Jaws Kicks Off Cinemark's Fall Classic Films Series
Posted August 20, 2012 03:56 PM by Webmaster
Cinemark Holdings, the world's highest attended motion picture exhibitor, has announced that the Steven Spielberg iconic blockbuster, Jaws, will kick off their "Fall Classics Series" in over 150 Cinemark theatres across the country.
As part of Universal Pictures' ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration, Jaws was one of 13 classic Universal films to be digitally remastered and fully restored from 35mm original film elements. Over the course of several months, skilled technicians worked with Steven Spielberg to meticulously balance color, remove dirt and scratches, and repair any damage to the film elements shot by shot and frame by frame.
Jaws is set to open in select Cinemark theaters using the Cinemark XD Extreme Digital Cinema screens on Thursday August 23rd.
In addition to Jaws, Cinemark will screen six titles that were visionary films at their time of release, and still stand as true "classics" in every sense of the word. The list of films and dates of their presentation are:
August 23 - Jaws (1975) August 30 - High Noon (1952) September 6 - Doctor Zhivago (1965) September 13 - Chinatown (1974) September 20 - The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) September 27 - The African Queen (1951)
Note: Blu-ray.com has already reviewed the U.S. Blu-ray release of Jawshere.
Would love to see Jaws in the theater on the big screen but out of the two theaters in MS that are on cinemark's list of 139 theaters showing the classic movies only one will have Jaws and it's about 170 miles away. The one within 30 miles from me is one of three not showing Jaws. Last week when I saw this on facebook I was so excited and then the following day when I found out I wouldn't get to see it on the big screen it was like WTF!!!
Isn't this interesting? It has been years since this many old films have been given theatrical rereleases. In some ways this is an unexpected benefit of BD and the switch to digital everything. Old films are getting a chance to reach a younger audience that up to now may not have had the opportunity to see them properly presented.
Hint to you youngsters: Of the films listed go see Dr. Zhivago for sure.
Will be there to see Bruce on the big screen twice on Aug. 23....calling out sick for the matinee, then going to the evening show....will be the third time I've seen it with an audience this year (also saw the outdoor showing of this restored work in NYC at the Tribecca festival). NEVER get tired of this, my favorite motion picture of all time-THANKS UNIVERSAL for not letting us down!
I'm excited to see this on the big screen since I was not born til 1981. I just bought the digi-book blu ray (not knowing how rare it was going to be) and haven't watched it just because I wanted to see it on the big screen first. Even though I've seen it quite a few times, I haven't in a while.
More classic movies at Cinemark:
The Birds - 9/19
Lawrence of Arabia - 10/4
Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein - 10/24
To Kill a Mockinbird - 11/15
@reidw: Turner Classic Movies HD frequently shows restored movies that have been restored for Blu-ray as well. That we get to see so many in theaters when theater ticket sales are slumping is a fantastic benefit of both HD restoration and, probably more importantly, the move from film to digital storage. Imagine how easy it is to distribute a digital movie compared to shipping huge film canisters all over the country.
Oh, and Zhivago is the worst movie on the list! Talk about long and booooring. :-P