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Saw III

Saw III film poster
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Produced by Mark Burg
Oren Koules
Gregg Hoffman
Written by James Wan
Leigh Whannell
Starring Tobin Bell
Shawnee Smith
Angus Macfadyen
Bahar Soomekh
Donnie Wahlberg
Music by Charlie Clouser
Cinematography David A. Armstrong
Distributed by Lionsgate, Maple Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United States October 27, 2006
Flag of the United Kingdom October 27, 2006
Running time Theatrical Cut:
107 min.
Director's Cut:
120 min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $12 million (Approx.)
Preceded by Saw II
Followed by Saw IV
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Saw III is the third installment in the Saw series. The film is a joint effort of both Saw's writers/directors, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, and Saw II's writer/director, Darren Lynn Bousman. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (500x741, 34 KB)[edit] Summary Saw III poster that uses the blood of Tobin Bell. ... Darren Lynn Bousman is a film director born on January 11, 1979 originally from Overland Park, Kansas. ... James Wan (born 1977) is an Australian film director from Perth. ... Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... Tobin Bell (born August 7, 1942) is an American film and television actor. ... Shawnee Smith (b. ... Angus Macfadyen (born September 21, 1963) is a Scottish actor. ... Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress and environmental activist. ... Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. ... Charles Alexander Clouser (born June 28, 1963 in Hanover, New Hampshire) is a musician whose activities include playing keyboard and drums, music programming, engineering, and mixing. ... Lions Gate redirects here. ... Maple Pictures Corp. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Saw II is a 2005 horror film. ... Saw IV is the fourth installment in the Saw series. ... The Saw film series is a horror/thriller film franchise created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, beginning in 2004 and continuing to the present and into the future. ... This article is about the 2004 horror film, Saw. ... James Wan (born 1977) is an Australian film director from Perth. ... Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... Saw II is a 2005 horror film. ... Darren Lynn Bousman is a film director born on January 11, 1979 originally from Overland Park, Kansas. ...


The film focuses on the again resurfaced Jigsaw Killer, the antagonist of the previous films, who is working with his unstable apprentice Amanda to finish the final tests he had prepared and planned before he dies. The film also contains additional backstory information on the two antagonists. The Jigsaw Killer is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Amanda Young is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ...


The film has been dedicated to Gregg Hoffman, producer of the first two movies. Hoffman died on December 4, 2005, shortly after the official Lions Gate Entertainment announcement of Saw III. Gregg Hoffman (June 11, 1963 – December 4, 2005) born in Phoenix, Arizona, was a movie producer responsible for developing the hit movies Saw and Saw II. He was working on Saw III and other films for Twisted Pictures when he died in a hospital in Hollywood, California of natural causes... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lions Gate redirects here, for other meanings see Lions Gate (disambiguation)‎. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, (usually renderred as Lionsgate), (NYSE: LGF) is an American entertainment company which originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


According to producer Daniel J. Heffner, the film was toned down 7 times to obtain the "R" rating. The Unrated DVD, released on January 23, 2007, features a 113-minute cut of the film that includes more gore. On the commentary track, Bousman notes that this is not his original, two-hour-plus cut of the film, and that is is why he released the Director's cut in October 2007. The Motion Picture Association of Americas film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a films suitability for certain audiences. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... On a DVD (or laserdisc), an audio commentary is a bonus track consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers, who talk about the movie as it progresses. ...


According to director Darren Lynn Bousman, the MPAA ratings board was less concerned with the film's graphic violence because television shows like CSI have expanded the scope of what is acceptable viewing with their graphic depictions of crime scenes and autopsies. Bousman says the MPAA is more concerned with emotional torture that disturbs the audience.[1] The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... CSI may stand for: Crime Scene Investigation, a term for forensics CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , a popular television show about forensic scientists CSI: Miami, a spin-off show of the above CSI: NY, another spin-off of the above CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (computer game), a spin-off game CSI...

Contents

Plot

In flashback scenes, Detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) escapes the bathroom he was left in Saw II by breaking his foot. He gets into a vicious fight with Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith), who eventually overcomes him and leaves him for dead. Before she leaves, Matthews leaves several angry parting comments, calling Amanda a "junkie bitch" and telling her she isn't Jigsaw, causing her evident distress. Other flashbacks show that Amanda had been working with John Kramer, the Jigsaw Killer (Tobin Bell), prior to the events of the first film, and had been the one who actually instigated the abduction of Adam under Jigsaw's orders. After the events of the first film, it is revealed, she had suffocated Adam in a mercy killing. Detective Eric Matthews is a character from the Saw series, first appearing in Saw II. He was portrayed by Donnie Wahlberg. ... Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. ... Amanda Young is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Shawnee Smith (b. ... The Jigsaw Killer is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Tobin Bell (born August 7, 1942) is an American film and television actor. ... This article is about the 2004 horror film, Saw. ... Adam Faulkner was a fictional character from the Saw film series, portrayed by Saw writer and co-creator Leigh Whannell. ...


In the movie's present, Detective Allison Kerry (Dina Meyer), Lieutenant Rigg (Lyriq Bent) and Forensic Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) are investigating the corpse of Jigsaw's latest victim Troy (J. Larose), intrigued by the fact that his trap was inescapable (a break in Jigsaw's M.O.). When Kerry returns home, she is kidnapped and finds herself in a trap of her own. When the escape method given fails and Amanda arrives, Kerry realizes this trap is also inescapable and is killed. Allison Kerry is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Dina Meyer (born December 22, 1968) is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her roles in Starship Troopers and the Saw films. ... Lieutenant Rigg is a character from the Saw series, first appearing in Saw II. He was portrayed by Lyriq Bent. ... Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor, known for his portrayal as SWAT Team Leader Rigg in Saw II & Saw III, and will resume that role in the upcoming Saw IV, in which he will be a central character. ... Forensic Hoffman is a character from the Saw series, first appearing in Saw III. He was portrayed by Costas Mandylor. ... Costas Mandylor (born on 3 September 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actor of Greek descent. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ...


Meanwhile, a dying Jigsaw orders the abduction of two more victims: a skilled but depressed doctor named Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff Reinhart (Angus Macfadyen), a father obsessed with revenge against the driver that killed his son. A collar holding five loaded mini shotgun shell mounts, wirelessly connected to Jigsaw's heart monitor, is locked around Lynn’s throat by Amanda. The game is simple - keep John alive until Jeff completes his tests. If she tries to leave the area or fails, flatline indicator on the monitor will instantly arm and fire the collar device. Jeff is led through an abandoned meat packing plant where he is given the choice of rescuing three prime targets of revenge from a variety of temporal traps. His initial hesitancy in each case ultimately dooms each one, although after saving the lenient Judge Halden (Barry Flatman) his manipulation of Jigsaw’s key trap, in an attempt to save his son’s killer Timothy Young (Mpho Koaho), leads to the Judge’s painful demise. After Jeff completes his tests, he continues forward to finally meet the maker of his torment. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress and environmental activist. ... It has been suggested that Lynn Denlon be merged into this article or section. ... Angus Macfadyen (born September 21, 1963) is a Scottish actor. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ...


Lynn succeeds in keeping John alive, but during the course of operations he semi-consciously audibly professes his love for a woman named Jill during a dream. Amanda looks as if she interprets his comments as being towards Lynn. After the operation Lynn and John talk privately and it is reavealed that Lynns ordeal gave her apprication of her husband, children and life as thats all she kept thinking about during the time. The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ...


At the climax at the ending, Amanda does not follow johns instructions to remove the collar and follow the rules even though Lynns completed her task of keeping him alive. Amanada didn't listen to jizgsaws continuous hints and promts through the film (that is later revieled as a quick montarge) about the 'game'. Amanda frantically and in a crazed confussed state; crying in desperation like a disobedient child refuses to let Lynn go and wants to kill her with her gun. John pleads with Amanda desperately but she still doesn't understand why she should keep her alive and let her go (failure to play by the rules have consequences) Amanda confesses to the killing and murder of her victims and confesses that she wasn't reborn and that she believes no one is and that jigzsaw was a failure at helping her and "helping" others.


Not knowing to her is that in the back ground Jeff has finished with his trials and picked up all the pieces and clues and is approaching them with a single bulleted loaded hand gun. When Jeff reaches Jigsaw's room (at the same time Lynns to be set free and isn't), Amanda shoots and wounds Lynn. Jeff in time grabs Lynn as she is running while shot and in his anger fatally shoots Amanda in the neck. In Amandas final moments the 'games' montage is revieled with an emotional twist and John expresses his sorrow and disappointment with her making her traps unwinnable, and that this was in fact a test designed for her. It is revieled during the montage that john 'destests murders' and he knew what she was doing. So in his desperation designed this whole set up as a last means for her. He left out vital informaion about the two subjects that would give it away. Jigsaw reveals that Jeff and Lynn were in fact married.


Finally, John offers Jeff the chance to forgive him or exact revenge upon him for he is reasonsible for all the tormenent he has been through with game. But he has to be extremely precise in his decision because of the consequences. Hesitating, Jeff haltingly mutters his forgiveness, but then grabs a rotary power saw and slashes John's throat. John produces a microcassette recorder, on whose tape he explains the details of Lynn's trap, saying how he has effectively killed her. It is then revealed that Jigsaw has trapped Jeff’s daughter in a room with a limited air supply, and that Jeff will have to play another game to find her. The doors of the room seal and Jigsaw dies. Lynn’s collar activates, killing her - leaving Jeff alone, screaming for mercy. The film ends with a quick montage of all the traps seen so far in the Saw series.


Cast

Actor Role
Tobin Bell John Kramer / Jigsaw
Shawnee Smith Amanda Young
Angus Macfadyen Jeff Reinhart
Bahar Soomekh Lynn Denlon
Dina Meyer Detective Allison Kerry
Mpho Koaho Timothy Young
Barry Flatman Judge Halden
Lyriq Bent Lieutenant Rigg
J. Larose Troy
Debra Lynne McCabe Danica Scott
Costas Mandylor Forensic Hoffman
Betsy Russell Jill Tuck
Stefan Georgiou Dylan
Niamh Wilson Corbett
Alan Van Sprang Chris
Kim Roberts Nurse Deborah
Leigh Whannell Adam Faulkner (Flashback)
Donnie Wahlberg Detective Eric Matthews
Kelly Jones SWAT Pete
Tim Burd Obi (Hallucination)
Franky G Xavier
Oren Koules Unnamed man

Tobin Bell (born August 7, 1942) is an American film and television actor. ... The Jigsaw Killer is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Shawnee Smith (b. ... Amanda Young is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Angus Macfadyen (born September 21, 1963) is a Scottish actor. ... It has been suggested that Lynn Denlon be merged into this article or section. ... Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress and environmental activist. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Dina Meyer (born December 22, 1968) is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her roles in Starship Troopers and the Saw films. ... Allison Kerry is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor, known for his portrayal as SWAT Team Leader Rigg in Saw II & Saw III, and will resume that role in the upcoming Saw IV, in which he will be a central character. ... Lieutenant Rigg is a character from the Saw series, first appearing in Saw II. He was portrayed by Lyriq Bent. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... Costas Mandylor (born on 3 September 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actor of Greek descent. ... Forensic Hoffman is a character from the Saw series, first appearing in Saw III. He was portrayed by Costas Mandylor. ... Betsy Russell is an actress who made a name for herself in sexy leading roles in B films in the 1980s. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... Adam Faulkner was a fictional character from the Saw film series, portrayed by Saw writer and co-creator Leigh Whannell. ... In literature, film, television and other media, a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. ... Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. ... Detective Eric Matthews is a character from the Saw series, first appearing in Saw II. He was portrayed by Donnie Wahlberg. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... A hallucination is a perception in the absence of a stimulus that the person may or may not believe is real. ... Franky G (born October 30, is an American film and television actor. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ...

Production

According to the director's audio track on the DVD release, almost all the transitions from one place to another (such as from Kerry's trap to Chris' place, and Jigsaw's lair to Jeff's crate) were not made using digital effects. The transitions were shot on the spot. So when the camera moves from Troy's crime scene to Kerry being in the bathtub, Dina Meyer had to run, take off all her clothes, and jump into the tub. If you look closely, you can still see the water moving from when she got in. Dina Meyer (born December 22, 1968) is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her roles in Starship Troopers and the Saw films. ...


According to Leigh Whannell, Adam had a lot more scenes in the original film. One of which was the scene between Adam and Amanda, included on the Saw III DVD bonus features. Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ...


Promotion

Ratings
Argentina:  18
Australia:  MA15+
Austria:  16
Canada (Alberta):  18A
Canada (BC/SK):  18A
Canada (Ontario):  18A
Canada (Quebec):  16+
Chile:  18
Finland:  18
France:  18
Germany:  18
Hong Kong:  III
Hungary:  18
Ireland:  18
Japan:  R-15
Mexico:  18
Netherlands:  16
Norway:  18
Portugal:  M/18
Singapore:  R21
South Korea:  18 (cut)
Sweden:  15
Switzerland:  20

A scene from Saw III was going to be shown when the action / thriller film Crank opened in theaters on September 1. However, the MPAA did not allow it, due to the scene's large amount of gore. For similar reasons, an early teaser trailer for the movie was removed from the official Saw III site. The next trailer released featured flashbacks of Jigsaw attaching the "reverse bear trap" to Amanda and applying his makeup for posing as the corpse in the bathroom from Saw. The ads played up Saw's yearly release dates with the tagline, "If it's Halloween, it must be Saw" A motion picture rating system categorizes films with regard to suitability for children and/or adults in terms of issues such as sex, violence and profanity. ... Alberta Film Ratings is a motion picture rating system administered by the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture of the Canadian province of Alberta, used to regulate theatrical showings of motion pictures. ... The British Columbia Film Classification Office, part of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General in the Canadian province of British Columbia under the Motion Picture Act of BC uses the following motion picture rating system (based on the Canadian Home Video Rating System) for theatrical releases : General. ... The Ontario Film Review Board uses the following motion picture rating system for theatrical releases in the Canadian province of Ontario under the Theatres Act: General. ... The Régie du cinéma is a government agency responsible for the motion picture rating system within the Canadian province of Quebec. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A motion picture rating system categorizes films with regard to suitability for children and/or adults in terms of issues such as sex, violence and profanity. ... Crank is a 2006 action/thriller film, written and directed by both Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... MPAA redirects here. ... This article is about the 2004 horror film, Saw. ...


Around 1,000 special posters were made and sold for $20 each in support of Saw III. The posters were made with a small amount of Tobin Bell's blood (mixed with the printing ink). One such poster was also signed by the entire cast and crew of Saw III, and was auctioned off. All the proceeds from the auctioned poster were donated to the Red Cross.[2] Tobin Bell (born August 7, 1942) is an American film and television actor. ... The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


At Spike TV's Scream Awards on October 10, 2006, Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith appeared on stage with director Darren Lynn Bousman. Smith pinned Bousman to a chair, saying "Payback's a bitch", while Bell staged sawing off the top of Bousman's head. Smith then found a blood-saturated piece of film on his brain. This led to a "World Premiere" trailer featuring the plight of Troy in the body chains trap. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tobin Bell (born August 7, 1942) is an American film and television actor. ... Shawnee Smith (b. ... Darren Lynn Bousman is a film director born on January 11, 1979 originally from Overland Park, Kansas. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ...


In a promotional video featured on MySpace (with similar versions made for YouTube and Break.com), Billy, Jigsaw's puppet, addresses the viewer in the same fashion as in the videos in the film. He states, "Hello. Are you watching me on MySpace? Good. I'd like to play a game with you. Up until now you've...just sat there as a voyeur, watching other people in their videos without care about who that person is. Well, what do voyeurs see when they look into the mirror? Let's find out. Right now you are being watched. If you forget for one second that you're being watched, you will lose. Your only way out is to understand these numbers: 1, 0, 2, 7, 0, 6. Find the meaning and you will live. Just remember; knowledge changes everything."[3] The numbers represent the release date of the film, October 27, 2006. MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... The 2006 Break. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The original cut of the movie ran for over two hours, and several scenes have been confirmed to have been cut out, including a scene shown being filmed on ... depicted an extended scene of Kerry and Rigg examining Troy's trap, where Kerry reveals to Rigg she has had nightmares about Eric, and she blames herself for what happened to him.

From left to right: Tobin Bell, Darren Lynn Bousman and Shawnee Smith at Spike TV's Scream Awards.
From left to right: Tobin Bell, Darren Lynn Bousman and Shawnee Smith at Spike TV's Scream Awards.

There was also reference in an interview with Bousman of a scene that was not shown Jigsaw questioning if he was correct in his goal: He begins to question because he's near the very end, maybe this wasn't right. Maybe none of this really worked. Maybe he is a murderer. Maybe he is a killer... For the first time, we actually see him break down and cry. Imagine your entire life's work. You're on your deathbed. You know there's nothing else you can do and here's how you'll be remembered: as a killer, as a murderer. Not as someone who helped people. Not as someone who changed lives. Someone who took away lives. The one thing he didn't want to be and, as he's on his deathbed, he's realizing this.[4] The audio commentary also notes that Leigh Whannell's character of Adam had more screen time, including a scene in which he passes by Amanda at the entrance of his apartment that was also included on the DVD.[5] Image File history File links Shawneetobinmj9. ... Image File history File links Shawneetobinmj9. ... Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ...


Response

At screenings in the United Kingdom three people were reported to have fainted at separate movie theaters, resulting in ambulances needing to be called.[6]


Box office

Playing in 3,167 theaters Saw III grossed a total of $33,610,391 on its opening weekend.[7] With a production budget of $9.98 million,[7] the film was already considered a box office success. Saw III ended up grossing $80,238,724 domestically and $150,907,724 worldwide. As of June 2007, the film has made $164,822,275.[7]


DVD

The DVD was released on January 23, 2007 in two versions, both of which have the same bonus features:
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  • R-rated (107 min.) Full Screen
  • Unrated (113 min.) Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Screen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks
  • Three Commentary Tracks
    • 1. Director Darren Lynn Bousman, Writer Leigh Whannell and Executive Producers Peter Block and Jason Constantine
    • 2. Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg
    • 3. Director Darren Lynn Bousman, Editor Kevin Greutert and Director of Photography David A. Armstrong
  • Deleted scenes, including the fight scene between Amanda and Lynn, and the extra scene with Adam and Amanda.
  • "The Traps of Saw III"
  • "The Details of Death: The Props of Saw III"
  • "Darren's Diary: Anatomy of a Director"
  • Trailers

Also confirmed are two exclusive featurettes to the Blu-ray Disc release of Saw III, which includes a feature on the writing of Saw III, and an "Amanda: Evolution of a Killer" featurette. These featurettes were also included on an exclusive 2-disc edition, sold at Target stores in the U.S. and Future Shop stores in Canada. They contain the Unrated Widescreen Edition on Disc 1. A Blu-ray Disc (also called BDray) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Future Shop is a Canadian electronics retailer operating a total of 122 stores across all of Canadas provinces as of May 2007. ...


Soundtrack

Main article: Saw III soundtrack

Soundtrack for the film, Saw III. The album was released on October 24, 2006. ...

Unrated Edition

The Unrated version of Saw III differs from the theatrical in many ways. The first noticeable difference is that the opening scene is more violent. The shots of Eric's heel being broken are much closer, and more detail is shown. When Kerry is discussing Eric with Rigg, the scene is slightly extended, showing her commenting on how she can't sleep because of his disappearance. When Kerry's trap triggers, a frontal shot is shown of her ribs being torn from her torso, leaving her organs exposed. Flashes showcase her innards dropping to the floor. The next noticeable difference is during Danica's Freezer Trap. A few extra shots show Jeff slamming the door, trying to get out. During the Rack, Tim's limbs are shown much more, showcasing his skin tearing as the bone shatters out of his skin. The flashback fight scene between Amanda and Eric is also extended. Amanda is shown hearing Eric's cries for his son, and seems distressed. While maneuvering in the corridor, Eric sneaks up on her and the fight resumes from there. The last and most major difference is the film's ending. In the theatrical, once the montage of the victims passes by, Lynn's corpse is shown quickly, before cutting to Jeff screaming, then on Jigsaw's corpse, and finally cutting to black. In the unrated, during the montage the music slightly overlaps, skipping a couple of seconds forward, and then showing Lynn's mutilated head, zooming in on the gory details, and then slowly fading out to white. Surprisingly, the brain surgery scene was not altered. One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ...


The original theater version was also missing a soundtrack that was meant to play during the scene with Timothy Young in the Rack. The following is a list of characters who have appeared throughout the Saw series, either as main characters, victims of games, detectives, or others. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ...


Director's Cut

A Director's Cut of Saw III was released on October 23, 2007 to coincide with the theatrical release of Saw IV on October 26. Extras on the 2-disc set include:

  • Three new audio commentaries
    • 1. Writer Leigh Whannell
    • 2. Director Darren Lynn Bousman and actor J. LaRose
    • 3. Actors Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith
  • "Jigsaw's Plan" trivia game
  • "Filmmaker Favs"--favorite scenes/lines/details as chosen by the production crew
  • "Looking Tortured"--secrets behind selected make-up effects from the three movies
  • "Choose the Death"--commentary on 10 different traps
  • Music video: "Killer Inside--Messed Up World" (Hydrovibe featuring Shawnee Smith)
  • A clip of the first trap in Saw IV

This version of Saw III is the definitive one that Darren Lynn Bousman had originally intended (prior to being forced to edit the film seven times by the MPAA to achieve the R rating for the theatrical release), with a total running time of 120 minutes. A deleted scene reincorporated into this version of the film depicts a brutal catfight between Amanda (Shawnee Smith) and Lynn (Bahar Soomekh). In another added scene, Amanda appears to be having nightmares about kidnapping Adam before she finally decides to give him a mercy killing. This scene also reveals Jigsaw knew Amanda killed Adam. Also included is the original ending, which shows Jeff stumbling over to Lynn then screaming as the credits began. One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ... Shawnee Smith (b. ... Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress and environmental activist. ... Amanda Young is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Adam Faulkner was a fictional character from the Saw film series, portrayed by Saw writer and co-creator Leigh Whannell. ... The Jigsaw Killer is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ...


A clip posted on YouTube by someone who appears to have received the Director's Cut early showcases the new alternate ending. In this version, after Jeff slices John's throat with the power saw, John pulls out a tape, just like the theatrical version. However, he flatlines before he is able to play the tape, and Lynn's collar detonates, blowing her head apart as Jeff dives to avoid the spray of blood and brains. A rapid montage of Jigsaw's traps and villains then flashes by. When Jeff regains his senses, he stumbles over to Lynn's remains, muttering, "I'm gonna get us out of here now, okay? Your beautiful hair...your beautiful hair..." As he lies next to her and kisses her hand, he plays the tape that fell from John's hand. It is the same message as in the theatrical version,however it is said in a more threatening tone. As Jeff listens to the tape, and his daughter's predicament is revealed, he stands up slowly, face contorting with rage and sorrow. As the tape ends, Jeff screams, and the film cuts to black.


References

  1. ^ Hollywood Gothique: SAW IV - Darren Lynn Bousman Interview
  2. ^ IMDB Trivia Page
  3. ^ Video Clip
  4. ^ IGN: Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman. IGN. Retrieved on 2007-10-26.
  5. ^ (2007). Saw III [DVD]. Lions Gate Entertainment.
  6. ^ Film fans faint at Saw III show. BBC News. Retrieved on 2006-10-31.
  7. ^ a b c Saw III. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2006-10-29.

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Preceded by
The Prestige
Box office number-one films of 2006 (USA)
October 29, 2006
Succeeded by
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan


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Darren Lynn Bousman Saw III Filmkritik Rezension Kritik (1801 words)
SAW spielte geradezu obszön viel Geld ein, und so schoben die Macher eine flotte Fortsetzung hinterher, die als gut geölte Splattermaschine den Vorgänger zu toppen suchte, aber dank bekanntem Prinzip den Zuseher wieder in die Sicherheitszone zurückbrachte: Wir wußten, was uns der Film antun würde.
Saw 1 fand ich sehr schön, zwar überkonstruiert aber effektiv, daneben mit einem netten Spannungsbogen und der nötigen Härte.
Saw 3 ist das, was Hostel gern wäre: eine ultrabrutale Folterorgie die die niedrigsten Sinne anspricht.
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Saw III isn’t just by far the best film of the series, it’s one of the better horror movies of the year.
Hardcore Saw fans will be more than pleased with this film from its shocking beginning to its explosive ending.
Because of its efforts to make sense of the previous entries and even attempt an earnest parable about forgiveness, Saw III may be the best of the trilogy; hopefully, it'll encourage its makers to wrap the franchise on a relatively high note.
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