I picked up a cheap copy of the 30th Anniversary DVD in a dump bin last week. I hadn't seen it in ages, and I'd always heard good things about the 'Making of Jaws' documentary and I hadn't seen the movie in at least 15 years, so I thought it would be a good one to add to the collection, even though I've had a DVD purchasing moratorium in place for over a year. Still haven't watched the documentary, but my wife and I sat down to watch it the other night. It still works. I love the characters, and my wife got blindsided by two good jump scares. First, the head in the fishing boat resulted in some red wine spillage. She switched to water at the halfway mark, but spilled that after the shark cage got bumped from behind. I can't remember the last time I saw her jump like that. This really might be the perfect movie as everything works, from the score to Robert Shaw's amazing speech.
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