Tag: Jaws

Wax Pack Flashback: Jaws 3-D Trading Cards from 1983

Let’s go back in time and take a trip down memory lane for a Wax Pack Flashback.  This time, it’s Jaws 3-D trading cards from Topps, that came out in 1983 as part of the promotion for the movie.

Jaws 3-D

Jaws Wax Pack

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Looking Back at the Jaws Franchise

Jaws

The era of the modern summer blockbuster came riding in on the fins of a great white shark. Jaws was not only the most successful film of 1975, it was the most successful film the world had yet seen. With an unforgettable theme and two hours of white-knuckled suspense, Jaws did for the beach what Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho had done for showers 15 years earlier.

The shark claims its first victim in the opening scene, as a young woman runs off from a beach party for a late-night skinny dipping session. When her body (what’s left of it) washes ashore, the small, coastal New England town of Amity has a crisis on its hands. Police Chief Martin Brody wants the beaches shut down until they know what’s out there, but Amity’s Mayor Vaughn frets over losing the lucrative summer season. When another attack makes it clear a shark’s involved, the mayor offers a reward to whomever brings in the beast. A group of local fishermen capture a shark, but recently-arrived shark expert Matt Hooper is convinced they’ve got the wrong fish.

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