Olive Films has announced that they are adding Shark! to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by Samuel Fuller and stars Burt Reynolds, Arthur Kennedy, Silvia Pinal, and Barry Sullivan. Shark! will be available in stores and online June 25, 2013.
Burt Reynolds stars as Caine, a smooth, fast talking gun-runner who loses his shipment of arms and becomes stranded in a small port city on the Mediterranean. Finding himself hard up for cash, he tries to scam his way out of town without success. His luck changes when he runs into Anna (Pinal), a seductive siren of the sea. Anna propositions Caine to work for her and her partner, the Professor (Kennedy), who are supposedly doing research in the shark infested waters off the coast.
Shark! was released in October of 1969. The original film’s title was Caine, after the main character’s name, but the producers decided to change the name so it would sound like a killer animal movie, in order to draw younger crowds.
Olive Films has not released any details concerning the exact tech specs and special features that will be included with the disc.