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The box set DVD case containing the first five Saw films entitled "Saw Goreology". The box holds the images of both Billy the Puppet as well as a partial tape player.
The Saw series has seen releases on several different forms of media.

Saw is an American horror film series created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell and distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment and Twisted Pictures. The films take place in a fictional universe that revolves around a serial killer, dubbed The Jigsaw Killer, who captures victims who he believes do not appreciate their life and puts them into traps to test their survival instinct. While starting as a film series, Saw has evolved to encompass numerous media forms including video games and comics as well as mazes and a roller coaster. According to The New York Times, including international sales and revenue from DVDs, television and merchandise, the Saw series has taken in more than $1 billion, making it one of the highest-grossing horror franchises in history.[1] This comprises over 28 million DVDs sold and $665 million worth of ticket sales for the first five films alone, along with various other merchandise.[2]

The series debuted on October 29, 2004 with Saw. The film was met with much financial success,[3] which allowed the sequel, Saw II, to be created and released a year later. Subsequent sequels were released a year after the previous film, all on the Friday before Halloween. As of 2009, six films have been made in the franchise, with a seventh installment, Saw VII, planned to be released in 2010 and the first shot entirely in 3D.[4] The success of the films has inspired such products as Saw: The Video Game, which was published by Konami in 2009 and released alongside the sixth film.[5] Other products include a comic book, Saw: Rebirth, which was released alongside the second film.[6] Future products and follow-ups to current products are in production, such as a second maze in Thorpe Park as well as Saw VII.[4][7]

Contents

Films

Main films


Original release dates:
October 29, 2004 – Theatrical release[8]
February 15, 2005 – DVD[9]
October 18, 2005 – Uncut Edition DVD[10]
January 26, 2010 – DVD (Saw VI bundle)[11]
Notes:
  • The full film made from the script of the 2003 short film.
  • Originally intended for a direct-to-video release but was released theatrically instead.
  • Re-released with DVD and Blu-ray copies of Saw VI
  • The only full film in the series to be directed by creator James Wan.



Original release dates:
October 28, 2005 – Theatrical release[12]
February 14, 2006 – DVD[13]
October 24, 2006 – Special Edition DVD[14]
Notes:
  • The first sequel film made for the franchise.
  • The first film featuring Amanda Young as Jigsaw's apprentice.
  • The film holds the highest domestic gross for any Saw film with $87 million.[15][16]
  • The first film in the series to be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.



Original release dates:
October 27, 2006 – Theatrical release[17]
January 23, 2007 – DVD[18]
October 23, 2007 – Director's Cut DVD[19]
Notes:
  • III holds the highest worldwide gross for any Saw film with just under $165 million.[16][20]



Original release dates:
October 25, 2007 – Theatrical release[21]
January 22, 2008 – DVD[22]
Notes:
  • The first film featuring Mark Hoffman as Jigsaw's apprentice.
  • The last film in the series to be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.



Original release dates:
October 24, 2008 – Theatrical release[23]
January 20, 2009 – DVD[24]
Notes:
  • The film currently holds the lowest cumulative reviews of all the films.[25]
  • The only film in the series to be directed by David Hackl.



Original release dates:
October 23, 2009 – Theatrical release[26]
January 26, 2010 – DVD/Blu-ray[11]
Notes:
  • Currently holds the lowest theatrical grosses both domestically and internationally for any Saw film with approximately $57 million total gross.[16][27][28]
  • The first film in the series to be directed by Kevin Greutert[29]



Original release dates:
October 22, 2010 – Theatrical release[4]
Notes:
  • Currently filming[30]
  • VII is the first Saw film to be shot in 3D[31]
  • Set to be released on October 22, 2010[32]
  • Tentatively the last film in the Saw series[33]
  • Kevin Greutert returned to direct.[34][35]

Other films


Original release dates:
2003 – non-release/promotional pitch
October 18, 2005 – DVD (Saw Uncut Edition)[10]
Notes:
  • Short film created as a promotion to pitch the Saw script to studios.
  • It was later included on the Uncut DVD of Saw.



Original release dates:
October 18, 2005 – DVD (Saw Uncut Edition)[10]
Notes:
  • Created as a mockumentary to fill in backstory on Jigsaw and his victims.


Saw: Spoofed

Original release dates:
January 1, 2006 – DVD[36]
Notes:
  • Not supported by Lions Gate or Twisted Pictures.
  • A 14-minute mock-film created to parody the Saw films.



Original release dates:
October 24, 2006 – DVD (Saw II Special Edition)[14][37]
Notes:
  • Created as a mockumentary to fill in backstory on Jigsaw and his victims.

Other media

Video games


Original release dates:
October 6, 2009 – video game[5]
System release:
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3:
North America: October 6, 2009
Europe: November 20, 2009
Australia: December 3, 2009
Microsoft Windows:
Worldwide: October 22, 2009
Notes:


Saw: Das Spiel

Original release dates:
July 31, 2005 – Internet browser game[39]
Notes:
  • Not supported by Lions Gate or Twisted Pictures.


Saw IV: Trapped

Original release dates:
October 20, 2007 – Internet browser game[40]
Notes:
  • Not supported by Lions Gate or Twisted Pictures.
  • Created to promote the release of Saw IV.


Obama Saw Game

Original release dates:
April 28, 2009 – Internet browser game[41]
Notes:
  • Not supported by Lions Gate or Twisted Pictures.
  • Spoof of the Saw series featuring Barack Obama.


Saw VI: Jigsaw's Game

Original release dates:
October 7, 2009 – Internet browser game[42][43]
Notes:
  • Not supported by Lions Gate or Twisted Pictures.
  • Created to promote the release of Saw VI.

Printed

Saw: Rebirth

Original release dates:
October 25, 2005 – comic book[6][44]
Notes:
  • Storyline was contradicted in Saw IV.
  • One-shot comic book by IDW Publishing.
  • Was re-released around the same time as Saw V with minor changes .

Other

Saw: The Ride

Original release dates:
March 14, 2009 – roller coaster[45]
Notes:



Original release dates:
March 2010 – live action horror maze[7]
Notes:
  • Located in Thorpe Park in the United Kingdom.
  • Set to release in March 2010.


Saw: Game Over

Original release dates:
2009 – maze[46]
Notes:



Original release dates:
October 20, 2008 – Television series[47]
Notes:

Original release dates:
2010 – Television series[50]
Notes:
  • Is set to air in early 2010.[51]
  • Winner will earn a role in Saw VII.


Merchandise

Original release dates:
Various releases – action figure, figurine, novelty item, Halloween costumes[52][53][54]
Notes:
  • Several different products of merchandise have been released for the Saw series including Billy the Puppet dolls, Jigsaw figurines, and "Pig mask" figurines.

Music albums

Title Release date Length Label Source
Saw: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack October 5, 2004 57:29 Artists' Addiction Records [55]
Saw II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack October 25, 2005 1:11:50 Artists' Addiction Records [56]
Saw II Original Motion Picture Score October 25, 2005 56:05 Artists' Addiction Records [57]
Saw III: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack October 24, 2006 1:18:07 Artists' Addiction Records [58]
Saw IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack October 23, 2007 1:04:32 Artists' Addiction Records [59]
Music Inspired by Saw IV January 17, 2008 29:56 Artists' Addiction Records [59]
Saw IV Original Motion Picture Score October 26, 2007 (non-retail) 2:04:47 Evolution Music Partners [60]
Saw V Original Motion Picture Soundtrack October 21, 2008 N/A Artists' Addictions Records [61]
Saw VI: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack October 20, 2009 1:04:01 Trustkill Records [62]
Hello Zepp Theme 2003 (first) variable[63] Charlie Clouser (composer) [64]
Saw: The Video Game Soundtrack October 6, 2009 1:08:43 Alex Guilbert (composer) [65][66]

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