JAWS 3-D (1983)
The third dimension is terror.
Directed by: Joe Alves (production designer for the first two JAWS films)
Produced by: Rupert Hitzig, Alan Landsburg (executive)
U.S. Release Date: July 22, 1983
Domestic Gross: 42.2 million
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lea Thompson
JAWS at Sea World! In 3-D!!
There was for some reason an interest in reviving the 3-D movie in 1983, and a vengeful shark and those darn Brody boys were caught up in it all.
Now in his twenties, marine biologist “Mike” Brody follows in the footsteps of Dad when he squares off against ANOTHER giant shark. Meanwhile, “Mike’s” younger brother Sean chases around a pre-Back to the Future Lea Thompson.The shark happens to be terrorizing Sea World in Florida (interesting because Sea World is a competitor of Universal Studios Florida), right around the time the park is showing off its newest attraction, an underwater Habitrail for humans. The shark is upset because its baby was caught and is now being used as a Sea World attraction.
Originally released, the film had some impressive 3-D effects, but they are no longer there in the video version.
Worst ripoff scene(s):
Scene at the end when we see the shark “swimming” away from the underwater tunnel. In case no one has noticed it, the shark is not moving! It appears to be a single still shot of the shark moving closer and closer, but no fin movements, no gaping mouth or razor teeth… nothing.
JAWS 3 VHS: