When, during the height of beach season, the town of Amity Island in Massachusetts is terrorized by attacks from a great white shark -- Martin Brody, the new chief of police must solve the problem. As the Mayor tries to avoid a panic which would deprive the town of its crucial tourist season, warnings to swimmers are avoided and more victims float to the surface.
Brody eventually enlists the help of a young oceanographer and a sea-wary fisherman to hunt down and destroy the great white menace that has turned the Amity Island shore into a feeding ground.
You're gonna need a bigger boat this June when TCM Presents: Jaws 40th Anniversary comes to select U.S. cinemas, presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Originally released in 1975 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this action-packed event will screen at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on both Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24 for a second showing. In addition to the feature, audiences will be treated to a special introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
It's a hot summer on Amity Island-a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down and that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat.Read More
With his new film Tusk currently playing in theaters, director Kevin Smith recently spoke with the Wall Street Journal, where he laid out a pitch for Steven Spielberg to direct another Jaws movie.
Kevin Smith is actually directing an homage to Jaws, of sorts, currently titled Moose Jaws, which replaces a man-eating shark with a moose, which he wants to make as close as he can to the original Jaws, "without getting sued by Universal." That topic got the director thinking of the original Jaws, one of his favorite movies, and how much he would like to see Steven Spielberg direct another sequel. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, when asked if he thinks the original will ever be rebooted."Yeah ... just probably not while Mr. Spielberg's around. But sooner or later, someone will be like, yeah, people are still afraid of sharks, right? And probably get to it. You see them every once in a while take a stab at the shark market, but Jaws is just such a tremendous name brand. It could be in this lifetime if one day Mr. Spielberg is like, 'You know what? I wouldn't mind revisiting it.' That's my dream, dude.Read More
In celebration of Universal Picture's 100th Anniversary, the studio released Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic Jaws, fully restored on Blu-ray for the first time last week. This beautiful set is in stores now, and will also be included on the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray coming this November.
Universal has caught up with a number of stars to reminisce about the studio's milestone birthday. Today, we have an exclusive look at John Krasinski's interview, in which he reminisces about Jaws, how it ruined his childhood, and how it's effected his own career as a filmmaker. Check it out, and then be sure to secure your own copy of the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray and the Jaws [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] Blu-ray today!Read More
Cinemark Holdings, Inc., the world's highest attended motion picture exhibitor, is pleased to announce that the Steven Steven Spielberg iconic blockbuster, Jaws, will kick off their "Fall Classics Series" in over 150 Cinemark theatres across the country. Ranked among the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, this digitally restored version of Jaws will be scheduled to play on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at two separate show times, 2 PM and 7 PM.
As part of Universal Pictures' ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration, Jaws was one of 13 classic Universal films to be digitally remastered and fully restored from 35mm original film elements. Over the course of several months, skilled technicians worked with Steven Spielberg to meticulously balance color, remove dirt and scratches, and repair any damage to the film elements shot by shot and frame by frame.Read More
The 1975 classic Jaws was released on Blu-ray for the first time this week in honor of Universal Pictures' 100 year anniversary. To celebrate its anticipated debut, we sent our own Ryan J. Downey to the Universal Studios Theme Park in Hollywood, where he met with some of the folks responsible for making this legendary thriller. Gathering at the infamous Jaws attraction, Downey talked with shark designer Joe Alves, actor (Meadows) and co-writer Carl Gottlieb, SVP Universal Technical Operations' Mike Daruty, and J. Michael Roddy, producer of the new Blu-ray documentary 'The Shark is Still Working'. Watch and learn how this timeless masterpiece has kept millions of people out of the ocean and glued to the screen for over thirty years.
Jaws was released June 20th, 1975.Read More