WAMG At The JAWS Press Day
JAWS, the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012. To celebrate, WAMG got to sit down with Joe Alves (JAWS production designer), Carl Gottlieb (Played “Meadows” and co-wrote JAWS), and J. Michael Roddy (Producer, THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING) and talk about the film, and it’s continued impact on film lovers everywhere.
The best part is that all of the interviews were shot at JAWS LAKE at Universal Studios Hollywood, so occasionally you might see something in the water.
CARL GOTTLIEB (Played “Meadows” and co-wrote JAWS)
JOE ALVES (JAWS production designer)
J. MICHAEL RODDY (Producer, THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING)
Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
One of the most influential motion pictures of all time and nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, JAWS stars Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and OscarÃ‚Â® nominees Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw. Produced by legendary filmmakers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, the film earned an Oscar for composer John Williams instantly recognizable minimalist score, as well as OscarsÃ‚Â® for Best Editing and Best Sound. When it was first released in 1975, JAWS smashed box-office records and became the highest-grossing film of its era, earning Spielberg a reputation as a Hollywood visionary. Today, it remains one of the highest-grossing films in motion-picture history and is largely considered the film that launched the summer blockbuster.
Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the JAWS Blu-rayTM Combo Pack with DVD, Digital Copy and UltraVioletTM gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller.
JAWS swims to Blu-Ray August 14th