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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 119 (Apr 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Dina Meyer & Costas Mandylor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Darren Lynn Bousman, Writer/Executive Producer Leigh Whannell, Executive Producer Peter Block, and Executive Producer Jason Constantine; commentary with Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg; commentary with Bousman, Editor Kevin Greutert, and Director Of Photography David A. Armstrong; The Traps Of Saw 3 nine-minute featurette; The Props Of Saw 3 eight-minute featurette, the nine-minute featurette Darren

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 20809
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/23/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Darren Lynn Bousman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Did you like Saw? How about Saw II? Well, this Saw is III times the fun, but with all the guts and gore as found on its predecessors. Jigsaw (Bell) is back, and with the help of his apprentice Amanda (Smith), plays the biggest game of all when he involves Dr. Lynn Denlon (Soomekh) and Jeff Reinhart (Macfadyen). (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
Like the previous two titles in the series, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is shrouded by a grisly green tint that matches the storytelling well. While the majority of the movie is filmed in very dark environments, blacks are not as deep as they should be, which also hurts the shadow delineation. The image is still very overly contrasted, which, combined with the heavy film grain, makes for a very gritty image. (Danny Richelieu)

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