HOME   News   Reviews   Adv Search   Features   My DVD   About   Apps   Stats     Search:
  Directed by
    None Listed
  Starring
  Specs
  • Widescreen 2.35:1
  • 16:9 Enhanced
  • Dual Layer (RSDL )
  Languages
  • English: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • German: Dolby Digital Stereo
  Subtitles
    German, Dutch, English - Hearing Impaired, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
  Extras
  • 3 Theatrical trailer
Jaws - The Revenge
Universal/Universal . R4 . COLOR . 86 mins . M15+ . PAL

  Feature
Contract

When you think about why a fourth movie was made, Michael Caine summed it up best. When asked why he was in such a horrid movie he answered "Because they're paying for my drinking habit". And considering he couldn't accept his Academy Award for Hannah and her Sisters because he was filming this movie, you can understand the bored look on his face throughout the movie.

Years after the horrors on Amity Island, Ellen Brody seems to have settled into life again after the passing of her husband. When her youngest son is killed by a shark on the shores of Marthas Vineyard, she leaves to visit her other son Mike (Lance Guest) in the Bahamas. But this movie is about revenge, so the shark follows her to warmer waters, meanwhile she's fallen in love with a local pilot (Michael Caine) who's not in favour with her son.

Bad shark animatronics, bad acting, bad sets, bad scripting and bad execution make for a, you guessed it, bad movie.

It bites.

  Video
  Audio
  Extras
Contract

Visually, this image is a much better effort than the previous two with a cleaner 'newer' print, decent black levels, high sharpness and detail and some rich colors. DVD has an uncanny knack of making effects look a little too obvious such as the 'backdrop' in the final sequence where the 'heroes' are in the water and original footage of the shark from Jaws is reused. Talk about budget constraints that would make it obvious this movie should NOT have been made.

Sound wise, there is no real improvement over the previous efforts other than the use of the original classic theme throughout. But when you start hearing a shark roar, and even see it stand on its tail, you really do have to wonder just how far fetched everything about the movie can be.

Extras are the standard fair for the last two sequels, with trailers for all three sequels.


  • LINK: http://www.dvd.net.au/review.cgi?review_id=824
  • Send to a friend.
  • Do YOU want to be a DVDnet reviewer? If so, click here

    Cast your vote here: You must enable cookies to vote.
  •   And I quote...
    "It bites."
    - Steve Koukoulas
      Review Equipment
    • DVD Player:
          Playstation 2
    • TV:
          Hitachi CMT2979 68cm
    • Receiver:
          Onkyo TX-DS777 THX Select
    • Speakers:
          VAF Signature I-91
    • Centre Speaker:
          VAF Signature I-91
    • Surrounds:
          VAF Signature I-91
    • Subwoofer:
          VAF LFE-07
    • Audio Cables:
          Standard Optical
    • Video Cables:
          standard s-video
      Recent Reviews:
    by Steve Koukoulas

    Star Wars: Clone Wars - Volume 1
    "... created for the Cartoon Network, made their way onto starwars.com in small quicktime versions and are now available on DVD."

    The Fifth Element - Collectors Edition
    "a truly special edition"

    Duel - Special Edition
    "Duel is easily the best bang-for-your-buck suspense car-chase, truck hounded thriller ever ... a must have for Spielberg and suspense fans."

    Dodgeball - Uncut
    "Sometimes the simplest of ideas for a movie pay off the best."

    Ultimate Matrix Collection (10 Disc Box Set)
    "If no-one can be told what the Matrix is, this Ultimate collection edition is the closest you're going to get to finding out."

      Related Links
      None listed

     

    Search for Title/Actor/Director:
    Google Web dvd.net.au
       Copyright DVDnet. All rights reserved. Site Design by RED 5   
    rss