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January 21st, 2014 by Oliver Harper Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Jaws 3D – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”

Jaws 3-D (1983)
After Jaws 2 Universal Studios were kind of done with the series and didn’t know what direction to take it. In steps the producers of the National Lampoon films and they suggested a spoof movie called ‘Jaws 3 people 0’ with the possibility of Joe Dante directing but Universal felt if a sequel was going to be made it had to be played straight.
The TV producer Alan Lansburg picks up the right to the series and brings in production designer and second unit director of JAWS 2  Joe Alves to direct this new movie and incorporate the latest craze of 3D presentation.
What the fans got was a clunky movie that was poorly directed and the 3D failed to impress. Over the years many love it as a guilty pleasure and rarely have seen the proper 3D version. Let’s find out what went wrong and if the 3D version is an improvement over the 2D version which we are so used to today.
Oliver’s review:

Original trailer:

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Oliver Harper is, like the rest of us at FTN, a bit of a movie freak. He watches, thinks and then breaks down all the classics that were or may never have been. A big fan of 80s cinema, his trivia knowledge is phenomenal and the best part? He records great little videos to share his knowledge. Epic. Find Oliver's updates here:!/groups/370105659683174/--