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With Blu-ray films increasingly dominating the market over the past several years, you would think most of the big blockbuster films of the past forty years would have already produced a high definition release, but it seems we are not quite there...yet. Earlier this year, we heard Steven Spielberg would be bringing Jaws to Blu-ray after he finished the Jurassic Park Trilogy Blu-ray project. That set came out back in October, and now Spielberg is officially getting his act together with Jaws. The 1975 movie about a shark terrorizing Amity Island during tourism season made more than four hundred and fifty million dollars, and in doing so launched an era of Blockbuster mega-movies that are still being created for summer release. Although no special features or specifications are currently available for the upcoming Blu-ray release, if the Jurassic Park Trilogy set is any indication, the Jaws Blu-ray release may come »
Filed under: Movie News, Family Film Guide, Holiday Movies
This holiday season offers a rare double feature of Steven Spielberg films: the swashbuckling big-screen adaptation of 'The Adventures of Tintin' and the intensely poignant drama 'War Horse.' But neither movie may be appropriate for your whole family -- both movies are for older tweens and up, or in the case of 'War Horse' perhaps even teens. Of course, that doesn't mean kids aren't ready to see the master director's work. Moviefone is here to help you decide when -- and how -- to introduce the youngins to the inimitably impressive filmography of the man responsible for such classics as 'E.T.,' 'Jaws,' and 'Indiana Jones.' Here are 11 Spielberg flicks and when to see them.
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- Sandie Angulo Chen
Steven Spielberg's classic thriller that made us all afraid to go into the water is finally coming to Blu-ray. The Digital Bits (via AICN) is reporting that Jaws is coming to Blu-ray on August 14, 2012! Apparently, Spielberg has been working on it's release for quite some time.
At this time there is not much news on the special features, but knowing Spielberg it will likely be packed full of enough cool stuff to scare both old and new audiences. This is going to be a definite purchase for me, what about you? Are you looking forward to buying Jaws on Blu-ray?
Source: AICN (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/52366)
Source: The Digital Bits (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents) »
 Steven Spielberg's classic Jaws will finally be released in high definition Blu-ray on August 14th 2012. The Digital Bits  have confirmed the release date, but we don't know much more. Spielberg earlier told AintItCool that he would not introduce any changes to the film like he did E.T. You can also expect to see some of the Jaws sequels on Blu-ray on the same day, including Jaws 3D on Blu-ray 3D. Lets just hope that Universal Home Video doesn't pull a Jurassic Park and make us buy the entire Jaws movie collection to get the classic first film. I'm sure we'll begin to learn details in the coming months. I would expect them to include the great documentary from the Lasediscs and some newer retrospective materials. Don't expect a Spielberg audio commentary (he doesn't do them). I wouldn't be surprised to see a gift set (complete with a Bruce the »
- Peter Sciretta
Steven Spielberg had already given us a little news that his classic Jaws was to eventually hit Blu-Ray but no official date was given.Well now we have that date. Our friends at Bloody-Disgusting.com have reported that Universal Home Entertainment are setting their sights on August 14,2012 for the Blu-Ray release. Spielberg stated that he plans on making no fixes to the film and will re-release it as it was in 1975(except you know,the whole Blu… »
According to a recent report, Universal is planning to release multiple Jaws and Universal Monsters titles on Blu-ray in 2012. The Digital Bits says to expect Jaws‘ Blu-ray release in August, along with some of the sequels:
“And speaking of Universal, sources are telling us that the studio is tentatively expecting to release Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on Blu-ray on 8/14/2012. We’ve also been told that at least some of the sequels may be released on Blu-ray on the same day, including Jaws 3D on Blu-ray 3D.”
We’ve been waiting for news on the Universal Monsters films coming to Blu-ray and it sounds like there’s a chance that a Blu-ray box set will be released by Halloween:
“And on the catalog film note, we’re also hearing that Universal is working on plans to release a Blu-ray box set of the classic Universal Monsters films in time for Halloween »
- Jonathan James
Now here's some real damn good news to brighten up your dreary Thursday - on the proviso it turns out to be a solidified fact. Steven Spielberg's fantastic horror opus 'Jaws' is finally coming to Blu-ray! At long long last the terror, the chills and all other Amity Island action can be viewed in definition of the highest quality. 'Jaws' just happens to be not only this reporters favourite horror flick of all time but in fact my favourite film of all time so I'm giddy with excitement to say the least. Universal Studios are reportedly ready to unleash this bad boy onto Blu-ray next Summer from 14 August 2012 just in time to feed that 'entering the water' uncertainty for those holiday makers out there. In less exciting news it also seems that a selection of the 'Jaws' sequels may also be released on Blu-ray at the same time. »
For so long, I waited for all my favorite movies to come out on DVD and when I finally collected all of them, along came Blu-ray. And now here I am again, waiting and wondering when we'll get some classics on my current format. The one film I'm perhaps waiting on more than any other, is Jaws. And now we may be getting close. Steven Spielberg has hinted that he's been working on a Jaws Blu-ray and The Digital Bits is reporting that Universal has set an August 14, 2012 release date. The »
- Mike Sampson
Words alone cannot fully express to you how long I've been hoping to write this news story. If there's one thing that Blu-ray has been missing, it's a nearly thirty-foot aquatic eating machine with rows and rows of razor sharp teeth. Oh,mand some classic monster movies. Looks like all that is about to change.
The Digital Bits just broke some news we've been waiting to hear for too long. According to the site Universal is tentatively expecting to release Steven Spielberg's Jaws on Blu-ray on 8/14/2012. They also report that at least some of the sequels may be released on Blu-ray on the same day, including Jaws 3D on Blu-ray 3D.
Now this isn't official just yet, but wow, is it a step in the right direction!
In other Blu-ray news Tdb reports that Universal is also prepping a classic Universal Monster Blu-ray box set for next Halloween!
- Uncle Creepy
Easily the most important news of 2011 is The Digital Bits landing early word that Universal Home Entertainment is slotting Steven Spielberg's Jaws for a Blu-ray release on August 14, 2012. Spielberg told AICN earlier this year that the release (thankfully) won't be amended (like he did with E.T.) in any way leaving in all wires and other visible bruises. They've also been told that at least some of the sequels may be released on Blu-ray on the same day, including Jaws 3D on Blu-ray 3D. In other brief HD news, they also report that Universal is working on plans to release a Blu-ray box set of the classic Universal Monsters films in time for Halloween 2012! Awesome. »
Title: War Horse Directed By: Steven Spielberg Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Celine Buckens, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, Matt Milne, Robert Emms, Eddie Marsan There’s a reason why Steven Spielberg is so successful; he knows how to make a movie for everyone. Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, Catch Me If You Can and more. Sure, not all of them can be considered pristine filmmaking, but still, generally all of his films are incredibly enjoyable and not only does War Horse follow suit in terms of entertainment and emotional value, but quality-wise, it’s certainly on the top tier. After his pride gets »
- Perri Nemiroff
Where to begin. Perhaps with the first sentence of the Wikipedia entry: "Steven Allan Spielberg Kbe (Hons.) (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur." And this year, as he turns 65, he's Father Christmas, too — at least at the box office. After a mightily successful run in Europe, The Adventures of Tintin opens in the Us on Wednesday, followed by War Horse on Christmas Day.
"Every time a new Steven Spielberg film opens, a divisive critical discourse emerges," wrote Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert in 2003, introducing a symposium at Reverse Shot. "Are Saving Private Ryan and Amistad heavily critical of American history, or are they glowing tributes to democracy? Is The Color Purple a progressive portrayal of a region mostly ignored by Hollywood, or a sugarcoated bastardization of Alice Walker's far grittier novel? Is A.I. sentimentalized Kubrick or cynical Spielberg? Does Schindler's List »
The Movie Pool jumps aboard The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Blu-ray!
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: English Mono DTS-hd Ma, Spanish Mono, French Mono
Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, French
Special Features: Original trailer
A New York City subway transit officer (Walter Matthau) must match wits with a group of armed men who take a subway car and hold a number of civilian riders hostage for a ransom. Based on the novel by John Godey.
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
This fantastic thriller from 1974 features several of the best character actors of the era, including Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, and Martin Balsam. With a sly mix of humor, action, and thrills, Pelham is a heck of an entertaining ride.
Matthau is at his sarcastic best, giving the film a distinctive New York-style »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
Steven Spielberg's films are events at this point, even when he tries to go low-key, simply by virtue of who he is and what he's done. Even if I wanted to, I'm not sure I could ever shut myself off from Spielberg's films. His voice as a filmmaker is a crucial part of the DNA that made me into the film fan that I am today. Early viewings of "Jaws," "Duel," "Close Encounters," and "Raiders" hardwired me to his particular emotional vocabulary, and watching his evolution over the course of my life has been fascinating. Even if you ignore his work »
Earlier this month, sad news hit the web about the closing of the infamous ‘Jaws’ ride at Universal Studios Florida. For over 20 years, the aquatic attraction – based on Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic – has been an iconic staple of the theme park, also notable for being one of the few rides which was built for the opening of the theme park in 1990.
To this day, it continues to pull in crowds of both movie fans and theme park fanatics and has become a signature ride of the park. It’s hardly surprising that the announcement has caused something of an uproar, with many fans expressing their anger on Twitter, as well as Universal’s PR department becoming inundated with swathes of complaints.
Jaws wasn’t simply just a ride – it managed to continue the legacy of the classic film, allowing it to live on for decades after the release of the »
- Stephen Leigh
‘Tis the season to wreck havoc. Joe Dante’s 1984 tale of that loveable and unique Christmas gift which turns out to be more trouble than he’s worth is now a firm festive favourite, and similar to Die Hard, it has earned a loving place on that list whilst using the holidays ostensibly as a hook to tell the story.
Produced by Steven Spielberg under his now legendary Amblin banner, director Joe Dante was apparently brought on board due to the Jaws auteur being a huge fan of his debut feature, The Howling. The director’s playfully sense of dark mischief alongside that more traditional, wholesome Hollywood outlook serves the story perfectly, and the film has a little more bite than some of the other fantasy features it shares a kinship with from that era.
Dante’s own love for Christmas is palpable throughout, and he litters the film with »
- Adam Lowes
Think you're busy? Steven Spielberg has two movies opening in the same week. Stanley Kubrick used to take a decade to make a single film. Spielberg's got two of 'em -- "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse" -- opening within four days of each other. That's crazy.
All this Spielberginess means it's a good time to to consider the man's filmography. Kevin B. Lee from Fandor has done exactly that with an absolutely first-rate supercut and video essay entitled "The Spielberg Face." Inspired by an article on Ugo by Matt Patches, the video compiles and analyzes dozens of examples of what Lee describes as "maybe the most singular visual element to his films:" strikingly powerful dollying close-ups of human faces as they gaze, usually in wonderment, at something remarkable.
Kudos to Lee (and to Patches) for defining something fundamental about Spielberg's movies that was sitting there quite literally staring »
- Matt Singer
Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss has signed with Apa. Dreyfuss' film credits include The Goodbye Girl, Jaws, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and American Graffiti. He was previously represented by ICM. Dreyfuss won the Oscar and BAFTA for best actor in 1977 for his performance in the romantic comedy-drama Goodbye Girl. Dreyfuss was also nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995). His recent film credits include Red (2010) and W. (2008); his recent television credits include Showtime's Weeds and NBC's Parenthood. This week, Dreyfuss will begin shooting Coma, an A&E miniseries produced by Ridley
- Daniel Miller
Ten of the brightest and best tell their stories – from the first novel optioned at 26 to being head-hunted by Donatella Versace at 24
Lucy Prebble, playwright, 30
When we were auditioning actors for Enron, they'd talk to the director, not to me, and it occurred to me they thought I was a secretary taking notes. Then one said, "Who's the writer?" and the director said, "She is." This guy just looked at me and went, "You wrote this? Ok..." and nodded. It was beautiful because I felt like he was giving me a lot of respect.
I've always written – diaries, terrible poetry when I was younger, that sort of thing – but I didn't think about showing anyone until I was at university. I fell in with a group of »
Well we're on a roll here for remake Friday it seems. Don't even get me started again on the potential 'American Psycho' redo, instead let's concentrate on another 'whats-the-point' makeover of sorts for the Michael Crichton helmed 'Coma'. The 1978 sci-fi conspiracy thriller movie, which Crichton penned based on the original novel by Robin Cook, starred Michael Douglas and Genevieve Bujold and is set for a bit of a TV makeover as a two-night, four-hour miniseries for AandE. The one good thing about the show is that filmmaker siblings Tony Scott and Ridley Scott will be exec producing so it'll definitely have some cache. But then with a cast featuring the likes of Lauren Ambrose ('Six Feet Under'), Steven Pasquale ('Rescue Me'), Richard Dreyfuss ('Jaws'), Ellen Burstyn ('Requiem For A Dream'), Geena Davis and James Woods ('Videodrome' »
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