MIDAlpha TitleTitleYearColor/BWRunning TimeFormatsAbstractTopics
7056Jaws*JAWS*1975color124 minlaserdisc/vhs (Directed by Steven Spielberg from the novel by Peter Benchley; with Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton) Steven Spielberg's Jaws is a sensationally effective action picture--a scary thriller that works all the better because it's populated with characters that have been developed into human beings we get to know and care about. It's a film that's as frightening as The Exorcist, and yet it's a nicer kind of fright, somehow more fun because we're being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone-and-vomit devil.--Roger Ebert [Special introductory remarks on the making of Jaws and theatrical trailers before the feature (10 min)] (Closed-Captioned) [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)