Jaws opened in theaters 37 years ago today and Universal has released two new clips from the upcoming Blu-ray edition. The movie is one of 13 films that Universal has restored and will be offering on Blu-ray in celebration of their its 100th anniversary.
“JAWS – the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water – comes to Blu-ray(TM) 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(TM) Combo Pack with DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet(TM) gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller.
JAWS is one of 13 classic Universal films to be digitally remastered and fully restored from 35mm original film elements as part of Universal’s ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration. The JAWS restoration began with researching and evaluating the existing film elements to determine the best means to restore the film. Over the course of several months, skilled technicians at Universal Studios Digital Services meticulously balanced color, removed dirt and scratches, and repaired any damage to the film elements shot by shot and frame by frame. Following the picture restoration, Universal Studios Sound team up-mixed the iconic JAWS soundtrack to DTS-HD Master 7.1, optimizing the sound on the Blu-ray(TM) for the latest home theater technology. The entire restoration process was conducted in conjunction with Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment’s post-production team to ensure the integrity of Spielberg’s original vision remained intact.
The JAWS Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack is available in collectible Universal 100th Anniversary packaging for a limited time. The Combo Pack also contains a Digital Copy of the film for a limited time, compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod(TM) touch, Android or online retail partners, as well as an UltraViolet(TM) copy.”
For a list of technical specifications, bonus features, and a restoration video, visit our earlier coverage at: http://dailydead.com/jaws-official-blu-ray-announcement-with-cover-art-images-and-restoration-video/