Cinemark theaters are showing JAWS on the big screen, for one night only. The showings are on August 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Details are on the Cinemark website. Just enter your zipcode there to find the theater that is closest to you! Let’s get out there and see it!
Today (August 14) is the official release date of JAWS on Blu-ray. In the US, Best Buy has an exclusive 42-page Digibook edition that features essays and rare photos. You can order it here: The Blu-ray features the home video debut of documentary I produced with J. Michael Roddy, James Gelet, Erik Hollander, and Michael McCormack, The Shark is Still Working. Also featured is the Laurent Bouzereau documentary The Making of JAWS, which originally appeared on the JAWS laserdisc. Other features include a look at the JAWS restoration, storyboards, production photos, deleted scenes and more.
Quint has been recreated for JAWSFest: The Tribute! Nick Marra created this silicon likeness for Greg Nicotero’s JAWS display at the upcoming JAWS event. For the first JAWSFest, Nicotero created a life-size bust of the shark. The creation and unveiling of the shark was documented in The Shark is Still Working, out August 14th on the JAWS Blu-ray.
KNB EFX, is a life-long JAWS fan. Be sure to check out AMC’s The Walking Dead to see Nicotero’s zombies in action.
The JawsFest: The Tribute Event schedule has been posted.
“JAWSFEST includes 4 full days of activities. Events are all rain or shine and all tickets are non-refundable. VIP Presenters listed in some LIVING JAWS sessions may be subject to change. We look forward to seeing you on Amity Island August 9-12!”
The date was the last day of the ride, which is being demolished to make room for a new attraction. We interviewed JAWS fans, a former Skipper of the Ride and watched the ride wait times increase throughout the day.
There is going to be another JAWSFEST! JAWSFEST: The Tribute will be held August 9-12, 2012 on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, the filming location of the original JAWS. JAWSFEST: The Tribute is being produced by MV Promotions Network, directed by Susan Sigel Goldsmith. The upcoming event sounds great for JAWS fans:
This three-day fan-centric event will explore the experiences, filming, and memories from the making of JAWS. Our tribute will concentrate on the men and women of JAWS who have passed, with special focus on Peter Benchley, Roy Scheider, and Robert Shaw. We are inviting fans, families, cast, and crew to join us in Amity (Martha’s Vineyard) to share their personal stories, memorabilia, and experiences. This event will explore how the making of JAWS has impacted the lives of those who came to Amity in 1974 and how the blockbuster film they created continues to impact lives today. 9 am to 10 pm various Island locations.
More information about the event can be found here:
Check this out – the legendary Alamo Drafthouse will be showing JAWS on the water:
UPDATE! The Friday July 2 show sold out in record time, so they added a Saturday, July 3 show as well! TIX ON SALE TUES 6/22 at NOON!
The most legendary Rolling Roadshow event in history is BACK!
“We’ve been doing Rolling Roadshows for years now, showcasing the finest films under the night sky in glorious 35mm, and Austin has been home to many of our very greatest events. But when people reminisce about Roadshow history,Â one showÂ comes up without fail:Â The Ultimate JAWS Experience!”
“Well, we’re fearlessly returning to the depths with a full-scale white-knuckle no-babies FLOATINGÂ JAWSÂ SCREENING where YOU can watch the most terrifying aquatic horror film in history while adrift on an inner tube (supplied by us) in beautiful, deep, dark Lake Travis. We hereby guarantee the most heart-stopping screening on Earth, with a few added surprises to make sure you’re awake and alert. Plus, every ticket includes a bowl of shark gazpacho, just like mom used to make.”
“This event is limited, and considering the 2004 screening was the movie event of the year, we recommend you nab those tickets quick!”
ScreeningsÂ (click on a show time to buy tickets):