of them now there all brilliant. you will be kicking your self at the end of it who the killer is?
- highflyersimeon10 Jan, 2007by
Saw DVD 2005
If you like blood, guts and gore as well as a mystery to solve this is the movie for you. Who is doing this to people can you tell? I was gripped from the moment poor Leigh Whannell woke up in a bath full of water to find himself locked in a room with a dead body and the man he has been following. Why would any one put other people through these experiences? Watch the movie and find out, I dare you.
- selenad12310 Aug, 2006by
Saw-an original film for a change!
At last an end to the constant remakes of the old classic horror/thrillers that seem to have invaded our cinemas lately. Thoroughly enjoyed the originality of this movie, not too much gore, nice twist at the end. The acting was a little a strained but it was good to see some relatively unknown actors have a stab at a half decent script. I think this film will stand the test of time based on originality alone. I look forward to seeing more from Whannel & Wan, hopefully a new force to be reckoned with in the art of suspense. They certainly made me appreciate my life!!
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