Jaws to surface on Blu-ray

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Jaws will be available on Blu-ray in Europe from September.

When originally released in 1976, Steven Spielberg’s iconic film broke box office records, grossing over $470 million worldwide and winning three Academy Awards at the 1976 Oscar Ceremony, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Sound.

The Blu-ray/UltraViolet Digital Copy/Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in its original 2.39:1 aspect ratio, alongside newly re-mastered 7.1 DTS master audio. As the below video shows, some remarkable work has also been done to restore the film and bring it up to today’s high definition standards, including the painstaking removal of scratches from the original negatives. It also includes an interview with Steven Spielberg in which he describes how the film has been enhanced by the Blu-ray experience.

As well as Universal’s standard BD-Live, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control and Video Timeline functions, the Blu-ray also contains a number of other bonus features. These include two documentaries and two behind-the-scenes featurettes as well as storyboards, production photos, deleted scenes, outtakes and much more. Sound good?

Visit Blu-ray.com for more details.

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