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 be…  See more details below

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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 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:
01/23/2007
UPC:
0031398203452
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:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
60,878

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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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1080p high definition; 16x9 widescreen version; DTS HD audio; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX audio; English and Spanish subtitles; Audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman, production designer David Hackl and editor Kevin Greutert; Audio commentary with executive producer James Wan and writer/executive producer Leigh Whannell; The Scott Tibbs documentary; "The Story Behind the Story" - Find out what events led to the inspiration of the film Saw; Gregg Hoffman: In Memoriam: Tribute to Producer Gregg Hoffman; Special features presented in high definition resolution

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Saw II 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
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I saw this movie in the theater and I really enjoyed it! It is in my opinion way better that the first Saw. It keeps you guessing the whole movie and just when you think you have it figured out, another twist develops and you're wrong again. I really loved it and look forward to adding the DVD to my collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my god! i cant tell anyone how good this movie was. One of top 5 movies of 2005. Has better, more surprising. If you don't like the 1st one, you'll probably like this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
......but I didn't like the ending. Oh well, this movie is still a good horror flick for those of you that like gore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Saw II is absoulutely the best horror movie. The movie just keeps you guessing. If your a fan of the first one, you have to see this flick.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had just recently checked out saw 2. WOW. The twists and plots were outstanding It totally blew me away. But with all films of the horror genre alot of the times things become a bit too predictable. As much as I was impressed I was also...well you get the point. I would like to see a film where I would be things would'nt be so ...well predictable. I've seen tons of horror movies and can say without argument that Saw 2 is probably one of the best. Ever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was better than the first one. I love the games Jigsaw leaves for his victims to play. I also liked how he had more than two people in this movie. Everyone who likes horror movies should see this movie! Make your choice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first one duh the best, didn't like this one much it had its moments. I kinda already knew what was going to happen with one of the characters but hey you weren't sure at the same time. It continues from where the first left off and once again pits more unsuspecting people that are link together and yet must play a "game."
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Saw" was one of those brilliant masterpieces that didn't need a sequel "like "A Nightmare on Elm Street"", but that doesn't mean that this movie isn't worth watching. "Saw II" features a very complex perdicament for the eight protagonist while concurrently providing backstory for Jigsaw straight from the man himself, and both plot devices, while genius, could have used some work. The characters locked in the sarin-filled house, for one, needed some fleshing out, and less time should have been spent on Jigsaw's borderline-emo prattling and more on the traps. Which leads me to my positive points: the traps of this movie were all chillingly cunning. From the complex opening one "ouch!" to the simple "nothing really beats fear of fire or needles", the few minutes of horror scattered throughout are top-rate. The acting was better than that of its predecessor, and the twist ending comes very close to rivalling "Saw"'s. One other complaint was that the structure was too complicated, with characters falling victim other characters' traps. A little simplicity would have helped, just have everybody die in their own traps and call it a movie. "Saw II" is still a good follow-up, though, and I recommend watching it, even if you agree that the original would be better as a stand-alone.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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