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Jaws - 8/14/12

Old 04-10-12, 07:17 PM
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Drexl
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.
They did good w/ Psycho. Love that BD and it's UK case.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

I pre-ordered the UK version. Universal did the UK best with BTTF and Psycho. This looks no different.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Superdaddy
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.
I'm 100% confident this will look outstanding. It's not only one of Spielberg's greatest films ever, but one of Universal's crown jewels.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Someone on blu-ray.com said in the restoration video that they used the original soundtrack to create the new 7.1 mix and NOT the re-recorded version from the DVD.
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^ it's be nice if they also included the original mono mix.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Amazon has this up for prebook at $20.99

The press release for JAWS stated that UNIVERSAL has restored (or will be restoring) 13 classic films from their original 35mm prints. JAWS is one of them, and I know TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD was another. Anyone have a list of the other 11? I'd like to collect them all.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

From an article earlier this year:

All Quiet on the Western Front, The Birds, Abbott & Costello's Buck Privates, Dracula (1931), the Spanish-language Dracula filmed on the same set at night, Frankenstein, Jaws, Schindler's List, Out of Africa, Pillow Talk, Bride of Frankenstein, The Sting and To Kill a Mockingbird
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This seems to be a quote from the restoration feature:

"We didn't consult with Bill Butler [the film's cinematographer]. We left it up to Mr. Spielberg to decide who he wants as his representatives, and he wanted to be involved in this review process and approval himself."
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Schloob1
From an article earlier this year:

All Quiet on the Western Front, The Birds, Abbott & Costello's Buck Privates, Dracula (1931), the Spanish-language Dracula filmed on the same set at night, Frankenstein, Jaws, Schindler's List, Out of Africa, Pillow Talk, Bride of Frankenstein, The Sting and To Kill a Mockingbird
Boy is that overdue. I can't wait.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Schloob1
From an article earlier this year:

All Quiet on the Western Front, The Birds, Abbott & Costello's Buck Privates, Dracula (1931), the Spanish-language Dracula filmed on the same set at night, Frankenstein, Jaws, Schindler's List, Out of Africa, Pillow Talk, Bride of Frankenstein, The Sting and To Kill a Mockingbird
Thanks Schloob! Schindler's List is the odd one on that list - not that it's not a great film, but I wouldn't think a movie released in 1993 needed a restoration.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Really excited for this to come out! Hopefully the US release gets a digibook as well.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Thanks Schloob! Schindler's List is the odd one on that list - not that it's not a great film, but I wouldn't think a movie released in 1993 needed a restoration.
Could have been a choice due to being Spielberg's only BP win and it's his most personal film. He might have strongly suggested it be restored.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Schindler's List is now as old as Star Wars was when they did the Special Editions, which BTW makes me feel old. And, supposedly those films were in bad shape at that point. While I would think that film stocks and how they were preserved advanced by the time of SL, I wouldn't be surprised if it needs some work (although not as much as the others) if they really want to restore it. They're not just doing this for a nice BD transfer, after all.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
The Dutch version is getting a digibook. Hopefully the US does as well.

Considering OUT OF AFRICA, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and THE STING all have digibook versions, I'm hoping so too.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

I wonder if the digibook will be similar to the booklet that came with the DVD.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Since the digibook wasn't mentioned in the official announcement, I wonder if they chose to make it an exclusive. I certainly hope we get this here. This is one film where it truly makes a big difference between the regular packaging and the digibook.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Drexl
Schindler's List is now as old as Star Wars was when they did the Special Editions

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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

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Since the digibook wasn't mentioned in the official announcement, I wonder if they chose to make it an exclusive. I certainly hope we get this here. This is one film where it truly makes a big difference between the regular packaging and the digibook.
Was just browsing the Jaws thread at blu-ray.com. Someone there contacted Universal about this issue and posted the reply to their email.

Universal confirmed that "special editions" are coming from "our retail partners."

So it looks like possibly more than one exclusive is in the cards. I'd bet that includes the digibook.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

I heard a rumor that the full-length version of TSISW will be included as an easter egg on this set.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Originally Posted by Superdaddy
Was just browsing the Jaws thread at blu-ray.com. Someone there contacted Universal about this issue and posted the reply to their email.

Universal confirmed that "special editions" are coming from "our retail partners."

So it looks like possibly more than one exclusive is in the cards. I'd bet that includes the digibook.
I hope someone gets a steelbook.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Swedish box set:

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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Laserdisc is back!

Wait, it's just a book.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

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Swedish box set:

If they did the same for the US release, I'd get it.

What would be cool is if they included a real shark's tooth.
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

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What would be cool is if they included a real shark's tooth.
Why don't you just go buy a shark's tooth and allow the rest of us the decision to do the same?
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Re: Jaws - 8/14/12

Why does every other fucking country get a preview of what they will get and for us nothing???

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