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SAW III Poster made with real blood

By Karl Schneider     October 10, 2006
Source: Variety

According to Variety, a vial of blood from SAW star Tobin Bell (Jigsaw) was used to make posters for SAW III.

"We decided to do a poster and he's wearing a red cloak. I was talking to the printer and asked what we could do to get the deepest blood red. I asked if it would be possible to use actual blood. There was silence. He said, 'We could try, but are you serious?' I said I was dead serious," Lionsgate marketing's Tim Palen said.

"He said, 'That's really weird,'" Palen recalled. But Bell agreed, and a trip to the doctor's office was scheduled.

The posters from the first printing, about 1,000 in all, will be sold for $20, minus the first print, which will be auctioned off. All proceeds from the auction and sales will go to the Red Cross.

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majorbludd 10/10/2006 3:02:19 AM
now thats a poster.......and at least its going to a good cause......
madmanic999 10/10/2006 4:37:58 AM
Wow, anyone remember when Kiss did this for their comic book..... crazy...... on a related note the posters for Open Season are made from real sh#t.
ponyboy76 10/10/2006 6:28:22 AM
HAHA, that was funny. I heard some of the basic instinct posters were scratch and sniff. This is cool, but kind of crazy.
wessmith1966 10/10/2006 7:14:42 AM
#2 and #3...funny! Good to see the proceeds are going to the Red Cross. Cool little marketing idea.
fft5305 10/10/2006 9:26:54 AM
Kinda freaky, but cool. Wonder if Billy Bob Thornton will do Saw 4 and use his & Angelina Jolie's blood for the poster.
fft5305 10/10/2006 9:27:25 AM
But seriously, glad the proceeds are going to the Red Cross. They're good people.
spiderkeg 10/10/2006 9:50:55 AM
Sure, and the first person to lick the poster and contract a disease will be sueing the studio for millions.
snallygaster 10/10/2006 10:41:27 AM
I like it - gratuitous marketing stunt with some of the money going to a worthy cause. William Castle would be proud.
lpagan 10/10/2006 10:51:32 AM
LMFAO...#2
theduke 10/10/2006 11:35:26 AM
i heard they used this exact same stint with teenae mutant ninja turtles 2: the secret of the ooze it could just be heresay
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