Blu-ray Review Jaws Blu-ray Review - Very Highly Recommended

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  1. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    2013 will see the 35th anniversary of Jaws 2 and the 30th of Jaws 3. I think both are certainly a possibility.
    While I don't care a whit about 3 or 4, J2 has been a favorite of mine since it's original release. I don't debate the superiority of the original which I also love, but I still appreciate many things about the first sequel and really can't wait for it to get a BD release.
     
  2. NY2LA

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    I wonder if maybe SS had some directions about not associating his original with (or attaching to) the sequels.
     
  3. Jason_V

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    If he did, good job. At least he had a hand in all the Jurassic Park movies and Zemeckis directed all three Back to the Future movies. Sure, putting them in one package is a way to make sure 3 and 4 sell, but that would also REALLY highlight the flaws in both movies.
     
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    Never seen Jaws the Revenge. Is it one of those, "so bad it's good" films? Your comment cracked me up and almost makes me want to see it.
     
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    I'm sure some people find it funny but it's no Plan 9. They couldn't even make a movie that was funny-bad (parts of Jaws 3 fall into that category), it's just bad-bad. :)
     
  6. Jason_V

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    It's not funny-bad. It's headsmacking-bad. There may be a drinking game to create in the movie, too. I'm not entirely sure.

    Siskel and Ebert have it right:
     
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    I always thought The Revenge was pretty funny bad. From the roaring shark to the ludicrous idea of it chasing Ellen down to the Bahamas to Michael Caine's self-drying shirt, its awfulness almost seems intentional. If it was cheap, I might actually consider getting it on Blu-ray (especially if they seamlessly branched the two different endings).
     
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    Joe Alves was on a panel I covered in 2010 on 3D, and had this to say about making Jaws 3-D:


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    What's the difference in the endings? Is it who survived? (still scratching my head over that one.) Maybe eating a couple of leading characters was the shark's dream sequence?
     
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    Haven't watched it in awhile, but as I recall:
    I believe in one ending, the boat and shark explode when they make contact. In the other, the shark was simply impaled when rammed by the boat, and blood gushes out of its mouth. Jake also survives in one ending.
    Hard to believe, but adjusted for inflation, Jaws: the Revenge made the equivalent of over $100 million worldwide ($52 million actual worldwide). Not bad for 1987, and I'm rather surprised there was not another sequel. It was rumored at the time; I remember reading in a magazine (possibly Fangoria?) where they mentioned Jaws 5 was in development, but it was never filmed.
     
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    The only thing that would make this ending more ridiculous than what's on the DVD now would have been if Quint and Alex swam up to the boat.
     
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    I bought thr blu ray today with ultra violet and digital copys.It tells you to go to www.UltraVioletUniversal.com/Jaws to download the Ultra and Digital copies but this web address taked you to walmart,any help here ?
    cheers
    Ian
     
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    The insert on mine says to go to www.UniversalDigitalCopy.com/JawsBluRay . Using that link gets you to the Ultraviolet and Digital Copy page. At least that worked for me...
     
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    i just redeemed the code directly in itunes and BOTH the HD and SD versions downloaded,
     
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    That's been happening more and more. I believe CABIN IN THE WOODS was the same way. On the iTunes side, at least.
     
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    And The Hunger Games too.
     
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    Odd that the mixing would be slightly better for the climactic line on the earlier discs. My first experience with the film as a child must have come from this master (VHS or something) because I did think the new DVD sounded different somehow at that particular moment. I just found a bargain bin copy of the 1991 version and tried a few spots to see what the "video version" disclaimer meant.
    This is the one I noticed, though I couldn't exactly remember what the track was supposed to be. Is this the only change made to this edition that anyone is aware of?
     
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    I watched this disc again last night and I have to say that the film and the transfer are damn near perfect.
     
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    I bought this one myself,fantastic release.
     

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