The blurbs on the case promise a creepy, gory movie, far more than Saw. I thought Saw was fun, but not over-the-top with gore. Now, I am a true gorehound. Cannibal Holocaust, I Spit on Your Grave, and the Guinea Pig series all populate my shelf. So maybe I am jaded. But outside of the first 10 minutes or so, there is virtually no gore whatsoever. The movie is actually quite slow, with a lot of the woman whining about finding her daughter, whose fate is unknown.
The script suffered the most serious problems. Besides being slow, there is no point to the movie. I don't mean a message, I just wanted some sort of reason that I am watching this. Characters are introduced at the beginning and never seen again. There are not many high and low points, just an even keel. The captor never explains why he does this - it is established that these two women were not his only victims. When faced with his own mortality, the captor actually breaks down into hysterical sobbing. It's actually quite pathetic. And the "twist" ending can be seen coming from the other side of the foggy forest.
Unless you are a connoisseur of unique packaging, don't bother buying this DVD. It might be a rental, if you have cleared out your Netflix queue. Go ahead and wait until it is on cable if you want to see it.