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My guilty pleasure is Deep Blue Sea. The Shallows was surprisingly good except for the finale.
The Shallows would be my choice, my Wife and I enjoy Deep Blue Sea for what it is.
Although shark films are not like the gangster films, whereas as that genre is stuffed with quality with obvious high points.
Films about sharks have only one high watermark, a bar set so high that not one film attempting the subject has gone within a hundred miles of it.
The 4K UHD of Jaws is and utter treat, finally the home version all us Jaws fans have been waiting for.
Those trying to say it is no better than the Blu-ray or worse (and I've seen it said) just have sour grapes that they don't own a 4K UHD player and a TV to do it justice.
The horror works best when we don't see too much of the monster. Lucky for us, that Bruce didn't work well and Spielberg had to find tricks where he could shock us without seeing anything or much of the shark. It worked so well that I even today can't swim in the open sea.
@Shardlake: Deep Blue Sea has some great scenes and is definitely my second favourite shark movie. As you say, it is far away from the "Jaws" quality; but it is a fun mixture of action, adventure and a bit of horror.
I only own the DVD of "Jaws" and I'm already happy with that one for the moment.
I have purchased it, but haven't had the chance to watch it yet. I'll give you a heads up when I do. I can't wait. It really is one of the all time great movies..
I genuinely wonder if they had more time to develop the script and film (and no lorraine Gary mandate) what the fourth film would of looked like
Cheers I will definitely buy it probably next month, Its one of my all time favourites I am in my mid 40's I watched it constantly on VHS as a kid. I loved the recent Bluray restoration that really was a good upgrade, no doubt (certainly the sound) the 4K upscale will be even better.
I mean it couldn't have been any worse. In fact it could have been. Supposedly Chief Brody was meant to be devoured in the opening scene instead of his son. Thankfully Roy Schieder turned down a million dollars to film the scene. He said "even Mephistopheles couldn't convince me to do that". I didn't think I could love Roy any more than I already did, until I heard that.
What saddens me is I wish there were more good Jaws films
My ultimate jaws time line
Jaws 1975 : nothing changes
Jaws 2 1978: A higher body count but beyond that no
Jaws 3 1984: Could of worked if it was filmed better and Hooper worked for Seaworld and one of the Brody's could of still visited
Jaws 4 1988: if the only way to do the fourth film was Lorraine Gary the film is entirely set in the Bahamas whichever Brody Son visited Hooper is the Marine Biologist a higher body count and the shark is just there not there for the Brody's (hence the higher body count)
Jaws The Origin 1992: honestly do the USS Indianapolis story line here for the 5th film or if you dont have to do the Lorrain gary film (perhaps cameron could of directed this one)
Jaws Aurora 1996: essentially Deep Blue Sea but one shark and its Hooper on that shark expedition
Jaws Return to Amity 2005: a sort of Halloween H20 with Roy Scheider returning to the role to face down a new Shark
that raises the film count to 6 and would of been pretty cool in my opinion.
1. I never knew this Jaws sequel idea was ever considered: https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/this-cant-be-the-plot-synopsis-for-jaws-5-can-it/ I know of the San Francisco plot but never heard of this
2. could this be a good "jaws 5" https://lrmonline.com/news/spielberg-wanted-jaws-2-to-be-a-prequel-about-the-uss-indianapolis/ I love the monologue as much as the next person but the issue here is how does it fill 2 hours of film time?
3. I might actually go to the theater to see the original this monday