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JIGSAW: A History of Desperation (a chronological fanedit based on the SAW saga) (Released)

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JIGSAW: A HISTORY OF DESPERATION pulls the backstory of John Kramer aka “The Jigsaw Killer” that is weaved throughout the SAW franchise (2004-2017), and creates a new chronological narrative about his life, work and philosophy. It cuts down on violence to concentrate on the story and character development of Jigsaw, Jill Tuck, Amanda Young and Mark Hoffman.

It’s a fan edit from the best bits and it’s a new spin on Jigsaw’s story. It changes the tone from bloody horror into a psychological-thriller-drama movie (it’s more in style with David Fincher’s SE7EN). It restructures the timeline of flashbacks, reduces ridiculous storylines/dialogs, over the top gore, plot holes and threads without answers.
It’s in a way a spiritual remake of THE JIGSAW FILES but with many new surprises and new music score.

More info soon on:
http://maniac1962.blogspot.com

Edited by Maniac
From the mind of Zagadka

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Another SAW edit from my hands in collaboration with ZAGADKA
I started the project two months ago after I received a list from him and I found it absolutely fantastic
The story in JIGSAW - A HISTORY OF DESPERATION is build up from all the SAW movies
Because of that, the editing and work on this project was tremendous
A lot of re-scores in the edit, that means hours of searching for the right music, testing it, etc etc
Not everything was going smoothly, some music/scenes didn’t work, new idea’s come up, so we had to start over but eventually, we get what we want
Mostly I worked on weekends on this stuff and now we have an edit of 128 minutes, 2.40 widescreen in DTS 7.1
Don’t expect a slaughterhouse like I usually do in most of my edits, it’s more made like a psychological thriller
Of course, there is gore but at a low level.
I hope the SAW fans will enjoy this, and it was fun to make it but I am glad that the game is over (for now)
The release is Sunday evening on my site

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Yep, it’s finally here, folks! It was a very difficult and demending fanedit, but I believe it’s one of Maniac’s best edits 😃! I’ve been a SAW fan for so many years, and I’ve always wanted to tell my own story out of these movies. And thanks to Maniac, after so many years, my dreams have come fulfilled! Check this out - now it’s a thought-provoking and disturbing drama-thriller:

More info on (English subtitles available:

http://maniac1962.blogspot.com/2019/01/jigsaw-history-of-desperation.html

Edited by Maniac
From the mind of Zagadka
A BluRay cover by Anna Teodorczyk-Twardowska

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There is also a review on Vultural’s review thread from someone who is NOT a SAW franchise fan.

Forever in search of that one movie experience…

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i am intrigued, i´ll give it a shot. even though i like saw for its gore and pure practical horror and no side story.

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So, I watched it: technically a superb edit. From a narrative standpoint I get what you’ve been aiming for and it works, but for me, personally, not. But still an interesting and refreshing attempt to make more out of SAW.

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This sounds amazing, I love the story in the saw films but not a huge fan of the gore a lot of it is just not needed at all. Would love to see your edit if possible z thank you😁

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Thank You Maniac fan editor 😄