Saturday, June 25, 2016
In this third and last post of my unofficial "Jaws in June" series, I'll be reviewing Amity 6 to Base: A Jaws Ride History (a.k.a. The Sharks are Not Working) by Mick Jones. This is the only book to date that's completely devoted to the theme park side of the Jaws franchise--namely, the Jaws Ride in the Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando, Florida that recently closed in 2012. Read on for my complete review.
Monday, June 20, 2016
It took 33 years, but it finally has happened. Thanks to high-definition video technology, Jaws 3 can at last be seen in the way it was originally meant to be seen, courtesy of Universal's recent release of the sequel on Blu-ray. Click below to read my full review.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
This week marks Universal's release of the three Jaws sequels (Jaws 2, Jaws 3D and Jaws: The Revenge) on Blu-ray, meaning that die-hard sharksploitation fans can finally have a complete set of mechanical shark flicks--not CGI shark flicks--in high definition. Yet with most things Jaws-related, Universal is still late to its own party because Shark City Ozark started accepting pre-orders last March for latest and last entry in its "Ultimate Bruce" series: a 25-inch long maquette of the mechanical shark used in Revenge.
As with the previous releases in this series, SCO's replica of the Revenge shark captures just about every detail of the fake fish used for the fourth and last Jaws movie. For those of you who know the history of this particular movie prop, the SCO maquette also includes details of when it wound up on display at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, complete with an unstitched belly and rusting blue steel display stand. Best of all, if you order the complete Ultimate Bruce set, SCO will throw in the "Baby Bruce" shark from Jaws 3D at no additional cost. Click here to place your order today!
The mechanical shark from Jaws: The Revenge on display in Florida (above)
and its replica by Shark City Ozark (below). Note the blue display stand for both.