Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Saw Trilogy |
Saw/ Saw II/ Saw III
Actor: Tobin Bell
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
No Description Available. Genre: Horror Rating: UN Release Date: 23-OCT-2007 Media Type: DVD
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Michael Sutherland | 10/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found it at BlockBuster yesterday too ($20). I though maybe Amazon would sell it for less, but after seeing the higher price, I went and picked it up today at BB. It really is worth the price though. 6 disks, and the sweet looking box. Tons of extra stuff too, like games. Also, on the third disk, there's a scene from Saw IV. Not going to ruin it, but it's really creative."
A 6-Disc Disappointment
D. Aldridge | Ohio | 06/28/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Don't let my two-star rating mislead you - I think the Saw films themselves are terrific. This set, on the other hand, is not. Prior to purchasing, I already owned the three films in their bare-bones fullscreen incarnations. I bought this hoping to get a slew of unique and interesting bonus features and documentaries, and what I got was neither unique or by any definition a slew. Let me use Saw II as an example. In my one-disc FS edition, there is an audio commentary track and approximately 1 hour of behind the scenes, storyboard sequences, and the like. In this "special edition" version, there are two commentaries and about 1 1/2 hours of documentaries. That's right, they used an extra disc to include almost the same amount of content. Even this I could overlook, being a hound for all the content I can get. What really sends this set down the tubes is the quality of the content. All of the content on these discs is pure film school, talking about the roles of the producers, and the DP, etc. The content that makes the Saw films unique - the propwork, the traps, and the real meat of the story itself, is nigh completely absent. My old edition, on the other hand, focused almost exclusively on these unique hooks. Every DVD has content on the moviemaking industry, but only Saw can have content on its own unique style. This box set fails utterly to deliver that. The less than 5 minutes of extra footage in each film for the "Directors Cut" offers nothing more than a few extra shots of gore in scenes that are already present. I bought this used for $20, and I still am unsure as to whether it was worth it. The $33 that amazon charges is inflated, and the sticker price of $50 is outrageous. In summation, only buy this if you are a rabid Saw collector - but if you are, you already own the two-disc sets that this box contains."
A new genre of torture
Val | RI | 02/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Saw 1: ****
Saw 2: ***
Saw 3: ***
The first Saw was by far the best and the most exciting. It was a refreshingly new take on terror and torture, if you are into that sort of thing. That is not to say that this is a sadistic sort of film. It is and it isn't The torture devices that the poor victims suffer through are pretty horrible, and you wouldn't wish it on anyone, and yet, you can't really turn away from the screen. That is what made the first Saw so captivating. Aside from the appalling acting from Carey Elwes, everything else is solid. Oh yes. And the ending of course was jaw dropping. I really didn't see it coming.
Saw 2 was decent enough. The torture devices were more obsene, the acting was ok for the most part. It even had the same type of claustrophobic environment. But it wasn't as exciting as the first film. It was missing something. I sort of cared for the characters in Saw 1. But I really couldn't find myself to care about any of the characters in this one. But, it still had a pretty neat ending.
Saw 3 was actually better than Saw 2. Still not as good as the first. You would think that every trick and torture device was already exhausted by the 2nd film. Well, we find out that that is not really true. Yes, there are even more devious and ridiculous methods to gruesomely kill a human being. The chest ripping thing was a particular ahem, favorite of mine. The acting overall was better than in Saw 2. And the plot for the most part was coherent, while at the same time, bordering ridiculous. But it was still fun. It seemed like a more tense environment, like in the first Saw. And yes, I also liked the ending in this one.
Sooo overall, you must be entirely non-squimish about watching films like this. Really. And if you do not mind watching people beg uselessly for their lives, then you will like this trilogy."
Brian C Morrone | Wallingford, CT United States | 12/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, when I purchased this item, I had already seen Saw 3 and Saw 1, but I mainly purchased it for the bonus features. I expected to see the movies and about 1 hour of bonus features. Boy, was I wrong. Well, I have a Blu-Ray player, and I played all 3 Saw movies through it. WOW. The picture was better because it was up-converted, and the surround sound we have made the movies even scarier. But, back to the set, I was surprised at how many bonus features these DVD's had. 15 hours all together is ALOT of features. I was impressed overall and can't wait to watch all the bonus features."