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Old 06-06-2011, 06:37 AM   #46
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Yeap, I recall the first versions had stickers on front mentioning it. Can't find a scan of the sticker, but just look at the back cover. The synonpsis mentions NOTHING but new audio.
holy shit, that sounds ridiculously awful! "now with a new and improved ending! Tony lives!"

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Ann Ed. released 9/30/03, Platinum 10/03/06. It felt much closer than that somehow.
yeah, i remember seeing the platinum edition when it was released, and being surprised at how quickly it seemed to follow the anniversary edition. being fairly content with the anniversary edition, i never even bothered to read the back of the platinum edition, hence my ignorance of these "enhanced" sound effects.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:04 PM   #47
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The film had a major influence on rap/gangster culture that I always found rather odd. It's such an 80s movie with its synth score and 80s pop music.
That and Tony Montana seems to be the opposite of someone you want to idolize.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #48
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I actually have a lot of faith in this upcoming Jaws blu ray. However, if anybody noticed, many of the sound effects were changed on the 5.1 track on the DVD editions (gunshots, the explosion at the end, etc - all changed). Let's hope we at least get a lossless mono track with the original audio.
Amen Matt. The Foley work for the DVD releases is truly shameful. For those who aren't familiar with the magnitude of the changes, check out this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q81Ublj9k_A

The differences are so dramatic that I had to pull out my DVD to ensure that the youtube video was legitimate. It is.

It seems hard to believe that the original audio stems wouldn't exist. And if they did, they could surely use them to create a new 5.1 track that was faithful to the original track. But I'm all for the inclusion of a lossless mono track as well. It's sad that it isn't standard practice.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #49
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Amen Matt. The Foley work for the DVD releases is truly shameful. For those who aren't familiar with the magnitude of the changes, check out this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q81Ublj9k_A

that is fucked up.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #50
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Amen Matt. The Foley work for the DVD releases is truly shameful. For those who aren't familiar with the magnitude of the changes, check out this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q81Ublj9k_A

The differences are so dramatic that I had to pull out my DVD to ensure that the youtube video was legitimate. It is.

It seems hard to believe that the original audio stems wouldn't exist. And if they did, they could surely use them to create a new 5.1 track that was faithful to the original track. But I'm all for the inclusion of a lossless mono track as well. It's sad that it isn't standard practice.
Yeah, Blu-ray has really made me appreciate the original audio. I always get upset when I pop in an older film that was made before digital surround sound and all it has are 5.1 tracks. If Blu-ray is supposed to replicate the original theatrical presentation of a film, you can't do that with artificially created digital surround tracks (or DNR and EE, for that matter).
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 AM   #51
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still no word if the sequels are still headed to blu-ray aug 14th havent heard no info
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #52
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Well apparently we're getting a digibook here in Canada. Exclusive to Future Shop it seems...

And if you buy any Universal 100th Anniversary DVD or Blu-ray, you automatically get $10 off your purchase of Jaws, making it $24.99. Pretty fucking sweet I must say. Was disappointed that Jaws wasn't getting one (much like The Deer Hunter not getting one)...

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:49 PM   #53
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Best Buy here had a tag for Jaws bd on sale for $19.99 and an exclusive (steelbook I'm almost positive) for $24.99. These were on a side rack last week, and the small print on tags said the sale was from 6/30 - 7/07.

The tags are gone this week, yet the 2 empty spots remain on the side rack which has all Universal 100th bd's. I never bothered to ask for one and doubt they ever floored, esp. since they probably won't even get them for a month or so. It did make me go look up the release date though when I first saw em last Sunday.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:46 AM   #54
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Well apparently we're getting a digibook here in Canada. Exclusive to Future Shop it seems...

And if you buy any Universal 100th Anniversary DVD or Blu-ray, you automatically get $10 off your purchase of Jaws, making it $24.99. Pretty fucking sweet I must say. Was disappointed that Jaws wasn't getting one (much like The Deer Hunter not getting one)...

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Was this a limited promo? Don't see anything about it online.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:16 AM   #55
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i would have liked the digibook, but i'm too lazy to cancel my preorder. i'll just see what shows up
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:22 AM   #56
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Best buy does have an "exclusive" edition that looks like a digibook when bringing it up in a search- but the pics disappears when you select it

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpa...egories&ks=960
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #57
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no reviews yet. suprised. we should at least have 2 by now..
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:51 AM   #58
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no. no. watch. we will get a review of the new blu-ray and it will be just a review of the movie itself. i hate that.. why do reviewers do that.. of blus and dvds...
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here's a review for the new blu-ray
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Jaws-Blu-ray/7547/#Review
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #60
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Do these guys do ANY research before posting reviews of landmark films? Universal's previous 5.1 remixes of Jaws are notorious for their haphazard and incompetent replacement of the original mono Foley effects. You would think the reviewer would at least address that issue and confirm whether or not the new mix is faithful to the original mono track. Both tracks are on the damn Blu-ray disc.

It would be nice to put this recurring nightmare to rest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q81Ublj9k_A

Maybe that community should allot the time it currently devotes to Stalin-like policing of their forums (free Buck135!) to help their reviewers demonstrate some semblance of competency.
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