When will Jaws be chomping its way to Blu-ray anyone know?

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  1. CPT HOOK

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    Since summer is here, I think I'm going to marathon the Jaws movies over the next four nights.

    On the blu-ray for the first film, it looks like there are two feature length documentaries: "The Shark Is Still Working" (1 hr 41 min) and "The Making Of Jaws" (2 hr 3 min).

    I'm thinking about giving one or the other a spin after Jaws tonight. Any recommendations as to which is the better doc?
     
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    "The Making of Jaws" is a great doc about the making of the film produced for the film's Laserdisc release in the mid-90s and features interviews with all of the major players. "The Shark is Still Working" was made by fans about 15 years later. That one features famous fans such as Kevin Smith talking about how much they love the film as well as some of the people seen in "The Making of Jaws" repeating their stories. I'd recommend "The Making of" personally.
     
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    Thanks for the breakdown. I'm definitely not interested in docs revolving around fans or other filmmakers (His Name Was Jason), but I'm reading "Shark" has more about the filming locations and the various locals who wound up in the movie, which I always find interesting.

    Maybe I'll go with the shorter one tonight ("Shark") and watch the longer one ("Making Of") after Jaws 3 or 4 later this week, as both of those blu-rays are barebones and the movies have a much shorter running time.
     
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    The making of is great. I love all the locations of Jaws.......Im partial though as I grew up about 30 mins from most of these locations. I brought my wife to Martha's Vineyard last October and pointed out a few spots from the movie. It's really one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
     
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    I love it when I ask for advice and don't take it. fattyjoe was pretty much right on the money with "The Shark Is Still Working". It was way too bogged down in fan stuff for my liking. Sorry, but I don't care what pedophile Bryan Singer or the drummer from Anthrax think about Jaws.

    There was some decent stuff in there that made it worth a look though. Such as the creation of the famous poster (which was literally lifted from the book), all the stuff about the island and the locals who found themselves in the movie, etc. Also interesting what happened to the Orca boats from the movie. How annoying that fans completely stripped one of them, this is why we can't have nice things! I love that Alex Kintner's mom was asked to slap fans so frequently, she had to retire from it.

    They even referenced "The Making Of Jaws" documentary, and when they showed a clip from it (including footage of Mike being attacked by the shark in the pond, which didn't make it into the movie), I was like "ooooh, that's the stuff I want to see!". Planning to go back to that doc either tonight after Jaws 3 or tomorrow after Jaws: The Revenge.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    JAWS THE REVENGE is back on Netflix along with it's '87 theatrical ending intact (no more exploding Bruce!). Good Times!
     
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    Wow is that actually Bruce from the 1975 film?

    That’s amazing.

    However...when will Jaws be chomping its way to 4K is what I wanna know. That blu-ray doesn’t look as good as it should, there’s a lot of grain management on the transfer it would look much nicer if that 4K scan that was made for the blu-ray was actually released on UHD.

    ~Matt
     
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    I only heard recently that all the technical problems with Bruce were because the SFX guys were told to build a shark for use in a water tank with fresh water. NOT out in the middle of the salt water ocean. They only found out when they got to Martha’s Vineyard. So they had to gut and re-do the entire mechanics. So no shit they had problems!

    Speaking of Martha’s Vineyard, a journalist for The Wrap on vacation there ran into a guy who took a bunch of photos while they were shooting in 1974. Pretty cool stuff:

    https://www.thewrap.com/these-jaws-photos-havent-been-seen-by-the-public-in-45-years-dive-in/

    Come to think of it I haven't watched Jaws in the longest time. I never did buy it on home video because I was waiting for the full documentary to be included again. A dollar theater around here played it in the middle of winter and there was a snow storm so I couldn't have made it there in time. Hopefully they'll show it again as it would be great to see it in a theater.
     
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    Dunno ... Still works for me.
     
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    Put into another browser and it worked.

    Cool post Bruce looked battered, it reminded me of the shark towards the end of part 2, once it had been exposed to a few flames!
     
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    Just found out that Jaws are returning to the big screen in August, at least over here in Sweden.

    Can’t believe I’m finally gonna get the chance to see another one of my top three movies ( the last one was Alien) in the theater :)
     
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