Saw (UMD for PSP)

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Product Overview

With a dead body laying between them, two men (Leigh Whannell and Carl Elwes) wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw" by the police because of his unusual calling card.

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer is abducting morally wayward people and forcing them to play horrific games for their own survival. Faced with impossible choices, each victim must struggle to win back his or her life, or else die trying...

What is UMDTM?
UMD, Universal Media Disc, is a brand-new and groundbreaking optical storage medium, designed for the high speed and efficient delivery of digital entertainment content that can store up to 1.8 GB of digital data on a 60mm disc -- or an entire feature film on a single UMD video. All UMD DVDs are produced in Widescreen and encoded using advanced AVC compression. UMD for PSP will play on the new PlayStation Portable handheld entertainment system.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 60 mm
  • Maximum Capacity: 1.8GB (Single-sided, dual layer)
  • Laser wavelength: 660nm (Red laser)
  • Specifications

    Studio Lions Gate
    SKU 40713852
    UPC 031398179122
    UPC 14 00031398179122
    Release Date 6/7/2005
    Rating Rating
    Keywords
    Cops
    Detectives
    Murder
    Serial Killers
    Theatrical Release
    Thriller
    Editors Note
    Note Be prepared to be scared. James Wan's directorial debut, written by and starring Leigh Whannell, is a violent, bloody, psychologically exhausting and exhilarating exercise in terror. Adam (Whannell) and Dr. Gordon (Cary Elwes) are chained in a vile, disgusting bathroom, separated by a bloody corpse holding a gun and a tape recorder. They are each given a saw--the only obvious way out is to cut one of their feet off. A serial killer who specializes in torturing morally bereft strangers is playing a game with them: Gordon has less than eight hours to kill Adam or else the doctor's wife (Monica Potter) and daughter (Mackenzie Vega) will be murdered. As the two men engage in a battle of wits, alternately trying to help each other and secretly attempting to win the game, a series of flashbacks reveals the history of the madman and the pair of detectives (Danny Glover and Ken Leung) handling the case. Some of the torture scenes are excruciatingly horrible and hard to watch, a real treat for fans of the genre. Inspired by the work of David Lynch (BLUE VELVET, TWIN PEAKS) and Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, INFERNO), Wan has created a scintillating suspense thriller that will have audiences continually shocked, repelled, frightened, and surprised, right up to the very last second (which Whannell has said was influenced by the endings of such films as THE USUAL SUSPECTS and THE SIXTH SENSE). The accompanying heavy metal soundtrack is appropriately scary as well.
    Reviews
    New York Times "[SAW] does a better-than-average job of conveying the panic and helplessness of men terrorized by a sadist in a degrading environment..." 10/29/2004 p.E24
    Entertainment Weekly "SAW is a gristle-cut B psycho thriller that would like to tap the sickest corners of your imagination." 11/05/2004 p.58-9
    Sight and Sound "SAW is gripping exploitation, laughing off claims to seriousness while giving its audience a more pungent ride than recent mainstream offerings." 12/01/2004 p.62-3
    Rolling Stone "Utterly nihilistic and relentlessly tense, SAW is a must for horror freaks." 02/24/2005 p.77,Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "First-time director James Wan and screenwriter Whannell have a way with splatter. Better duck." 12/01/2005 p.98
    Directors
    James Wan
    Actors
    Danny Glover
    Leigh Whannell
    Monica Potter
    Cary Elwes
    Cast & Crew
    Danny Glover - Star
    Leigh Whannell - Star
    Ken Leung - Star
    Monica Potter - Star
    Cary Elwes - Star
    Dina Meyer - Star
    Shawnee Smith - Star
    Ned Bellamy - Star
    Jennifer Soulages - Costume Designer
    Kevin Greutert - Editor
    Leigh Whannell - Screenwriter
    Mark Burg - Producer
    Julie Berghoff - Production Designer
    Oren Koules - Producer
    Charlie Clouser - Composer
    David A. Armstrong - Director of Photography
    James Wan - Director
    Technical Info
    Original Release Date 2004
    Catalog ID 17912
    UPC 00031398179122
    Number of Discs 1
    Running Time 100 minutes
    Color Color
    Original Language English
    Available Audio Tracks English
    Aspect Ratio
    Widescreen  1.85:1
    Reviews
    ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
    Review Saw is for hard-gore horror aficionados only. To appreciate Saw in its full gory, you have to
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    Reviewer James Berardinelli
    ReviewRating 6
    ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
    Review "Saw" is an efficiently made thriller, cheerfully gruesome, and finally not quite worth the ordeal i
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    Reviewer Roger Ebert
    ReviewRating 6
    Features
    Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital Stereo, English, Spanish Subtitled
    Product Attributes
    Video Format DVD
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