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Saw III [Director's Cut] [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8488656
  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 27)

    Special Features


    • 16x9 widescreen director's cut version of the film
    • 5.1 DTS-ES audio
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX audio
    • Audio commentary with executive producer/co-writer Leigh Whannell
    • Audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman and actor J Larose
    • Exclusive villains audio commentary with actors Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Jigsaw's Plan - trivia game
    • Hydrovibe music video: "Killer Inside - Messed Up World" (Remix)
    • Choose the Death
    • Looking Tortured - Make-up FX How-To
    • Filmmaker Faves
    • Sneak peek: Saw IV - a look at the next Saw movie

    Synopsis


    Saw III
    Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is back, and this time he's concocted his deadliest set of traps yet in this gore-soaked sequel written by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, and directed by Saw II's Darren Lynn Bousman. Picking up directly where its predecessor left off, Saw III finds Jigsaw near death and fighting to stay alive for one final game. Determined to show his protégé, Amanda (Shawnee Smith), what it truly means to carry out his deadly game, the ailing Jigsaw instructs his apprentice to kidnap unsuspecting doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) in order to ensure that he survives long enough to see how his latest victim Jeff (Angus MacFadyen) fares when faced with the prospect of imminent death. As Lynn and Jeff both struggle to beat the clock and carry out their tasks before Jigsaw draws his final breath, a much larger plan begins to emerge that shows just how cunning the legendary killer can truly be. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tobin Bell
      Tobin Bell - Jigsaw, John
    • Shawnee Smith
      Shawnee Smith - Amanda
    • Angus MacFadyen
      Angus MacFadyen - Jeff Reinhart
    • Bahar Soomekh
      Bahar Soomekh - Dr. Lynn Denlon



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      and yes, there will be a lot of blood

      Posted
      frank12345

      Not being an avid fan of the first Saw and disliking a lot the second one, I nevertheless was very surprised in a good way about the third installment. Yes, it's utterly relentless and gory, I saw people covering their eyes with hands in a theater, even I winced a couple of times although I had seen many of the films alike. But what I liked the most here was not the brutal nature of Saw III (and it's quite important for the fans when a movie lives up to its R-rating, so that they can say money was spent wisely) and not even the intricate story-line that keeps you surprised and on the edge of your seat all the time. Not the final twist which was expected of course but surely you didn't know what it would be exactly. The main merit of the third part is that it doesn't appear to be a usual stupid sequel that lacks ideas, it brings some new sense into the series, glues all the three films together making a perfect trilogy out of it which now can be watched as a one big 5-hour film. There's plenty of flashbacks here that explain a lot from the second and even the first part, and some things become clear that were not in the ends of previous series. It really takes talent to make a movie that not just stands alone, but adds a lot to the other parts and completes them. Guys that were making it are true professionals and real maniacs :) And apart from being as it seems overly gory and graphic Saw III can boast of being rather thoughtful too. The evil genius of Jigsaw (and of the makers of the film) made the characters (and us along with them) think about rage and its manifestations, about revenge and people's insatiable urge to punish those who took their beloved ones. By quite simple examples inclusive of flesh-ripping, bone-crushing, joint-wresting etc. the killer himself shows us killing is bad. Those will survive who don't succumb to the desire of payback. Only forgiving can grant forgiveness for ourselves. And that's the rule for everyone, even for the evil manipulator's apprentice, and it can't be broken. Otherwise death awaits you as well as your victims. In this movie Jigsaw is seen not as an ordinary killer maniac, but as some kind of a teacher if you will. So this time his puzzles must be solved not only using strength, keen wit and will to live, but also by testing your own virtue and that's something new for this kind of flicks, don't you agree? I don't know what they will do with Saw IV, because the third part wrapped it all very nice making a perfectly neat structure of a trilogy. I'd leave it like that. You can top previous parts in respect of blood and guts, but it'll be pretty hard to keep the same level of thoughtfulness the third part established.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best in the series.

      Posted
      Signification

      "Saw III" is easily the best in the series. The film adds much more to the franchise's plot -- the flashbacks to the events from the first movie were brilliantly done. A nurse named Lynn (Bahar Soomekh) is kidnapped by Amanda (Shawnee Smith). Lynn has to keep Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) alive while another man, Jeff (Angus Macfadyen), completes a series of tests. Jeff's son was killed in a car accident and the drunk driver responsible got a very light sentence. The purpose of his test is to make him forgive and forget about what happened to his son. The director's cut adds even more violence than the unrated version, which itself was pretty gruesome. The rest of the additional seven minutes are made up mostly of two scenes -- Amanda seeing Adam's ghost and a fight between Lynn and Amanda. Both of these scenes add to the film. There is also an alternate ending, which goes on longer and is much more unsettling. The special features are disappointing. Aside from the commentaries, there are featurettes on traps from the first three films. There's also a how-to about dressing up as characters for Halloween and a preview of the first trap from "Saw IV." Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Least Fave of the 4

      Posted
      fiddler

      The Saw movies, the 4 of them, come together. Once you start the series, you have to finish them. That is why I watched this movie and continued on to Saw IV eventhough I was disappointed with this one. Saw III didn't have the suspenseful thrill like the first, second, or fourth one. There were a few unique but bloody scenes like the open brain surgery...but the blood outdid the story in this one. What kept me a Saw fan was not the gore but the story behind it, and I thought the third one had a strange story. We all thought by the end of Saw II Jigsaw was to die, but Saw III is about keeping Jigsaw alive. Even in his deathbed, he has all these carefully thought out, intricate plans that makes one wonder HOW? and WHY? How psycho is this guy? It could have been worse, but it could have been better also. Watch it if you keep up with the Saw movies, otherwise, I think it's also okay to just watch the first two and be completely satisfied. You need this one for Saw IV though.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      revenge or forgiveness, you decide

      Posted
      Tony1980

      This would've been a perfect ending to the series, if they hadn't had so much more to tell, but this series hasn't bored me yet. Jigsaw has vanished and is dying while his apprentice is learning how to help him. Meanwhile, 2 new test subjects have been claimed, one who's obsessed on revenge for something that becomes clear as the movie progresses, while the other is forced to help Jigsaw stay alive until the test is complete. Jigsaw is trying to teach him to forgive the wrongdoers in his life, this storyline, really made me admire the concept of the series. Wanting revenge over being able to forgive is something that anyone can relate to, including me, even though I'm not the vengeful type myself. If you enjoyed the first two, you should enjoy this one too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      And the game continues

      Posted
      ScrapQueen

      I happen to like the sequels of Saw. I like the fact that there are new and interesting ways to kill off the victims but that they somehow link back to what happened in the last two movies. It makes me really pay attention so that I can put the puzzle together. Even though the movies have a high level of gore, the plot allows me to look past the blood and focus on the unique and intricate machines and devices used to test the characters. It amazes me that even though there are so many sequels, the director keeps me guessing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Here's where it should've stopped

      Posted
      Gorkous

      This is where the series should've ended. It's not the best of the first three, but the ending leaves you satisfied and when you see how it ends, you just don't think they could make more in the way that still makes them relevent to the point of what made Jigsaw a unique villian. The acting from the female "hero" of the film feels wooden, but other than that, not bad. If you've seen the past movies, you pretty much know what you're in for with gore, but the movie gives a nice twist at the end that makes me enjoy it more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      'I want to play a game!'

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      My wife and I love these movies, they just get better and better. This third installment ties right in with the first two. Don't think of this as a sequel, these movies are really just one big movie seperated into segments. Don't skip one or you'll probably be confused. Plus, always make sure you get the unrated director's cuts, you don't want to miss anything. I highly recommend this one, along with the others!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great saw movie

      Posted
      mash4077

      The main merit of the third part is that it doesn't appear to be a usual stupid sequel that lacks ideas, it brings some new sense into the series, glues all the three films together making a perfect trilogy out of it which now can be watched as a one big 5-hour film. There's plenty of flashbacks here that explain a lot from the second and even the first part, and some things become clear that were not in the ends of previous series.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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