AUSTRALIA 15/05/00 -- In celebration of the 25th
anniversary of Jaws,
one of the most influential and successful cinematic blockbusters of
all time, Columbia Tri-Star Home Video will release the long-awaited
movie for the first time ever on DVD as a special anniversary Collector’s
much-anticipated release of Jaws on DVD marks a significant milestone for Steven Spielberg
fans and is destined to become one of the major home entertainment
events of the year.
Anniversary Collector’s Edition for DVD
Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD, will be available for
the first time, featuring a new wide-screen digital hi-def transfer,
a new Dolby Digital 5.1 English audio track and the original feature
audio for French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The DVD will contain a “Making
Of Jaws” documentary filled with fascinating background
information and rare behind-the-scenes and historical footage about
the film’s production. This
piece also includes interviews with director Steven Spielberg,
screenwriter/author Peter Benchley, stars Richard Dreyfuss, Roy
Scheider, Lorraine Gary, producers Richard D. Zanuck and David
Brown, production team members and the creation of “Bruce” the
shark. Other bonus
features include deleted scenes, outtakes, “Shark World” - an
educational look at sharks, three theatrical trailers, animated
menus, photo galleries, storyboards
and original drawings, production notes, a trivia game and a PC
Legendary Film and
An Enduring Cinematic Icon
on the popular bestseller by Peter Benchley and produced by Richard
Zanuck and David Brown, Jaws, distributed by Universal Pictures, both fascinated and terrified
audiences, breaking box office records upon its release in 1975 and
creating a new genre, the ‘summer blockbuster.’
Filled with heart-stopping tension and stunning power, the
film launched director Steven Spielberg’s phenomenal commercial
success and won three Academy Awards®:
Best Sound, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing.
In addition, the memorable score won a Golden Globe®
Award for ‘Best Score’ and was named as one of the Top 100 Films
by the American Film Institute.
introduced the predatory shark as a new cinematic icon and struck a
primal chord with audiences, who connected overwhelmingly with the
film’s mixture of action adventure, terror, and moments of
hilarity. The impact
was so enduring that audiences never looked at the water the same
way again in this suspenseful story of an eastern seaboard community
terrorised by a giant great white shark.
unforgettable characterisations by Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss,
Robert Shaw, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton, the 25th
Anniversary release of Jaws
on DVD celebrates a cinematic milestone suitable for any
home video library.
Columbia Tri-Star Home Video is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures’ global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home video acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries worldwide.