Saw IV Details from Comic-Con: First Scene and NC-17 Rating
by Alex Billington
July 26, 2007
The Lionsgate presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con just wrapped up about 2 hours ago, and producer Mark Burg, director Darren Lynn Bousman, and star Tobin Bell were on hand to present the very first clip and discuss the latest details on Saw IV. The juciest detail of them all: they submitted to the MPAA and (as expected) got an NC-17 on their very first attempt.
Mark Burg and Darren Lynn Bousman announced that they had just got an NC-17 rating on the very first cut of the film. When asked if they would just leave it that way (and the audience cheered), Mark Burg stated about the MPAA that "one day we'd love to have the guts to leave it as is and tell them to…" where he cut himself off before saying too much.
Secondly, Burg stated that "in our world, legends never die" when asked how Jigsaw would be in the fourth movie when he clearly died at the end of Saw III. He also promised fans that there are no cheats and fans will be shocked to find out how everything happens. Even Darren Bousman said that this movie "is clearly a step above the other three." The clip they wanted to show, which was the first 5 minutes (as they did last year) was even too intense that Comic-Con, so instead they showed another clip.
For the description of the clip, read below, but be warned it is rather gruesome. Enjoy and stay tuned for plenty of more Saw IV coverage as we near October yet again.
A guy wakes up in a funeral chamber (with the pull out tombs up the wall) with both of his eyes sewn closed. There is a chain tied around his neck and he wakes up trying to figure out what's going on. The camera pans across and there is another guy chained up to the same chain on the other end around his neck with his mouth sewn closed. The trap is one thinks the other is the cause but he can't say anything to make him stop going crazy. The guy with his mouth shout notices a key on the back of the neck of the guy with his eyes shut and therefore goes after him to try and get it.
They start going crazy and there is a machine in the middle that once they pull the chains enough it pops a lock and the machine in the middle starts winding so the chain starts shortening on both ends. The guy with his eyelids sewn closed starts going crazy and finds some tools on the ground like a hammer and a big hook. Eventually he starts swatting with them and they fight each other until one kills the other after being impaled with the hook. After the last guy gets killed while laying over the machine by having his face bashed with a hammer, the last guy rips open his mouth and gushes blood from his mouth. End!
Saw IV hits October 26th and we'll of course be covering this closely until then.
i'm not quite sure i understand the reason behind the need to make each film gorier than the one before it. the first was nowhere near as gory as the third and it was a far superior movie. gore does NOT improve anything, it just alienates more people.
jon on Jul 29, 2007
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