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WHAT THE HELL?! JAWS 3D IS ON TCM SATURDAY NIGHT?


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Full Reveal:

I'm a hardcore movie buff and a child of the 80s, who grew up with VCRs. Us gen xers and even later on millennials have the rather annoying habit of watching our favorite movies and shows over and over and over again. That said, I think there is a very real chance that if you tallied up my most watched films of all time JAWS 3 would be number one.

Seriously.

I first saw it when I was about six years old in 1983 and I absolutely loved it. I used to rent it every week from the video store, and later on I taped it off of HBO. There is a very real chance that I have seen Jaws 3-D over 100 times.

Again, dead serious here.

We all have that film that we saw as a child that made a huge impression on us, that burned itself into our brains and possibly even formed us into the degenerate individuals that we are. We often overlook their flaws and shortcomings because we will always be that chubby little six year old kid who, when he behaved himself, was taken to see jaws 3D something like 4 or 5 times in the movie theater.

So again, this really isn't a complaint thread, it's more of a "ohmygod are you guys actually seeing this too!!?" Thread.

...because this is a curveball I was not expecting.

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Too bad they didn't have the money to send us 3d glasses to watch it.

OMG, i would die!!!!

 

( which for some of you makes it doubly too bad they're not sending those 3D glasses im sure)

 

Universal finally released it on Blu-ray and apparently you can watch the film in 3D on your TV, but only if you have a pretty complicated system - you need more than just a Blu-ray player, I think you need some kind of internet connection to or something. Anyhow I don't even have a Blu-ray player, I just got a Broke-ray player.

 

I have watched some clips taken from the Blu-ray on YouTube though and they did a really great job restoring it, and I also watched a few online commentators reviewing the DVD and all of them said that the special effects, which often look really silly and cheesy on television, actually looked terrific when you're able to see them in genuine 3D.

 

Sadly though, there are almost no other extras on the DVD which is a real shame because it's my understanding that the film was heavily edited. Something like 30 minutes of footage hit the floor, some of which possibly contains shark attacks as the film was set at Sea World and SeaWorld Executives dictated that the violence needed to be kept as something of a minimum. ( you'll notice during the scene where the shark Rampages through the park for the first time that no one actually dies, it just mostly looks at people.)

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OMG, i would die!!!!

 

( which for some of you makes it doubly too bad they're not sending those 3D glasses im sure)

 

Universal finally released it on Blu-ray and apparently you can watch the film in 3D on your TV, but only if you have a pretty complicated system - you need more than just a Blu-ray player, I think you need some kind of internet connection to or something. Anyhow I don't even have a Blu-ray player, I just got a Broke-ray player.

 

I have watched some clips taken from the Blu-ray on YouTube though and they did a really great job restoring it, and I also watched a few online commentators reviewing the DVD and all of them said that the special effects, which often look really silly and cheesy on television, actually looked terrific when you're able to see them in genuine 3D.

 

Sadly though, there are almost no other extras on the DVD which is a real shame because it's my understanding that the film was heavily edited. Something like 30 minutes of footage hit the floor, some of which possibly contains shark attacks as the film was set at Sea World and SeaWorld Executives dictated that the violence needed to be kept as something of a minimum. ( you'll notice during the scene where the shark Rampages through the park for the first time that no one actually dies, it just mostly looks at people.)

sharks in 3d R scareyier.

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This is wonderful! I guess I missed it when checking out the October schedule. This is absolutely one of the worst movies I ever saw. I remember watching  it on Showtime back in 1983 and just pondering that a sequel could be so bad. I wonder if Lou Gossett Jr. would have done this film if he had known he was going to win an Oscar the next year for "Officer and a Gentleman"? But then came "Jaws the Revenge" that, if I remember correctly, is partially about sharks avenging the deaths of their buddies - like sharks are in the Mafia or something? - and partially about the widowed Ellen Brody's reawakening sexual awareness at midlife, both silly story lines. The Elllen Brody story by the way in the 4th Jaws takes us back to the beginning. In the novel upon which the first film was based there was a pornographic chapter about Ellen having a one afternoon stand with marine biologist Hooper. I remember this because in high school we were all reading the novel just to get to the chapter with the sex. Teenagers were much more innocent in the 1970s than they are now, at least they were in Mesquite, Tx.

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This is wonderful! I guess I missed it when checking out the October schedule. This is absolutely one of the worst movies I ever saw. I remember watching  it on Showtime back in 1983 and just pondering that a sequel could be so bad. I wonder if Lou Gossett Jr. would have done this film if he had known he was going to win an Oscar the next year for "Officer and a Gentleman"? But then came "Jaws the Revenge" that, if I remember correctly, is partially about sharks avenging the deaths of their buddies - like sharks are in the Mafia or something? - and partially about the widowed Ellen Brody's reawakening sexual awareness at midlife, both silly story lines. The Elllen Brody story by the way in the 4th Jaws takes us back to the beginning. In the novel upon which the first film was based there was a pornographic chapter about Ellen having a one afternoon stand with marine biologist Hooper. I remember this because in high school we were all reading the novel just to get to the chapter with the sex. Teenagers were much more innocent in the 1970s than they are now, at least they were in Mesquite, Tx.

 

 

YAAAAAS!

 

I could go on for a while in re: the JAWS Sequels, ALL OF WHICH I HAVE SEEN FAR MORE TIMES THAN ONE WHO IS NOT SLIGHTLY MAD SHOULD.

 

I actually think JAWS 2 is the worst because it is boring. And the shark is- wow- so so profoundly fake. Like, the Killer Shrews in THE KILLER SHREWS- which were just dogs in papier mache headpieces- levels of are you ******* kidding me now? FAKE.

 

JAWS 3 is my favorite. Weaknesses that it SO TOTALLY HAS, there is the excellent score, the great sound effects, the photography is mostly great- and i like the shark design in this one. there are A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PROBLEMS, but as with almost all Universal Horror, the reason it develops such a cult is because it is tantaliZing, but not fully satisfying. Everytime i see it, i want there to be more, but still, i watch it again.

 

i will say in re: JAWS THE REVENGE that 1. i HIGHLY RECOMMEND RICHARD JENI'S MONOLOGUE IN RE: THE FILM and 2. I ALSO REALLY RECOMMEND THE DVD, which for some reason can be played dubbed in FRENCH, and seriously- you watch this film en Francais and suddenly it becomes a delicious existental art movie.

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I love any and all JAWS chat. I am old enough to remember when the first was one of the real movie must see events and our local theater had a long admission line: unheard of here! I do remember going to a theater to see a sad, old Lorraine Gray try to reclaim her glory in the "revenge" one. Young audiences are not kind.

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JAWS 2 and JAWS 3 will both be TCM premieres.

 

In fact, they JUST came out on Blu-ray last summer, so this is 2&3's TCM debutante "coming-out party".

 

Fedya 

Too bad they didn't have the money to send us 3d glasses to watch it.

 

If you happen to have your own, however, the 3-D half has now been restored for Blu3D.

http://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/product-p/jaws-3-d-b16.htmp   B)

Which Universal had already restored and was going to put on disk way back in the first big '10-'13 push, and then let sink into limbo when everyone thought, quote, "3D was dying"--

But, as Disney has been recently finding out, theatrical and Blu-ray 3D isn't "dying", it's getting better and feeling happy.  

 

RoyCronin

 

I love any and all JAWS chat. I am old enough to remember when the first was one of the real movie must see events and our local theater had a long admission line: unheard of here! I do remember going to a theater to see a sad, old Lorraine Gray try to reclaim her glory in the "revenge" one. Young audiences are not kind.

 

 

Revenge--and the attempt to put one last Brody into the story when Roy Scheider wouldn't come back--was the official Apology Sequel for 3.

(3, of course, has nothing to do with Amity, moves the location to a completely new story, and the audience was even less kind.)

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The first jaws was the beginning of "one ticket, one showing". I'm barely old enough to remember going to a movie meant catching it in the middle, sitting through the B movie, then catching the first one from the beginning. Which led to "This is where we came it !" And left :D

 

Back when watching a film several times only meant you bought one ticket.

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