Originally Posted by alpha21
I don't remember it being that gory. I'm pretty sure I've seen the original version. Maybe I'm just desensitized (after seeing High Tension). But as long as the US release has the same dreadful vibe, it should be fine.
I agree with your assessment on the gore factor-- I don't consider it gory at all. Saw and FEARDOTCOMDOTCOMDOTORG seemed much gorier to me than The Descent. There are maybe a couple of scenes that depict gore on the level of either of the two films mentioned above. However, and with that said, "gore" is not the focus or intent of The Descent. In my opinion, this is a tension movie-- gore is sidelined by suspense and, well, the whole "running around in the dark" factor.
Also, I can't imagine the film being dubbed for Americans. When I first popped in the DVD, I wondered in advance if I should turn on subtitles before the beginning of the feature (fearing a Trainspotting-like listening experience), but I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to understand the actors' intonations, pitch, and vernacular.