Lionsgate announces 4K UHD edition of Saw Unrated!
As fans gear up for the return of the beloved horror franchise with the Chris Rock-led ninth installment in May, Lionsgate is getting the hype train rolling early for Spiral as they have announced that the original, unrated version of Saw is coming back to audiences for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on May 11!
4K and Blu-ray Special Features:
- Game Changer: The Legacy of SAW
- Audio Commentary by Director James Wan, Writer-Actor Leigh Whannell, and Actor Cary Elwes
- Audio Commentary by Producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules
Blu-ray Special Features:
- SAW: The Original Short Film
- Hacking Away at SAW
- Alternate Storyboard Sequence
- Theatrical Trailer
Written by Leigh Whannell on a story treatment from he and director James Wan in their feature debuts and based on their short film of the same name, the 2004 film stars Whannell and Cary Elwes as two men who wake up in a large dilapidated bathroom chained to different corners of the room, ordered to play a sick game and learning they must kill the other to survive or save the latter’s family. Alongside Whannell and Elwes, the cast for the film included Tobin Bell as the now infamous titular killer, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Michael Emerson, Monica Potter and Shawnee Smith.
The film’s box office success spawned a franchise of six sequels, the first two of which had Whannell return as writer and producer alongside Wan and the first three helmed by Darren Lynn Bousman. After initially concluding with Saw: The Final Chapter in 2010, the series found new life with the prequel/sequel Jigsaw in 2017, whose box office success helped convince Lionsgate to keep the franchise rolling with the forthcoming Spiral, which appears to be set narratively after the events of the 2017 film though its deeper connections to the titular killer are currently unknown.
Spiral is set to hit theaters on May 14 while the special 4K UHD edition of Saw Unrated is set to hit shelves on May 11!