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Jaws 2

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Overview

Often lost in the morass of inferior sequels, Jaws 2 is actually a fairly decent follow-up to Spielberg's masterpiece. Now viewers can take a look for themselves with this excellent DVD edition from Universal. The picture is presented in an exquisite widescreen anamorphic format with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The film retains the soft, postcard look of the first film, and this DVD helps it to shine. Sound is a bit of a letdown, presented in Dolby two-channel mono, but it still sounds pretty good nonetheless. Where ...
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Overview

Often lost in the morass of inferior sequels, Jaws 2 is actually a fairly decent follow-up to Spielberg's masterpiece. Now viewers can take a look for themselves with this excellent DVD edition from Universal. The picture is presented in an exquisite widescreen anamorphic format with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The film retains the soft, postcard look of the first film, and this DVD helps it to shine. Sound is a bit of a letdown, presented in Dolby two-channel mono, but it still sounds pretty good nonetheless. Where the disc really takes off is with the extras. Viewers can enjoy a 45-minute documentary that goes into every detail about the making of the film. Also included is a look at the film from actor Keith Gordon, who has gone on to great things as a director. He talks about what he learned on the film and shares a few anecdotes. There are also four deleted scenes, a still gallery with storyboards and production photos, a collection of shark facts, and the usual trailers, production notes, and bios. While the other two sequels in the Jaws series may not receive similar treatment, the first two have both been given an excellent presentation on DVD and belong in any fan's library.
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Special Features

Commentary with composer John Williams; deleted scenes; making-of documentary with behind-the-scenes footage; exclusive cast and crew interviews; storyboards and production photos
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2001
  • UPC: 025192092824
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Mono / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo, monaural
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,867

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roy Scheider Martin Brody
Lorraine Gary Ellen Brody
Joe Mascolo Peterson
Jeffrey Kramer Hendricks
Anne Dusenberry Tina
Mark Gruner Mike
Barry Coe Andrews
Susan French Old Lady
Gary Springer Andy
Donna Wilkes Jackie
Marc Gilpin Sean
Gary Dubin Ed
Gigi Vorgan Brooke
Thomas G. Dunlop Timmy
Jerry M. Baxter Helicopter Pilot
Chad Dowdell Child at Beach (uncredited)
John Dukakis Polo
David James Elliott Larry
Keith Gordon Doug
William M. Griffith Lifeguard
Ben Marley Patrick
Herb Muller Phil Fogarty
Collin Wilcox Paxton Dr. Elkins
Frank Sparks Diver #1
Billy Van Zandt Bob
Jim Wilson Swimmer with Child
Technical Credits
Jeannot Szwarc Director
Phillip Abramson Set Decoration/Design
Jimmy Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Alves Production Designer
Roy Arbogast Special Effects
David Brown Producer
Michael C. Butler Cinematographer
W. Stewart Campbell Art Director
Freeman Davies Jr. Editor
Michael T. Elias Editor
Carl Gottlieb Screenwriter
Ted Grossman Stunts
Robert Hernandez Editor
Robert L. Hoyt Sound/Sound Designer
Sherrie Sanet Jacobson Editor
Robert Jiras Makeup
Bill Jobe Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Johnson Art Director
Tom Joyner Production Manager
Scott Maitland Asst. Director
Robert Mattey Special Effects
Steve Potter Editor
Howard O. Sackler Screenwriter
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Rick Sharp Makeup
Ron Snyder Makeup
Neil Travis Editor
Dorothy Tristan Screenwriter
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Richard D. Zanuck Producer
Don Zepfel Asst. Director
Peter Benchley Source Author
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scenes
1. Main Titles [2:05]
2. A Picture of Death [2:44]
3. The Grand Opening Ball [7:39]
4. Michael & His Friends [5:46]
5. A "Boating Accident" [9:10]
6. The Killer Whale [7:00]
7. Death Washes Ashore [6:32]
8. Looking for Sharks [15:58]
9. Fired [4:29]
10. Sneaking Out [10:25]
11. Tina's Terror [4:32]
12. Going After Michael [6:05]
13. Shark Attack [7:13]
14. Pilot Terror [11:29]
15. The Island [1:57]
16. Brody to the Rescue [1:46]
17. The Shark's Big Shock [3:01]
18. End Titles [5:28]
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Menu

Side #1
   Bonus Materials
      The Making Of Jaws 2
      Jaws 2: A Portrait By Actor Keith Gordon
      John Williams: The Music Of Jaws 2
      The "French" Joke
      Deleted Scenes
         Martin, Ellen and Peterson
         At Home With The Brodies
         The Vote
         Underwater: The Shark Attacks the Helicopter Pilot
      Production Photographs
      Storyboards
         The Waterskiing Attack
         The Shark Attacks Doug's Boat
         Underwater Concept Sequence
      Shark Facts
      Theatrical Trailers
      Production Notes
      Cast & Filmmakers
         Roy Scheider
         Lorraine Gary
         Murray Hamilton
         Jeannot Szwarc
      Recommendations
      DVD Newsletter
   Languages
   Play
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Jaws 2 reveiw (five stars)

    Jaws 2 is the best movie i`ve seen. It is about a menacing great white.This movie is spicificly focused on a few teenagers that want to go and take a ride to the lighthouse they find a manacing suprise...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The best Jaws sequel!

    While Jaws III & IV completely suck, Jaws II is one of the best sequels of all time. The original focused on a menacing shark impacting the lives of three men while Jaws II had the shark's presence affecting the whole town of Amitty. The best scene in Jaws II was when the great white attacks a Coast Guard helicopter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jaws 2

    Jaws 2 was a decent movie. Ok so it isn't as good as Jaws but that film marked the apex of monster movies. How could this hope to be any better?? Good action scenes and acting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jaws 2

    Jaws 2 was decent movie. Okay so its not as good as Jaws that movie was the apex of monster films. How could this hope to be better?? Good action scenes and Roy Scheider does another great job as Chief Brody. Try it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jaws Returns, For GOOD!

    The sequel to jaws is a fascinating one. First, it's two divers, then, a sexy water skier, then, a whole group of teenagers. Who will win, the terrifying, destructive, great white shark, or Cheif non-lying Brody and his plan to kill the shark once and for all? Come see in the blood thirsty sequel, JAWS 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GOD, what a cheesy sequel!

    Good sound score, sucky action, bad anding, and jaws has a facelift relating to 2-face from batman. the end just lacks the big firecracker ending, if you want to know, the shark gets electricuted.

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