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Jaws [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [1975]

  • SKU: 1242615
  • Release Date: 10/14/2014
  • Rating: PG
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (640 out of 652)

    Special Features


    • The shark is still working: the impact & legacy of Jaws
    • The making of Jaws
    • Jas: the restoration
    • Deleted scenes and outtakes
    • From the set
    • Storyboards
    • Production photos
    • Marketing Jaws
    • Jaws phenomenon
    • Original theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Jaws
    Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. One early summer night on fictional Atlantic resort Amity Island, Chrissie decides to take a moonlight skinny dip while her friends party on the beach. Yanked suddenly below the ocean surface, she never returns. When pieces of her wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), mindful of the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on a business-killing shark alert. After the shark dines on a few more victims, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, Brody and Hooper join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White--especially since the price is right. The three ride off on Quint's boat "The Orca," soon coming face to teeth with the enemy. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Roy Scheider
      Roy Scheider - Chief Martin Brody
    • Robert Shaw
      Robert Shaw - Quint
    • Richard Dreyfuss
      Richard Dreyfuss - Matt Hooper
    • Lorraine Gary
      Lorraine Gary - Ellen Brody
    • Murray Hamilton
      Murray Hamilton - Mayor Larry Vaughn



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 652 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still makes me afraid to go in the water!

      Posted
      ms7873
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      This movie was well worth the money! "Jaws" is and will always be one of my favorite horror movies of all time. Few directors of the time could have topped the cinematographic strategy Steven Spielberg used to make this film work so perfectly as a horror movie. Already owning the 30th Anniversary DVD edition, but having worn the disc out, I knew I had to buy the Blu-Ray with my Best Buy gift card. Immediately from the start, the picture was incredibly restored to make it look like the movie was 15 years younger. The film focuses on a giant great white shark wreaking havoc on a humble New England town, and when the mayor continuously ignores Police Chief Martin Brody and marine biologist Matt Hooper's pleas to close the beaches, they are forced to take matters into their own hands, hiring a shark hunter named Quint and setting out together to kill the beast before it strikes again. Roy Scheider does a masterful job portraying the authority, and sometimes vulnerability, that is Chief Brody, as he is challenged again and again on his choice to close the beaches, even knowing that doing so might cripple the town's economy. Richard Dreyfuss brings comic relief as the wise-cracking, yet serious Hooper, and his constant bickering and butting heads with Quint adds to the comic relief. But Robert Shaw as Quint is the stand-alone performance of the movie. Though Quint seems mysterious and reclusive throughout the first half of the film, he becomes arguably the most likeable character during the second half, where the trio spend days at sea hunting down the shark. His chilling monologue on his experiences with sharks when he served on the USA Indianapolis during World War II still remains one of the most classic, memorable monologues in cinema history. His eventual descent into Ahab-like madness adds to his character as he becomes increasingly obsessed to kill the shark by any means necessary, and is perhaps Robert Shaw 's career-defining film role. My one downside to this Blu-Ray is the new 7.1 Audio specifically created for this edition. Though the dialogue and music is enhanced and crystal-clear, many of the original sound effects are replaced by over-the-top, sometimes cheesy sounds. For example, after the USS Indianapolis scene, when the shark attacks the boat, the sounds of a hard object crashing into the wooden hull are replaced by what sounds like record scratching. Overall, this is something I would definitely recommend for any fan of the movie. It's still the classic 1975 classic that terrified audiences to go into the water, and 38 years later, still does.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Film

      Posted
      Wings
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      Frist off I am amazed at the Morons that gave this Blu-ray package a bad review because they are upset at "Best Buy". Grow Up! Now back to the review which is what the review feature is about. To review the "Item" for sale. This is a must have film for your movie collection. The first real big summer blockbuster. You know the plot, the actors, the director. So the review is on the Blu-ray transfer. Picture a 10 - The entire restoration process was conducted in conjunction with Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment's post-production team to ensure the integrity of Spielberg's original vision remained intact. Audio a 10 - DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Extras a 10 - The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of Jaws #SD; 1:41:21#. This is listed as an "all new" feature length documentary, but Jaws fans will know it actually comes from 2007. This is a fantastic overview not just about the film and its technical challenges, but how the film influenced scores of subsequent filmmakers. Jaws: The Restoration #HD; 8:28# is an in-depth look at the efforts made to restore Jaws, featuring several Universal executives and technicians, as well as Steven Spielberg. The Making of Jaws #SD; 2:02:48# is another really in-depth #vintage# piece that looks at the nuts and bolts #and animatronic hydraulics# of putting the film together. Spielberg, Peter Benchley and a host of others involved in the production are interviewed. From the Set #SD; 8:56# is a vintage #1974# making of featurette with a very young Steven Spielberg. Deleted Scenes and Outtakes #SD; 13:33# Jaws Archives Original Theatrical Trailer #SD; 3:15# UV and DVD Copies Pocket BLU App D-Box and BD Live Enab You may know the movie but watching the documentaries on the making of the film is very informative. Looking at young Steven Spielberg just getting started. And to think Richard Dreyfuss thought he made a mistake after signing on to do the film. During production he thought it was going to be a major flop. The package contains over 40 pages of information on the cast / crew etc. If you like classic films, action films well-made film this is a must have. It stands up to anything released today over 35 years later. And still makes you afraid to go into the water.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      gr8 transfer

      Posted
      rinx
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      The original summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg's JAWS quickly became my favorite film growing up, having devoured it on VHS and on ABC's Sunday Night Movie presentation (the one with the added footage) so many times I could recite dialogue before I was out of grade school. Over the years I've been able to see it on the big screen (thanks to a visit with Lukas on Martha's Vineyard back in `96 or so), but despite that - and having reviewed numerous laserdisc and DVD releases over the years - only now with Universal's Blu-Ray edition do I feel like I've really, completely seen "Jaws." This is a spectacular HD presentation on every level and is sure to thrill fans of this classic 1975 screen adaptation of Peter Benchley's bestseller. There's not much I can say about the movie that hasn't been written or documented - from behind-the-scenes books to countless documentaries - since the film's 1975 release date. Spielberg's miraculous direction took advantage of every difficult production situation to create an all-time film masterwork that's always been as satisfying for its unforgettable characterizations, surprising humor and memorable atmosphere as it is a white-knuckle thriller about a great white marauding swimmers off the shores of Amity Island.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      2 copies per store and no shipping allowed?!!

      Posted
      packrat59
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      I gave this a 5 star rating for the film and the potential of owning it on Blu-Ray but Best Buy really dropped the ball on this product! Was told the store only received one copy and most stores only got two. I immediately did an online search by state and showed not a single copy within 300 miles! Why promote a classic exclusive product with so much advertising on Discovery Channel's Shark Week if you know there will never be enough product to meet demand? They wouldn't even offer a rain check or discount on another product. My expectations of being disappointed in Best Buy's sales tactics are far out-numbering the pleasant experiences I'm getting. And being a Premier Silver program member is worthless.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THE FILM THAT CHANGED SEA-SHORE BATHING FOREVER!

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      moviefanatic
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      GOING IN THE SURF, WITHOUT TREPIDATION, HAS BECOME A THING OF THE PAST. NOW, NO ONE ENTERS THE OCEAN TO COOL OFF WHILE SUNBATHING AT THE BEACH WITHOUT TAKING A MOMENT TO CONTEMPLATE THE UNKNOWN DANGER LURKING JUST BENEATH THE WAVES. THIS GREAT, WELL-TOLD, STORY HAS SINGULARY CHANGED AMERICA'S OCEAN BATHING HABITS AND STARS ROY SCHEIDER, RICHARD DREYFUSS AND ROBERT SHAW AS THE 'GREAT WHITE SHARK' HUNTERS WHO HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED TO DESTROY THIS DENIZEN OF THE DEEP FROM DESTROYING A COMMUNITY'S SUMMER BEACH AREA FROM FINANCIAL DISASTER. THE BIG SHARK DOESN'T APPEAR UNTIL ALMOST THE END OF THE MOVIE BUT PROVIDES QUITE A STIRRING FINISH TO THIS TALE(NO PUN INTENDED). THE BACKGROUND MUSIC SCORE CONSISTS OF ONLY 2 NOTES! BUT THEY ARE THE M0ST TERROR INVOKING SOUND YOU WILL EVER HEAR AS THEY ANNOUNCE THE PRESCENSE OF THE KILLER. THE CONCLUSION OF THE STORY IS WORTH THE SUSPENSE YOU WILL ENDURE WHILE EXPERIENCING TRUE TERROR.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The original and still the BEST

      Posted
      moveelvr
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      First...the negative reviews submitted by others do not reflect the product, but reflect product availability and misunderstanding of what the product actually was. Even though I lucked out and managed to get a copy at my local store I do agree the availability is ridiculous. Having said that it should be a criticism of Best Buy and not the product. This is a great edition of "Jaws", far and away better than the DVD version from a few years back. The hi-def conversion from the original negative is amazing. The clarity and sharpness is great! The extras are great too. If you've never seen this movie or just haven't seen it in a while this is a great addition to your movie library. Consistently on every "Best..." list there is. Plus it was the first movie in history to break the $100 million mark at the box office and made Spielberg a household name.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful Digibook!

      Posted
      NYBruce

      This digibook was hard to locate but worth every penny! It's put together nicely and had some interesting facts about the movie. The blu ray version of this movie looks amazing! So much better than the 2000 DVD which is what I owned previously. I downloaded the digital copy which ended up being 3 files, there was a 4.4gb file(HD), a 1.8gb(extras) file and a 2gb file(SD). About 8 gb of space seems like a bit much just to have the digital version. I also activated the ultraviolet version which took quite a while because I had to open accounts at 3 different places to make it work... That was a hassle but it worked pretty well in the end and it doesn't take up any HD space to use it. If you can't get the digibook version I would definitely go for the blu ray version, you won't be disappointed!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb blu-ray of a near-perfect movie

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      skoolbusdrivr
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      I remember the first time I saw Jaws as a kid. The scene that sticks in my mind is the shot of the sinking boat. The film established its rules so clearly that I could just feel the shark swimming around in the water. What Spielberg did was challenge the audience to use our imagination. Human imaginations are more terrifying than any rubber monster. But the rubber monster is pretty dang good too. The whole movie is. And so are the entertaining features. Witness a classic. Witness the birth of a genius filmmaker to the masses. (By the way, have a double feature and watch Spielberg's "Duel" back to back with Jaws for maximum effect. Watch "Duel" first and then "Jaws.")

      I would recommend this to a friend



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