October 11, 2010
Until last night, I have never seen any of the Saw movies. What a shame! A quick plot if you haven't seen Saw. Two guys wake up, chained to pipes on opposite sides of an abandoned, filthy bathroom. In between is a dead man, face-down in blood. In each of their pockets is a cassette tape with instructions, thus unfolding a very creepy and intricate story. Cary Elwes (from The Crush) plays one of the captives, Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) makes an appearance as a detective, and 2 actors from the TV show Lost - Michael Emerson and Ken Leung. Now I gotta go out and get Saw 2!
Some interesting trivia from IMDB:
1. Saw was filmed in just 18 days.
2. The actors had no rehearsals. The 'rehearsal' takes are actual footage of the film.
3. Originally intended to be a straight-to-video release. After positive pre-screenings, it was given the go-ahead for theatrical release.