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Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, 2012.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Intense shark attacks including some bloody images, language, brief partial nudity/sexual references and drug use.
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.
Based on the novel by Peter Benchley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Bonus materials: The making of Jaws, Jaws: the restoration, Deleted scenes and outtakes, From the set, Storyboards, Production photos, Marketing Jaws, Jaws phenomenon, Original theatrical trailer.
Music, John Williams.
Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen, 2.35:1; 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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Rating: PG.
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Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. One early summer night on fictional Atlantic resort Amity Island, Chrissie decides to take a moonlight skinny dip while her friends party on the beach. Yanked suddenly below the ocean surface, she never returns. When pieces of her wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), mindful of the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on a business-killing shark alert. After the shark dines on a few more victims, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, Brody and Hooper join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White--especially since the price is right. The three ride off on Quint's boat "The Orca," soon coming face to teeth with the enemy. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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