Here's a fun fact I'm gonna reveal at the end of this. I only went to the theater (twice) for the first movie in this series. While I am a fan of them, when Saw II came out and my job at the time got screeners from from Lionsgate (Lion's Gate at that time) for their theatrical releases the same day they came out in theaters. So, I'd get to see it for free and in our biggest DVD testing room with the biggest and best TV and surround equipment at that time. So I kind of had a the next best thing, and I was on the clock getting paid to watch it. This also was the case for III and IV. When V came out I just didn't make it as I was out of town on a trip...then I saw V and it was bad enough for me to wait for VI on home video. I have no idea why I didn't go see 3-D. BUT, I did have a running gag with my friends and employees back in the day and I was sort of sticking to it. I had said that "When they get to Saw VIII, I will return to the theater". And I thought it was going to happen. Then, anticlimatically, it was over JUST before it got to that.