This was hilarious and often brilliant. It has a couple flaws, but it’s very entertaining (BIG SPOILERS follow).
Technical quality – 10/10 – can’t really comment on A/V issues as they were supposed to be there.
Editing – 10/10 – just incredible.
Presentation – 10/10 – the cover art was great and the menu was nice. Brody at the theater was a clever and idea and pulled off well.
Entertainment – 8/10 – so brilliant. The added scenes from Jaws 2, the tourists arriving, the redesigned beach attack, the flashbacks during the scar discussion, Jaws shaking the shark cage, that orca whale at the end that took things personally, the new music, and all the other stuff I haven’t mentioned… just brilliant! There are only two things I didn’t like: firstly, sometimes when songs played or even at other times the sound effects were muted. Regardless of whether this is something that is in “grindhouse” movies, it’s very annoying. Secondly, the music during the beach attack. Just didn’t work for me. Otherwise, incredible job. You had brilliant ideas and you transferred them to the screen even more brilliantly.
Finally watched it and I was very pleased with what I got. Great feeling for what works and how it could play out…just so entertaining. And the fact that this really feels like a new movie is something special. And both this one and the original are worth seeing more times! Won’t give the full 10, as it wasn’t perfect, but a 9 and a work that TMBTM should be damn proud of.
TMBTM's edits are really quite excellent, aren't they.
I rewatched Jaws the night before watching the Sharksploitation Edit, and was reminded why the original film is so brilliant. But then, along comes this crazy edit and pretty much turns the tone and stylings of Spielberg's masterpiece on its head to great effect.
Congrats TMBTM, this edit was great fun - MOAR SHARK ATTACKS! MOAR BLOOD! And the ending? brilliant work.
By its very nature, very hard to rate the visuals + sound. Suffice to say it all works very well.
The added scenes + other films, all add to the experience.
The beach scene with the oriental lady was a work of genius.
Won't mention / spoil the ending, but adds to the experience.
In summary an immensely enjoyable experience.
'Jaws' was too scary for me but this Grindhouse masterpiece smooths off the cerrated edges of those teeth somewhat. Its the fan-edit U want to show someone who's been afraid of the water their whole life. Tell them they just need to put in some waterproof sports earbuds and even if the sharks are circling they will be bobbing away quite happily. With the right kind of groovy soundtrack playing of course. They will believe it seeing this.
Will be cool to see this remastered and upscaled and all that!!