Jaws prepares to munch its way onto Blu-Ray

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Jaws was a monumental moment in film history when it arrived in cinemas back in 1975, launching the career of a much younger Steven Spielberg, while also setting the scene for the idea of the summer blockbuster film.

It’s been seen by practically everybody on the planet by now, and despite having quite a few lukewarm sequels swimming near it, it’ s very much as popular today as it was several decades ago.

Universal Studios is preparing to celebrate a centennial of existence this year, and what better to do so than with a full-on blu-ray restoration of the film that saved them, and prevented people from going to beaches that year?

Digitally restored and remastered, with 7.1 surround sound, the Blu Ray release has had input from Spielberg himself, who was on hand for the studio to restore the original film negatives.

Special features also include The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS, and an all-new feature documentary on the film.

To see just how extensive the restoration was, clicky on the link below. Then start humming that iconic John Williams score while it buffers. Dun dun. Dun dun, Dun dun dun dun!

Last Updated: April 10, 2012

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