R | | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Director James Wan took a gamble and took no "upfront" salary for the film and opted for a percentage instead.
Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
(at around 38 mins) When Adam asks Gordon if he's going to have any more kids, there is a small, white spot on the right side of the screen visible for less than a second. This is likely a single-frame anti-piracy watermark or a defect on the film. They appear several times in the film, especially in the final reels.
The opening title ripples like it was underwater.
German Collector's Edition by Kinowelt contains R-rated version (with commentary, making-of & English DTS-ES sound) and uncut version (labeled "Director's cut", with unrated music-video and a soundtrack CD). The Saw I + II steelbook edition includes what is labeled the "US director's cut" of Saw I. This version replaces the logos (new Lionsgate logo, Twisted Pictures logo instead of Evolution Management logo) at the beginning and removes some moments between Adam and Dr. Gordon at the end (ca. 33 seconds).
$1,823,254 (Europe) (1 October 2004)