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.