It's pretty bad but it's a Mexican version of Jaws so you won't be disappointed by these countries crossing illegal aliens...Trying to rip-off Jaws in everyway but adding nudity and gore and a shit load of stock footage of sharks prowling the seas.
My DVD came from Sweden not long ago and I have been waiting to finally see it and I have a Mexican poster hanging above my wall next to my original Battle Royale poster, And my first viewing without those annoying Subtitles was okay.
So like all Jaws Rip-Offs there is a giant great white that is killing people off the oceans on the cost of Mexico and there is also a businessman named Steve who just happens to get into the middle of it all...And he and like so many just decide after a few people are killed they need to being down this shark (Tiger Shark that is)
The story kind of drags but interesting to watch and enjoy I wont deny that...And steals every known element from monster movies that's out their to create this low budget monster film. Hugo Stiglitz also starred in Umberto Lenzi's Nightmare City but overall the performances are alright nothing I can argue about but it can be average and to the point were you just can't stop laughing.
The Special Effects are ultra gory with shark attack victims and a shit load of trick photography in shark footage to make him seem BIG!
Here are some facts I found.
Priscilla Barnes, unknown at the time, appeared towards the end of the film as a party girl who is in a group that encounters the shark during night swimming.
The shark in the film was a Tiger Shark; although Tintorera is a common name in Spanish for Tiger Shark, in some countries (Spain) it is a common name for Blue Shark.
The underwater fishing scenes were not simulated and the fish were actually killed.
The underwater scenes showing the Tintorera are stock footage, and the shark is barely five feet long (although it is described as "the largest shark ever seen" at over seven feet long due to trick photography).
The USA original release was heavily edited from the original 126-minute version which eliminates most of the opening sub-plots including Steven in a hospital bed in Houston after falling ill at work and his doctor advising a vacation, and Miguel first meeting and romancing Anita and the introduction of Kelly and Cynthia hitching a ride to Cancun in an orange truck and being attacked by the two occupants.
Overall another Shark picture that one fan should see and my final verdict is recommended (Sort of).