It’s now safe to say that Lionsgate’s Saw III (review) was a massive success as it has already brought in over $108 million worldwide. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Bahar Soomekh, Angus Macfadyen and Dina Meyer, the film is coming to DVD on January 23, 2007 and today the full specs have finally been released. Read on for details on the rated and unrated DVDs, which are sure to be double-dipped when Saw IV hits theaters next October.Davis DVD writes:
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Saw III on January 23rd, 2007. Available in separate R-rated (108 min) fullscreen and Unrated (113 min) fullscreen and anamorphic widescreen editions, each with Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks, it’s “the sickest, most twisted Saw yet.” Bonus materials will include three commentary tracks (1. Director Darren Lynn Bousman, Writer Leigh Whannell and Executive Producers Peter Block and Jason Constantine; 2. Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg; 3. Director Darren Lynn Bousman, Editor Kevin Greutert and Director of Photography David A. Armstrong), deleted scenes, “The Traps of Saw III,” “The Details of Death: The Props of Saw III,” “Darren’s Diary: Anatomy of a Director” featurettes and trailers. Retail is $29.95. Also look for a Blu-ray Disc edition (with two extra featurettes) day-and-date for retail $39.99.
Jigsaw has disappeared.
With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) is unaware that she is about to become the latest pawn on his vicious chessboard. One night, after finishing a shift at her hospital, Lynn is kidnapped and taken to an abandoned warehouse where she meets Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), bedridden and on the verge of death. She is told that she must keep the madman alive for as long as it takes Jeff (Angus Macfayden), another of his victims, to complete a game of his own. Racing against the ticking clock of Jigsaw’s own heartbeat, Lynn and Jeff struggle to make it through each of their vicious tests, unaware that he has a much bigger plan for both of them…