It's a good time to be a JAWS fan. We're now in August and JAWSFEST: THE TRIBUTE is running next week over on Martha's Vineyard for a long weekend of JAWS-themed special events. I'm supremely jealous of everyone attending, and it isn't the first bit of JAWS jealousy I've felt this week. Rather insufferably, I've had to endure a deluge of tweets from colleagues here at AICN who have been enjoying their advanced copies of the JAWS Blu-ray, released in the US on August 14.
In the UK, however, we have to wait until September 3 and the anticipation is killing me. Not only am I positively dying to see that 4k restoration of my favourite film of all time, but I'm foaming at the mouth at the opportunity to finally see the feature-length documentary THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING, which by all accounts is utterly fin-tastic.
I think it's safe to say that the JAWS coverage will be running wild over the next month, which can only be a good thing. I've got an interview with screenwriter Carl Gottlieb going up to coincide with the UK release (that's one I can strike off the bucket list).
If you're as eager to see it as I am, I've got a little something to further whet your appetite. Here's an exclusive clip from THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING, available on the JAWS Blu-ray, looking at John Williams' legendary score:
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