Sunday, November 6, 2011
JawsFest 3 Premieres in Chicopee, MA
Last December, I posted a review of two JawsFest DVDs produced by Lou and Dianna "Yana" Pisano (you can see the review here). These fan-made DVDs are feature-length love letters to the Jaws franchise, and they provide Jaws fans with footage of the original JawsFest event that was held in 2005 and tours of various locations throughout Martha's Vineyard where scenes from three of the Jaws movies were shot. Now, almost a year later, the Pisanos have completed the third and final chapter of the their Jaws fan appreciation trilogy, JawsFest 3: The Invasion of JawsFest '10, and they held a premiere showing of it last weekend in Chicopee, Massachusetts. From what I've heard, the event was a big success in spite of the unexpected snow storm that slammed the east coast during the last weekend of October.
JawsFest 3 is a two-disc DVD set, with over three hours of Jaws fan-friendly footage. One of the bonus features is a documentary produced and directed by Justin White called "The Making Of Lou and Yana's JawsFest Trilogy". The set also includes a map of Martha's Vineyard that identifies the locations where Jaws was shot--an ideal collectible for any Jaws fan who one day plans on visiting these same locations in the future. I already placed my pre-order for the set, so expect to see a review here in a few weeks. Click here to place your pre-order of JawsFest 3 and to order copies of the first two JawsFest DVDs.
Also, be sure to pick up the latest issue of SCREAM magazine that features Lou Pisano's article, "The Guts of Jaws 2: Appreciating an Underappreciated Sequel". Order your copy of issue 8 of SCREAM magazine here.