Fans of Jigsaw and his particular brand of torturous horror who have been looking for an excuse to pick up the movies on Blu-ray may well now have that very excuse. It just might require a little hunting at a Walmart near you. As revealed by artist Orlando Arocena, Lionsgate has put together a brand new bundle that collects all nine Saw films together, including last year’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw, in one convenient bundle. Check out the artwork via Arocena’s Instagram.
The post features both the front and back cover art, with one of the franchise’s hallmarks, Billy the Puppet, on the front, with Chris Rock’s Detective Zeke Banks from Spiral on the back in a particularly torturous scenario. We can also see that the package includes every single one of the movies in unrated form. While there have been various collections released in the past, this appears to be the first time all nine movies have been packaged together since the release of the ninth entry last year.
Most notably, those interested in getting their hands on the set will have to venture to an actual Walmart store to get it. It isn’t currently listed on the retailer’s website, and it certainly isn’t on Amazon or any other online retailer. As Arocena states, it is “rare” and that seems to imply not a ton of these are being produced. Do with that information what you will. Though it also does seem likely that some other collection could make its way to shelves in the future. It just won’t be this particular set. With the franchise’s 20th anniversary coming up in 2004, who knows what Lionsgate has in store.
Saw was directed by now-horror-great James Wan and centered on a deceptively simple premise; a killer wants to give people a new lease on life and makes them play twisted games to find that newfound path to living. The original movie was a tight, lean, and brutal flick starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, and Leigh Whannall, who has since stepped behind the camera to direct films such as Upgrade and The Invisible Man. However, the series overall is anchored by Tobin Bell as John Kramer, aka Jigsaw. While the man eventually meets his demise, he has been present in almost every entry in the series in some way or another, including 2017’s Jigsaw, which was sneakily a prequel and a sequel of sorts. To date, the movies have collectively grossed more than $1 billion a the box office, with a tenth movie possibly on the way.
In some ways, Saw still feels like one of the newcomers of the world in terms of horror franchises since it was birthed in the 2000s, while the likes of Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street, among many others, have been going strong since the '70s or '80s. But here we are, just shy of 20 years into Jigsaw’s run as a horror icon, and the series really is showing no signs of slowing down. This latest collection is just further evidence of that.
The Saw 9-film collection is available now at Walmart.