Jaws 2



Jaws 2

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UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided, Printed in England by W.E.Berry Ltd. Bradford

Country of Origin

UK / British


Very Fine plus; originally folded (as issued)


Jeannot Szwarc


Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Roy Scheider

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“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…”

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Andrew J. Kuehn is credited with supplying what is one of the greatest and most re-quoted movie tag lines ever and the artwork for the first advance teaser “Jaws 2” movie poster is equally as memorable. Created by Loe Feck the huge over-sized Great White Shark about to devour the un suspecting water skier is impressive. This rare original 1978 British “Jaws 2” quad film poster is hugely desirable. Presented in original unrestored, folded (as issued) condition this stunning example displays and presents extremely well with deep unfaded dark colours and just very minimal age wear. It represents a scarce and collectable piece of original cinema memorabilia from one of the most successful series of blockbuster films ever made…I know what a shark looks like, because I’ve seen one up close. And you’d better do something about this one, because I don’t intend to go through that hell again!

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Film Description

Jaws 2 Movie Poster

“Four years after the events of the original “Jaws”, the town of Amity suddenly experiences series of mysterious boating accidents and disappearances. Chief of Police, Martin Brody, fears that another shark is out there, but he is ignored by the townsfolk. Unfortunately, he’s right. There is another Great White in the sea. And it wants revenge.”

While it’s definitely not as good as the first film, which had a better story and a bit better flow to it, I think Jaws 2 really does stand out as a well-done sequel. They kept the same style of suspense from the first film and honestly I think at times it’s more suspenseful. The way the score accompanies the scenes even though I know what happens from watching this many times, I still find myself at the edge of my site many times throughout. The cast does a great job, in my opinion. Roy Scheider really steals the show for me and he definitely portrays a more evolved version of Brody. He really does a great job of showing what kind of effect the events of the first film had on his mind and the film does have some good moments that delve into his psyche. There are moments where, even though I know another shark is out there, I can still see the others’ point of view when they think he’s just lost it, and he does clearly seem to be losing it at points.

It really is a shame that the rest of the sequels got as bad as they did. Although I always feel the fourth film kind of repaired some of the damage that Jaws 3D did, and it did have some strong moments (I thought killing off one of the brothers was brave until I remembered it was about some stupid “shark revenge” thing, and I still really like that moment that the other brother has with his daughter and how it parallels a similar scene from the first film between Brody and his youngest) it still wasn’t that good.

Jaws 2 is definitely the best of the sequels but, for me, it’s more than that. I think it was well done and well executed. Did it have its problems? sure. I feel they could have done a better job with some of the side characters, namely the city council. It was very clear they were just there to disagree with Brody. And the climax, while pretty good, isn’t as memorable as the first film. But overall I think it’s a fantastic film and I almost always watch it if it pops up on TV.

Vintage Movie Posters Grading Criteria

A poster that has never been used or displayed and may show the most minor signs of age and wear. The poster should have no holes or tears.

Near Mint
A generally unused poster with fresh, saturated colors. May have minimal tears at folds. Has no significant holes, no paper loss, may have minor tears along edges, may have fine pin holes.

Very Fine
A poster with bright colour and crisp overall appearance. It may have very general signs of use including slight fold separation and fold wear. It may have pin holes or very minor tears. This is the highest grade allowed for a poster that has been restored either on linen or on paper.

A poster with good colors and overall clean appearance. It may have minor tears small paper loss and minor stains. It may have some fold seperation.

An average poster with overall fresh color. May have tears, minor paper loss, minor hazing. Paper may be brittle due to age, may have minor stains. May have a small amount of writing in an unobtrusive place. May have medium or major restoration.

A poster with faded colors and brittle paper, showing significant signs of use. May have tears and paper loss. May have tape, writing, stains in image area. In need of restoration or had major restoration.

A poster that is worn, torn, and/or damaged. May have staining, cracking, dry rot, and/or large tears. May be heavily soiled, may have pieces missing. In need of major restoration.

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Most Popular Poster Types

US Posters

11 x 14″ printed on heavy stock paper. Used as display in theatre lobbies. Originally made in sets of eight. Some sets have a title card, which contains credits and artwork, essentially a mini-poster. The remaining seven cards are coloured photographic credits and poster artwork showing different scenes from the movie.

14 x 22″ printed on heavy stock paper with the top 4-6 inches usually left blank for the local cinema owner to fill in the cinema and the date it was due to play. Largely discontinued during the 1970’s.

22 x 28″ printed on heavy stock paper. The image displayed is normally a smaller version of the main poster, although some do have different artworks and sometimes come in two versions.

14 x 36″ printed on heavy stock paper. Inserts usually have the same artwork as a one sheet. Popular with collectors since they are smaller and easier to frame. Normally come tri folded or rolled.

40 x 60″ printed on heavy stock paper. Rare since they were primarily used for major motion pictures only. Designed to be used outside the theatre, on an easel, normally at a drive-in movie theatre.

27 x 41″ printed on paper. This is the most common size of poster, intended to be displayed in a glass “marquee” case. It is the most sought after size by collectors. Since the 1980’s most posters are sent to the theatre rolled and maybe slightly smaller measuring 27″ by 40″ and with the advent of backlit light boxes a growing number of modern movie posters are available double-sided and the more traditional single-sided.

41 x 81″ printed on paper. These were printed on two or three separate sheets designed to overlap, few survive. Used for larger advertising spaces, normally posted on walls, perfect for huge movie theatres the drive-in, where people could see them from a distance. From the 1970’s on, three-sheets were sometimes printed in one piece and issued as “international” versions to be used abroad.


30 x 40″ Most common poster size used in the UK. British Quads are horizontal and may have different artwork to the US one sheet. Like a US one sheet they normally come in two versions. Like a US one sheet they are usually supplied single-sided or more commonly now as a double sided poster.

27 X 40″, printed on paper. Very rarely used size.


13 x 28″ six inches shorter than the US insert, very nice size to frame. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.

18 x 26″ Glossy, high quality, used as lobby cards in Italy. Size may vary, either vertical or horizontal format. There are also double Photobusta or mini Photobusta.

(DUE): 39 x 55″ This is the standard poster size used in Italy. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.

(QUATTRO) 55 x 79″ Very large Italian poster printed in two pieces, often contains very beautiful artwork.

FRENCH Posters

47 x 63″ (GRANDE) or 24 x 33″ (PETITE) French movie posters normally come with different artwork to either the US or the UK. Like the Italian’s some of the artwork is extrememly beautiful.