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Saw III’s Knocking ‘Em Out

Apparently we’ve either got movies with the kind of extreme violence some members of our society are just not ready for yet, or people going to see these movies are a bunch of pansies.

I hope it’s the first…

A reader sent me a link to a story that showed up over on the BBC site yesterday about not one or two but three separate occurrences of movie patrons passing out during showings of Saw III at three separate cinemas across the UK, where the film is currently #1 at the box office. One woman was taken to a hospital and discharged a few hours later; the other two were treated by paramedics on the scene.

Though to anyone who’s seen either of the first two films it should be obvious, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service felt it was necessary to be quoted as saying, “If you know you’re squeamish, don’t go.” Brilliant. William Castle must be very proud; you can’t buy publicity like this!

Johnny Butane

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