Jaws*

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Jaws*

  • 1975 ----- color ----- 124 min ----- laserdisc/vhs
  • (Directed by Steven Spielberg from the novel by Peter Benchley; with Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton) Steven Spielberg's Jaws is a sensationally effective action picture--a scary thriller that works all the better because it's populated with characters that have been developed into human beings we get to know and care about. It's a film that's as frightening as The Exorcist, and yet it's a nicer kind of fright, somehow more fun because we're being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone-and-vomit devil.--Roger Ebert [Special introductory remarks on the making of Jaws and theatrical trailers before the feature (10 min)] (Closed-Captioned) [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Fisheries, Literature: American, Motion Pictures: Features, Marine Biology)