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Blood and guts galore.


(Extreme Edition) (Cert 18, 91 mins, Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK Ltd, Horror/Thriller, also available to buy DVD pounds 19.99/Saw DVD Gorology pounds 44.99/Blu-ray pounds 24.99) Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Julie Benz, Meagan Good, Greg Bryk, Carlo Rota, Laura Gordon.


Diabolical killer Jigsaw (Bell) continues reign of terror in the fifth installment of the horror franchise, full of more devilish booby traps and gruesome deaths worthy of that 18 certificate. At the end of the fourth film, Detective Hoffman (Mandylor) outwitted FBI profiler Strahm (Patterson) to continue Jigsaw's grotesque plan. In Saw V, Hoffman revels in the applause of his colleagues for apparently outwitting Jigsaw, successfully concealing his involvement in the carnage.

When this secret is threatened, Hoffman is forced to go on the offensive, targeting all of the loose ends including Strahm. Meanwhile Jigsaw's embittered ex-wife Jill (Russell), who is guardian to all of the killer's secrets, receives a message from beyond the grave and five apparent strangers - Ashley (Gordon), Brit (Benz), Charles (Rota), Luba (Good) and Mallick (Bryk) - find themselves at the mercy of yet more diabolical inventions designed to severe their extremities.

DVD Extras: Director, first assistant director, producers and executive producers commentaries.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 6, 2009
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