Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by PaulKTF, Apr 10, 2012.
GREAT NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!
This summer, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring Jaws to Blu-ray. Director Steven Spielberg's classic adventure stars Roy Scheider (The French Connection) as Martin Brody, a police chief who has to team up with a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss, American Graffiti) and a crazed shark hunter (Robert Shaw, The Deep) in order to defeat a man-eating great white shark plaguing Brody's New England beach community.
Along with the first Star Wars, Jaws helped usher in the now-pervasive style of contemporary blockbuster filmmaking; it broke box office records, grossing over $470 million worldwide, and won three Academy Awards at the 1976 Oscar Ceremony - Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best Sound.
Update: Universal's Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio alongside a newly remastered 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The following short video provides further information on the restoration work Universal commissioned for this Blu-ray.
In addition to Universal's standard BD-Live, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, and Keyboard functionalities, the set also contains a number of bonus supplements, such as:
All-new The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws feature-length documentary
Two-hour The Making of Jaws documentary
Behind-the-scenes featurettes: - Jaws: The Restoration
- From the Set
Jaws Archives that features "storyboards, production photos, and marketing materials, as well as a special segment on the Jaws phenomenon"
Original theatrical trailer
Jaws is expected to street on August 14th.
About time. Not yet preorderable. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ref_=sr_1_5&s=movies-tv&qid=1334066507&sr=1-5
Amazon Pre-order link here : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Ja...IN=B007STBUIW&ASIN=B007STBUIW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Any mono track?
One of my all-time favourites!
Don't see one :
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
English: DTS 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: DTS 5.1
Spanish: DTS 5.1
Since this is Spielberg will he be changing the ending to where the shark sees the errors of its ways and they all become friends?
Instead of teeth, the shark will have these;
I wish they would put this out on a limited cinema release.
Wow! I can't believe it's been 100 years already!
Universal is 100 years old... geesh.
Could be that the DTS 2.0 is a dual mono track. If so it is a shame if we just get a lossy track for it but better than nothing. We will have to wait and see for confirmation about this.
Right, but where do your eyes go when you look at the image? They should have done a better job connecting the Universal logo to the 100th anniversary text.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to this release!
Get used to it, all the cases are looking like that.
Brody uses the new digitally-inserted walkie talkies to calm the shark at the end, then they invite him to the Amity Fourth of July celebration, and he becomes the town's new favorite day-care worker.
At least Spielberg has chaged his ways about changing his movies (unlike his friend Lucas). I would hope the DTS 2.0 is the original mono track though.
I thought Quint (after he is sewn back together) and "Bruce" (the shark w/ funky digital walkie-talkie teeth) eventually open a shrimp business with Forrest, Bubba, E.T. (he handles international distribution and communications), and Roger Rabbit (who is their sex slave)?
The Home Theater Forum has the full announcement, including info on the restoration.
The specs do say that the mono track is included:
Apparently, the full 2 hour Bouzereau documentary from the old laserdisc set will re-appear as well.
There is a video on the restoration at my post (#2), but one has to click on the link to see this...
One of my all time favorites...definitely makes me want to finally get a Blu-Ray player just for this release...
Free ride for the kids.
Jaws was my very first PG movie. I had nightmares for days.
Greatest movie of all time. (well, pretty much)
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