Violence: Yes, and it leaves a permanent mark on your fears
MSRP: $34.98 – Amazon $19.96
Runtime: 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $471,203,004
Sound Mix: Mono (Blu-ray and UHD releases have Dolby 7.1 and Dolby Atmos)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Camera: Arriflex, Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory: Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Negative Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Panavision (anamorphic); 4K Digital Intermediate (2020)
Printed Film Format: 35 mm
Original Release Date: June 20, 1975 – 4K UHD: 2020
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Production Company: Universal Pictures
Unfortunately, there is a shark attack and a girl is killed.
A scientist named Hooper (Dreyfuss) shows up to check things out, and a shark is caught.
While the local officials think the problem is over, Hooper thinks this is not the shark that killed the girl.
After another person is attacked, the town hires a local fisherman, Quint (Shaw) to catch and kill the shark. The town sheriff, Brody (Scheider) and Hooper go along.
They quickly discover that they are going to need a bigger boat.
This is one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. It had a low budget, and it was Spielberg’s third movie project. It had an amateurish home-movie look about it because it was so early in Spielberg’s career, but it had flashes of brilliance that predicted a fabulous career ahead.
The mechanical shark did not work very well, and it is obviously a fake, but it is so terrifying, one forgets it is a fake.
Quint’s recounting of his experience on the USS Indianapolis sinking during WWII, with sharks killing so many of the survivors in the water is one of the most intense scenes in movie history.
If you are a fan of this movie, and you have a 4K UHD player along with a 4K UHD TV, this is a must-have version.