Often lost in the morass of inferior sequels, Jaws 2 is actually a fairly decent follow-up to Spielberg's masterpiece. Now viewers can take a look for themselves with this excellent DVD edition from Universal. The picture is presented in an exquisite widescreen anamorphic format with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The film retains the soft, postcard look of the first film, and this DVD helps it to shine. Sound is a bit of a letdown, presented in Dolby two-channel mono, but it still sounds pretty good nonetheless. Where the disc really takes off is with the extras. Viewers can enjoy a 45-minute documentary that goes into every detail about the making of the film. Also included is a look at the film from actor Keith Gordon, who has gone on to great things as a director. He talks about what he learned on the film and shares a few anecdotes. There are also four deleted scenes, a still gallery with storyboards and production photos, a collection of shark facts, and the usual trailers, production notes, and bios. While the other two sequels in the Jaws series may not receive similar treatment, the first two have both been given an excellent presentation on DVD and belong in any fan's library.
"The Making of Jaws 2"
"Jaws 2: A Portrait" by actor Keith Gordon
John Williams: "The Music of Jaws 2"
The "French" Joke
Cast and filmmakers
Howard O. Sackler
Roy ScheiderMartin Brody
Lorraine GaryEllen Brody
Murray HamiltonMayor Larry Vaughan
Susan FrenchOld Lady
Jerry M. BaxterHelicopter Pilot
Collin Wilcox PaxtonDr. Elkins
David James ElliottLarry
Billy Van ZandtBob
Frank SparksDiver #1
Herb MullerPhil Fogarty
Richard D. ZanuckProducer
Michael T. EliasEditor
Sherrie Sanet JacobsonEditor
Joe AlvesProduction Designer
Gene JohnsonArt Director
W. Stewart CampbellArt Director
Bill JobeCostume Designer
James R. AlexanderSound/Sound Designer
Roy ArbogastSpecial Effects
Don ZepfelFirst Assistant Director
Scott MaitlandFirst Assistant Director
Tom JoynerProduction Manager
David L. ButlerSecond Unit Camera
Joe AlvesSecond Unit Director
Ronnie TaylorUnderwater Photography
Ted GrossmanStunts Coordinator
Creature Film,Natural Horror
Year of Release
monaural, Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
"Jaws 2" is an interesting sequel. At least it has Roy Scheider -once again playing the role of Chief Martin Brody -, and it has John Williams' familiar shark theme. The movie has its fine moments, especially the attack on the kids' catamarans and Brody's obssession with the shark. However, I find exaggerating the scene when the shark swims like a torpedo in order to attack a water skier. And what about the shark attacking on a helicopter? Oh, please!!! No way I could buy that.
However, the extras on this Blu Ray are quite interesting. The behind-the-scenes featurette is fantastic at explaining what Director Jeannot Szwarc and crew went through while filming. I personally felt happy at watching John Williams as he explained the process of making the music for this film. And let's not forget the deleted scenes, which makes me wonder why they are not included in the final cut. All in all, this Blu Ray is worth buying.
This review is from Jaws 2 [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Smile you son of a hit
well, its not jaws, no duh, right. but there is something fun about this outing. it has a lot of the same troupes as the original but this time Brody is going solo. worth getting just for the Jaws eats a helicopter scene.
I still remember that during the summer in which the original Jaws was released, people were more much hesitant to swim in the ocean. Speilberg wanted nothing to do with a sequel, but clearly the studio knew it had a gold mine. Jaws 2 was the result. While not as exciting as the original, this was a worthy sequel. After Jaws 2, however, the franchise went downhill.
Having Jaws 2 in the collection and also having it rendered and it's original format, is outstanding. I used to have this on VHS and now I have it on DVD. It is a simple and straightforward survival thriller. A must watch is Jaws 2. if you're into this type of movie. Go out and get it.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
Classic sequel to a classic masterpiece! Although not quite as good as it's predecessor, Jaws 2 is a great sequel - one of the best ever made!