One of Steven Spielberg’s greatest masterpieces, from which he had a disgusting scene cut

Steven Spielberg set a monument for himself back in 1975 and created a real animal horror pioneer and mega-blockbuster with Jaws. The film is on TV today and was so successful that it also had a very negative effect. But we are particularly happy about one scene that didn’t (!) make it into the final cut.

That’s what Jaws is about, today’s TV tip

Mysterious things are happening in the US coastal town of Amity Island. A particularly large and aggressive one Great white shark apparently attacks swimmers and boats. Of course, this is anything but favorable for the community, which relies primarily on tourism and is currently in the middle of the bathing season.

Accordingly, the local police chief named Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) takes matters into his own hands. To that to stop the man-eating great white sharkthe police officer teams up with hardened shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw) and marine biologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss).


Steven Spielberg’s Jaws has some nasty scenes, but there was more planned.

Jaws almost became a lot scarier

Steven Spielberg still regrets the effect his film most likely had. Since the release of the first real summer blockbuster, the world has been suffering Shark population has an extremely bad reputation. That doesn’t do the animals justice at all, but it probably ensured that they were hunted on a massive scale. However, it is not clear whether this is really due to the film (via: BBC).

Originally, Jaws was supposed to contain a scene that even worse than anyone else in the film would have become. In a Vanity Fair interview, Steven Spielberg stated that he cut a scene from the film in which a shark victim rides in its open mouth and vomits blood:

I cut the scene together because it was too bloody, too bloodthirsty. Stuntman Teddy Grossman played the victim – and Teddy is a very funny guy, by the way – but originally he rode in the shark’s mouth towards the child in the water like a ship’s figurehead while vomiting blood. This was much scarier than anything else that came in the first third of the film, so I took it out. TV or Stream: When and where is Jaws coming?

Today, April 3, 2024, you can watch Jaws at 11:10 p.m. on ZDFneo look at. There are no plans for a repeat and the film lasts until 1:10 a.m.

If the date doesn’t suit you, you also have the chance to watch it online in the stream. This works, for example, with Magenta TV, Apple TV, Amazon, Maxdome or Google.

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