DVD - 2005
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"Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer is abducting morally wayward people and forcing them to play horrifric games for their own survival. Faced with impossible choices, each victim must struggle to win back his or her life, or else die trying."--Container.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment : distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2005]
Branch Call Number: DVD SAW Hor
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : Dolby Surround sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Oct 22, 2019

Killer John Kramer thinks that he is in charge of peoples' lives, in this movie John Kramer kidnaps 2 people that are supposedly strangers but they were not really, each of the 2 strangers both had secrets.
Saw has a reputation across the world as being extremely gory. The first Saw is very low-budget, so you see quite a bit of blood, but there are few shots of direct violence. This movie will be fine for any teen that plays M rated video games, or has seen R rated violent movies before. The positive element to Saw 1 is that it will make you think. It's not a believable great movie, but it does show what humans are capable of. Young viewers should also understand this is an extreme fable, and not to be mistaken for reality. The thing I did not like about this movie is probably the gruesome blood and violence, which can really affect you in my opinion.
This movie should be for teens 14+ for bloody violence, and strong language.
@vrock of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Oct 09, 2019

Pretty good horror film. I'd recommend it if you're into horror flicks.

Jan 03, 2017

As far as Hollywood horror movies go - Saw (released in 2004) is such a dismal, little "nose-picker" that it makes The Blair Witch Project look worthy of an Oscar by comparison.

Saw is so inexplicably anal in its focus (it was filmed mainly within the unbearable confines of a filthy lavatory, which included a toilet brimming over with rotting feces) that it makes The 6th Sense make sense.

It's so obvious that the makers of Saw were deliberately trying way, way too hard to surpass all other twisted serial-killer movies with this one. I really can't believe that there are, indeed, 6 horrendous sequels to Saw. Each one is clearly intended to out-do its predecessor in the depravity and gore department by leaps and bounds.

Personally, I don't get the Saw character's approach to teaching people how to "appreciate" life at all.

First off, what the hell is it to him that people don't appreciate life the way he thinks they ought to? They didn't appear to be hurting others anywhere near to the way that Saw hurt people.

It looked to me like Saw viewed himself as being some kind of a "Saviour" who must rescue our wayward society. And, Saw must bring all citizens to salvation through the use of brute-force, torture, humiliation and murder.

Hello? - Is this the new, cure-all, psycho-therapy for the reckless, life-scoffing, brats of Generation-X?.... I mean, does one really, truly "appreciate" life after a session of psychotic-brutality with Saw?

(If you must find out - Watch this movie at your own risk)

Oct 26, 2016

Clunky B-budget movie has some MAJOR flaws, however, it is still a brilliant, smart, frightening, intense and thought provoking movie that horror fans and thriller fans alike should find entertaining.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 22, 2012

THE ADVENTURES OF HOMETHEATER!!! On sound alone i fell in love with this film. The DTS 6.1 version is breathtaking. Giving you some of the best 360 degree of sounds i have heard from a horror movie. It's "Sound Freak" approved. My first time watching this with my friend was one of the best experiences i've had scaring her. Using video of a weird looking puppet to deliver messages of doom to his victums, that are trapped by his unique devices, we both thought was original. Some of the scenes were scary and gross to my friend. I thought they were cool. But what made my friend jump out of her seat and spill soda all over my futon was the sound. This movie is filled with screams,puppet laughter and all sorts of weirds sounds that makes this so much fun to listen to and look at. I like the bad guy and the ending. I give this movie 5 stars!!! For EXCELLENT sound, scary looking puppet and original killing devices. Plus the bad guy had a heart. Barbeque rib tips, large french fries, white rice, dumpling with soy sauce, and ginger ale.

Apr 04, 2011

I'm not a huge fan of this series, but I would recommend this movie to any and all horror fans. There is tons of gory violence, and bad acting. Just what you would expect from this type of movie.

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Apr 15, 2019

ivanotomasi thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Jan 29, 2014

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Oct 05, 2012

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Apr 04, 2011

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Apr 04, 2011

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Apr 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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Apr 04, 2011

With a dead body laying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.


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Apr 04, 2011

Adam: I don't give a crap if you covered yourself in peanut butter and had a 15 hooker gang bang!

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