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Synopsis / Plot : In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter.

Theatrical Release Date: June 20, 1975

DVD/VHS/BluRay Release Date: The first ever LaserDisc release of Jaws was in 1978. A second LaserDisc was released in 1992, before a final version came out under MCA/Universal Home Video's Signature Collection imprint in 1995. The boxset included deleted scenes and outtakes, a new two-hour documentary on the making of the film, a copy of the novel Jaws, and a CD of John Williams's soundtrack.
Jaws was released on VHS in 1980. For the film's 20th anniversary in 1995, MCA Universal Home Video issued a new Collector's Edition tape. Another, final VHS release came out in 2000 for the film’s 25th anniversary.
Jaws was also released on DVD in 2000 for the anniversary, accompanied by a massive publicity campaign. The film was released on Blu-ray August 14, 2012, with over four hours of extras, including The Shark Is Still Working.

MPAA Rating: PG

Genre: Thriller, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror, Adaptation

Running Time: 124 minutes

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Filming Locations: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusettes

Produced In: Universal Pictures gave the film what was then an exceptionally wide release for a major studio picture, over 450 screens, accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign with a heavy emphasis on television spots and tie-in merchandise.

Producers: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown

Directors: Steven Spielberg, The screenplay is credited to both Peter Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.

Music: John Williams

Cinematography: Bill Butler

Editing: Verna Fields

Notable Cast: The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Murray Hamilton as the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody's wife, Ellen.

Budget: $9,000,000 Shot mostly on location on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the film had a troubled production, going over budget and past schedule.

Box Office: $470,653,000

Jaws opened with a $7 million weekend and recouped its production costs in two weeks. The picture entered overseas release in December 1975, and its international business did as well as its domestic performance. It broke records in Singapore, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, and Mexico. By 1977, Jaws was the highest-grossing international release with worldwide rentals.

Reviews: Generally well received by critics, Jaws became the highest-grossing film in history at the time. It won several awards for its soundtrack and editing, and it is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time.




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