JAWS, the first summer blockbuster is finally coming to Blu-ray on August 14, 2012. This disc will feature a fully restored and remastered 2.39:1 framed picture as well as 7.1 DTS-HD MA surround surround sound.
An extensive restoration has been done to restore Jaws to its former glory, “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 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.”
Some brand new special features will also be included such as:
- The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS (feature length documentary)
- JAWS: The Restoration
- The Making of Jaws
- From the Set
- Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
- JAWS Archives
- Original Theatrical Trailer
Other supplemental materials will include BD-Live, Pocket BLU, Advance Remote Control, and Mobile-to-Go. JAWS will be available in Blu-ray Combo pack that will include a DVD and both a Digital Copy and UltraViolet Digital Copy in addition to the Blu-ray version. Remember, JAWS is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2012.