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Best Trailers for Bad Movies

First impressions are everything, which is why the art of the movie trailer has become the most vital tool in the film industry. A bad trailer can sour you on the best movie, but most of the time it’s the other way around. If Hollywood does anything right, it’s selling us a slow-cooked turd as delicious chocolate.

So here are Dread Central’s picks for great horror movie trailers that overshadowed their lesser films:

The Hills Have Eyes 2

Exciting trailers for bad movies are a dime a dozen, but what about the ones that are shot just for marketing? You won’t find a better example of an ad eclipsing a film than the brilliant teaser for The Hills Have Eyes 2. Completely wordless with only the sounds of dragging bodies and Devendra Banhart’s “Insect Eyes,” the teaser showed more artistry and directorial flare than anything in the actual movie.
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Jaws . The Blu Review

By Joe Vanourney

Just when you thought it was safe to turn off your Blu-Ray player, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released an all-new digitally remastered and fully restored version, complete with 7.1 surround sound, of its classic Jaws in a Blu-Ray-DVD Combo Pack along with Digital Copy and UltraViolet.

Jaws, released in 1975, nominated for Best Picture and winner of three Oscars (Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Sound), is one of the most successful and influential films in the history of the medium, and Universal has chosen to restore it as part of their 100th Anniversary celebration.

They deliver. This is hands-down, one of the must-own Blu-Rays of the year and a standard for how to present a catalog title on home video both in terms of presentation and also bonus features.

Let.s start with the presentation. Jaws has never looked or sounded better.
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Jaws | Blu-ray Review

Jaws. The first summer blockbuster. The first film to reap the benefits of a massive 400 theater opening weekend release. The first film to really set television into action as a home invading movie advertisement machine. The film that proved Steven Spielberg to be a true craftsmen at the helm of a major studio funded motion feature. The film that inadvertently closed the curtain on an era of unfathomable creative freedom by proving you could make insane amounts of money if a film can be marketed to every living person on the planet. And though in its wake major studio film culture has become synonymous with cheap popcorn thrills and overblown studio expenditures, Jaws remains a classic not just for how it changed the film industry, but because it is an exquisitely made monster movie that tapped into universal human fears and did so with iconic style.

The story is simple
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 22)

On this date in...

1968: Percy Rodriguez debuted on Peyton Place as Dr. Harry Miles.

2008: The second season of General Hospital: Night Shift premiered.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Jennifer Bassey (Marian, All My Children; ex-Abby, The Edge Of Night; ex-Dorothy, Somerset; ex-Jennifer, Love Of Life) - 69

Danny Glover (ex-Isaac, Brothers & Sisters) - 65

Joanna Going (ex-Lisa, Another World; ex-Evie, Search For Tomorrow; ex-Victoria, Dark Shadows) - 48

Terrell Tilford (Greg, One Life To Live; ex-Bob, Days Of Our Lives; ex-David, Guiding Light) - 42

Christopher Tavani (ex-Luke, As The World Turns) - 18

Editor's Note: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to editor@welovesoaps.com.
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'The Shark is Still Working'

Anyone familiar with the making of Steven Spielberg's classic film Jaws will know that there were times when the making of the movie was a nightmare for everyone on set. In hindsight, though, it was definitely worth the trouble because of the influence the film has had and the devotion shown by its many fans.

None of those fans can be more devoted that the makers of The Shark is Still Working (Tsisw). Tsisw is an independently-made documentary that oozes adoration for Jaws. Nonetheless, it manages to be nautical miles better than many making-of features Hollywood puts out as glorified advertising for its products. It was produced by uber-Jaws fans James Gelet (Grizzly Park, The Marks of a Cult: A Biblical Analysis), Jake Gove (webmaster of JAWSmovie.com), J. Michael Roddy (The Psycho Legacy), and director and  Jaws prop collector Erik Hollander (Grizzly Park). The appreciation these people
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