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Jaws [DVD] [1976]

Roy Scheider , Robert Shaw , Steven Spielberg    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (275 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Writers: Carl Gottlieb, Peter Benchley
  • Producers: David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 5 April 2004
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (275 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001XLXNE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,015 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & 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 movie, 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 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

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Jaws


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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterclass in transfers ! 7 Sep 2012
By Julian
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I've broken a golden rule with myself as I vowed never to buy a Blu-ray at its full price if I'd already owned the film on a multitude of formats (VHS , Laserdisc , DVD)... but some films are just worth paying that extra for , and I honestly couldn't wait for the price to drop as this is one of my all time favourite films.
Its going to be hard not to quote lines from the film or make any corny puns writing this review , so will do my best not too.

After the disappointing picture quality of Spielberg's Jurassic Park box set on Blu-ray , I was more than a little wary of this transfer , but I'm pleased to say that all is excellent with Jaws.
The 7.1 remastering is just incredible through my AV receiver! It was like being sat in the middle of a 94 piece orchestra and has now topped the best sound on any of my Blu-rays.
The scene where the shark attacks the guy in the estuary is a good example of a subtle change in sound. There's a nice deep bass thud through the subwoofer when he is pulled underwater from his upturned boat , and although its a tiny tweak to the sound , it really makes all the difference and now that scene appears more violent than it already was.
The night time attack on the Orca has a similar effect of making a scene more potent , with more bass thudding punch to the sound coming from every direction around your front room when the shark repeatedly hits the boat , and by NO means is the new sound overpowering to these scenes , its just the right touch.

The picture restoration is just fantastic , although I nearly spat my drink out at one point ! Not through being made to jump at a scene but at one stage , I thought Mr Lucas had broken into the editing lounge with his trusty laptop and tweaked about with Spielberg's masterpiece...
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic 16 July 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
If you have not seen it - please go out and get it now. Action films simply do not compare to movies like this. Jaws is subtle, clever and at times hilarious, and unlike most blockbusters does not rely on special effects and trifling acts of sensationalism to sell. The film is about a killer shark, but for the first half of the film we do not see her - this is what makes the film great - we are able instead to concentrate on the way humans react to this unseen force. The scheming town mayor is an accurate satire on the self-important local busy-body who thinks only of the financial ruin the shark could cause. Don't miss the on going duels between the rich college boy Hooper and the working class hero Quint - it is here where some of the best dialogue appears. The first half of the film is so good one almost forgets about the shark as a physical entity, more of an abstract notion which is only conceived by the way the islanders behave. The second half is where all the action happens as far as seeing the shark up close and personal. All in all, a film of two halves which compliment each other exquisitely. Get it - you can watch it again and again and you will always pick up a witicism that you had not heard before. It will never die
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the ultimate fan 13 Sep 2005
Format:DVD
This is the set for the ultimate collector. This limited edition set comes in a black box. Don't worry, the box will
fit on your DVD shelf, it is about the same height as a standard
box, and about as wide as two normal DVD boxes put together.
Even if you got the 25th Anniversary edition, splashing out on this one is definitely worth it. As with the normal version you get the two DVDs. Disk one contains the movie in 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with DTS 5.1 Surround sound. The picture quality is vey good, although there are a few 'white spots' here and there.
The second disk contains a 1 hour 50 min documentary, containing everything from Universal winning the rights to the novel, through production and the mechanical shark not working, all the way to the release of the film. Since the film is quite old, there is not much behind the scenes footages. This documentary is composed mainly of people just talking.
Other features include; a Spielberg interview on set from 1974, some shark facts, 13 deleted scenes, outtakes, storyboard and image gallery.
This collector's edition also includes a soundtrack C.D., a limited edition senitape, 8 lobby cards, 6 publicity stills and a sketch book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fins can only get better 13 May 2005
Format:DVD
One day early in 1976, I discovered a school friend reading a book which he told me was about people on an island being terrorised by a killer shark. I thought it was a hysterical idea and laughed my head off, but just a few short months later, the posters appeared everywhere, depicting the conical, toothsome head propelling towards a hapless surface swimmer and proclaiming "She was the first". JAWS had arrived, and like everyone else I was queuing round the block, desperate to see what has become one of the most famous, talked about, and influential movies of our time.

The story is well known, probably even by people who weren't born when the film came out. One man, police chief Brody (Roy Scheider) against a killer shark and the fictitious community of Amity Island, a town that won't face the truth about the monster in its midst. Brody is joined in his escapade by oceanographer Hooper, played by Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw in a career-topping performance as rough-diamond shark hunter Quint, the man with a liking for scraping his fingernails down blackboards and comparing war-wounds. All three are excellent, cutting tremendously engaging characters and helping the storyline to flow seamlessly. In the early scenes the shark itself is portrayed largely as an unseen menace, picking off its victims and teasing the audience with clever camera angles and of course John Williams' legendary soundtrack. The suspense builds brilliantly, but there are some humorous moments as well. and the child actors create some entertaining diversion - kids playing with a fake shark fin cause widespread panic at the beach. A poignant interaction between Brody and his son at the dinner table - all scenes of vintage Spielberg.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars See it,before you go swimming
The first real blockbuster & a film i never get bored of.One of the very few films were the lead gets the lady in the first ten minutes,there was a rule when this was being... Read more
Published 18 hours ago by SCREEN77
4.0 out of 5 stars classic.
A classic movie. Great score by John Williams, great directing from Steven Spielberg and great acting from the whole cast.
Published 21 days ago by Craig T Stratton
5.0 out of 5 stars Dum der dum der dum der dum........
Speedy delivery. Quality very good. A great classic. Have not seen it in a very long time. A great addition to our collection of DVDs.
Published 26 days ago by claire timothy
5.0 out of 5 stars still good
Replaced my old video with this DVD , watched so many times and enjoyed , highly recommended and a must see !.
Published 1 month ago by dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaws (Anniversary Edition) [1976] [DVD]
DER DUM - DER DUM - DER DUM - HAY THIS WAS NOT JUST A GREAT FILM - THIS WAS ROCK N ROLL - SEEN THE FILM ABOUT 78 TIMES NOW - TERRIFIC - ENJOY - JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT IS SAFE TO GO... Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaws
Love this film and found it great value for money. I will be looking at some point to buy Jaws 2, however it was on TV only yesterday.
Published 1 month ago by debbie stepney
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 1970's Movie
As a 12 year old I snuck into the cinema and watched this which was my first really scary movie, it's a 1970's classic and took me back to that time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JD
5.0 out of 5 stars Pounding and hollering....
Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches.

When Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Best shark attack film ever?
Duh! Of course. From the killer opening to the explosive ending this film has it all. And I love the film.
Published 2 months ago by BigAl82
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Going To Need A Bigger Boat
Blu Ray Info.
Running time 120 minutes approx, Region B, Extras:The shark is still working a exclusive Blu ray documentary, Making of Jaws a two hour Documentary featuring... Read more
Published 2 months ago by timelord007
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