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“Following the release of JAWS in 1975 the world was awash with related tie-in memorabilia, among the endless items was a single Super 8mm cine reel featuring a heavily edited version of the blockbuster long out of print.
One of the most notable features about of the Super 8mm edition of JAWS is the opening attack on swimmer ‘Chrissie Watkins’, it’s common knowledge that the scene was shot ‘day for night’ for the movie, but less known is the fact that an ungraded version of the daytime shot footage that differs from the final movie appears on the Super 8mm edition.
This discovery was one of the main reasons I originally wanted to convert and view this version of the movie. Obviously due the nature and age of the source material used, the section isn’t perfect but I’ve enhanced the scene to try and present it as clean and bright as the original cine without going too over the top with the contrast and colour correction.
I will be revisiting this at a later stage to restore the original audio, but for now I hope JAWS fans out there enjoy this vintage reel.”
Check it out, “Quint’s Fish Paste” by JimmyC. Jimmy says, “I’m a big fan of the movie Jaws and the captain of the Orca, Quint, who is one of my heroes and an icon of film history. The movie was released in the year I was born so it holds a special place in my life.”
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The first new JAWS game since JAWS Unleashed is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! In the game you play as Chief Brody and your job is to keep the waters of Amity Island safe, flicking swimmers to safety one finger at a time.
Documenting the impact of the film on island history has been a full-time job over the last two years for Matt Taylor, who is polishing a 300-page account of how “Jaws” was made.
The book, titled “Martha’s Vineyard Remembers Jaws,” includes about 800 never before published photographs of the production snapped by islanders, and 65 interviews with those closest to the filming.
Taylor said readers will be surprised to learn about the impact island residents had on the film’s success, pointing particularly to contributions from Susan and Lynn Murphy.
Lynn Murphy, a Vineyard marine mechanic, was hired to help run the special effects in the water.
“They were having a terrible time with it until Lynn came along and set everything straight,” said Taylor. “Lynn, and his knowledge of how to do things on the water, really saved the production.”
The photos in his book were compiled by “Jaws” fan and memorabilia collector Jim Beller who, despite technology advances that make some of the “Jaws” special effects look rudimentary 35 years later, isn’t worried the movie will lose its luster for the “Avatar” generation of fans.
“If you love a good suspenseful movie, a movie that has everything, or you are a Steven Spielberg fan, see it,” he said. “If you like swimming — think twice.”
Check this out – the legendary Alamo Drafthouse will be showing JAWS on the water:
UPDATE! The Friday July 2 show sold out in record time, so they added a Saturday, July 3 show as well! TIX ON SALE TUES 6/22 at NOON!
The most legendary Rolling Roadshow event in history is BACK!
“We’ve been doing Rolling Roadshows for years now, showcasing the finest films under the night sky in glorious 35mm, and Austin has been home to many of our very greatest events. But when people reminisce about Roadshow history,Â one showÂ comes up without fail:Â The Ultimate JAWS Experience!”
“Well, we’re fearlessly returning to the depths with a full-scale white-knuckle no-babies FLOATINGÂ JAWSÂ SCREENING where YOU can watch the most terrifying aquatic horror film in history while adrift on an inner tube (supplied by us) in beautiful, deep, dark Lake Travis. We hereby guarantee the most heart-stopping screening on Earth, with a few added surprises to make sure you’re awake and alert. Plus, every ticket includes a bowl of shark gazpacho, just like mom used to make.”
“This event is limited, and considering the 2004 screening was the movie event of the year, we recommend you nab those tickets quick!”
ScreeningsÂ (click on a show time to buy tickets):
Mike Lorenz, the talented creator of the very popular JAWS custom action figures, has also created a custom Orca as well, big enough for his son to command. Check out the pictures below, and keep an eye out for an upcoming interview with Mike. Thanks, Mike! Comments are welcome below.
Fans of JAWS ripoffs and cheesy SyFy movies won’t want to miss “Dinoshark“, premiering March 13th 9:00/8:00 Central on the SyFy Channel. The “film” stars Eric Balfour (“Six Feet Under”, “24”) and Iva Hasperger and was produced by the legendary Roger Corman. Check out this plot:
A frozen Plesiosaur-shark baby is released as a glacier falls into the sea, and the freed fish grows to epic proportions, heading from Alaska south to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Dinoshark wreaks havoc on coastal dwellers and meets his match with American Trace McGraw, a pleasure boat captain working in the Mexican resort.
What do you think JAWS fans? Â Leave your comments below.
According to Corman, “Dinoshark” will be followed soon after by “Sharktopus” (with Eric Roberts), then “Dinocroc vs Supergator,” and then maybe “Dinoshark vs Sharktopus.” “The chances are 100% that you will get ‘Dinocroc vs Supergator.’ We’re working on that right now,” Corman said. “If people like it, we’ll probably do ‘Dinoshark vs Sharktopus.'” Corman explained that Dinoshark made sense; it is a prehistoric dinoshark whose sperm got trapped in ice. The ice melts after many years and dinoshark attacks. Sharktopus, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated.
He explained: “There are Somali pirates or terrorists operating in local waters in small boats. The Navy has the assignment to wipe out these Somali pirates and/or destroy the boats of these terrorists, but they cannot send in a Navy ship, because that would be a violation of territorial waters.”
“So [fictional company] Blue Water has been given the assignment to create a super-deadly but controllable â€” through electronic implants in its brain â€” creature that’s half-shark and half-octopus and can go in the waters where we’re not supposed to be. The creature can use its tentacles to grab the boat and overturn it, and the shark eats the pirates or the terrorists.”
The internet was abuzz recently about the news of an upcoming JAWS reboot to be done in 3D. After the massive success of James Cameron’s Avatar, Hollywood is all over 3D, so this really comes as no surprise. The surprise though was that Tracy Morgan, of the NBC sitcom “30 Rock” was rumored to be playing Matt Hooper, which would make the remake a comedy? No!
“A source of ours over at Universal Pictures says the studio is strongly considering a remake of the summer blockbuster in hopes of dazzling younger audiences with new special effects. Their claim is that people now expect more, visually, from their movie going experience. So, Hollywood studios are inclined to take some of their tried and true franchise names like Jaws and bring them into the 3D world.Our insider says Tracy Morgan was at one point being considered for the part of Matt Hooper, previously played by Richard Dreyfuss. While itâ€™s uncertain whether thatâ€™s still the plan, it does indicate that they seem to be taking a more comedic direction with the part.”
MTV caught up with Tracy Morgan at the premiere of Cop Out and asked him about the Jaws remake. Morgan: “I would love to do a ‘Jaws’ movie. That was a great, great franchise. I would love to do ‘Jaws.'” But when asked if anyone has ever spoken to him about it, he answered: “Not yet.”
Video clip via MTV below:
Hollywood loves remakes, so there is no doubt in my mind that a JAWS reboot in 3D will be coming, and as much as I, and other fans are not in favor of it, we will all plunk down our hard earned cash and see it. Universal knows this — there is a lot of money to be made. My hope is that they treat it seriously, and not make it a comedy or a jokey action flick. The original JAWS is a classic, with Oscar-nominated actors providing perfect performances. Please don’t cheapen the legacy of JAWS any more than 1983’s JAWS 3-D and 1987’s JAWS the Revenge already have.
What do you think? Do you think a remake of JAWS could actually work? Who would YOU like to see in the roles of Hooper, Brody and Quint (and Mayor Vaughn, Ellen Brody and Bad Hat Harry)? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
David Brown, who produced JAWS with Richard Zanuck in 1975, has passed away. He was 93. Legendary Producer Brown also produced The Sting , Cocoon, The Verdict, Road to Perdition and Driving Miss Daisy. Â Brown received four Oscar nominations. Â His sole survivor is his wife of over 50 years, Helen Gurley Brown.
A public funeral will be held onÂ Thursday, February 4 atÂ 3:30 p.m. at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel (1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street) inÂ New York City.
We were fortunate to interview Mr. Brown for The Shark is Still Working.