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Week End Horror: Jaws (1975)

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:00 am by Jess Hicks

Jaws

On my side of the country we are experiencing 40+ degree weather which can only mean one thing, spring doth approach! Here in the Midwest 40+ degree weather means start breaking out the shorts and flip flops so what better movie to usher in the warm seasons with than Jaws?

Jaws has only recently become one of my favorite films and that can all be attributed to the showing I saw several months ago in theaters. On a fluke I looked at show times for a theater I very rarely frequent and there it was, a special midnight showing of Jaws. So I gathered up a couple friends and off we went! What happened next was 2 hours of film bliss!

jaws cast

Sure, I had seen Jaws before but it hadn’t been for a long time. As I watched I realized the brilliance of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster. The blend of humor and terror is almost seamless, it feels exceptionally real. The scares are subtle and when the shark is finally revealed it still looks fairly decent. Sure, you can tell that it’s a giant metal shark but the context of the film keeps you locked in so that it doesn’t seem to matter.

Jaws is a film that should be viewed at least twice, once when you are a child so you can feel the terror of the shark and once when you are an adult and can feel the terror that everyone else in the film feels. The movie just recently got a blu-ray release and it is by far one of the greatest transfers I have ever seen. It looks like it was filmed just a few years ago but still has the softness of actual film.

jaws blu-ray

If you remember Jaws being a boring story of 3 guys who fight a goofy looking shark do yourself a favor and re-watch it. You won’t regret it.

    • One of the greatest horror movies ever made.

      That movie (and the book) messed me up as a kid!

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