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Jaws - 8/14/12

Old 04-10-12, 08:56 AM
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

As with any Universal release, I'll have to see some caps first.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Interesting extra from the upcoming blu-ray on the restoration of Jaws:

All-new The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws feature-length documentary
Excellent! I would purchase for this alone.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

The Dutch version is getting a digibook. Hopefully the US does as well.

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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Oohhhh, I want one of those.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by xfilekr
Ya finally tsisw!
and original art!
Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
More on the release. In their tech specs, they also list 2.0 DTS mono audio. And they mention Spielberg/Amblin were involved in the restoration.

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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Wow.

And same as riot, I might have to watch TSISW first.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Can someone please explain why everyone is hot and bothered about getting that new doc? I've heard little about it, and was wondering how it's better (or just different) than that 2 hour one that was out with the laserdisc and DVD.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

IIRC, the full version is 4 hours and VERY extensive. Much more so than any previous doc.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

My love for this film has grown immensely over the past year or so. I've always viewed it as a great film(probably would have passed on the BD release), but for whatever reason, my love for it grew more when one of the HD channels was airing it last summer. Probably watched it a few times.

Now I can't wait for the Blu, especially now that the Shark doc is included.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

I've always thought it was only two hours, but it is completely different from the previous doc on the earlier disc releases. TSISW is fan made.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Sorry, duplicate post
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Fan made as Trevor said. Very extensive. Narrated by Scheider himself, I believe (which gives you an idea of how long this has been out there without a home video release). Many of the principals, including Spielberg, participated.

I too have been wanting to see this for a long time. Now they just have to give us a decent transfer for the film.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Some of the footage from TSISW, most notably the Scheider interview, was chopped up for the AMC Jaws doc that came out last year (or 2010?).
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Cool look at the restoration...

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/04/1...blu-ray-video/
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7
Same video I posted when I bumped the thread.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Damn I miss this guy: Jaws wouldn't have been JAWS without him.

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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Larry C.
Damn I miss this guy: Jaws wouldn't have been JAWS without him.
The whole cast just seemed perfect. Could you imagine another actor playing Quint?
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Could you imagine another actor playing Quint?
Sterling Hayden?
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Sterling Hayden?
He doesn't have those intense eyes.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Trevor
I've always thought it was only two hours, but it is completely different from the previous doc on the earlier disc releases. TSISW is fan made.
You're right on both counts...completely different (and word is better - I, like many others, have never seen it) than the doc that was on the DVD releases and the running time is about 2 hours.

Apparantly, Universal bought the doc's official website, as it now links to the Jaws on Blu-ray site.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7
Kinda misleading pics. Sure that may be what the negative looked like when they dug it up, but that's certainly not the way Jaws has looked for the past 30 years. Wouldn't a side by side DVD/Blu comparison would make more sense?
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Pretty interesting video. I've never actually seen how a wet gate works until now.

I hope Spielberg had enough clout to prevent us from getting a transfer that's been manipulated excessively, in the typical Universal way. For my money, this is one of his very best films.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
And of course, the UK gets a nice steelbook version, which releases on September 3rd.

and Universal does Region Free, no?
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
and Universal does Region Free, no?
Wait for the specs first and look over them carefully. If the documentary isn't in HD, for example, it might be PAL and unplayable on most US TVs.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
and Universal does Region Free, no?
Sure hope so, because I am very frugal in what I pay for my Blu's but in this case I would make an exception if need be. MUCH BETTER than the crappy special cases they have been using for all their releases here in the states this year IMO.

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