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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2022 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

One of my favorite movies with one of my favorite scores will open tomorrow in the US with a version converted to 3D and a version in IMAX. Unfortunately there's no anouncement that it will return to theaters here.

I hope some of you go see it on a big screen.
If I could I would go to see twice (the 3D version and the IMAX version):

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/jaws-in-3d-not-jaws-3d-is-out-this-weekend-and-worth-your-time/ar-AA11frv2

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

i’m in two minds about this.

Seeing Jaws again on the big screen is always a thrill. But much as I love 3D, only native 3D really works. Of all the conversions I have seen, only Titanic really worked for me.

Does anyone know to what extent, if at all, Spielberg was involved in the conversion?


 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Brad Wills   (Member)

I took in a viewing of the 3D conversion this afternoon and thought it was astonishing, as brilliant and immersive as the WIZARD OF OZ 3D post-conversion from about 10 years ago. Any eye-level shot of the ocean makes you feel as if you are quite literally floating on the surface of the water, and Chrissie's death has never seemed more visceral and immediate. The city of Amity comes alive with palpable depth, and I often found myself focusing on incidental backgroud action and business that I'd never paid much attention to, almost as if the citizens of the town had come alive. Even small things, something as minor as Brody's flashlight cutting through the fog during the discovery of Ben Gardner's boat, can have a depth of field that can put you right alongside the characters. I highly recommend it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Does anyone know to what extent, if at all, Spielberg was involved in the conversion?

I have not listened to this yet, but apparently he was:

Jaws – Jeremy Carroll
The Hollywood Reporter | Behind the Screen
Sept. 1, 2022 (25 minutes)
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jaws-jeremy-carroll/id1437952572
'The stereographer for the new 3D take on the Steven Spielberg classic, 'Jaws', talks about how the team used 3D to create tension. He worked with Spielberg to bring the film to a whole new audience.'

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Does anyone know to what extent, if at all, Spielberg was involved in the conversion?


I thought that JURASSIC PARK 3D was well-done, 3D-wise. I doubt that Spielberg would let anyone tamper with his films without his OK.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I love seeing these old classics back in the theater, I'm going to see WRATH OF KHAN next week. JAWS is one of my favorites btw!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2022 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

I took in a viewing of the 3D conversion this afternoon and thought it was astonishing, as brilliant and immersive as the WIZARD OF OZ 3D post-conversion from about 10 years ago. Any eye-level shot of the ocean makes you feel as if you are quite literally floating on the surface of the water, and Chrissie's death has never seemed more visceral and immediate. The city of Amity comes alive with palpable depth, and I often found myself focusing on incidental backgroud action and business that I'd never paid much attention to, almost as if the citizens of the town had come alive. Even small things, something as minor as Brody's flashlight cutting through the fog during the discovery of Ben Gardner's boat, can have a depth of field that can put you right alongside the characters. I highly recommend it.

Thank you. The passion you wrote that with has made up my mind to see it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2022 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Brad Wills   (Member)

I took in a viewing of the 3D conversion this afternoon and thought it was astonishing, as brilliant and immersive as the WIZARD OF OZ 3D post-conversion from about 10 years ago. Any eye-level shot of the ocean makes you feel as if you are quite literally floating on the surface of the water, and Chrissie's death has never seemed more visceral and immediate. The city of Amity comes alive with palpable depth, and I often found myself focusing on incidental backgroud action and business that I'd never paid much attention to, almost as if the citizens of the town had come alive. Even small things, something as minor as Brody's flashlight cutting through the fog during the discovery of Ben Gardner's boat, can have a depth of field that can put you right alongside the characters. I highly recommend it.

Thank you. The passion you wrote that with has made up my mind to see it.


Great! I'm anxious to hear your thoughts on it. Enjoy!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2022 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I hope 3D makes a comeback in the home-theater market, I want to upgrade my tv to 4k but don't want to lose my 3D capability with all my 3D Blu-rays.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2022 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I just saw it and it was like seeing it for the first time! I absolutely loved it and I got chills when we see the shark for the first time in all it's glory with the music playing. Hope others enjoyed it as much as I did and tickets were quite cheap here in L.A. only $4.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2022 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

I just saw it too today and it's nifty that it still delivers the laughs and shocks - there were several seats in my area I could see jolting back in surprise at some of the jump-scares and there was also appreciative laughter for the humorous lines. The scene around the dining table with the wine bottles and Scheider, Dreyfuss and Gary is a master class in subtle comic timing.

The sound was terrific and the picture quality as pin-sharp as it was when I first saw Jaws during its 1979 national reissue, but I was expecting this presentation to be more "IMAX-ized." The screen was the correct shape for an IMAX viewing, but the movie itself was in its normal 2.39:1 ratio. How did it look to other people who have gone to it? I'm not complaining; as I said, it looks and sounds great, and it was a blast watching it with an audience.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2022 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

What a thrilling EXPERIENCE. The picture clarity and the soundtrack really pulsates thru the screen. Had ME on the edge of my seat with those jump scares. My GF also was hanging on to me for dear life!
Do See or Not See You Must!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I was expecting this presentation to be more "IMAX-ized." The screen was the correct shape for an IMAX viewing, but the movie itself was in its normal 2.39:1 ratio. How did it look to other people who have gone to it? I'm not complaining; as I said, it looks and sounds great, and it was a blast watching it with an audience.


That's interesting. But since no sequence in the film was shot in anything other than 35mm anamorphic Panavision, the only way it could be IMAX-ized so that it would better fit the shape of the IMAX screen would be to crop the film at the sides, something that I guess Spielberg was loathe to do. So what makes it IMAX? The IMAX DMR (Digital Media Remastering) process basically adjusts the film so that it looks its best on the IMAX screen.

Since IMAX projectors are brighter than standard, without optimization, it would make noise and film grain more noticeable. So first they remove as much noise and grain as they can without changing any other attributes of the image, such as color or contrast. The filmmaker then uses that cleaner version of the movie and blends the original version back in to find the exact amount of noise or grain to create the perfect image. Then, if the filmmaker wants to, they can monkey with the aspect ratio. But again they are limited by what was originally captured in 1975.

In this case, it looks like Spielberg was happy with just having the original ratio projected clearly on a bigger screen.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2022 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I hadn't seen this classic in about 20 years, so it was good to see this spiffed-up 3D showing. I can only envy people like drivingmissdaisy who got to see this for $4. I paid $13 at a weekday matinee. (I was the only person in the theater, and still yelled out loud at a couple of the jump scares.)

The digital picture was bright and clear, with decent surround sound. I can't recall whether the 35mm print I saw 20 years ago was in stereo or not. Likely not, as the IMDB doesn't indicate that there were any stereo prints in 1975 or that there was any theatrical re-release in stereo prior to this one.

 
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