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Jaws

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jaws
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"When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police ... , a young marine biologist ,,, and a grizzled shark hunter ... embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again"--Container.
Uniform Title: Jaws (Motion picture)
Title: Jaws
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studio Home Entertainment, c2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features include: "Spotlight on location : the making of Jaws" (ca. 51 min.).
Originally issued as part of a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Based upon the novel by Peter Benchley.
Summary: "When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police ... , a young marine biologist ,,, and a grizzled shark hunter ... embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again"--Container.
Audience: MPAA rating PG.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal ; a Zanuck/Brown production ; screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Credits: Music by John Williams ; film editor, Verna Fields ; director of photography, Bill Butler.
Performers: Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey C. Kramer, Susan Backlinie.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (English, French, Spanish), Dolby digital 2.0 mono (English).
Other Language: In English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; optionally titled in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject Headings: New England Drama. Summer resorts New England Drama. Fishers Drama. Beachgoers Drama. White shark Drama. Shark attacks Drama.
Genre/Form: Action and adventure films.
Topical Term: Summer resorts
Fishers
Beachgoers
White shark
Shark attacks
Publisher No: 484349
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Jun 24, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jaws is a complete movie with a great cast, well written screenplay and music that scares you just be the sound of it. The slogan I'm never going to go near the water again has been real for me ever since seeing Jaws. It takes place at Martha Vineyard, which I didn't think was shark territory. Warmer waters of the ocean have brought these sharks in closer. Just look at the picture from the DVD cover. Are you up for this kind of thrilling adventure?

its not a scary movie but when your done watching it go swimming in echo dale

Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Impressive filmmaking despite the film being made for a 1975 release date.

May 31, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The secret of this film is not the shark perse, but the idea of the shark, created and perpetuated by the relatively simple theme music, and the visual elements that contribute to the idea of the shark's presence. The fact that the mechanical shark did not work very often actually made the film better because of the indirect shark references. The special features are worth a look if only to see the recounting of Spielberg's reaction to the music score. Two notes on the piano? Really? That's all it took to change the ocean for millions of people.

Jan 30, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Spawned the entire summer blockbuster genre. We owe this film. Best watched on Blu-Ray, but fantastic regardless.

Nov 10, 2012
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Evin better than I remenbered !!

Copy with NYPL ID # 3 3333 19096659 4 (Performing Arts Library Records Collection) is seriously scratched. Multiple skips and stops during playback. Rcmd replacement.

Sep 23, 2012
  • EVAN24 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Smile you son of a-. I've seen this movie many times before, but you haven't truly seen it until you've seen it on this Blu-ray remaster, the video quality is absolutely phenomenal. If you have a high definition television, prepare for an amazing movie experience. As for the movie itself, an absolute classic masterpiece and really set the world wide precedence for humans fear of sharks.

May 03, 2012
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very scary movie when I saw it as a boy. Classic.

Apr 30, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I first bought this movie on VHS tape and enjoyed the Dolby Surround sound from my four speakers. Now with this "30th anniversary edition" the sound is even better. My subwoofers come to life playing that very famous bass of the oncoming terror in DTS 5.1 HOMETHEATER sound. The improved sound makes this classic even better to watch and listen to. I give this new version 5 stars!!! For very good sound....Two soft shell tacos, buttered popcorn, and a chocolate shake.

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Jun 15, 2013
  • droctogonopus123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Apr 23, 2012
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Apr 23, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: People get eaten by our hero, Jaws. Too bad not everyone got eaten.

Coarse Language: Swearing is in it like all classics

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Makes you jump and violence way too intense

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Sherriff: we're gonna need a bigger boat

Jun 15, 2013
  • droctogonopus123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

smile you son of a-

May 31, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Quint: [the Orca, their boat, is clearly sinking with water all over the deck, Quint hands Brody a small hand pump] Pump it out Chief!

Sep 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Dreyfuss as Hooper: "What we are dealing with here is a...a perfect engine, an eating machine, it's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim...& eat...& make little sharks & that's all!"

Hooper:I actually pay for most of this by myself. Brody: You rich? Hooper: Yeah.

Feb 16, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We're going to need a bigger boat.

I just heard that there was a girl killed her last week. And yet you let people go SWIMMING anyway! My boy is DEAD. I just wanted YOU....to know that."

"And so--- 1100 men went in to the water. 316 came out. The sharks took the rest. June the 29th, 1945. But we delivered the Bomb."

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