This review is for the Shriek Show region 1 DVD so you will need a multi-region DVD player to see this. This film, like many others of its ilk came out soon after the success of Jaws. In this, we get all the cliches, the rogue monster, the innocent victims and the dedicated expert fighting an irresponsible authority.
Filmed around Clayton, Georgia, a natoinal park is being terrorised by a giant Grizzly that has turned man-eater. At first nobody accepts that a Grizzly could be in the area but as the killings continue, it is up to the park ranger, played by Christopher George, to track and kill the beast with the help of local allies.
This low-budget film actually did extemely well at the box office and became the top independent film of 1976. The acting could best be described as hammy and some of the scenes are unintentionally funny. Some of the the special effects are quite gory and could well have startled audiences back in 1976. To counter this, the aerial photography is superb and the forests of Georgia look spectacular in their autumnal hues.
Shriek Show has done a superb job in bringing this double-DVD to market. Disc one presents a remastered print in anamorphic widescreen of 2.35:1 with trailer and commentary. Disc two has a whole host of features; there is a promotional documentary, a featurette, photos and posters, opinions and Shriek Show trailers. This is how DVDs should be.