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Anatomy of a Shark Bite (2005)

J.V. Martin , Erich Ritter , James Younger  |  NR |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: J.V. Martin, Erich Ritter, Jim Sharits
  • Directors: James Younger
  • Producers: James Younger, Chris Karnak, Dave Harding, Erik Nelson, Mike Dodgen
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009JQN6C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,991 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Anatomy of a Shark Bite" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Bonus Shark Week episode 'Future Shark'
  • Shark Smarts quiz

Editorial Reviews

Shark! Just the word itself invokes fear and dread. But what is it that causes these vicious man-eaters to attack? This question and many more are answered in the incredible survival story, ANATOMY OF A SHARK BITE. On April 9, 2002, celebrated behavioral scientist Dr. Erich Ritter was severely bitten by a 350-lb bull shark. Through an astonishing combination of computer-generated imaging, state-of-the-art robotics and shocking footage of the incident - the only shark attack on a human being ever caught on film - Dr. Ritter recreates his terrifying ordeal, in this unbelievable-but-true shark's tale.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting... July 26, 2005
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Since I am a huge White Shark fan, I bought this DVD without any hesitation. Ok, so it's not "Air Jaws" which is packed with terrific footage of whitey flying in the air to catch its prey, but still this DVD contains very interesting facts about not only white shark's bite, but bull's and tiger's. I have learned that tiger sharks' teeth that are uniquely shaped and well built can slash flesh and cut easily through bone.
With the help of computer-generated imaging, scientists were able to recreate the last moments of an incident that occured in 2002 of a bull shark attack on Dr. Ritter.
This extremely graphic footage shown in full in the last 5 minutes (which is repeatedly shown partially throughout the feature); the only shark attack ever caught on film. In addition, you get to watch some footage of a white shark attack on Heather Boswell.
They also built an exact replica of teeth and jaws of all 3 types of sharks to demonstrate the difference in anatomy of a bite in terms of power.
If you like sharks and want some new information about the force of its bite, buy it now. A MUST FOR WHITE SHARK LOVERS.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Subject / Horrible Production March 7, 2006
By Dusty
A good writer could have presented the actual information content of this show in about 15 minutes, at a leisurely pace. This show lasts 88 minutes. Enough said?

No, no, no.... Enough is never said in this so-called "documentary". After all, the producers felt the need to repeat everything they had to say over and over and over (and over) again, and then to repeat it again and again and again (and again) just for good measure. They also felt the need to "tease" you by telling you what they were going to tell you before they told you (over and over again), and to reinforce your new knowledge after they told you by telling you what they just told you (over and over again).

Don't get me wrong, the story of a shark researcher/victim and his quest to learn what really happened when a shark consumed most of his leg is a worthy topic for a good documentary.

But this isn't a good documentary.

In fact, my heart really goes out to the main shark researcher, Dr. Erich Ritter, and the many other shark bite victims featured in this show. First they were traumatized by losing their arm or leg, or were otherwise permanently injured in the shark attack itself. Then these lousy filmmakers literally add insult to injury by making an MTV-styled mockery out of their sincere quest to learn something significant about shark behavior from their experiences. I can only hope the producers were not given exclusive rights, so that this story can be told properly one day.

I paid money to purchase this DVD because it seemed like a subject I would enjoy viewing several times. If it had been produced well I'm certain I would have watched it several times over the years. But there is no way I could sit through that annoying production even one more time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cool new info, but too hype July 19, 2005
Lots of new info, and a cool way of figuring things out. I really like the animatronic shark.

If you like sharks, then you need to watch this. It's a cool video.

That said, it is NOT National Geographic, or Discovery Channel. It's more like Fear Factor.

If you can stand watching Fear Factor for 2 hours, then this is for you. The editing, direction,

music, everything Screams: Fear Factor. Because it was made for TV, it has the commercial pauses.

But before the break, they tell you what's coming up. Then after the break, they recap Everything

that has happened so far, PLUS a glimpse of what is coming up, before getting on with the story.

The most irritating thing about this video, is the fact that they show the one camera (underwater)

of the shark biting the guy's leg about 40 times. They show that he was doing an interview. There

were about 4 cameras shooting from various angles above water, and at least 2 underwater. To

see it from the other camera views just a few times, would have been nice. But they never show them.

I'm telling you, it's Fear Factor. It even has the strobing light they use, to show how cool something is.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I was very surpise how soon we got this package. May 21, 2014
By Mike
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This is a great cartoon series I really enjoyed watching it from start to finish, and would recommend the series to anyone.
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