Watch: Behind-the-Scenes of Universal's 'Jaws' Restoration Project
"This is our cultural heritage." Believe it or not, we've already reached a time when classics like Jaws, from 1975, are in need of restoration. As part of Universal's 100th Anniversary this year, they are cleaning up and fully restoring Steven Spielberg's Jaws for Blu-Ray release in August. The shark series has never been released in high def yet, but is finally getting the royal treatment. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the Jaws Blu-ray gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller. Check out an extended 8 min restoration video below.
Thanks to our friends at Awards Daily for finding this video. It's always mesmerizing to see everything, all the attention-to-detail and care-and-concern, that goes into handling old film and restoring it. Although we often focus purely on the theatrical experience here at FS.net, I'm just just as fascinated by this process. For the full press release on the Jaws Blu-Ray announcement, due out on shelves August 14th this year (not including the sequels), visit Movies.com. The release includes the restored Jaws as well as a new two-hour documentary and plenty more. One of my life-long favorites, finally get the Blu-Ray treatment it deserves.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
this is really great to see - jaws was, and still is, an excellent movie. i'll be getting it on blu!
beevis on Apr 10, 2012
Very true, Beevis. That movie still brings the goods--although I read the book first! (There is a simple reason for that--I didn't see the movie until I was in my teens, and by then, I'd already read the book! Still, JAWS is a prime example of the movie being _better_ than the book.)
Scopedog on Apr 10, 2012
Dinosaur sound?! DINOSAUR SOUND?! FAIL.
Christopher Batty on Apr 10, 2012
You didn't know it was a dinosaur sound before seeing this?
Cr8vecrmsda on Apr 10, 2012
Universal fucks up all Blu-Ray transfers more or less.
Ryderup on Apr 10, 2012
I dont understand why you think th transfers are poor king kong and Apollo 13 look amazing on the blu ry format.
Andrewwilsher on Apr 12, 2012
Oh did they fuck up your ass too!
AlX on Apr 13, 2012
I'll buy it, but only if it's a $1. Spielberg still owes me for Minority Report, A.I., E.T. Special Edition, Indy 4.
Ticket Master on Apr 10, 2012
There was nothing wrong with MR. Was a good movie in my book.
Buzzfunk on Apr 11, 2012
I'm skeptical about restorations after what happened to the original Star Wars trilogy. But Spielberg seems to be more genuine about maintaining the integrity of his movies after his comments about Raiders (keeping the flaws while improving the picture quality), and his eleventh hour decision regarding the 2002 E.T. DVD. Jaws is the first modern blockbuster, an absolute classic, and a terrific film. Hopefully his other movies will get the same careful treatment
Max Renn on Apr 11, 2012
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