Sunday, July 18, 2010

Swipe Spot #9

This post is dedicated to commenter EnV, who said "Escuse me?", with regards to the following line from a previous swipe spot post: "I was disgusted to see a bit of plagiarism, usually, worthy only of an Italian."

The 1975 film "JAWS" needs no introduction, for it is one of the most universally seen movies. What needs even less fanfare is the iconic poster created by American illustrator Roger Kastel.

artist Roger Kastel

"JAWS" comp

Which somehow brings us to the Bruno Mattei film "Fauci Crudeli", aka "Cruel Jaws", aka "Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws".

Some insightful "Cruel Jaws" trivia: Lifts footage from Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975), Jeannot Szwarc's Jaws 2 (1978), Joe D'Amato's _Deep Blood (1989)_, and mostly from Enzo G. Castellari's The Great White (_Ultimo squalo, L' (1980)_).

Marketed as "Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws", even (though) the movie has no connection with Jaws (1975).

An user review perhaps says it best, "And for sheer brass neck how dare they credit Peter Benchley! Obviously his lawyers haven't seen it."

So yes EnV, you are escused (sic)!!!