The rip-off so blatant Universal was literally able to legally bar it from playing in this country. And so it remains roughly 40 years later. There was a little company which put out like a 500 unit DVD run, probably not strictly legal. Of course, a copy sits on my shelves. This poster exaggerates things a bit, the shark is more like, say, the shark from Jaws II in size. Ridiculously huge, I mean, but not a Megalodon or anything.
Hmm, this wouldn’t be a bad watch during our pre-B-Fest watchings.
The film really isn’t any more slavish in aping Jaws than, saw, Grizzly, but I guess making the monster a gigantic great white shark was a bit on the nose. I will say that if Universal had a brain, they’d just buy the rights and put this out themselves.