JAWS is coming out from the depths, finally heading for Blu-Ray August 14th
The original 35mm elements have been newly scanned, and the sound remixed to 7.1 under the Supervision of Spielberg himself. While there's no official indication that the original soundtrack will also be included, I'll not begrudge a proper multichannel mix. I cannot wait to hear that magnificent theme blare, the subwoofer rattling my insides as the contrabasses saw away.
In addition to the audio and video remastering, we'll also get the following supplements:
- Two-hour The Making of Jaws documentary
- Jaws: The Restoration
- From the Set
- Jaws Archives (photos, storyboards, , and marketing materials, as well as a special segment on the Jaws phenomenon
- deleted scenes
- original theatrical trailer
- an new feature length doc, The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws
I'm especially excited for the Shark is Still Working doc - spearheaded by fans, narrated by Scheider with the participation of most of the key players, it's inclusion as part of the official canon of JAWS releases is hopefully a testament to its quality.
Check out the video below, or visit the discs official site at JAWSonBluRay.com
Universal has put on Youtube an 8 minute clip on the restoration - check it out!
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