Jaws - 25th Anniversary (1975)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Roy Scheider Police Chief Martin Brody
Robert Shaw Quint
Richard Dreyfuss Matt Hooper
Lorraine Gary Ellen Brody
Murray Hamilton Mayor Larry Vaughn
Carl Gottlieb Ben Meadows
Jeffrey Kramer Deputy Leonard 'Lenny' Hendricks (as Jeffrey C. Kramer)
Susan Backlinie Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins
Jonathan Filley Tom Cassidy
Chris Rebello Michael 'Mike' Brody
Jay Mello Sean Brody
Lee Fierro Mrs. Kintner
Jeffrey Voorhees Alex M. Kintner
Craig Kingsbury Ben Gardner
Dr. Robert Nevin Medical Examiner
Peter Benchley TV Interviewer
Chris Anastasio Out of Towner (uncredited)
Allison Caine Additional Voices (uncredited) (voice)
Robert Carroll Mr. Polk (uncredited)
Edward Chalmers Jr. Mr. Denherder (uncredited)
Robert Chambers Charlie (uncredited)
Denise Cheshire First Victim/Swimming Girl (uncredited)
Fritzi Jane Courtney Mrs. Taft (uncredited)
Cyprian R. Dube Mr. Posner (uncredited)
Paul Goulart Clarinet Player in Music Store (uncredited)
Ted Grossman Boater (uncredited)
John Landis Extra (uncredited)
Belle McDonald Mrs. Posner (uncredited)
Donald Poole Frank Silva, Harbor Master (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg Amity Point Lifestation Worker (uncredited) (voice)
Alfred Wilde Harry Wiseman (uncredited)
Dick Young Pratt (uncredited)
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Horror; Thriller
Director Steven Spielberg
Producer David Brown; Richard D. Zanuck; Peter Benchley; Carl Gottlieb
Writer Peter Benchley; Carl Gottlieb; John Milius; Howard Sackler; Robert Shaw
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 124 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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 realize that in fact the shark is hunting them--are what entertaining moviemaking is all about. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 76
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition 25th Anniversary Widescreen Collector's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 025192091223
Chapters 20
Release Date 2000
Subtitles French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database