Wednesday, April 11

jaws -blu ray

Just in time for summer! Coming out this August is the blu-ray [they are still doing those-ed?] rerelease of Jaws ($20 via Amazon... wow). The wizards in Hollywood went back to the original print 35mm negative of the film and scanned it frame by frame to clean it up. V slick. Wet gate transfer etc.

Fascinating short doc below on the process, and highly relevant for digital archivists and librarians too. Discussion of storage (they make a film print off the digital once complete as feel better archival quality than preserving digital files), preservation, restoration etc.

Also included;
The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS, and all-new feature documentary on the film.
• A digital copy
• A DVD copy
• More...