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Roy Scheider 1932 - 2008

Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider, the actor who famously exclaimed "We're gonna need a bigger boat" in Jaws (1975), died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital. He was 75 years old. The cause of death has not been disclosed, but Scheider had been undergoing treatment for multiple myleoma for the past two years at the University's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. Scheider made his feature debut in a horror film, Del Tenney's 1962 vengeance-from-beyond-the-grave romp The Curse of the Living Corpse. Between Oscar nods for his turns in 1971's The French Connection and 1979's All That Jazz, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster shark flick Jaws (1975) and its immediate sequel, Jeannot Szwarc's Jaws 2 (1978). In 1991, Scheider played the mysterious Dr. Benway in David Cronenberg's 1993 adaptation of William Burrough's Naked Lunch.(read more...)

"Jaws" 30th Anniversary DVD Coming Up the Gulf Stream

Come on, you thought that the 30th anniversary of Spielberg's aquatic terror masterpiece was going to go unnoticed? Yes, that's right-a new 30th Anniversary Edition DVD of Jaws has been announced, along with what the 30th Anniversary moniker will bring to the disc. Observe the special feature specs:

--Deleted scenes and outtakes
--Making of Jaws featurette
--Shark Facts
--Storyboards
--Production photos
--Feature on the marketing of Jaws
--Feature on the world's reaction to the film

Obviously, it'll be the ultimate DVD for the Jaws, Spielberg, and/or great movie completist when it is gracefully placed on store shelves this June 14th. I know it'll be on my wish list.

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