Excerpt: Jaws boasts one of the most gorgeous restorations yet, looking clean, sharp, vivid, and extremely colorful, with superb contrast and balance. Some purists will object, but the color timing and contrast on many crucial shots have been changed for better matching, and while film grain has been minimized a smidge more than I’d like, the image still looks natural and film-like. As stunning a transfer as anyone could hope for.
Excerpt: If there's one constant in this universe it's that Jaws is one of the greatest movies ever made. It was also one of the biggest money makers of its time. Whether you saw Jaws on the big screen or discovered it on cable for the first time, one thing's for sure: something as powerful as Jaws sinks its teeth into you and never lets you go, even on into your adulthood.
Excerpt: In a coastal town with menial crime, there swims a shark just off shore with a vengeful side and mesmerizing introduction theme. Admit it: If you could waltz into work each day with the Jaws theme introducing your arrival, you’d do it. Jaws is a munchy fellow, snacking on the locales who – let’s face facts – are invading his (her?) personal space.
Conclusion: Jaws is one of my all time favorite movies and it’s absolutely perfect in every way. The town of Amity and everything and everyone in it feels true to life, from the small town politics to the interactions between the islanders and the tourists. All of this combines together to ground the film and anchor it in reality even when there’s a buffet going on for a gigantic great white shark.
Excerpt: I’m going to assume that 99% of everyone reading this review has seen the film or at least knows the general plot. If not, well, I really don’t know what to say. Then again I’ve never seen Lawrence of Arabia, so stranger things have happened. We meet Chief Brody (Roy Schieder) as the summer is in full swing. He’s the Chief of Police of Amity, a vacation town that earns its keep from the tourist dollars.
Conclusion: Nearly forty years later, Jaws is still just about the height of modern entertainment. This early Spielberg thriller remains riveting, tactful, and a cinematic delight from start to finish. Universal's Blu-ray Disc is just about everything you could ask for, from its spectacular remaster to one of the largest and most satisfying collections of bonus features ever assembled for a single film, which is highlighted by a standout new feature-length documentary.
Excerpt: The Film Since the dawn of the Blu-ray format, people have been begging for JAWS to get a release. It's been at the top of wishlists around the globe, and for good reason. This story of a great white gone wild is one of the greatest thrillers of all time. It's also the film that made Steven Spielberg a household name -- maybe you've heard of him?
Conclusion: Starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw, 'Jaws' is the film which has left a permanent mark on the history of cinema, remaining one of the most effective horror thrillers ever made, it changed the motion picture industry forever. The simple, high-concept premise of a man-eating shark terrorizing a small beach resort community not only transformed Steven Spielberg into a household name, but also introduced the special effects, blockbuster extravaganza...
Conclusion: Jaws continues to be a near perfect film experience now several decades after its release. Terrifying, disturbing and against considerable odds, often very funny, this film put Spielberg firmly on the map and continues to be one of his defining achievements. There's virtually no element out of place in this brilliantly structured film. Performances and direction are spot on and the technical achievements are for the most part stellar.