Jaws

Jaws

DVD - 2012
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Scheider, Shaw and Dreyfuss unite in a fight against a great white shark that has come to terrorize the residents of a formerly peaceful summer community on the New York coast.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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BookReviewer2015 May 09, 2018

A classic thriller!


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Annieoywong
Oct 01, 2018

I have watched this thrilling movie three times and I think it is more scary than the other Jaws and Sharks films.

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Mr_FlimFlam
Aug 28, 2018

WOW THAT SHARK IS PURE EVIL MAN I READ THE BOOK OF I SURVIVED BOOK AND THE REAL BOOK THATS SHARK IS A DEMON OR DEVIL!! Hey what about the death of Joseph and Micheal Dunn the brothers and their friend Jerry!!and the death of Charles Vansant and the other Charles dude (Forgot his last name XD) heres how they died Mr.Vansant was from some other Place not in the U.S.A. he was there with his mom and dad and three sisters he also made a friend a golden retrever at the beach he went for a swim with his new friend and his new friend swam to shore while Vansant was still in the water then he felt something sharp grip on his leg then Alexander saw and came to help Alexander could see the sharks pure black eyes after saving him the hospital came and ASAP to the hospital his family was there when Vansant died! How the other Charles died Charles's worked at a hotel near the beach when it was his break time he would change into his swim suit and swim 10 yards away from shore he would swim till his mucels were sore and then the also felt something razor sharp griping on his leg its was the shark again!!!everybodysaw at the beach 12 women fainted and 12 men when over to help Charles when he was at the hospital he already died!!!!

The classic summer blockbuster. The shark and blood effects might seem genuinely corny and fake, but the intensity and thrill are all too real. The acting holds up very well too.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 05, 2018

After a young woman is eaten alive by a shark while staying at a beach resort, the local police want to shut the beach down in order to prevent further killings. However, the mayor doesn’t want to lose tourists and money so he tells the police to keep the shore open. This causes Matt and captain Quint to go out to sea in an attempt to capture the vicious beast. This 1975 film is the classic man vs. nature tale with the classic suspenseful music and one of the first major horror films. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars since it is fairly slow moving and I would recommend it to lovers of old films and sharks. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

BookReviewer2015 May 09, 2018

A classic thriller!

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Good movie, scary shark!

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greatflicks
Oct 13, 2017

Well done and a good story line.

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rslade
Jun 23, 2016

Still good.

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Patrick_35
Jan 02, 2016

Some of the things that shocked when I first saw it in the theatre are no longer as shocking given decades of increasingly gory movies. But, if the film's success only depended on a severed leg or the sudden appearance of a waterlogged corpse the movie would not hold up. It still works because of the strength of the three leads and the final third which details their search and confrontation with the great white. The fact that they couldn't get the mechanical shark to work, actually worked in Spielberg's favour since(as Hitchcock noted) what you can't see is often scarier than what you can see.(the opening sequence with the shark demonstrates this quite well) It's still exciting and was the first real blockbuster, taking in over a hundred million dollars at a time when tickets were about 3 bucks apiece.

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rswcove
Oct 06, 2015

Jaws is a near perfect film. A low budget creature feature that proved that anything could be art and that art could be popular. Andy Warhol wanted to make art for the people, but it took Spielberg to figure out how to do that. If you haven't seen jaws yet, just watch it. This review isn't going to tell you anything that the movie won't tell you better.

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Laura_X Aug 03, 2018

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Ellen Brody: Martin hates boats. Martin hates water. Martin... Martin sits in his car when we go on the ferry to the mainland. I guess it's a childhood thing. It's a... there's a clinical name for it isn't there?

Brody: Drowning.

deadpoollover Mar 30, 2014

Sherriff: we're gonna need a bigger boat

droctogonopus123 Jun 15, 2013

smile you son of a-

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uzebdrumz
May 31, 2013

Quint: [the Orca, their boat, is clearly sinking with water all over the deck, Quint hands Brody a small hand pump] Pump it out Chief!

laustcawz Sep 19, 2012

Dreyfuss as Hooper: "What we are dealing with here is a...a perfect engine, an eating machine, it's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim...& eat...& make little sharks & that's all!"

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OverCookedCookies
Apr 22, 2012

Hooper:I actually pay for most of this by myself. Brody: You rich? Hooper: Yeah.

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EowynThandawen
Feb 16, 2012

We're going to need a bigger boat.

Sunnchilde Jul 13, 2011

I just heard that there was a girl killed her last week. And yet you let people go SWIMMING anyway! My boy is DEAD. I just wanted YOU....to know that."

Sunnchilde Jul 13, 2011

"And so--- 1100 men went in to the water. 316 came out. The sharks took the rest. June the 29th, 1945. But we delivered the Bomb."

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Aug 31, 2015

Red_Horse_96 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

black_bee_112 Dec 13, 2013

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droctogonopus123 Jun 15, 2013

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ausnos
Apr 07, 2012

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Jul 19, 2011

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Mar 28, 2011

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ausnos
Apr 07, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: People get eaten by our hero, Jaws. Too bad not everyone got eaten.

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OverCookedCookies
Mar 06, 2012

Coarse Language: Swearing is in it like all classics

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OverCookedCookies
Mar 06, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Makes you jump and violence way too intense

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badwolf18
Oct 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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OverCookedCookies
Jul 20, 2011

Violence: Gory at parts

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