Martin Brody is a former New York cop who recently traded
in the stresses of the Big Apple for a quiet life as the police
chief of a sleepy New England beach town. But when the body
of a possible shark victim washes ashore, Brody is forced
to weigh the safety of bathers against the financial concerns
of the mayor, who opposes closing the town's beaches during
peak tourist season...
there any real point in me delving into the plot of this movie?
Everybody has seen it, or at the very least knows what it's
snapped up the original DVD release of Jaws when it
was issued as an anniversary edition a few years ago. And
to be quite honest you might be better off buying that edition,
as you can pick it up quite cheaply.
shocking that the picture quality is still not as good as
it could be - the film print could have been remastered before
it was transferred to DVD.
are nothing special, most of them were released on the last
edition. But the original documentary from the previous release
has been extended and there is now another hour's worth of
material (this is now a 1 hour, 50 mins feature).
can even buy a limited edition box set for £40 - although
I have to admit that I was surprised that anyone would pay
that much for very little in the way of extra special content.
While we all know the old marketing scam "Limited Edition"
means nothing - every DVD release is limited - there are only
2500 box sets available in the UK. Mind you, there were only
1000 each of the limited edition Star
Trek: The Next Generation
Trek: Deep Space Nine collections yet they
are still available to buy and at incredibly reduced prices.
the Jaws limited edition collection you get a soundtrack
highlights CD (Nah, sorry I bought the CD soundtrack years
ago to replace my vinyl copy. A highlights CD seems a little
half-hearted. Why not give away a full soundtrack). You also
get a limited edition Senitape (whatever that it) a commemorative
booklet, 8 lobby cards, 6 publicity stills and US theatrical
posters - not really worth an extra £20.
be quite honest though, it's not really worth paying again
for this unless you really want the DTS soundtrack - which
is not really that much better than the 5.1 track.
I seemed to have moaned, yet again, my way through this review,
if you haven't already got this movie on DVD you really should
think about getting hold of it. Although, I would probably
advise you to get the last anniversary release, or better
still wait for them to reissue it again with a remastered
print of the film.
one of Spileberg's finest films - a shiver still shoots down
my spine when I Alex Kintner is killed. The movie itself scores
a meaty 10/10, but sadly, this release adds very little to
what has already been issued. For that reason alone, this
release gets a...
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