Saw II

Saw II

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Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Cast: Darren Lynn Bousman, Donnie Wahlberg, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith

     
 

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Jigsaw, the diabolical criminal who captured the imagination of horror fans in the 2004 hit Saw, returns in this equally bloody sequel. Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) is a police detective who, after discovering the aftermath of a particularly gruesome murder, is convinced that Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is up to his ugly tricks again. Matthews' hunch turns out to beSee more details below

Overview

Jigsaw, the diabolical criminal who captured the imagination of horror fans in the 2004 hit Saw, returns in this equally bloody sequel. Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) is a police detective who, after discovering the aftermath of a particularly gruesome murder, is convinced that Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is up to his ugly tricks again. Matthews' hunch turns out to be correct, but the master criminal proves to be disconcertingly easy to capture. As it happens, Jigsaw is eager to be put behind bars in order to throw the authorities off his trail as he once again punishes people who in his eyes have transgressed the boundaries of acceptable moral behavior. But instead of trapping two people in a filthy dungeon where they must engage in a terrible contest in order to win their freedom, eight people have been locked away by Jigsaw, and they must torture their bodies and minds to achieve the terrible justice Jigsaw seeks. Saw II was written by Leigh Whannell, who also scripted the first film.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
The quick-turnaround sequel that could, Saw II murders its way to the screen with all the blood and mind-numbing twists that made the first one such a curious hit. With its spastic editing and gore-shop grime, the follow-up certainly nails the same hyperkinetic rust-colored nightmare of its predecessor, but it also shares the same gimmicky attitude that mired it as well. This time there are more twists than you can shake a stick at, with a higher number of dime-bag idiots bickering their way through its deadly and convoluted maze. When it comes down to it, though, Saw II might be a slightly better film. It is more of the same no matter how you look at it, but at least the finale isn't as much of an implausible mess. And yes, it does deliver one of the best cringe-inducing hypodermic needle freak-outs of the year, which has to amount to something. Still, there's nothing much else to really crow about with this flashy slice of gruesome entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/2006
UPC:
0031398188599
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
67,076

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman and actors Donnie Wahlberg and Beverly Mitchell; Jigsaw's game; "Bits and Pieces" - the props of Saw II; The traps of Saw II; Storyboards and conceptual art gallery; English and Spanish subtitles; English closed captions; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donnie Wahlberg Eric Matthews
Tobin Bell John/Jigsaw
Shawnee Smith Amanda
Franky G. Xavier
Glenn Plummer Jonas
Dina Meyer Kerry
Emmanuelle Vaugier Addison
Beverley Mitchell Laura
Erik Knudsen Daniel Matthews
Tim Burd Obi
Lyriq Bent Rigg
Naomi Jenkins Michael
Tony Nappo Gus
Kelly Jones Swat Member Pete
Kelly Jones Swat Member Pete
Vincent Rother Swat Member Joe
Linette Robinson Mother in Cancer Ward
Gretchen Helbig Nurse in Cancer Ward
Kofi Payton Boy in Cancer Ward
John Fallon Video Techie
Ho Chow Security Officer
Conrad Coates Additional Voice Talent
James Gallanders Additional Voice Talent
Sam Malkin Additional Voice Talent
Robin Ward Additional Voice Talent

Technical Credits
Darren Lynn Bousman Director,Screenwriter
David Armstrong Cinematographer
Patrick Baxter Makeup
Dave Bene Asst. Director
Peter Block Executive Producer
Michele Brady Art Director
Roberta Bratti Production Manager
Gary Brown Production Manager
Mark Burg Producer
Social Capital Musical Direction/Supervision
Charlie Clouser Score Composer
Jason Constantine Executive Producer
Greg Copeland Co-producer,Production Manager
Deirdre Dodds Set Decoration/Design
Wade Eastwood Stunts
Tim Good Special Effects Supervisor
Kevin Greutert Editor
David Hackl Production Designer
Daniel Jason Heffner Co-producer
Gregg Hoffman Producer
Brian Jagersky Stunts
Alex Kavanagh Costumes/Costume Designer
Oren Koules Executive Producer
Amy Lippens Casting
Brent McGillivray Set Decoration/Design
Darren Michael McGuire Stunts
Jonathan McHugh Musical Direction/Supervision
Samara Melanson Executive Producer
Jonathan Miller Musical Direction/Supervision
Neil Morrill Makeup
Jonathan Platt Musical Direction/Supervision
Alison Reid Stunts
Carrie Richardson Production Manager
Elizabeth Scherberger Asst. Director
John Stoneham Stunts
Stacey Testro Executive Producer
Dave Van Zeyl Stunts
James Wan Executive Producer
James Whannell Executive Producer
Leigh Whannell Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Kit Whitmore Camera Operator

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Saw II
1. Main Titles/Death Mask [4:41]
2. Jigsaw's Pattern [4:23]
3. Hwe Asked for You [2:14]
4. Is This Close Enough? [4:03]
5. Oh Yes, There Will Be Blood [2:50]
6. Let the Game Begin [6:22]
7. It's Not a Fortress [4:58]
8. The Survival Instinct [5:25]
9. You Did This! [7:14]
10. The Knowledge of Death [4:27]
11. Why Did He Pick You? [3:07]
12. Needle in a Haystack [6:12]
13. They Remember You [3:09]
14. Head Trauma [3:43]
15. X Marks the Spot [2:17]
16. Help Me! [1:49]
17. Location Lock [3:22]
18. I Cannot See You [4:37]
19. Self Mutilation [3:03]
20. The Cure for Death [3:07]
21. End Titles [5:48]

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