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Jaws

DVD - 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jaws
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The 30th anniversary edition of the classic 'I'm-Never-Going-In-The-Water-Again' story of a killer shark that has taken over the waters near a seaside community, and the three men who set out to kill it.

Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Edition: 30th Anniversary ed.
ISBN: 1417057769
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Mar 06, 2015
  • SyrusM rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Still a great movie after all these years.

Dec 01, 2014

Copy with NYPL ID # 3 3333 19096659 4 (Performing Arts Library Records Collection) is seriously scratched. Multiple skips and stops during playback. Rcmd replacement.

Nov 23, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jaws is a complete movie with a great cast, well written screenplay and music that scares you just be the sound of it. The slogan I'm never going to go near the water again has been real for me ever since seeing Jaws. It takes place at Martha Vineyard, which I didn't think was shark territory. Warmer waters of the ocean have brought these sharks in closer. Just look at the picture from the DVD cover. Are you up for this kind of thrilling adventure?
P.S. Now approaching its 40th Anniversary, "Jaws" remains one of the most thrilling movies ever made!

Aug 11, 2014
  • nfentonn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

America needs a bigger boat!

Mar 12, 2014
  • homie9524 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

nice guys you guys rock

Jan 11, 2014

its not a scary movie but when your done watching it go swimming in echo dale

Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Impressive filmmaking despite the film being made for a 1975 release date.

Aug 17, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A true classic, Jaws launched the blockbuster era, and after all this time, still feels fresh. A shark lingering off an East Coast town dependent on tourist dollars begins to cause trouble by feeding on the locals and the not so locals. Spielberg knows how to push all the right buttons, and when to push them, and the story, adapted from the novel, still has that way of leaving the viewer tense. The three leads are perfectly cast: Roy Scheider as the outsider police chief, scared of the water, Richard Dreyfuss as the scientist, alarmed by the shark and the response of the town's officials to the threat, and Robert Shaw as the enigmatic fisherman, a callous man who has depth to him. Add in the presence of a shark who's often unseen- thanks to the difficulties of filming, it even makes the story work better that way- and one of John Williams' best scores, which still gets under the skin today, and you've got the ingredients for a rousing film. Be sure to watch the extensive special features documentary.

May 31, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The secret of this film is not the shark perse, but the idea of the shark, created and perpetuated by the relatively simple theme music, and the visual elements that contribute to the idea of the shark's presence. The fact that the mechanical shark did not work very often actually made the film better because of the indirect shark references. The special features are worth a look if only to see the recounting of Spielberg's reaction to the music score. Two notes on the piano? Really? That's all it took to change the ocean for millions of people.

Jan 30, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Spawned the entire summer blockbuster genre. We owe this film. Best watched on Blu-Ray, but fantastic regardless.

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Mar 30, 2014

Sherriff: we're gonna need a bigger boat

Jun 15, 2013
  • droctogonopus123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

smile you son of a-

May 31, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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!

Sep 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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!"

Apr 22, 2012

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

Feb 16, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We're going to need a bigger boat.

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."

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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Dec 13, 2013

black_bee_112 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 14

Aug 10, 2013

OverCookedCookies thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and over

Jul 16, 2013

red_buzzard_60 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 2

Jun 15, 2013
  • droctogonopus123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

droctogonopus123 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Apr 23, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

ausnos thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Apr 11, 2011
  • Nutty rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 06, 2012

Coarse Language: Swearing is in it like all classics

Mar 06, 2012

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

Mar 06, 2012

Violence: Gory at parts

Oct 19, 2011
  • badwolf18 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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