This post has the most up-to-date information on Saw as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Saw is an horror movie directed by James Wan and starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter and Michael Emerson and Ken Leung. The movie was written by Leigh Whannell, James Wan (story). The film has a $1 million budget with a 103-minute running time. Saw currently has a 7.6 IMDb rating, based on 342116 and 46 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for Saw

Saw release date

When does Saw come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Saw (2004)is October 29, 2004.


When will Saw be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Saw DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is January 2005. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in January 2005. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Saw budget

How much did Saw cost to make?

$1,200,000 budget

The movie cost $1 million to make.

Saw movie poster

Saw rating

R Rated

Saw is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.


Saw reviews

7.6 IMDb 46 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.6 of out 10 IMDb rating and 46 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


Saw trailer

Saw plot summary

What is Saw about?

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying…


Synopsis from IMDb Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they’re pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


Saw cast

Who is in Saw?

Cary Elwes in Saw Cary Elwes as Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Danny Glover in Saw Danny Glover as Detective David Tapp
Monica Potter in Saw Monica Potter as Alison Gordon
Michael Emerson in Saw Michael Emerson as Zep Hindle
Ken Leung in Saw Ken Leung as Detective Steven Sing

Saw box Office

How much did Saw make?

$103,911,669 worldwide

The film has made over $104 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


Saw details

Theatrical Release Date: October 29, 2004
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $1 million
Box Office: $104 million
Length: 103 minutes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Crime
Language: English

Saw facts


How long is Saw?

The movie is 103 minutes long (1 hour and 43 minutes).

What year did Saw come out?

The movie is out on October 29, 2004. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Cary Elwes plays as Dr. Lawrence Gordon.


Who is the director of Saw?

James Wan directed the movie.


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