Severin Films is releasing director Bruno Mattei’s sharksploitation film, Cruel Jaws (1995) on a remastered Blu-ray edition.
A great white shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, and send their thugs to keep a lid on the fact the residents are destined for clam chowder – Sea World owner, Dag, and his dolphins come to the rescue to save Hampton Bay from both the mob and military covert operatives.
He defied all laws of good taste and international copyright with SHOCKING DARK and ROBOWAR. He reset the bar for batsh*t crazy ItaloHorror with RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD. And in 1995, legendary director Bruno Mattei – here as ‘William Snyder’ – stunned the civilized world with this ultimate sharksploitation saga that liberally borrows characters, plot and footage from Joe D’Amato’s DEEP BLOOD and Enzo G. Castellari’s THE LAST SHARK (and that’s just the tip of a very litigious fin).
Filmed in South Florida with a cast of now-ashamed unknowns that includes a Hulk Hogan lookalike, experience “the epitome of outrageous thievery cinema” (All Movie) – actually released in some countries as JAWS 5 – now remastered uncut in HD for the first time ever.
Bruno Mattei has never been known for originality but this one takes the cake as it not only rips off ideas from Jaws but actually uses scenes from it…AND the sequels…AND it’s older cousins, The Last Shark and Deep Blood.Rotten Tomatoes
Release date: September 29, 2020
Genre: Horror / Thriller
|Cast||David Luther, George Barnes Jr., Scott Silveria|
|Country||Italy / USA|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||95 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 1.85:1|
|AKA||Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws|
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