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The original masterpiece Jaws is being re-released in 3D on September 2. Has anyone heard of a 3D disc release?
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The original masterpiece Jaws is being re-released in 3D on September 2. Has anyone heard of a 3D disc release?

Heck, I hadn't even heard of this 3D theatrical release! A 3D Blu-ray? It would probably depend, at least partially, on their box office returns in September. But even if they do great business, I'd still be skeptical. JAWS was only just released as a 4K disc. That might have been a great opp for including a 3D disc as a bonus. Plus, the usual reasons: display manufacturers dropping support, almost zero 3D disc releases in the past two years (in the U.S., at least), 4K gaining in popularity among consumers, etc.
 
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I'd almost guarantee a 3D disc at some point. I doubt they converted this film to 3D just for a limited theatrical release. Universal has been one of the studios (with Warner) to continue releasing occasional 3D discs, so it wouldn't be out of character for them to release this one.

I still can't believe they converted this film to 3D. Someone must have done a test that wowed Spielberg.
 

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Looking forward to how they handle this scene in 3D:
jaws omg GIF
 

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The scene at the end where the shark jumps out of the water onto the Orca should also look good, with the jaws coming right at the camera.
 

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Scenes that should look great
The two above scenes
Underwater pov of the shark closing in on Chrissie and Alex
The head scene of course
The “chum some of this shit” scene.
Hooper in the cage scenes
Hell…all of it should look great. I hope they did a good job.
 

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I'd assume if (and that's a mighty big IF) Universal did do a 3D Blu-ray of Jaws, it'd probably be a very limited run or a MOD title, since lets be honest, that market is dead as far as brick and mortar goes.
 

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Random Space Media in Australia may be the best bet for that - they’ve been able to license a few titles from Universal and Sony that haven’t gotten 3D discs anywhere else in the world. But they’ve also been turned down for more unique/available no where else 3D licenses than they’ve gotten permission to put out, so that’s by no means guaranteed.
 

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Scenes that should look great
The two above scenes
Underwater pov of the shark closing in on Chrissie and Alex
The head scene of course
The “chum some of this shit” scene.
Hooper in the cage scenes
Hell…all of it should look great. I hope they did a good job.
The moment I think that will look the best in 3D is when the shark smashes through the side of the Orca just before Brody tosses the tank in its mouth.
 

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Just because you have the technology to do something, doesn't mean you should.

Jaws doesn't need to be converted for 3D, it's fine as it is.
If the original format is readily available for everyone to watch then I don’t see a problem with it being shown in 3-D. Nobody is forcing you to watch it in 3-D.
 

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If the original format is readily available for everyone to watch then I don’t see a problem with it being shown in 3-D. Nobody is forcing you to watch it in 3-D.
Exactly. Wizard Of Oz. Titanic and Top Gun are recent examples of terrific 3D conversions that are available in their original format. I expect to add Jaws to that list.
 

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Just because you have the technology to do something, doesn't mean you should.
Yep, just like colourisation, replacing effects, revisionist regrading or pan and scan. As a cinephile, converting films to 3D just rubs me up the wrong way.

As long as the original remains the default option, I suppose I shouldn’t begrudge 3D fans. But it still seems like a weird thing to want.

If they gave Creature from the Black Lagoon, Hugo, or even Jaws 3 a 3D rerelease, I‘d go and see them. I’d also see a rerelease of Jaws.

But Jaws in 3D? No way. No more than I’d watch It’s a Wonderful Life in colour.
 

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So then I guess you’re seeing Jaws in IMAX when it also opens on September 2? Or are you against that too?
Why would I be against it, unless they’ve cut it or altered the aspect ratio?

But we’re not getting the IMAX Jaws in the UK, so no, I won‘t be seeing it.