Archive for JAWS

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back into the Water… (July, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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My brilliant dissertation on JAWS 2:

Not enough people get eaten.

The End.

And between you and me, I think I prefer the sailboat art over the happy water-skier that’s about to get munched.

Going Swimming? You Might Want to See This First (September-October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Is it me, or is the Shark getting closer with each successive ad? Anyways … A classic example of less is more — the less, in this case, still scaring the living bajeebus out of you, I honestly don’t know what more I can add that hasn’t already been said or written about Spielberg’s JAWS that will shed any new light or angle on the subject. Well, except, for, maybe, a desire to see Spielberg regain his nerve and try his hand at a popcorn thriller again because he (– at least he used to be) really, really, really damned good at. You want proof? How long can you be in the water, salt of fresh, before that low thrum and those familiar, primal chords has you wondering what’s lurking just below the surface? A friendly reminder, perhaps, that in some instances we are no longer on top of the food chain anymore as you make the water just a tad bit warmer before vacating it for drier environs post haste.

JAWS (1975) Zanuck/Brown Productions :: Universal Pictures / P: David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck / D: Steven Spielberg / W: Carl Gottlieb, Peter Benchley (novel) / C: Bill Butler / E: Verna Fields / M: John Williams / S: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Jeffrey Kramer

Beware! For Ages 6 and Up (November, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on July 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Put Some Teeth Into Your Halloween Costume this Year! (October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage News Articles with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Biting Back. There’s Nothing Fishy About These Prices. (September, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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*ahem* It’s Just Another Wonderful Sale (September, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on July 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Multi-Plex Mash-Up :: More BITE than JAWS, with Burt Reynolds as the BAIT! (October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Man-Eater is actually a Samuel Fuller retread from 1969, re-released in 1975 for SOME reason.  It was originally released as either Shark, Caine or Twist of the Knife depending on which source you’re consulting. The film is somewhat notorious because a stuntman was actually killed by a shark while filming. And perhaps not in the most tasteful of moves, the producers decided to tout that fact in the initial ad campaigns, a decision that, along with some extensive re-editing, caused Fuller to disavow the film altogether.