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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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 ›
A great 70's movie!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw it before many years ago. I still like it. It was entertaining in an old fashioned sort of way.Published 2 days ago by cd
Movie was filled with suspense and thrills from start to finish
As good as I remember it was BUT the quality was poor... Read more
So I- somehow, God help me- found myself watching Grizzly, a mid-70’s monster-horror featuring a giant grizzly bear. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Heres_Johny
A Jaws rip off set in the forest park, with B-line actors with bad lines but it's still fun to watch for what's worth.Published 4 days ago by J. Osullivan