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Old August 17 2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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Re: Jaws on Blu-ray...

No worries. Hopefully I'll be working again soon.
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Old August 17 2012, 11:18 PM   #17
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Re: Jaws on Blu-ray...

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The last two Blurays I purchased were in a 2 for £5 offer. I am, however, cheap...

Does HD make the shark look more rubbery ?
In a sense... I mean, let's face it, that shark is always going to "look fake" the same way that the movie is always going to look like it was shot in the 1970s. It's a product of its time. But I don't think the bluray makes the shark look worse by any stretch.
You know, half the time the REAL sharks "look fake." I mean, the eyes are just as black and blank, the skin smooth but mottled and rubbery-looking, as the fake sharks.
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Old August 17 2012, 11:26 PM   #18
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Re: Jaws on Blu-ray...

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The last two Blurays I purchased were in a 2 for £5 offer. I am, however, cheap...

Does HD make the shark look more rubbery ?
In a sense... I mean, let's face it, that shark is always going to "look fake" the same way that the movie is always going to look like it was shot in the 1970s. It's a product of its time. But I don't think the bluray makes the shark look worse by any stretch.
You know, half the time the REAL sharks "look fake." I mean, the eyes are just as black and blank, the skin smooth but mottled and rubbery-looking, as the fake sharks.
"Thing about a shark is it has lifeless eyes, like a doll's eyes.."
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Old August 17 2012, 11:35 PM   #19
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Re: Jaws on Blu-ray...

I thought the shark looked great in HD!
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Old August 17 2012, 11:36 PM   #20
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I thought the shark looked great in HD!
Yeah, it looked good to me too. No more real or fake than it always looked.
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Old August 18 2012, 02:08 AM   #21
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Re: Jaws on Blu-ray...

I held out for two days before I ended up buying this movie. I have the 30th anniversary edition as well on HD and that looks great, but the BR of this totally kicks ass! Sorry--had to say it :P
The remastering is amazing. Much deeper and richer in my opinion.
If you have the means, I highly recommend getting a copy
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Old August 18 2012, 02:21 AM   #22
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I bought the BluRay on Thursday and watched it with my boyfriend this evening.
It's been a few years since I've seen the movie and I actually jumped three or for times during the viewing.
Either I get easier to scare or this film still works. - I think it's the film not me
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Old August 18 2012, 03:48 PM   #23
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The last two Blurays I purchased were in a 2 for £5 offer. I am, however, cheap...

Does HD make the shark look more rubbery ?
In a sense... I mean, let's face it, that shark is always going to "look fake" the same way that the movie is always going to look like it was shot in the 1970s. It's a product of its time. But I don't think the bluray makes the shark look worse by any stretch.
You know, half the time the REAL sharks "look fake." I mean, the eyes are just as black and blank, the skin smooth but mottled and rubbery-looking, as the fake sharks.
Too true. I think what mostly makes "Bruce" look 'fake' is that he's not capable of the range of movement that real sharks are. The film at a few points intercuts real shark footage with this mechanical one, and I think the mechanical one just sort of sticks out in that it's movements aren't quite right.

Maybe it's kind of like the opposite of a lot of these CG creatures these days. A lot of the ones I see do have great texture and detail, but the way they move seems weirdly exaggerated or wrong somehow.

(Of course, I should be clear that none of this lessens my enjoyment of the film in the slightest. I love JAWS to death.)
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Old August 18 2012, 08:20 PM   #24
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In a sense... I mean, let's face it, that shark is always going to "look fake" the same way that the movie is always going to look like it was shot in the 1970s. It's a product of its time. But I don't think the bluray makes the shark look worse by any stretch.
You know, half the time the REAL sharks "look fake." I mean, the eyes are just as black and blank, the skin smooth but mottled and rubbery-looking, as the fake sharks.
"Thing about a shark is it has lifeless eyes, like a doll's eyes.."
Exactly the line I was thinking of!
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Old August 19 2012, 02:59 AM   #25
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Re: Jaws on Blu-ray...

So is it true that "new Jaws documentary" that's been hyped all over the place is the same one that's already been airing on cable for awhile?

I know there are a few different Jaws docs out there, but I'm not sure which is which...
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Old August 20 2012, 01:44 AM   #26
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Yeah, the "new" documentary has aired before, in 2007. I believe it is new to home video, though.
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