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This ecology-themed horror movie took its inspiration from the success of Jaws and moved that film's man-versus-nature conflict from the seaside to the forest. The plot of Grizzly focuses on Mike Kelly (Christopher George), a forest ranger whose peaceful tenure over a forest housing a busy nature lodge is interrupted by the arrival of a very deadly and hungry 15-foot grizzly bear. As the bear starts killing rangers and campers, Park Supervisor Charley Kittridge (Joe Dorsey) tries to cover up the problem and tries to keep Kelly from acting in a way that will cause public suspicion. Finally, Kelly decides to do what is right and teams up with macho pilot Don Stober (Andrew Prine) and eccentric naturalist Arthur Scott (Richard Jaeckel) to hunt the grizzly down on its own turf. Grizzly was roundly panned by critics for its slavish, blow-by-blow imitation of its more sophisticated model, Jaws, but its gruesome shock power made it a major hit with audiences around the world. Director William Girdler followed this success up with another ecology-themed shocker in Day of the Animals, and the film's producers made a still-unreleased sequel, Grizzly II, which provided early roles for Charlie Sheen and George Clooney. ~ Donald Guarisco

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0853765005076
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Scorpion Releasing
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 17,175

Special Features

16x9 (2.40:1) anamorphic master in HD from the original interpositive; Brand new 5.1 surround mix created from the original audio elements; New Beverly screening Q&A with Andrew Prince and producer David Sheldon; Featurette "Jaws with Claws" interview with producer David Sheldon, writer Harvey Flaxman, actors Andrew Prine and Joan McCall; Fun facts and trivia segment; Original trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher George The Ranger
Andrew Prine The Helicopter Pilot
Richard Jaeckel The Naturalist
Joan Mc Call The Photographer
Joseph Dorsey Kittridge, the Park Supervisor
Mary Ann Hearn A Victim
Victoria (Vicki) Johnson Actor
Charles Kissinger Dr. Hallitt
Kermit Echols Corwin
Harvey Flaxman Reporter
David Holt Lone Hunter

Technical Credits
William Girdler Director
William Asman Cinematographer
Phil Corey Special Effects
Harvey Flaxman Producer,Screenwriter
Edward L. Montoro Executive Producer
Robert O. Ragland Score Composer
David Sheldon Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Grizzly
1. Chapter 1 [5:57]
2. Chapter 2 [7:03]
3. Chapter 3 [7:41]
4. Chapter 4 [7:38]
5. Chapter 5 [8:13]
6. Chapter 6 [7:08]
7. Chapter 7 [9:10]
8. Chapter 8 [7:19]
9. Chapter 9 [6:43]
10. Chapter 10 [6:26]
11. Chapter 11 [5:22]
12. Chapter 12 [4:25]
13. Chapter 13 [7:32]

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Grizzly 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In 1976 i remember seeing Grizzly in theaters and i really like it it was scary at the time if you loved Jaws Grizzly is for you
Wade1000 More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought it was safe to venture into the forest! Smokey is P*$$*d that nobody is heeding his warning about forest fires [that and excessive hunting] has driven him insane! How insane is he??? Imagine Yogi with the personality of Jason Vorhees! Grizzly held the record for the highest grossing independant film until Halloween in 1977. My first complaint about Grizzly is that the bear should not have been seen, save for paw strikes. What you don't see is far more terrifying! The actual grizzly made the antagonist look fake. My second complaint is the ending. Ranger Kelly shoots Grizzly with a Vietnam-era rocket launcher and the bear explodes [ripping off Bruce the exploding great white from Jaws]! What the heck??? The theme from Grizzly complemented the film much like John Williams score did Jaws. Grizzly is not an Oscar winner but sure beats the trash currently being produced by Hollywood.