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USHE Press Release: JAWS (Blu-ray) (Plus restoration details)


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#1 of 178 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 10 2012 - 03:25 AM


 

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#2 of 178 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted April 10 2012 - 03:35 AM

Thanks, Ron. Looks like a nice edition for one of the biggest landmarks in film history.  

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Posted April 10 2012 - 03:40 AM

One of my favorite movies AND they're including The Shark Is Still Working doc?! Ron, you and Universal have made my day.

#4 of 178 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 10 2012 - 03:47 AM

Yeah, great news.  Still waiting for an Amazon preorder (not available  yet as of this post). The announcement of E.T. on Blu-ray can't be too far behind.

 

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Posted April 10 2012 - 03:52 AM

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for Spielberg to record this first ever commentary of one of his films. Alas, no commentary is listed. That's the only bummer I see with this announcement. Day 1 purchase for me!

#6 of 178 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted April 10 2012 - 04:08 AM

I wonder if the Jaws Archives gallery will actually be upgraded. On every DVD release, it's clear that they simply lifted the section from the laserdisc. Other than that, sounds like a great release!

#7 of 178 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 10 2012 - 04:15 AM

Film restoration clip and trailer added to the announcement.   Check...it....out!

 

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Posted April 10 2012 - 04:32 AM

Cannot wait for this. Indy next :D
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#9 of 178 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted April 10 2012 - 05:02 AM

Hallelujah!

#10 of 178 OFFLINE   cineMANIAC

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Posted April 10 2012 - 05:23 AM

Great news. JAWS is one of those films that restores one's faith in movies after a long spell of sitting through crappy new films, remakes, etc. Absolute first-class filmmaking.

#11 of 178 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted April 10 2012 - 05:44 AM

One of my favorite movies AND they're including The Shark Is Still Working doc?! Ron, you and Universal have made my day.
Why are they proclaiming that doc as "all new"? Has it never been released before?
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Posted April 10 2012 - 06:00 AM

It's been screened, but it's never been commercially available. It's also not actually produced by Universal, am I right about that? Which means they bought it, or are licensing it or something. But who cares - I just want to see it. I remember it was "Coming Soon" when I was still in college, and I've been out for ages now :)

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Posted April 10 2012 - 06:06 AM

I never know how to interpret audio specs.  I understand the "up-mixing" to 7.1, but are we also getting the original mono?

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Posted April 10 2012 - 06:07 AM

I never know how to interpret audio specs.  I understand the "up-mixing" to 7.1, but are we also getting the original mono?
In the specs it states...2.0 mono.

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Posted April 10 2012 - 06:08 AM

Wow. Very excited about this release, but quite a bit of stuff contained on one BD-50 disc.

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Posted April 10 2012 - 06:21 AM

Wow, if Indy and ET are getting as much love as this Jaws appears to have gotten, then we are in for a real treat this year for Spielberg movies.

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Posted April 10 2012 - 06:23 AM

Wow. Very excited about this release, but quite a bit of stuff contained on one BD-50 disc.
Valid point I guess. Hopefully the video has enough space to breath. Hate to have a crappy bit rate for the sake of including extras on the same disc. Seems like most studios have forgotten about extras on a separate disc these days and just cram it all on one.

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Posted April 10 2012 - 07:03 AM

If that's all on a single disc, I assume that at least one of the two feature-length documentaries is in standard def. It's a lot of material, but unless it's all in HD, I don't see it being a major issue. I'm looking forward to this release.
 

 


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Posted April 10 2012 - 07:11 AM

All looking good, the film has always looked great, the DOP Bill Butler did a bang up job on it, & it comes from the days before the film makers thought it would be a great idea to wind out half the colour, so a lovely saturated picture. I think this is going to be a huge seller.

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Posted April 10 2012 - 07:21 AM

I'm hoping the new 7.1 mix is infinitely better than that dreadful 5.1 mix on the original DVD release. At the very least, I'm happy they are including a restored original mono soundtrack.




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