After years of waiting, Jaws 3 finally made it onto Blu-ray in July 2016. Granted it was not one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels but fans of the shark saga were excited about it nonetheless.
This review is really just to highlight that the quality on blu ray is not that good, especially compared to the blu ray transfer of Jaws 2. Some exterior night shots are very grainy, best likened to VHS quality or when your television aerial needed adjusting because the picture had gone fuzzy. This rather taints the blu ray experience of this film.
There are some shots that have cleaned up well, the water skiing sequences for instance look sharp, but on the whole the transfer is not impressive.
As for the film content, well it’s not as good as the first two, but it is saved by some strong performances from Quaid as Michael Brody and the wonderful Simon MacCorkindale who brings a certain charm to his part. Bess Armstrong makes for a smiley lead as Brody’s girlfriend and is convincing in her role.
The shark, at thirty five feet in length, is a little stiff in some shots but looks menacing when it is shown from closer up.
The Blu-ray comes with a 3D version which you need a special television and glasses for.
Overall, a passable sequel that does not quite deliver.
(Author Benjamin Fastnedge – themovieandthemuse).