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Saw Movies

  1. Saw, released on October 29, 2004
  2. Saw II, released on October 28, 2005
  3. Saw III, released on October 27, 2006
  4. Saw IV, released on October 26, 2007
  5. Saw V, released on October 24, 2008
  6. Saw VI, released on October 23, 2009
  7. Saw 3D, released on October 29, 2010

Saw is a 2004 American independent horror film directed by James Wan. The screenplay, written by Leigh Whannell, is based on a story by Wan and Whannell. The film stars Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Whannell and Tobin Bell. It is the debut of Wan and Whannell and the first installment of the seven–part Saw film series.

The film’s story revolves around Adam (Whannell) and Lawrence (Elwes), two men who are chained in a dilapidated subterranean bathroom and are each given instructions via a microcassette recorder on how to escape. Adam is told he must escape the bathroom, while Lawrence is told to kill Adam before a certain time, or Lawrence’s family will die. Meanwhile, police detectives investigate and attempt to apprehend the mastermind behind the “game”.

The film series as a whole has received mixed to negative reviews by critics, but has been a financial success at the box office. While the films are often compared to Hostel and classified as torture porn by critics, the creators of Saw disagree with the term “torture porn”. Writer Luke Y. Thompson of OC Weekly argued that, unlike Hostel, the Saw films actually have less torture than most in the sense of sadism or masochism, as Jigsaw believes that those who survive his methods will be stronger people for it. He called him a kind of a (deranged) philanthropist.

Saw was first screened on January 19, 2004. Lionsgate picked up the rights and released the film in the United States and Canada on October 29, 2004. Critical responses were generally mixed and divided. Compared to its low budget, Saw performed very well at the box office, grossing more than $103 million worldwide and becoming, at the time, one of the most profitable horror films since 1996′s Scream. The success of the film prompted a green-light of a sequel soon after Saw’s opening weekend, which was released the following October.

Production

Film Director Writer(s) Producer(s) Cinematographer Editor Composer Production designer
Saw (2004) James Wan Story by James Wan & Leigh Whannell
Screenplay by Leigh Whannell
Mark Burg
Oren Koules
Gregg Hoffman
David A. Armstrong Kevin Greutert Charlie Clouser Julie Berghoff
Saw II (2005) Darren Lynn Bousman Leigh Whannell & Darren Lynn Bousman David Hackl
Saw III (2006) Story by James Wan & Leigh Whannell
Screenplay by Leigh Whannell
Saw IV (2007) Story by Thomas Fenton & Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan
Screenplay by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan
Saw V (2008) David Hackl Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan Anthony A. Ianni
Saw VI (2009) Kevin Greutert Andrew Coutts
Saw 3D (2010) Brian Gedge

Characters

Character Film
Saw Saw II Saw III Saw IV Saw V Saw VI Saw 3D
John Kramer/Jigsaw Tobin Bell
Amanda Young Shawnee Smith Shawnee Smith Shawnee Smith Shawnee Smith
Allison Kerry Dina Meyer Dina Meyer
Adam Stanheight Leigh Whannell Leigh Whannell Leigh Whannell Leigh Whannell
Lawrence Gordon Cary Elwes Cary Elwes Cary Elwes
Eric Matthews Donnie Wahlberg Donnie Wahlberg
Daniel Rigg Lyriq Bent Lyriq Bent
Mark Hoffman Costas Mandylor
Jill Tuck Betsy Russell
Jeff Denlon Angus Macfadyen Angus Macfadyen
Lynn Denlon Bahar Soomekh Bahar Soomekh
Peter Strahm Scott Patterson Scott Patterson
Lindsey Perez Athena Karkanis Athena Karkanis Athena Karkanis

Box office revenue

Film Release date Revenue Budget
United States
Canada
Other markets Worldwide
Saw October 29, 2004 $65,303,370 $56,695,965 $121,999,335 $1,200,000–1,400,000
Saw II October 28, 2005 $100,291,115 $69,950,938 $170,242,053 $4,600,000
Saw III October 27, 2006 $89,414,350 $94,313,972 $183,728,322 $11,200,000
Saw IV October 26, 2007 $68,351,472 $82,121,566 $150,473,038 $10,800,000
Saw V October 24, 2008 $59,606,215 $59,995,406 $119,601,621 $11,300,000
Saw VI October 23, 2009 $28,023,839 $41,024,227 $69,048,066 $11,100,000
Saw 3D October 29, 2010 $46,441,540 $91,887,301 $138,328,841 $17,300,000
Total $457,431,901 $495,989,375 $953,421,276 $67,700,000 estimated
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