Saw II (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.0
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Donnie Wahlberg Eric Mathews
Shawnee Smith Amanda
Tobin Bell Jigsaw
Franky G Xavier
Glenn Plummer Jonas
Dina Meyer Kerry
Emmanuelle Vaugier Addison
Beverley Mitchell Laura
Erik Knudsen Daniel
Tim Burd Obi (as Timothy Burd)
Beverly Mitchell
Saw II brings back many features of the original Saw: elaborate sadistic scenarios designed to "test" the victims' will to live; Tobin Bell as the Machiavellian (yet doomed) serial killer Jigsaw; Shawnee Smith as Amanda, a survivor of one of Jigsaw's "games", forced to play again; Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), whose role as a detective is considerably expanded; and the stunningly godawful dialogue of screenwriter Leigh Whannel. The set-up this time is even more preposterous than before, as a rough-and-tumble cop named Eric (Donnie Whalberg, Band of Brothers) watches, on video monitors, his son trapped in a house filled with nerve gas and a handful of other victims, all of whom are mysteriously connected. Eric has captured Jigsaw, but the implacable killer refuses to reveal where the cop's son is being held... unless Eric will play by Jigsaw's rules. Fans of Saw will love Saw II, as the tortures are more gruesome than before; viewers who found Saw either detestable or laughable won't like Saw II either, as the characters rarely behave like actual people (even when a moment's explanation would solve a conflict, no one bothers to communicate, even though their lives are on the line). It's a festival of body fluids, agonized grimaces, and shrieks of pain--and if that's your thing, this is your movie. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Horror; Mystery; Thriller
Director Darren Lynn Bousman
Producer Mark Burg; Gregg Hoffman
Writer Darren Lynn Bousman; Leigh Whannell
Studio Lion's Gate
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 92 mins
Movie Release Date 10/28/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 585
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2/10/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 031398188599
Release Date 2/14/2006
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: DD-EX 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman, and Actors Donnie Wahlberg and Beverley Mitchell
Jigsaw's Game
Bits and Pieces: The Props of Saw II
The Traps of Saw II
Storyboards and Conceptual Art Gallery
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