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2.0 out of 5 stars A 6-Disc Disappointment, June 28, 2008
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This review is from: The Saw Trilogy (Saw/ Saw II/ Saw III) (DVD)
Don't let my two-star rating mislead you - I think the Saw films themselves are terrific. This set, on the other hand, is not. Prior to purchasing, I already owned the three films in their bare-bones fullscreen incarnations. I bought this hoping to get a slew of unique and interesting bonus features and documentaries, and what I got was neither unique or by any definition a slew. Let me use Saw II as an example. In my one-disc FS edition, there is an audio commentary track and approximately 1 hour of behind the scenes, storyboard sequences, and the like. In this "special edition" version, there are two commentaries and about 1 1/2 hours of documentaries. That's right, they used an extra disc to include almost the same amount of content. Even this I could overlook, being a hound for all the content I can get. What really sends this set down the tubes is the quality of the content. All of the content on these discs is pure film school, talking about the roles of the producers, and the DP, etc. The content that makes the Saw films unique - the propwork, the traps, and the real meat of the story itself, is nigh completely absent. My old edition, on the other hand, focused almost exclusively on these unique hooks. Every DVD has content on the moviemaking industry, but only Saw can have content on its own unique style. This box set fails utterly to deliver that. The less than 5 minutes of extra footage in each film for the "Directors Cut" offers nothing more than a few extra shots of gore in scenes that are already present. I bought this used for $20, and I still am unsure as to whether it was worth it. The $33 that amazon charges is inflated, and the sticker price of $50 is outrageous. In summation, only buy this if you are a rabid Saw collector - but if you are, you already own the two-disc sets that this box contains.
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