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- Commentary by actress Joan McCall and producer David Sheldon
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Top Customer Reviews
When watching the film again as an adult, I was pleasantly surprised that many of my fond memories still held up. Granted, "Grizzly" is strictly a B-Movie imitation of the far superior "Jaws," complete with an inexperienced law enforcement official, an eccentric zoological expert, a salt-of-the-earth guide and a corrupt supervisor/executive. But there is a surprising energy to the proceedings as these hunters slowly close in on a prehistoric 18-foot grizzly dining on unsuspecting (and for the most part female) campers.
The picturesque scenery (filmed at a state park in Georgia) adds to the energetic proceedings, camouflaging the film's conservative budget. But not even the tallest of pine trees can cover up a painfully awkward supporting cast (many of whom are the title character's appetizers), backyard special effects (a man in a bear suit) and the prolonged, violent deaths of two important cast members.
Granted, "Jaws" was an extremely violent film, but the violence was always stylish. The corpses which begin popping up (and falling down) in "Grizzly," look as if they've been bathing in buckets of discount Karo syrup.
What I like about "Grizzly" is the tremendously exciting final battle between the bear and the surviving members of the hunting party.Read more ›
Big up to Shriek Show for another top-of-the-line release of something other labels would not have even given a passing thought to. On this double-disc edition, there's a commentary, a vintage featurette (culled from VHS, no doubt), a screening of the film, new interviews, a trailer, radio spots, and a poster and photo gallery. I also recommend DAY OF THE ANIMALS, another nature-run-amok film from William Girdler, the late director who really knew how to work these kind of films.
A great 70's movie!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yes I remember this movie back in the 70s when it came out love it thank youPublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent! I saw it back in 1976 when it came out at the theater, but couldn't remember all the story line, that's why I ordered it. Gald I did. Will worth the price!Published 2 months ago by oldlendog
Lol just wanted to see this movie again! Oh my have times changed! Probably wasn't worth paying for but it made me appreciate my up to date wardrobe and hair style!Published 3 months ago by C. Welter