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Saw V [WS] [Unrated] [Director's Cut] [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9146417
  • Release Date: 01/20/2009
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 22)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary with director David Hackl and first assistant director Steve Webb
    • Audio commentary with producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg and executive producers Peter Block and Jason Constantine
    • The pendulum trap
    • The cube trap
    • The coffin trap
    • The fatal five
    • Slicing the Cube: editing the cube trap
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned


    Saw V
    Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) might be dead, but his traps live on in this fifth Saw entry, which finds the series' production designer David Hackl at the helm for his debut directing gig. Costas Mandylor reprises his role as Hoffman, the detective whose involvement in the string of grisly murders turns out to be more than meets the eye. Picking up where the fourth entry left off, Hoffman is revealed to be a hidden accomplice in Jigsaw's grisly games of death, which look to be continued by the lawman. The plot bounces back and forth from the beginning of their relationship to the present, as Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) delves farther into the case. Also in the cast are Dexter's Julie Benz and One Missed Call's Meagan Good as victims of another one of Jigsaw's lessons in morality. Saw IV scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan return to pen the screenplay for the Twisted Pictures/Lionsgate co-production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Tobin Bell
      Tobin Bell - Jigsaw/John
    • Julie Benz
      Julie Benz - Brit
    • Meagan Good
      Meagan Good - Luba
    • Costas Mandylor
      Costas Mandylor - Hoffman
    • Scott Patterson
      Scott Patterson - Agent Straum

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      'I want to play a game!'


      My wife and I love these movies, we can't get enough. Even without Tobin Bell (John Cramer a.k.a. Jigsaw) the game continues. I love these movies because it's not just a bunch of senseless killing and torture, there's a moral to all of it. However, this wasn't the best of the series (in my opinion), but still good enough for 5 stars. It just seemed really short to me. Don't think of these movies as sequels, this is really just one big movie seperated into segments. If you skip one, you may be a little confused. My only complaint with this one is that they say, 'You won't believe how it ends.' We now know differently. Not only did it end openended like the other ones, but there's a sixth one coming out soon. Up till now, they've done well with keeping the story continuous. Don't say it's ending, when you know you're making another one. That puts you in the same category as Halloween or Friday the 13th, where the villain keeps dying then is miraculously alive again in the sequel. Don't get me wrong, the Saw movies are nothing like those simple plot slasher films, they're much more indepth. I just thought that saying it's the end when it's not is misleading. Otherwise, this and the other Saw movies are a must own for any true horror collector. I highly recommend the entire set! Plus, always make sure you get the unrated director's cuts, you don't want to miss anything.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great sequel, but was it the best sequel?


      When I started to watch the series I was amazed at the idea of a man creating these sick and twisted traps for his own amusement. Sure, things like this are cruel, but it's the message being conveyed that makes this story (that takes 6 movies) unique from all the rest. Life is important. Don't abuse it and don't abuse someone else's. It's an obvious message, but think about it when you view the films. ----Anyway---- *Positives This particular film was great. It satisfied me in every way bringing on new traps and new mysteries. It really made me think a lot. The gore is all too realistic and it makes you wanting more and more. And there's this really irritating person in the film (won't spoil it) who I am glad died. *Negatives We're left wanting for more meaning there wasn't enough. The film in my opinion is too short. The plot seems to fly by and worst of all..... I was able to guess how it ended. Normally I can't. *OVERALL The film is great to watch if you're a horror/violent film fan (but don't think of it as just a GORE fest). The film receives an 9 out of 10 from me. I put four stars because a five for me was too ignorant. This is my favorite series, but I wanted to make it as unbiased as I could.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Only will please die-hard Saw fans


      This is by far the weakest of the saw films. While it does have the gore, traps, puzzles, and twists it is by far superior to it's predecessors. However, that does not mean that it isn't enjoyable. It does tie in many things from previous movies but however presents many questions that of course will be answered (hopefully) in Saw VI. At times I found this to be annoying because they're starting to drag this franchise through the mud. If you have been a fan of the franchise and started to lose interest after you watched Saw 4 (or 3), chances are this movie won't win you back over. If anything it'll leave a more sour taste in your mouth. I would consider myself a diehard fan and for the most part I was considered let down by this film. Especially after the overhyped "You won't believe how it ends!" tag-line. In theory, one might argue that this is correct because I couldn't believe how it ended. I was shocked in the fact that the ending was by far the easiest to predict and the "twist" was by far the worst of the series. If your patience has run out for this franchise, save yourself the money and skip on Saw V. If your a die hard fan add it to your collection (as I probably will when the price goes down) but don't expect to be blown away.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another FANTASTIC Saw film!


      I saw Saw 5 in the theater and I was really happy I went to see it. I've been a fan since the original came out and they are all really tremendous movies. You know, it's not about the amount of gore or lack thereof, no; it's about a good storyline which I feel that the entire Saw line possesses. Without revealing anything too in depth about the film (Don't want to ruin it for people who haven't seen it) I can tell you that this Saw does a good job of tying the first two Saws together. We are finding out more and more about Jigsaw and how the traps are done and what went into them. Any Saw fan will love this movie and I for one cannot wait to add it to my DVD collection. If you didn't like Saw 1 or the fact that there is gore then you will not like this movie either. It isn't gore just for gore's sake ... it really contributes to the storyline and if you look deeper and realize why these people are in the traps and why Jigsaw does what he does then you will realize that there really is more to Saw then just blood and gore!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just keeps getting better.


      Many say that the "Saw" movie franchise has long since worn out its welcome, but I say that I can't wait to see more. "Saw V" picks up where "IV" left off and delves us deeper and deeper into the world of Jigsaw and his proteges. The series started off very claustrophobic and each movie has gotten larger scope while still sticking to the enclosed world of "Saw". More traps and more flashbacks as well as new games to be played. Lovers of the previous movies will be pleasantly surprised by the job of production designer David Hackl changing to director for the fifth and the upcoming sixth installments of the series. It's nice to have a new perspective on the movies from someone who has been there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Important piece of the series


      A lot of people think the Saw films got worse as they went along, but that is SO far from the truth. The Saw films got more in-depth as they went along. This film explores the relationship beginnings of John and is a great 'beginning' as shown in the flashbacks...they allude to Dr Gordon and Det Tapp from the first film and that is just a part of what's great with their "humble" beginnings. The last trap is arguably the hardest one to watch out of the entire's built up so well, and looks to be the most painful. Bravo to Julie Benz and Tobin Bell for bringing this film to life!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Movie


      This movie was amazing. I am a very big Saw fan. And for those who have seen the 4th saw movie and have no clue what happened or are very confused this moive pieces the majority of it together. This movie starts piecing together all the movies and it just leaves you amazed. By far the most important saw movie that has been made. If you seen the 4th movie an refuse to see this movie because the other one was confusing II think you should see this one because you will start to understand the 4th movie. Great movie. The ending is amazing also.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The plot continues to thicken


      Darren Lynn Bousman has been replaced by David Hackl as director-minor flaw. Jigsaw's apprentice is continuing his work, along with wrapping things up from previous parts, even though this isn't 'the end' . For those who made it this far in the series, Det. Hoffman is NO Jigsaw, but he does an okay replacement. Personally, I wish Darren Bousmann could've directed two thru six, but David Hackl and Kevin Greutert do a nice job as directors, I do hope Darren and Leigh return for parts 7 and possibly eight. This series, so far makes SCREAM look tame though, although obviously it's been more successful thus far.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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