Jaws 4K [4K Ultra-HD + Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]

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Jaws 4K [4K Ultra-HD + Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]

Jaws 4K [4K Ultra-HD + Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]

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Jaws in its debut to 4K UHD Blu-ray earns itself every bit of a perfect 5 rating for overall audio quality. The Atmos mix is where it’s at and there’s also the DTS 2.0 Mono mix included, for those who are purists and willing to put up with a lossy format. Jaws” was a 1975 film directed by Steven Spielberg, in what would be his second effort as a feature-film director, and in turn would be the film that really launched his career. For the years leading up to this film Spielberg would make a name for himself directing three TV movies: “Duel” (1971), “Something Evil” (1972), and “Savage” (1973). However, Steven Speilberg’s directorial debut would come with “The Sugarland Express” (1974) just a year before this. These days the director is best known for going on to direct such classic films as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), “The Color Purple”(1985), “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Schindler’s List” (1993), and “Saving Private Ryan”(1998) — to just name a very few. Jaws was shot photochemically on 35 mm film using Arriflex 35-III and Panavision Panaflex cameras with anamorphic lenses and was finished on film in the 2.35:1 “scope” ratio for its theatrical exhibition. As part of Universal’s 100th anniversary in 2012, a decision was made to restore and preserve Jaws for the future. The film’s original camera negative was wet gate scanned in native 4K. The image was then digitally cleaned to remove scratches, dirt, and other age-related artifacts. A new 4K DI was created along with a new film-out negative. For its release on Ultra HD, a new HDR color grade was completed too (and fans will be glad to know that HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision options are all included). Despite the fact that this restoration was done 8 years ago, the result is gorgeous. Save for titles and transitions done optically (which means you’re looking at internegative rather than the camera neg), and a few shots in which the focus is a little soft, the improvement in fine detailing is very pleasing. Grain is intact, at a light-moderate level, allowing the image to retain all of its original photochemical character. The HDR grade has been done with a light hand, adding just a little pop to the image. Shadows are a bit deeper, highlights are more naturally luminous but never blown out. Only a couple of image tweaks have been done (notably an adjustment to ensure that the brightness levels of the night sky, as seen through the windows of the Orca’s cabin, match at all times) but these were visible in the 2012 Blu-ray as well (reviewed here at The Bits). The film’s colors benefit the most on Ultra HD, exhibiting a richer luster and more nuanced shadings. Yet remarkably, this film still looks like a production of its day—it retains that familiar Eastman color look. This is a very pleasing 4K presentation of a 1970s vintage film.

Jaws” arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray with a new Dolby Atmos sound mix, including a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core for those without the proper equipment to decode that mix. It is certainly worth noting that you also get a DTS 2.0 Mono mix ( @447kbps) of the film included in the English language. So, it’s nice to see that the original Mono sound mix included — even if it isn’t in a lossless sound format. discrete overhead elements, instead using the top layer to gently reinforce elements as is prudent to do so. On the other end of the spectrum, there'svideo and Dolby Atmos audio. No new extras are included but this set does ship with a booklet and a cool lenticular slip box.

Colouring is amazing, there is a rich vividness that really pops, the blue skies are like looking out of a window on a sunny day, the red of the blood, the green of the grasses; must be one of the best uses of HDR and WCG I’ve seen. There is a definite improvement in the video when Hooper goes underwater in an attempt to inject the shark with Strychnine. The shots are the best we’ve seen boasting clarity in the shark’s mouth, Hooper in the cage, and color that is frighteningly realistic. |Audio: Denon X8500HA, B&W 703 S2s & HTM 71 S2 centre, MA Silver 200s, Silver FX, MA C265 IDC, B&W DB4S & DB3D. There’s a little bit of fall-off from the lens in the top and bottom areas in some shots (notably shots from the bow of the boat where Hooper is at the helm), and in some of the wider focus shots we find less sharpness. But this is more about the original cinematic lens reaching its limits rather than the film restoration and transfer to 4k.There is nothing new in the extras department, but a whole host are included on the UHD, listed below, for everything, the included Blu-ray is the one to spin.

Sure, I imagine come around the 50th anniversary they will do another restoration, likely in 8K by then, and that is the only way I think this film will ever look any better than this. That’s just my honest opinion here, folks. It is one very nice upgrade and worth making the jump from DVD or Blu-ray to a great 4K presentation of the original 2012 restoration — in all of its glory. The story to Jaws was based on the 1974 novel ( of the same title) written by Peter Benchley. The screenplay was adapted by Benchley himself, for the first three drafts, along with the help of Carl Gottlieb. Gottlieb is known first (and foremost to fans of the film) as the character “Meadows” in the film, and secondly best known for co-writing the screenplay and story to the film “The Jerk” (1979). Lastly, it’s certainly with noting that Gotltlieb also wrote the book “The Jaws Log” (1975) about the making of the film itself. chaotically immersive sound elements, notably as the shark beats up against the cage during the film's climax. Dialogue is clear and well prioritized. The scenes in natural light are the most impressive in terms of color, with improvements in saturation and luminance not possible on traditional Blu-ray without HDR (on this 4k Blu-ray edition delivered via Dolby Vision and HDR10+).For its 45th anniversary, Universal brings Jaws to the UHD format with a practically impeccable 2160p/Dolby Vision UHD presentation. In the promotional materials gallery, and a closing note on the film's legacy. The UHD case and the booklet ship inside a sturdy, good looking slip box with

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