Film and TV

DVDs & Blu-rays: Jaws Remastered, a Breathless Giveaway, and Much More

Jaws stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss; Steven Spielberg directs.

Universal has been cranking out Blu-ray releases of its most treasured films as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. This week it's the Steven Spielberg classic Jaws. The highly anticipated release features a completely remastered and fully restored film and 7.1 surround sound, all done in conjunction with Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment's postproduction team.

Jaws launched the summer blockbuster phenomenon back in 1975 when it hit theaters, and the story of a monster shark that terrorizes a small beach town and the three men who set out to destroy it (Roy Scheider as the town's chief of police, Robert Shaw as a tough-as-nails shark hunter and Richard Dreyfuss as a marine biologist) still resonates with viewers. But thanks to careful restoration, the shark is seen in six times the resolution of previous DVD releases (the better to see its huge, sharp teeth) and the ocean is blue again (the images had deteriorated to a mushy yellow). The Blu-ray/DVD combo is packed with extras, including The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws, a feature-length documentary of never-before-seen footage and interviews with Spielberg, Scheider and Dreyfuss, The Making of Jaws, a two-hour documentary filled with interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, the original theatrical trailer and lots more.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez