|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Danny Glover, Leigh Whannell, Monica Potter, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Cary Elwes|
|Genres:||Horror - General, Thriller - Crime|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Horror Films, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
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Your limbs will feel Saw.......................By Thompsonic from St Albans , 08 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I think that I have missed the point with all these people stating the similarities with se7en. It is similar in that it is dark, moody, has a very small character base and has a murderous theme. Aside from that (and be fair, they are reasonable common characteristics in a film), I fail to spot the similarities. This film is clever, concise and strings you along throughout. Not that Se7en wasn?t, but as i can?t mention specifics for fear of giving the plot away, you will have to trust me.
The acting is wooden, but in a Blair witch sort of way - I feel that it is endearing to the plot, to see people not saying their lines perfectly, or at the perfect angle to camera - I feel it makes it more of a documentary style and therefore more realistic.
There are a few licenses taken with what is likely in real life, but on the whole everything is believable, and let?s not forget that there are some very messed up people out there in the real world, so some of the stuff in this plot is not that incredible to envisage.
The start is good, as it drops you straight into the predicament that forms the remainder of the film. The middle is the most disappointing, as it tends to flit between flashbacks and real life a little too much, but the end more than makes up for things.
Without spoiling the plot, the last 30 seconds are really spine chilling and although what you see are everyday actions, you find yourself cursing your own stupidity and naivety throughout the film.
Go get this and enjoy (although you may need a cushion, or a fit bird) to hang on to at times!!!
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Killer thrillerBy RJNeb2 (924 reviews) from London , 06 May 2013Best serial killer/ horror movie since 'Se7en', a ferociously horrific tale of 2 men who wake up in some industrial warehouse, chained by their feet to the walls, with the express orders of the chief sicko to kill each other or else their innocent families cop it. And that's just a fraction of the sick, twisted things that this particular serial killer has in mind. Sure, it's cheap and rough and ready, a bit dodgy in some of the acting choices, but if you enjoy watching films from behind your hands, then this one should definitely float your boat.
Say what you will about the franchise, but...By a customer , 08 Feb 2013Saw I is a great movie. Unlike Saw VII which had shoddy acting and really, really crap gore, the original two were wonderful. Nothing is quite as suspenseful as the Reverse Bear Trap scene in this film. Great camera work, too, the zooming, fast camera really gives a sense of disorientation and panic in the 'trap' sequences.
A good horror film, shame about its reputationBy a customer , 02 Jan 2013This film is more than people say. A genuine, unique and truly scary horror film. Must see for horror lovers
love the "saws"By a customer , 10 Dec 2012For todays films this was shockingly fantastic,great acting,great storyline and even a twist at the end,probably some of the best films ever made.
Typical horror film... no, something better!By DaRandomPerson (2 reviews) from Lincoln , 04 Nov 2012So I wanted to watch this as I saw a brief clip from Saw IV and thought I may as well watch this. I was expecting a typical horror film; people got scared, some brutally died, and scary things happened.
Instead I was surprised and taken aback (in a good way) when I saw it wasn't the typical horror film, it was something much better.
I don't want to reveal too much but I was left amazed and wanting to watch Saw II straight after, once I finished watching this.
If you want a clever, ingenious but still a horror film fulled experience, then I'd highly recommend this.
Horror films don't usually interest me as I find them boring, but this has gone straight into my top favourite films list.