Darren's Video Diary spends just over half an hour with the Director Darren Lynn Bousman, offering us fly-on-the-wall glimpses at the production from pre- to post-. Bousman pulls no punches about being unhappy about the whole affair, returning to do another Saw movie was clearly the last thing he wanted, and it is quite refreshing to have such an honest look at a movie's production, even if it does occasionally make the proceedings a little dour. The Traps of Saw is a Featurette that lasts a little more than a quarter of an hour, looking at all of the main torture/death traps that they employ within the movie. It's actually quite interesting to see how they constructed these devices, and the twisted ideas that went into them. The Props of Saw is a shorter, 8 minute Featurette, with the Props Master giving us a tour of the various weaponry brandished in the movie. There's one solitary Deleted Scene, that last just a minute long and is not even worth mentioning, as well as Music Video and a couple of Trailers.
Saw IV offers horror fans absolutely nothing new, perpetuating this popular franchise with yet more of the same. Still, if you like the Saw movies then you're not likely to be disappointed with this latest addition. On Blu-ray we get decent video and superior audio, as well as a nice selection of extras to keep you occupied. Fans will have to add this to their collection, but those who feel that the franchise has never really lived up to its first endeavour are unlikely to find anything to change that fact here.
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