Rent Jaws (1975)

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1h 59min
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Synopsis:
When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, 'Jaws' remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
David Lawrence Brown, Richard D. Zanuck
Voiced By:
Allison Caine, Steven Spielberg
Writers:
Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Others:
John Williams, Verna Fields, Roger Heman, John R Carter, Robert Hoyt, Robert L. Hoyt, Earl Madery, John Carter
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Thrillers
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Awards:

1976 BAFTA Best Music

1976 Oscar Best Editing

1976 Oscar Best Music Original Score

1976 Oscar Best Sound

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2000
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 50 Minute 'The Making of Jaws' Documentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • 720 Photos
  • Shark Trivia Game
  • 'Get Out Of The Water'
  • Shark World
  • 3 Trailers
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers' Notes
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/11/2012
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 2.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, French DTS 2.0 Mono, Italian DTS 2.0 Mono, Italian DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 2.0 Mono, Spanish DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • "The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy Of Jaws": All-New Feature Length Documentary Featuring Never-Before-Seen Footage and Interviews with Cast and Crew Including Steven Spielberg, Richard Oreyfuss and Roy Scheider
  • "The Making Of Jaws": 2-Hour Documentary Featuring Interviews with Key Cast and Crew
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • Storyboards
  • "From The Set": An Insider's Look At Life On The Set Of Jaws
  • Production Photos
  • Marketing Jaws
  • Jaws Phenomenon
  • "Jaws:The Restoration": All-New In-Depth Look At The Intricate Process Of Restoring The Movie
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/06/2020
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
Czech DTS 5.1, English Dolby Atmos, English DTS 2.0, French DTS 2.0, French DTS-HD High Resolution 7.1, Italian DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making Of 'Jaws
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of 'Jaws'
  • Jews: The Restoration
  • From the Set
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Jaws

A classic of 1970s films - Jaws review by RP

Spoiler Alert
02/02/2012

I saw this at the cinema waaaaaaaaay back in 1975 and this was the first time I've seen it since then – guess I must have missed all the times it's been shown on TV! Clearly it shows its age in some minor areas, but overall it holds up very well. It's certainly not a horror film (there's not much blood, and no real terror) but there are a few minor scary moments and a couple of scenes to make you jump. It is rated PG after all. If it were made today there would probably be more blood and guts, and the shark effects would be better. But would it be a better film? Probably not.

'Jaws' turned Steven Spielberg into a household name – and the film is well directed, turning a fairly slight story into an entertainment that stands the test of time pretty well. There is an abiding sense of menace, enhanced by the musical score. It has humour and character development, goodies and baddies, and it has the shark – or does it? In fact the shark is unseen until the very end of the film – and I guess that is one of the strengths of the film – to create that sense of unseen menace.

This is a classic of 1970s films. 4/5 stars. Highly recommended.

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Magnificent Piece Of Cinema - Jaws review by GI

Spoiler Alert
23/04/2023

Jaws is as close to the perfect film that you'll ever find. It's a perfect balance of suspense, drama and humour with family crisis, political shenanigans, psychological trauma and an age old narrative of man against nature. Essentially a horror film in the monster sub genre mode it has a fantastic episodic start with the various attacks superbly linking into one another and culminating in the final beach attack before the film shifts to the hunt section. On the surface this is a narrative similar to many where the status quo is thrown into chaos by the arrival of an outside force and then reacquired by its destruction. But the clever script sets up subtle subplots which are only hinted at here but are full on in the source novel; for example the tension in the Brody marriage which in the film is about the move to Amity Island from New York, also the honest yet naïve attitude of Brody in a town of self serving businessmen (in the source novel there are mafia connections!). But when you critically analyse Jaws taking into account the impeccable casting and performances of Roy Scheider, the incomparable Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary (immensely good in this film) and Murray Hamilton and not least too the local cast who are fantastic. Editing, music, writing and direction are all spot on with tension, shocks (the death of the little boy is really quite horrendous) and a damn good story. The much reported delays caused by a faulty mechanical shark led to the three main actors perfecting dialogue and character relationships that bring a special warmth and a real feeling for them in their plight. It's a relatively simple one too. The small island community of Amity relies on its summer tourist trade to survive. Newly appointed police chief Martin (Scheider), who has moved there from New York with his family, is unprepared when a series of shark attacks cause fatalities. The island mayor tries a cover up but events lead to Martin, assisted by a shark expert (Dreyfuss), and a grizzled and cynical shark fisherman (Shaw) to try and hunt and kill the shark which proves more of a dangerous adversary than anyone expected. This is fantastic cinema, a film to be enjoyed time and time again and one to reconsider if you've not seen it it in awhile. (Forget all the sequels they are poor)

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