Thread: 'JAWS' - High-Def Digest Review
08-01-2012 12:12 PM #1
'JAWS' - High-Def Digest Review
E has just reviewed 'JAWS.' He says Spielberg's classic film arrives with a spectacular, reference-quality audio and video presentation that will more than satisfy movie lovers everywhere. Many of the supplements from previous releases are ported over, but this latest incarnation also offers a couple new surprises, making this Blu-ray edition of 'Jaws' a must-own.
Full review here:
08-01-2012 12:19 PM #2
08-01-2012 12:24 PM #3
How does the math work out to be a 4.5 star release? With the 3 for supplements and 2 for HD Extras, wouldn't that equal 5 for extras, thus 20/4 = 5? Just curious.
08-01-2012 12:28 PM #4
so everything is on 1 blu disc? damn, i am pleasantly surprised. figured they woulda shoved the extras or at least one of the docs onto a 2nd disc. nice to see them take advantage of the space.
08-01-2012 12:29 PM #5
2/5 HD Extras
20/5 = 4
08-01-2012 12:34 PM #6
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08-01-2012 01:14 PM #8
Good to know this bd is going to be top notch. I was afraid the 7.1 mix would sound fake. Glad to see this has gotten the white glove treatment. With all these releases this is going to be an expensive next couple of months.I don't care what the white mon say, Santa Clause was a black mon.
Freddy "Boom-Boom" Washington
08-01-2012 01:21 PM #9
Glad I got my pre-order in when it was announced.WebDev511
San Jose, CA
player: DV805 & XA2 in the box
08-01-2012 03:02 PM #10
"High-Def Exclusives" is considered a sort of "extra credit" category. It's at the reviewer's discretion to decide if he wants to round up or down to the next half-star mark based on that. In this case, it sounds like E. felt the exclusives weren't substantive enough to push the overall grade to a 5.
08-01-2012 03:35 PM #11
^^ As Josh pointed out -- yes, the exclusives are often treated by us as a sort of extra credit: the more studios offer, the higher the score. This is particular case I, personally, made the judgment call on the final scoring. It's great package, really love it, but not exactly what I would deem an overall 5-star deal. Perhaps a brand-new, much-more recent retrospective doc would have sealed the deal for me.
I don't mind the two-hour doc from the laserdisc, but that's more of a collection of random interviews from two decades ago, pieced together with other random footage.
08-01-2012 03:56 PM #12
Damn those pics of the pq look great. So is there going to be a 3D version of this or not? Keep hearing different rumors.My mancave:
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08-01-2012 04:03 PM #13
It says Ridley Scott's 'Aliens' in the review. Is that too nitpicky? It just stuck out to me.
I'm excited to pick this up.
08-01-2012 04:09 PM #14
The screenshots look amazing. I'm looking forward to picking this up since I've only ever seen it in very washed-out-looking transfers.
08-01-2012 04:53 PM #15
I've had this movie in every way or release from vhs, ld,dvd....and now BD.Can't wait. A real favorite since I saw it when first released in theaters way back when.
did I mention i had the 45rpm single of the Jaws theme too.LOL