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Old 02-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default "Great White".

Has anyone got this film on DVD?

It is an Italian film, directed by Enzo G. Castellari and was released in it's native Italy as "L'Ultimo Squalo".

It was then released in various countries around the world as a part of the "Jaws" film franchise.

In Japan it was "Jaws Returns", in Brazil it was "Tubarao IV", in Spain it was "Tiburon 3" and in Germany it was "The Last Jaws: Der Weisse Killer".

However, in some countries it was released as a completely separate film. In France it was "La Mort Au Large", in Sweden it was "Jattehajen" and then it's most widely-recognised title is "The Last Shark".

For it's release in America, in which it would debut in March 1982, the film was accquired by a film company called Film Ventures International.

Film Ventures International (known as FVI) spent a lot of money promoting the film, giving it a huge ad campaign, including large theatrical posters, glossy trailers and promos and it was even being called "The Most Frightening Motion Picture Of 1982" in some teaser trailers.

Not only that, but FVI seemingly didn't think that the title "The Last Shark" would work and retitled the film as "Great White" and it was also given a new music score composed by the late, great Morton Stevens ("Hawaii 5-O").

However, the film was quickly pulled from theatres as Universal felt it was too similar to "Jaws" and "Jaws 2" and that it would eclipse their own film series and also cause their then-upcoming "Jaws 3-D" to fail.

But, almost as payback, Universal took scenes from "Great White" for use in their documentary on "Jaws 3-D" called "The Making Of Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die".

Some "Great White" versions of the film still exist, but are slightly hard to find.

If anyone has this version of the film, I'd be interested in seeing it.


Let me know, please.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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It's a 2011 DVD under name Last Shark.
The last shark

Author: Alberto Spagnoli; Mark Princi; Enzo G Castellari; Edmondo Amati; James Franciscus; All authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Retro Flix, ©2011.
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"An enormous and angry 35 foot Great White Shark takes revenge on humans when they build a beach just for swimmers by a coastal town. After several shark attacks, and the Mayor foes nothing to stop it, James Franisscus [sic] and Vic Morrow sail in pursuit to stop it.'--Container.
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It's a 2011 DVD under name Last Shark.
The last shark

Author: Alberto Spagnoli; Mark Princi; Enzo G Castellari; Edmondo Amati; James Franciscus; All authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Retro Flix, ©2011.
Edition/Format: DVD video : English
Summary:
"An enormous and angry 35 foot Great White Shark takes revenge on humans when they build a beach just for swimmers by a coastal town. After several shark attacks, and the Mayor foes nothing to stop it, James Franisscus [sic] and Vic Morrow sail in pursuit to stop it.'--Container.

Hi, Thanks for replying.

I'm looking for the "Great White" version, though.

What's the above-mentioned version like? Do you own that version? I bought the Swedish DVD release of it, and I also have the Japanese and German VHS releases of it. The Swedish version has one or two cuts to it, the Japanese version is fully uncut (from what I can tell) and the German version is heavily edited and has a lot of cuts to it, but there seems to be some of Morton Stevens' score left on the soundtrack.
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I remember seeing "Great White" in the theater when I was 11 back when it was originally released. I sat through it twice.

A restored version is being released this month from the following site:

http://www.dvdrulers.com/the-last-shark-dvd-news/

I have ordered my copy. I have no idea about the differences in the score.
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Hi,

I don't think I'll buy that DVD right away, I'll wait and see what the reviews are like.

I have bought the Swedish DVD of it, and also the Japanese and German VHS tapes of the film.
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