Jaws production used blood?

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_Lee_

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Hey guys,

So im looking to get a little Jaws collection going. Ive always loved the film and its third in my favorites list with only Star Wars and TDK edging ahead. Whilst looking on Ebay i noticed a guy selling production used blood from the Quint 'Dinner' scene ( when bruce is chomping on him ) and it looks to be a neat little display piece. I cannot make out the name of the special effects guy on the COA on the auction to enable me to check it.

Failing that, has anyone else purchased any of these little Jaws blood props?

Thanks

Lee
 

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JMSupp

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I'd be a bit wary of this. I checked out ebay, and I think I found what you're talking about. It seems fishy.

One, why would someone keep leftover blood from Jaws for any length of time? Prop blood is a consumable, and cheap. No reason to save it, that I can think of. Corn syrup is sticky and a pain to clean once it's dried... and this bottle looks pretty fresh. After 40+ years, I'd expect some oxidization, or some such. The bottle of blood show on ebay sure looks like a modern plastic corn syrup bottle. An original corn syrup bottle from 1975 would most likely be glass, with a metal lid, though some would have plastic caps. I'd guarantee the bottle shown has modern recycling symbols on the bottom, as well. All signs point to it being far newer then 1975, so far.

Printing the vintage behind the scenes photos on vintage paper is a nice attempt at making it all look authentic, but it makes my Spidey sense tingle. The combination of vintage photos, modern scanning, modern computer font, and what looks like printing on vintage paper makes the whole thing very odd.

All that being said, the "affidavit" is signed by a "Thomas Roach". I can't find anyone who worked on Jaws by that name, or anything even close. So that's enough warning signs to make me question the authenticity.

In short, I think it doesn't hold water, and the blood from Jaws is likely not from the movie. Hard pass from me.

Hope that helps!
 

Force

New Member
My knee-jerk reaction would be that it's not real. Way too many inconsistencies.

45-year-old fake blood? I would think it would have dried out ages ago. That bottle looks quite fresh.

Thomas Roach/Herealry? I'm not seeing anyone by that name in the cast & crew credits.

It seems to be a good money maker, though. Even though the photo shows 1 out of 25, he's sold 64 of them between now and August 2020. :rolleyes:



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JMSupp

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Force, I think that he's trying to write " I Thomas Roach Hereaby claim", which he spelled wrong. Not a big issue on it's own, but combined with him selling 64 of the 25, yeah, that's a real deal killer!
 

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Megamicrofish

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Force, I think that he's trying to write " I Thomas Roach Hereaby claim", which he spelled wrong. Not a big issue on it's own, but combined with him selling 64 of the 25, yeah, that's a real deal killer!
If you read it, He says he has 125 total
"You will receive number 119 of 125"
 

Force

New Member
If you read it, He says he has 125 total
"You will receive number 119 of 125"
I read it. Anyone can type out anything they want.

Did you see the photo?

I'm guessing at some point the seller changed their plan once a bunch of people started buying them.

It's a bottomless pit of 45-year-old movie blood. :rolleyes:
 

MAKE BELIEVE

Sr Member
Agree with the above. Looks suspicious!
The bottle is no big concern to me (it could have been changed for a more recent one). What concerns me is what is inside the bottle.
4 decades and looks so "fresh"! Besides why waiting all thsese years to sell it now?
 

kevin926

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Hate to sound flakey, but blood props are kind of gross, lol. Now the tooth is pretty cool and I would have that in a display for sure. But in the movie, the quote is, I pulled a tooth the size of a shot glass from the hull. That tooth appears to be pretty small.
 

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Maybe this was legit but the story is pretty suspect. I can believe that maybe some hoarder of a prop master put a carboard box full of bottles and gaffers tape up in the garage only to pull it down later. It would have been very dried out but if it was topped of with some water... Maybe...

For 14 bucks it might make a neat conversation piece but I wouldn't take this very seriously. To many questions and to easy to fake.
 

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ALLEY

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Hmmmm...have the Seller perform the always imitated, never duplicated, “Pinky Swear of Truth”.

If they will give you the “Pinky Swear of Truth” you are good to put absolute faith in purchasing nearly 50 year old movie blood with little to no other provenance.

I also have a GRAFLEX lightsaber from Star Wars that I would also be willing to give the “Pinky Swear of Truth” as being screen-used that someone can purchase as well.
 
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