Jaws (Blu-ray + UV Digital Copy + Digital Copy) Blu Ray

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In the vastly overrated 1998 book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, author Peter Biskind puts the blame for Hollywood's blockbuster mentality at least partially on Steven Spielberg's box-office success with this adaptation of Peter Benchley's bestselling novel. But you can't blame Spielberg for making a terrific film, which Jaws definitely is. The story of a Long Island town whose summer tourist business is suddenly threatened by great white shark attacks on humans bypasses the potboiler trappings of Benchley's book and goes straight for the jugular with beautifully crafted,... crowd-pleasing sequences of action and suspense. This is supported by a trio of terrific performances by Roy Scheider (as the local sheriff), Richard Dreyfuss (as a shark specialist), and particularly Robert Shaw (as the old fisherman who offers to hunt the shark down). The sequences on Shaw's boat--as the three of them realise that in fact the shark is hunting them--are what entertaining moviemaking is all about. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to another version of this video. [show more]

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03 September 2012
Blu Ray 
Universal Pictures UK 
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Seventies blockbuster movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. A large man-eating shark wreaks havoc off the coast of Long Island whilst local sheriff Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) finds himself caught between a panicking community and a town council eager to play down the reported deaths. However, the mounting bodycount cannot be ignored, so Brody heads off on a shark hunt, accompanied by marine biologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and salty old sea-dog Quint (Robert Shaw). John Williams won an Oscar for his menacing score.

Please note this is region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play From the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley Steven Spielberg directed this thrill ride of terror During the height of beach season the Massachusetts resort town of Amity Island is terrorised one summer by surprise attacks from a great white shark Three unlikely partners team up to hunt down the rogue and destroy it the new chief of police from New York (Roy Scheider) a young university-educated oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss) and a crusty old-time fisherman (Robert Shaw) The film shoot was notoriously difficult for the young Spielberg who had directed only one feature film before JAWS The mechanical shark seldom operated correctly and Spielberg was frequently forced to create the idea of terror without actually showing the shark However after the film premiered it went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time surpassing THE GODFATHER and becoming the first film to gross more than a hundred million dollars Composer John Williams created the score to JAWS which has since become a well-known theme of impending doom Ron and Valerie Taylor were responsible for filming live sharks in Australia; their sequences were later mixed with footage of the mechanical shark