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Grizzly (1976)

 -  Horror  -  21 May 1976 (USA)
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A fifteen foot tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park. Christopher George leaps into the carnage to stop it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kelly
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Don
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Scott
Joan McCall ...
Allison
Joe Dorsey ...
Kittridge
Charles Kissinger ...
Dr.Hallitt
Kermit Echols ...
Corwin
Tom Arcuragi ...
Tom
Victoria Johnson ...
Gail (as Vicki Johnson)
Kathy Rickman ...
June (as Catherine Rickman)
Mary Ann Hearn ...
Margaret
Harvey Flaxman ...
Reporter
Mike Clifford ...
Pat
David Newton ...
Mike
Mike Gerschefski ...
George
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Storyline

A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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18 feet of gut-crunching, man-eating terror! See more »

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21 May 1976 (USA)  »

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Claws  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 684,572 (Sweden)
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2.35 : 1
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According to the TCMDb, "Two bears were used. An 11 foot Grizzly Bear and a 7 foot black bear. They were secured behind a fence so actors and crew would not get injured. A man in a bear costume was used when the bear attacked". See more »

Goofs

Don says he will never kill another thing again. But through the entire film he is trying to kill a grizzly bear. See more »

Quotes

Don: Let's give that son-of-a-bitch a run for his money!
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Soundtracks

What Makes a Man a Man
(uncredited)
Music Composed and Conducted by Robert O. Ragland
Lyrics by Aruther Hamilton
Music Arranged by Jack Hayes and Robert O. Ragland
Orchestrated by Jack Hayes
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"Grizzly " must be seen, from now on, as a classic of "H pictures".
25 December 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Released on August 25th 1976 in Paris (France)in glorious ToddAO-2.35.1 CinemaScope ratio and beautiful colors, GRIZZLY - French exploitation title : Grizzly, le monstre de la forêt - (USA 1975) directed by William Girdler was also available later in VHS SECAM in a mutilated 1.85 aspect ratio which involved a lack of letters at the beginning and the end of the credits.

But yet, movie was still worth to be discovered and screened but one who have missed its theatrical released. In the meanwhile, Canal + channel has shown it on for some evenings in - as I quite remembering - an alright 2.35 aspect ratio transfer. And that was all... till this DVD zone 1 release in... 1.33 Standard aspect ratio = "pan & scan" !!!

As far as history of video is concerned, it can be assumed that this "years 2000 circa" DVD edition of GRIZZLY is, by a dark irony of this technological age, the WORST edition ever, far below VHS and TV screenings of the years 1985 ! Incredible but true ! So I ask the question : why US distributors cannot find decent master material regarding this very good American B movie ? Why this remarkable piece of American horror movie of the XXth Century cannot be offered on DVD in a RESPECTED original aspect ratio ? It is the minimum offer expected today by "cinéphiles" market ! As a matter of fact, GRIZZLY is quite more than a B movie : truly a "part B-part A" movie, if looking its budget, magnificent scenery and natural locations photography camera work, ultra-violent gore special effects, and the presence of stars such as Christopher George & Richard Jaeckel & Andrew Prine (the two first ones are excellent as usual and the third one quite good though in a less important role and with less image timing presence)without forgetting the very good directing work of Girdler.

Girdler has been successful in trying to translate the mental and perceptual universe of the URSUS HORRIBILIS (Latin name given by Jaeckel to the Grizzly : scientific name ? I have not yet checked but such animal do exists still now in North Canada (British Columbia and Alaska, I guess : and people who work in those fields are very afraid when they check its track around) monster, in opposing it by the main way of scale variations to the human universe : he has been successful on earth in the same way as Spielberg had been so in the water and the result is as very much frightening and terrifying experience.

Some sequences are, by the way, absolutely original regarding to the quite similar thematic and aesthetic pattern to which GRIZZLY belongs. GRIZZLY is one of the most interesting variation of horror monster movies and has been quite underestimated by critics and historians of horror movies so far, in France of course at the time of its release but probably also in U.S.A. except by its public who liked it, and who was right to like it ! It deserves to be given a decent new video life on a new DVD edition that would at last, and at least, respect its original aspect ratio, preserving the beauty of this, from now on, classic horror movie.


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