Jaws (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy)

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Jaws (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy)

Jaws (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy)

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news is they also tend to utilize some licensed releases that offer solid technical merits and appealing on disc supplements. It is pretty scandalous that a movie can be nominated for Best Picture where it's director is not nominated for Best Director. It's a masterpiece that has thankfully stood the test of time, and still manages to terrify audiences new and old almost 40 years after it first rose from the depths onto our screens.

It's a thriller, and the thrill and horror would be compromised if using a digital shark had been possible. T. the Extra-Terrestrial,' which evolved into a distinctively refined aesthetic in ' Schindler's List' and 'Munich' — but it's one hell of a prelude of things to come from such a young filmmaker. This is how I want classic movies to look on Blu-ray, clean, stable and crystal clear transfers that respect the original intent of the film and with the same ethos applied to upgrading the audio. When it was first released in 1975, Jaws smashed box-office records and became the highest-grossing film of its era, earning Steven Spielberg a reputation as a Hollywood visionary and launching the massive trend of summer blockbuster films.

Shot mostly on location at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, Jaws was the first major motion picture to be shot on the ocean and consequently had a troubled production, going over budget and schedule. The film doesn't exactly illustrate a particular style that's uniquely his — that's to come years later with ' Raiders of the Lost Ark' and ' E. The untrained eye will probably not notice, but videophiles and hardcore Jaws purists with a big enough TV or projector might spot the image shifting and moving more than it ever has in past presentations. I actually went to Google this and as I found this has always been there (and was real, just happening to be caught on film) so I can only assume the limited resolution from previous home video releases hid this from me.

So, restoration artists scanned the image and went through each frame, correcting scratches, lines and other issues using complex image editors. With Spielberg's taut direction, Williams iconic score, terse editing, lovely anamorphic Panavision photography, and wonderful chemistry between the three leads also to its advantage Benchley's novel thankfully becomes a distant memory. up-mix from the original stereo audio track is excellent, and I must say, being something of a traditionalist, I was apprehensive about the fact that there was only 2 channels of audio to play with from the original film, and that an up-mix would have to consist of new sound designers creating new sound effects.It does mean that shadows during these scenes are extremely prominent and doesn't feature a hell of a lot of detail really.

There's also a slew of deleted scenes and outtakes, featurettes (including the new restoration featurette), storyboards, photos, trailers and more. While Spielberg has recently taken a hardline on reworking or tinkering with his classics, it would have been neat to see that version in HD, via branching technology. Quint, a grizzled shark hunter who will hunt for money, but thirsts for revenge against all sharks, and Matt Hooper, a biologist from the Oceanographic Institute with an interest in all things shark. For those unaware, The Jaws Log is a rather sordid, truthful account of the making of Jaws, from the film's humble beginnings, straight through the rather chaotic and tumultuous shoot. If you let this segment run on its own, it amounts to 30 minutes of illustrator Tom Wright's storyboards, compiled from images he made based on the novel before the movie's production began.The underwater shots of the shark are especially good and one has to include the eeriness of the SS Indianapolis scene with the whales singing to each other in the background; which brings me to the sound, oh dear me, the sound, when that shark is on its way and the music tells you so, the sound in 7. And if you haven't seen the film yet, you really haven't experienced classic popcorn cinema at its very finest.

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