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Old 06-03-11, 06:04 PM
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re: Jaws - 8/14/12

no word on date yet, but this interview snippet w/ Spielberg at least proves it is in progress right now...

...thankfully w/ no digital fuckery.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49897
Old 06-03-11, 06:19 PM
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re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by JayDerek
no word on date yet, but this interview snippet w/ Spielberg at least proves it is in progress right now...

...thankfully w/ no digital fuckery.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49897
I appreciate Spielberg's attitude about not excessively doctoring films for BD, and about keeping the original versions in circulation if changes are made. Very much looking forward to Jaws.

Now, when the movie comes out on BD, the only thing that would make me happier is to see The Shark Is Still Working get released alongside it. Come on, somebody, cut a deal and let's get that doc out there. I've never seen the damn thing and I want to!

And I love the effects in the original War of the Worlds too. Great stuff, wires or no wires!
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re: Jaws - 8/14/12

I'm surprised to the guy had the balls to bring up Lucas in a Spielberg interview, the guys are friends. At least Spielberg acknowledged how crappy it is to make changes. Maybe they should go touch up the Mona Lisa and fix her smile?

I will probably upgrade my Jaws DVD to Blu at some point but it's not one of my favorites. I remember that summer it came out. people were literally afraid to go in the water. Even people who hadn't seen the movie heard about it. It was one of the first true summer blockbusters I can remember
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Originally Posted by JimRochester
Maybe they should go touch up the Mona Lisa and fix her smile?
The hilarious thing about this is that Da Vinci actually did keep messing with the painting for several years and never considered it finished. Updating and improving paintings is pretty common among artists anyway. So yeah, fail.

I can only imagine the fury the Lucas haters would have if he were an artist covering up an existing painting to re-use the canvas.
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Originally Posted by JimRochester
I will probably upgrade my Jaws DVD to Blu at some point but it's not one of my favorites. I remember that summer it came out. people were literally afraid to go in the water. Even people who hadn't seen the movie heard about it. It was one of the first true summer blockbusters I can remember
Yeah, this movie pretty much initiated what we call the summer blockbuster season.

I remember that summer vividly as well. The movie was everywhere. Couldn't walk through a store without seeing the novel, the making-of book, the soundtrack album... And of course when you opened up a newspaper, there were the ads taking up a sizable amount of the page space, complete with the "...may be too intense for young children" warning.

I was eleven and didn't actually watch the movie until a few years later. I was too scared of it. I'm sure I posted the story elsewhere in the forum about going in to see a reissue of Bambi in a twin theatre where the other screening room was playing Jaws. About 5% of the patrons were going to see the deer and 95% were going to see the shark lol.
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I'm actually a little disappointed that there won't be any digital corrections in Spielberg's films from now on. While of course I'm against the obvious stuff, like what he did with E.T., I don't have a problem with subtle things like wire removal and removing matte lines.

As for Jaws on BD, it seems that they always release this movie in the summer. So I wouldn't expect it until next year.
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Good to hear. Yeah, it's funny I can't really remember the first time I watched Star Wars or Indy, but I can remember Jaws - 87' or 88' on tv. It was probably edited but my friend and I were hooked... we still laugh about that...."dude remember watching Jaws!"
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Originally Posted by Guru Askew
The hilarious thing about this is that Da Vinci actually did keep messing with the painting for several years and never considered it finished. Updating and improving paintings is pretty common among artists anyway. So yeah, fail.

I can only imagine the fury the Lucas haters would have if he were an artist covering up an existing painting to re-use the canvas.
Except Lucas never made any improvements on Star Wars, so yeah, fail.
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I've been DYING to get this on BD. I know Uni will make sure it's a kick-ass package.

Love the balls on the AICN interviewer. Those are questions any fanboy would love to ask, so I'm glad he did.
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Originally Posted by Superdaddy
I appreciate Spielberg's attitude about not excessively doctoring films for BD, and about keeping the original versions in circulation if changes are made.
And yet he jettisoned the original Oscar-winning mono soundtrack for Jaws in favor of a 5.1 remix that replaces a lot of the sound effects with canned library tracks.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
And yet he jettisoned the original Oscar-winning mono soundtrack for Jaws in favor of a 5.1 remix that replaces a lot of the sound effects with canned library tracks.
Well...yes he did, but the 30th anniversary DVD of Jaws put the mono track back as an option.

I think he pretty much acknowledges he went through a revisionist phase but says in the interview that he's pretty much done with that. That said, I would be shocked if the remixed audio for Jaws isn't included on the BD, with the mono track right beside it.
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It had better have The Shark is Still Working on it.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
It had better have The Shark is Still Working on it.
I'd love that.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
I'd love that.
I'll have to look it up, but I believe the producers said it's not likely to be included. I really want to see it. It would be nice if somebody could cut a deal and get it out there, even if as a separate release.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
It had better have The Shark is Still Working on it.
They stated on Facebook that it wasn't going to be included.

Originally Posted by James Gelet's (Producer of TSISW) Facebook
"Sadly, No. TSISW won't be part of the new package. know for a while we were saying being included with a Jaws Blu-Ray was our ultimate hope. Unfortunately some pretty insurmountable setbacks caused that not to happen. We still have our eyes on the prize that TSISW will be out there as its own entity though"
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Is that a current update?
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
And yet he jettisoned the original Oscar-winning mono soundtrack for Jaws in favor of a 5.1 remix that replaces a lot of the sound effects with canned library tracks.
Yeah, but to be fair, in the interview he basically said he has changed his opinion on digital tinkering. That 5.1 mix was made a while ago, around 2002 right? Which was the same time he played around with E.T., I think it's safe to say that when Jaws hits BD, you'll have the option of the mono soundtrack.
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Originally Posted by ScissorPuppy
Yeah, but to be fair, in the interview he basically said he has changed his opinion on digital tinkering. That 5.1 mix was made a while ago, around 2002 right? Which was the same time he played around with E.T., I think it's safe to say that when Jaws hits BD, you'll have the option of the mono soundtrack.
I agree. This is basically the point I made. The 5.1 remix actually dates from 2000, which is when the first of the two Jaws DVD releases came out (25th anniversary).

So many DVD releases jettisoned original sound mixes for revised versions. There seemed to be a mindset that "mono=bad" when DVD hit the mainstream. But there can be good mono and bad mono mixes, just as there can be good and bad stereo mixes.

The mono mix of Jaws is an excellent mono mix (won an Oscar). I played the remix the first time I watched the movie on DVD, and never again. I have the 2005 issue with both tracks and I believe the BD will follow suit.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
It had better have The Shark is Still Working on it.
That's not going to happen, unless Universal buys the rights to release it...last I heard, they were still looking for a DVD distributor.

Also, I wouldn't be suprised if we had to wait unitl 2015 for the Blu-ray, since that is the 40th anniversary year...although I suppose they could release it for Christmas 2014 and still call it a 40th anniversary release.
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Universal confirmed that this is coming, but in 2012, not 2011.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
Great news! Now only waiting for Raiders of the Lost Ark announcement.....
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August? There better be some very nice supplements. I'll buy it regardless
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This better be a fucking KILLER set. I don't want Jaws in some puny blue case.
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a regular blue case is fine with me...just needs to be stuffed to gills (pun intended) with extras and a solid transfer.

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