Cinemark has announced that the Steven Spielberg's Jaws
will kick off their “Fall Classics Series” in over 150 Cinemark theatres across the country. Ranked among the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, this digitally restored version of Jaws
will be scheduled to play on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at two separate show times, 2 pm and 7pm.
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 one of the most influential pictures in Hollywood history and changed the landscape of how movies are released,” states James Meredith, VP of Marketing & Communications for Cinemark. “With this incredible restoration, fans now have the opportunity to see one of Hollywood’s legendary films in crystal clear digital projection and incredible surround sound. Some of our locations will be featuring these titles on our Cinemark XD Extreme Digital Cinema screen!”
In addition to Jaws
, Cinemark has selected 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) Rated PG
August 30 High Noon (1952) Not Rated
September 6 Doctor Zhivago (1965) Rated PG-13
September 13 Chinatown (1974) Rated R
September 20 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Rated PG
September 27 The African Queen (1951) Not Rated
is also available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture and 7.1 surround sound, the Blu-ray also contains over four hours of bonus features including an all-new documentary, “The Shark is Still Working."