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Jaws: Limited Edition Steelbook (With UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw & Richard Dreyfuss

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Excellent restoration of a great movie.

| | See all david64k's reviews (1)

Jaws is a film I've never owned despite seeing it when it first came out at the cinema and countless times on TV. It's a great piece of storytelling with some fine acting from Shaw, Scheider and Dreyfuss. This rotoscoped blu-ray has turned out a version of the movie that almost looks like a new print. The audio remastering is excellent too. It looks and sounds great on a large screen TV and really doesn't seem like a 37 year old film (except for the clothes and cars of course). Nice steelbook, although not the most dramatic I've seen, but faithful to the movie. If you want to see this again the best way possible then I can recommend this version. Buy it before the price goes up.

  Excellent restoration of a great movie.

| | See all dave64k's reviews (1)

Jaws is a film I've never owned despite seeing it when it first came out at the cinema and countless times on TV. It's a great piece of storytelling with some fine acting from Shaw, Scheider and Dreyfuss. This rotoscoped blu-ray has turned out a version of the movie that almost looks like a new print. The audio remastering is excellent too. It looks and sounds great on a large screen TV and really doesn't seem like a 37 year old film (except for the clothes and cars of course). Nice steelbook, although not the most dramatic I've seen, but faithful to the movie. If you want to see this again the best way possible then I can recommend this version. Buy it before the price goes up.

  Best film ever (typing error in title tho.. only 1 disc)

| | See all Threshor's reviews (2)

Greatest movie ever made amplified even better by hd. Recommend getting the steelbook as its a classic and just looks so much better packaged. Title says 2 discs but theres only the one bluray disc.. U get a code for the Digital/ultraviolet copies... Just so people know dont worry. Definitely worth every penny!!

  Jaws.

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

There's really not a whole lot left to be said about 'Jaws' after 37 years that hasn't already so I'll just assume that if you've gone to the effort of buying the steelbook that your a fan!

So - what an utterly SUPERB restoration and remaster job Universal have done on 'Jaws' making the entire film look in places like it had been shot just yesterday. A great sound job and what you have is a package that's well worth the money paid for in this instance. I used to have the two disc DVD edition and I'm delighted to say that double dipping is not even the least bit of a regret here.

Extras wise what we have is the original DVD extras ported over, so you get the two hour Laurent Bouzerau 'The Making of Jaws', hundreds of artwork stills and photographs, trailers and promotional archives. On Blu-ray you also get a new to this edition, roughly 95 minute long documentary made in 2006 which also has addtional interviews and behind the scenes information (including the famous time when Spielberg reacts to NOT being nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for the film!) and when added to the previous two hour doc pretty much leaves you knowing just about everything you need to about the film!

On a side note the steelbook packaging is really nice and smart and is a nice looking addition to my steelbook collection, feeling sturdy and durable enough. But I don't use Ultraviolet so can't comment on the process for getting your digital copy.

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  Dont tell me, don't tell me......................Mother!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

Now Jaws is another review where I feel a movie review isn't essentially required. I can't imagine anyone who is going to purchase this who hasn't seen it already.

Suffice to say it's a 5/5 classic.

So my review will be purely on the Blu-ray transfer.

I'll be honest Universal are not my favoured film company when it comes to HD transfers from the classics archives. They appear to bow to the uneducated who believe that the point of Blu-ray is to make every film look immaculate and appear as if it was made last year. To achieve this they will subject older movies to a number of digital enhancements such as grain removal (DNR), edge enhancement etc.

The idea of Blu-ray is to enable us to witness movies as near to the original source material as possible and in-keeping with the directors intentions.

So I was initially apprehensive and worried that one of my all time favourite films was going to be digitally butchered and lose all evidence that it was ever shot on actual film all together.

So here we go.......................................

Universal have granted Jaws with an MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p, 2.36:1 transfer on a 50GB Blu-ray disc of exceptional quality. Thank GOD!

Speilberg himself was heavily involved in the restoration process for this movie and I reckon he was also in attendance when the transfer was processed, lets face it this movie gave him a career so I would imagine he would not allow this to be released unless it was tip top.

We have an extremely fine grain structure which is never obtrusive and as a result picture sharpness is exceptional and object detail is extremely strong.

Skin tones appear warm and natural. The colour balance has been restored and the contrast is also exceptional, one of the first things you will notice is how vibrant the colours look compared to previous releases on DVD.

I did not detect any edge enhancement either and blacks do not appear to crush either.

The sound is probably the biggest improvement overall with the Mono soundtrack given a 7.1 surround overhaul which makes John Williams score sound all the more impressive.

The extra's are a direct port from the 30th anniversary DVD gatefold edition but you are given a Blu-ray exclusive 2 hour documentary which is an absolute must for any Jaws enthusiast.

I was slightly worried that the entire package was put onto just one Blu-ray disc but the film does not fall foul of any compression issues.

I would recommend the steelbook edition as the packaging is cool if that kind of thing matters to you, I know it does to me.

This is only just shy of reference quality. You're gonna need a bigger Blu-ray collection.

Highly recommended.

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  Dont tell me, don't tell me......................Mother!

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Now Jaws is another review where I feel a movie review isn't essentially required. I can't imagine anyone who is going to purchase this who hasn't seen it already.

Suffice to say it's a 5/5 classic.

So my review will be purely on the Blu-ray transfer.

I'll be honest Universal are not my favoured film company when it comes to HD transfers from the classics archives. They appear to bow to the uneducated who believe that the point of Blu-ray is to make every film look immaculate and appear as if it was made last year. To achieve this they will subject older movies to a number of digital enhancements such as grain removal (DNR), edge enhancement etc.

The idea of Blu-ray is to enable us to witness movies as near to the original source material as possible and in-keeping with the directors intentions.

So I was initially apprehensive and worried that one of my all time favourite films was going to be digitally butchered and lose all evidence that it was ever shot on actual film all together.

So here we go.......................................

Universal have granted Jaws with an MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p, 2.36:1 transfer on a 50GB Blu-ray disc of exceptional quality. Thank GOD!

Speilberg himself was heavily involved in the restoration process for this movie and I reckon he was also in attendance when the transfer was processed, lets face it this movie gave him a career so I would imagine he would not allow this to be released unless it was tip top.

We have an extremely fine grain structure which is never obtrusive and as a result picture sharpness is exceptional and object detail is extremely strong.

Skin tones appear warm and natural. The colour balance has been restored and the contrast is also exceptional, one of the first things you will notice is how vibrant the colours look compared to previous releases on DVD.

I did not detect any edge enhancement either and blacks do not appear to crush either.

The sound is probably the biggest improvement overall with the Mono soundtrack given a 7.1 surround overhaul which makes John Williams score sound all the more impressive.

The extra's are a direct port from the 30th anniversary DVD gatefold edition but you are given a Blu-ray exclusive 2 hour documentary which is an absolute must for any Jaws enthusiast.

I was slightly worried that the entire package was put onto just one Blu-ray disc but the film does not fall foul of any compression issues.

I would recommend the steelbook edition as the packaging is cool if that kind of thing matters to you, I know it does to me.

This is only just shy of reference quality. You're gonna need a bigger Blu-ray collection.

Highly recommended.

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  MUST OWN

| | See all robbo72's reviews (19)

So glad I purchased this,everybody knows about the film so this is about the quality of the BluRay.
Paramount have done a fantastic job on the conversion,picture quality is one of the best I've seen on the format,no lazy conversion here,you won't believe the film was made in 1975 as everything looks so fresh and vibrant,the sound is awesome also,the opening when cranked up is a real wall shaker.
I own over 200 BluRays and THIS is one of the best,a real demo disc,if only other companies would convert they movies like this one(FOX especially lazy).
A Definately MUST OWN,you'll be glad you did.

  'THE ''DADDY'' OF ALL ''BITE' MOVIES'

| | See all rbmusicman's reviews (896)

'jaws' remains one of movie's all-time classics.
which in my opinion has no equall, though many shark movies including sequels have been made since.
the film tells the story of 'shark' attacks in the waters off tourist island 'amity'
the mayor tries to ignore the threat despite 'chief brody's' pleas to close the beach until the threat has been destroyed.
much of the film tells of 'rough-diamond' 'quint' along with 'brody' and 'oceanic' expert 'hooper' setting out to catch the 'great white'
the budget for the movie was exceeded over and over because the mechanical monster had continuous problems, however 'universal' needn't have worried as the movie was a huge box-office hit.
universal studio ( L.A ) still has on site much of the set used in the making of the film for visitors to see ( along with a mechanical shark )
not really total 'HD' quality in truth, never-the-less a great collector's item.

  jaws steelbook ltd edition

| | See all distillery's reviews (1)

absolutly brilliant remastered sound and picture.
still my all time favourite film been waitin for this for the past few years for the blu-ray. its definately a must but

  Saw this on the cinema this year for a very limited time!

| | See all CollectorsCorner's reviews (24)

I must say the picture quality for this was just perfect it was like watching a brand new film all over again so I have no doubt the blu ray will be even better.....they have really cleaned it up...can't wait!