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In a Massachusetts branch of Showcase Cinemas, the film was accidentally screened instead of the 3D cartoon Megamind (2010), traumatizing its young audience.
Despite receiving top billing and portraying the main villain, Tobin Bell only has roughly three minutes of screen time in this film.
Originally intended by the writers to be 2 movies, Saw: The Final Chapter: Parts 1 & 2 with Cary Elwes' return being the big finale of Part 1 and then Chapter 2 would tie everything up. After Saw VI (2009) didn't do well at the box office LionsGate decided that the 2 parts would be turned into a single film. It has been hinted at by the producers and writers that lost elements from the original 2 part script will be used in future sequels or prequels whenever LionsGate decides to revive the franchise.
The producers had frequently approached Cary Elwes about reprising his role of Dr Gordon from the first movie but Elwes always insisted that he would only return for the final entry in the series.
It has been revealed by LionsGate and the producers and writers that although this is the end of the Saw franchise for now more movies are planned for the future, although it may be several years before a new one comes out.
This is the only movie in the franchise in which a trap occurs outside, in broad daylight.
Although never mentioned in the film, there is a two month time lapse from Jill's testimony in the Internal Affairs department until the Bobby Dagen game which is the main plot of the film. This time period was enough for Hoffman's injuries to heal and of course for the preparation of the Bobby Dagen game. The opening sequence with the "love triangle" trap is supposed to be long before the film's main events.
The return of Cary Elwes as Dr. Lawrence Gordon was leaked on the Internet via a Lionsgate Publicity fact sheet on April 24, 2010.
Had to be submitted six times to obtain an "R" rating from the Major Motion Picture Association of America, to avoid an NC-17 rating.
(at around 18 mins) The garage trap was written for an earlier film in the series, but the producers felt it was "too disturbing" to show in a film. For an unknown reason they finally allowed it to be filmed.
The trap scenes were all shot last.
Over 25 gallons of fake blood was used in the film - more than two and a half times the amount used in Saw II (2005).
The film was banned in Germany but the ban was reversed in January 2013.
The infamous bathroom trap has appeared in every film except Saw IV (2007). It appears in Saw (2004), Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006) and Saw 3D. The large iron door that leads to the bathroom can be seen in Saw V (2008) and appears in Saw VI (2009) through archive footage.
Sean Patrick Flanery was keen to take part in the film as he was a big fan of the franchise.
Due to the slow 3D process, filming was completed in 9 weeks as opposed to the usual 6 weeks for previous installments.
Costas Mandylor was not a fan of the 3D filming process, calling it "more tedious and longer".
Chester Bennington (lead singer of Linkin Park) consulted with an acting coach for his role in the film.
The only film series in history to have its first seven films released in consecutive years from 2004 to 2010. That record was originally held by the Police Academy series, whose first six films were released consecutively from 1984 to 1989.
(at around 2 mins) The scene involving the department store window trap near the beginning of the film required 400 extras.
For the first time in Saw history, the crew left the soundstage and filmed a trap scene outdoors on Sunday, March 28, 2010. The last day of filming included another rare outdoor shoot.
On January 25, 2010, news hit that director David Hackl had officially been let go from the film. His replacement was to be series veteran Kevin Greutert, who directed Saw VI (2009) and served as editor for Saw (2004), Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), and Saw V (2008). This move was due to the fact that Greutert had signed to direct Saw VII's main competition, Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), which was to be released on the same day. Fearing low box office grosses, Lionsgate enforced Greutert's contractual obligation to the franchise.
The only "Saw" film to have a budget over US$11 million dollars. Saw 3D had a budget of about US$17 million, due to the complexity of shooting in 3D.
Not screened in advance for critics.
In early 2009, producers viewed the original Saw film converted to 3D. They were so impressed, the possibility of a seventh installment in 3D became an instant guarantee.
Writer Patrick Melton leaked during an interview posted during filming that Saw VII has the most returning characters, including Dr. Gordon, in the entire franchise.
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The most successful film in the franchise since Saw IV (2007).
The first eight minutes of the film were screened for a few fans and members of the press at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.
Had the longest pre-production schedule of any Saw film. The complexity of the 3D process inflated the usual 9 week prep into 21 weeks.
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Kevin Greutert arrived in Toronto on January 28, 2010, to read the script and visit the set. He began work on the film the very next day.
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(at around 43 mins) That's director Kevin Greutert's wife as the lady asking Bobby to autograph a book for her.
At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con the film was referred to as "Saw 3D The Traps Come Alive" at a press conference, and many tabloid's reported this was the movies official title. The next day the producers confirmed the movie's title was simply "Saw 3D" and "The traps come alive" was only a tagline.
During the final week of prep, Tobin Bell worked with the writers to hone his character.
Tobin Bell has played the Jigsaw killer nine times; seven times on film, and twice as the voice of the character for the "Saw" video games.
The highest grossing Saw movie in foreign markets.
Kevin Greutert, along with writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, attempted a comprehensive rewrite of the script a week before filming.
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Gabby West won her role in this film through Scream Queens (2008), just like Tanedra Howard did in Saw VI (2009).
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The first "Saw" sequel to not have a roman numeral in its title.
Features the first dream sequence in the franchise.
On the second day of filming, Kevin Greutert developed a severe cold and lost his voice for a few days.
Devon Bostick (Brent from Saw VI (2009)) was offered the chance to reprise his role, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.
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The first and only Saw film not to have David A. Armstrong as its director of photography.
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(at around 1h 21 mins) Near the end of the film, right after Hoffman destroys his hideout, there is a crate in the background with "CWD 5" on it. This is a prop from the 5th season of Canada's Worst Driver (2005), filmed at CFB Borden, Ontario.
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As part of the move to make this a bigger, better, bolder entry in the franchise, the opening trap was filmed outside on location.
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Brian Gedge was the camera operator for previous Saw films. He took over the cinematography when David A. Armstrong decided not to return.
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Gina Holden who plays Bobby Daegen's (Sean Patrick Flanery) wife Joyce, appeared in Final Destination 3 as Carrie Dreyer, a girlfriend killed in the opening premonition. Chad Donella, who portrays Detective Gibson, was in the original Final Destination as Tod Waggner, Alex Browning's (Devon Sawa) friend that was the first survivor killed.
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Patrick Melton revealed that he and Marcus Dunstan were crafting this film to be the last in the series.
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Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan stayed on set to help Kevin Greutert implement his vision into the script.
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Betsy Russell wrapped filming on April 8, 2010.
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Producers viewed the first cut of the film on May 22, 2010.
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The last movie in the series.
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Among those attending Bobby Dagen's victim support meeting, are Mallick (the junkie from Saw V), Simone (the predatory lender from Saw VI), and Addy (the diabetic from Saw VI) can be seen in Bobby's victim support meeting.
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The idea that Dr. Gordon throws the hacksaw out of the bathroom, away from Hoffman's reach, according to the film's producers, Oren Koule and Mark Burg, was Cary Elwes' own. The film's writers, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, claim that the hacksaw simultaneously being thrown into the camera as a 3D effect was the idea of the film's director, Kevin Greutert.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

It was revealed in the commentary track by the writers that the two additional people with Dr. Gordon at the end were Brad and Ryan from the opening trap.
The "reverse bear trap" has been seen in several of the Saw films, but this is the first time it kills a victim.
The original intention with the opening scene in the shop window was that it would end with the reveal that Jigsaw was watching the action unfold in the crowd (the timeline would mean that he was still alive at this point). Standing beside him would have been his accomplice - Dr Gordon.
This movie has 11 traps, the most in the entire franchise.
The movie ends exactly the same way the first film does, but instead Dr. Gordon is the one to lock away Hoffman in the bathroom, with the final lines being "Game Over".
Highest body count of any Saw film with 27 (not counting Hoffman).
at around 17 mins) In Jill's dream sequence, Hoffman says to her "You wanna know the only thing wrong with killing you, Jill? I can only do it once." Including the dream sequence, we see Jill killed twice in the film (go-kart trap and reverse bear trap).

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