Murray Hamilton could - as long as we don't show it on the 4th of July - so let's just go with the obvious choice:
I'm not sure what drew me to this movie when it came out in the summer of '75 - I was a wee lad in single digits - but I convinced my mom to take me to the theater. WOWSERS! What an incredibly scary and wonderful experience that was. I fell head over heels in love with Jaws that day - and that is a love that has never - can never - die. The movie is a Gold Standard Classic - the perfect popcorn picture.
It got picked as tonight's movie because it just so happens I am spending time this weekend with some of the cast and crew of the movie at a convention reunion!
I usually go with the original theatrical trailer - but this newer trailer got chosen for two reasons - first, I couldn't find a version of the 1975 preview that didn't have someone's website plastered as a bug on the trailer, and secondly because this is an epic release on Blu-Ray - one of the most gorgeous releases I've ever seen - reference quality - and I wanted that brought out in this post.
We could have the Blu-Ray in the machine in mere moments - if you want to come over and check it out with me - even tonight! And afterwards, we can drive ten minutes to Wrightsville Beach for a moonlight swim...
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!