Jaws – the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water – comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the Jaws Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD, and a Digital Copy is truly a must own.
I’ve had a chance to check out the Blu, along with its special features, and it really is like seeing the film through new eyes. Or seeing it for the first time (I say this as someone who has seen Jaws at least 50 times). The colors are extraordinary and the detail and clarity is mind boggling. I’d say this transfer equals the Blu of Ridley Scott’s Alien, it’s amazing how a pair of films that are over 30 years old can look better than anything I’ve seen this summer.
I recently had a chance to discuss the restoration with screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (who also played “Meadows” in the film) along with Mike Daruty, the SVP of Universal Technical Operations. I also spoke with the film’s production designer Joe Alves, whom I managed to convince through the coure of our interview that Jaws is indeed horror.
Head inside to check it out! I’ve also included a ton of stuff below the interview: Two examples of the new transfer, a list of bonus features, clips and the Blu box art. READ MORE