Peter Benchley presents his classic beach horror that inspired the hit film and made people think twice before going into the water. A Long Island vacation town is preyed upon by a man-eating shark. Recently appointed Police Chief Martin Brody faces domestic troubles and searing criticism for not closing the beaches in the wake of the deadly shark attacks. Now, Brody must decide how to retake the waters, employing the aid of a young ichthyologist and a vengeful fisherman.
MPAA rating: PG.
Universal Pictures ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb.
Based on the book by Peter Benchley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Bonus materials: deleted scenes; outtakes; Get out of the water! trivia game; shark world; production photographs; original theatrical trailers.
Includes documentary: Spotlight on location : the making of Jaws (60 min.) / written, directed & produced by Laurent Bouzereau ; Universal Studios Home Video.
Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton.
Director of photography, Bill Butler ; film editor, Verna Fields ; music by John Williams.
DVD; Dolby 5.1 surround.
In English with optional English captions or subtitles in French.
Academy Award for Best Score, Best Editing, Best Sound.