By Robin E. Simmons


In 1975, Stephen Spielberg created the first ever summer blockbuster film and his first big hit with the iconic and terrifying action-thriller that still makes audiences afraid to go into the ocean.  Winner of three Oscars© including Best original Score, the film has become a cinematic touchstone for generations of moviegoers and one of the greatest and most influential films of all time. 

The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, with cool lenticular packaging, includes a Blu-Ray and digital code, a 44 page booklet with introductions, rare photos, storyboards and more from the archives.  Dive into over three hours of bonus features including the making of JAWS, deleted scenes, outtakes from set and much more.

In addition to the above-mentioned items, also included in this 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray limited edition are the production featurettes: “The Making of JAWS,” “The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS” and “JAWS: The Restoration,”

Now you can sink your teeth into a fuller and sharper looking movies experience than ever that retains and brings back to life all the exhilarating suspense and thrills that made it an instant classic that continues to captivate audiences around the world, making this edition a must-own for everyone’s movie library.

Based on the bestselling book by Peter Benchley that evokes the terror and obsession of Melville’s “Moby Dick.”  The film costars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and Murray Hamilton with music – certainly a costar, by the great John Williams.  Universal.


With the shutdown of film production and theatrical screenings, depending on access to media, this column will continue to feature new and classic films available – or forgotten and overlooked — for the home theater. 

Studios and indie home vid distributors are mining various collections and archives for titles worthy of restoration and hi-def transfers.  A great place to shop is the great WB Archive for DVD, BD and even 3D titles you might want to consider for purchase.  A great movie you want to see again or missed is always a deal at any price!

Movies matter now more than ever.  We humans crave stories.  They are essential to our wellbeing and sense of self.  You can quote me.