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JAWS to hit Blu-ray on August 14, 2012

Brad McHargue

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April 10th, 2012

Just in time for summer beach season, Universal Home Video has announced that Steven Spielberg's JAWS will hit Blu-ray on August 14, 2012. Not content with just a digitally remastered and fully restored picture, the Blu-ray will include a number of special features, including  a featurette on the legacy of JAWS, deleted scenes and outtakes, and a featurette on the restoration process.A complete list of features and trailer for the Blu-ray can be found after the jump.

This restoration is one of thirteen classic Universal films selected to be remastered, and is part of Universal's 100th Anniversary celebration.

The JAWS Blu-ray™ 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™ touch, Android or online retail partners, as well as an UltraViolet™ copy. UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

Blu-ray™ Bonus Features:

-The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS: All-new feature-length documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with cast and crew including Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider.

-JAWS: The Restoration: An all-new, in-depth look at the intricate process of restoring the movie.

-The Making of JAWS: A two-hour documentary featuring interviews with key cast and crew.

-From the Set: An insider’s look at life on the set of JAWS, featuring an interview with Steven Spielberg.

-Deleted Scenes & Outtakes

-JAWS Archives: Take a peek inside the JAWS archives, including storyboards, production photos and marketing materials, as well as a special segment on the JAWS phenomenon.

-Original Theatrical Trailer

-UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Currently available in the United States only.

-Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.

-pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.

-Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.

-Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.

-Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.

-Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.

-Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.

-BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

DVD Bonus Features:

-Spotlight on Location: The Making of JAWS: Highlights from the full-length documentary featuring interviews with key cast and crew.

Synopsis

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

CAST & FILMMAKERS

-Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
-Directed By: Steven Spielberg
-Produced By: Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown
-Music By: John Williams
-Based on Novel By: Peter Benchley
-Screenplay By: Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
-Director of Photography: Bill Butler
-Production Design By: Joseph Alves Jr.
-Editor: Verna Fields

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

BD

-Street Date: 8/14/2012
-Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
-Selection Numbers: 61121167 (US); 61121267 (Canada)
-Running Time: 2 Hours 4 Minutes
-Layers: BD-50
-Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
-Rating: PG
-Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
-Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
-TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DVD

-Street Date: 8/14/2012
-Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
-Selection Numbers: 61120918 (US); 61121268 (Canada)
-Running Time: 2 Hours 4 Minutes
-Layers: Dual Layer
-Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Screen 2.35:1
-Rating: PG
-Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Mono, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
-Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

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