Blu-ray News: Trailer for JAWS Blu-ray; Ridiculous Spaceship Packaging for E.T. Blu-ray

     July 25, 2012


We have a couple pieces of Blu-ray news for you this afternoon regarding a couple of Steven Spielberg flicks arriving on the format for the first time.  First up, Universal has released a trailer for the Blu-ray of Jaws.  The new trailer runs down the features of the new disc such as the 6x resolution upgrade from the DVD, the new 7.1. audio mix, and a new documentary about the film.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and see the ridiculous packaging for the upcoming E.T. Blu-ray Special Edition.  Jaws hits Blu-ray on August 14th in the U.S., and on September 3rd in the U.K. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial hits Blu-ray in the U.S. in October.

Via Empire.  You can pre-order the Jaws Blu-ray on Amazon by clicking here.

jaws-blu-ray-boxHere’s the full list of the special features on the Jaws Blu-ray:

  • All-new The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws feature-length documentary
  • Two-hour The Making of Jaws documentary
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:

Jaws: The Restoration
From the Set

  • Jaws Archives that features “storyboards, production photos, and marketing materials, as well as a special segment on the Jaws phenomenon”
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Original theatrical trailer

Via Bleeding CoolYou can pre-order this right now on Amazon.

e-t-blu-ray-coverHere’s the full list of special features on the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray:

  • The E.T. Journals: In this all-new bonus feature, retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award®-winning cinematographer John Toll.   This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on the set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.
  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.: Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.

·      Deleted Scenes: Two scenes from 2002 version of the film.

·      A Look Back: A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film.

·      The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.

·      The Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film.

·      The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams: Interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.

·      The 20th Anniversary Premiere: Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T.   This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.

·      Original Theatrical Trailer

·      Special Olympics TV spot

·     Designs, Photographs and Marketing

  • E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
  • E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
  • Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
  • Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
  • Production Photographs
  • Marketing E.T.

·      UltraViolet: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  Currently available in the United States only.

·      Digital Copy: The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.

·      pocket BLU App: The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.

  • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
  • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
  • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
  • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
  • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

    ·      Steven Spielberg & E.T.

    ·      Deleted Scenes

    ·      A Look Back

    ·      The E.T. Reunion

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