Jigsaw is dead, but his successor, Detective Hoffman, didn’t see everything going as planned. He came out of the house of horrors as a hero and “the man who tracked down Jigsaw” but unfortunately FBI agent Peter Strahm survived the trap he set and has a gut feeling that something isn’t right. Meanwhile, five people wake up in a room only to realise they’re inside one of Jigsaw’s traps and death is lurking around every corner.
Sound and Vision:
This Blu-ray comes with decent image and sound quality without being anything extraordinary. Level of detail and contrast are good and even in the dark scenes it isn’t hard to follow what’s going on. The sound nicely supports the movie with good use of the surround speakers and subwoofer
– Behind The Scenes
– The Coffin Trap
– The Pendulum Trap
– Slicing The Cube – Editing The Cubetrap
– The Fatal Five (11.54 min.):
– The Cube Trap
– Interviews With Cast & Crew
– Also / Soon Available Trailers:
In Saw IV we didn’t get past the part where Jigsaw died but instead went on a sidetrack and found out that detective Hoffman was enlisted by Jigsaw as his successor. In this new sequel we still don’t go past the ending of Saw 3 but continue the lines laid out in part IV combined with flashbacks that show how Hoffman gets recruited. As such, the storyline is only mildly interesting and also the happenings surrounding the five new prisoners can’t really interest.
That leaves the gore part and this is where Saw V truly shines. The sickening torture scenes are shown in great detail and will certainly please the fans. As such, Saw V does manage to be a better movie than its predecessor and now we only have to wait until the release of Saw VI where we’ll finally go past the timeframe of Jigsaw’s death.