Yeah..I wasn't too thrilled with it. During the supposedly "emotional" climax, a good portion of the audience was LAUGHING at Cary Elwes' "acting". Ouch.
If you liked all the creepy imagery in "the Ring", it might freak ya' out. But to me it looked like rejected stuff from Tool videos (especially the gal with the head piece). Plus, the entire premise of the prisoners having to escape with a hacksaw: I liked it better the first time I saw it... in Mad Max. The film had a few decent moments, though. Overall, I wasn't impressed and wouldn't care to see it again.
I have to say I enjoyed the episode. The stuff at the beginning, with Nikki being a guest character was some nice tongue-in-cheek type dialogue. I think its clear that Nikki and Paolo were meant as a giant joke by the writers all along.