In a bizarre method, Jaws has felt fairly well timed throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. At first look, the 2 tales don’t have a lot in frequent: one is a film a few big shark munching its method via bathers and the opposite is a really actual virus wreaking havoc internationally. Nonetheless, each function consultants warning that hassle is coming except politicians make plans instantly, warnings being disastrously ignored and everybody lastly realizing that they need to take drastic social steps as a way to preserve folks secure.
Hell, for those who’re in Florida, there are much more stark parallels, with Governor Ron DeSantis resisting ordering a state-wide closure of seashores within the state to implement social distancing. Sadly, he didn’t make this assertion carrying a snazzy jacket lined in anchors.
Anyhow, all of this makes it a great time for Common to launch a model new 4K remaster of Jaws, which needs to be one of the best that Steven Spielberg’s 1975 traditional has ever regarded. The studio tweeted out particulars of the brand new version (apparently prematurely, as they deleted it quickly after) final evening, and you’ll test it out down under.
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This 45th Anniversary Edition will embody a 4K Ultra HD remaster on Blu-ray and digital, lenticular packaging and a 44-page collectable booklet containing storyboards from the film. Right here’s hoping additionally they embody content material from the 2000 25th Anniversary DVD, which contained a wealth of deleted scenes, outtakes and behind-the-scenes data. The brand new version will arrive on June 2nd.
Past that, there’s been murmuring that Common could also be planning a remake of Jaws, with Spielberg to supply. Phrase is that they’re going for a modern-day setting with a recent forged of characters to behave as strolling shark-bait. As of but, there’s no affirmation on that from the studio, however let’s face it, motion pictures about big killer sharks consuming folks aren’t going out of vogue anytime quickly.
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