The UK-only exclusive Steelbook version of JAWS on Blu-Ray was released on September 4, 2012.
Amazon.co.uk will ship the Steelbook to the US, which is how I got my copy. It did take 6 days to get delivered, but if you must have all things JAWS, order it today, because it is a limited edition.
The only difference between this edition and the US edition is the packaging. All the content of the Blu-Ray is the same, including the Blu-Ray exclusive documentary The Shark is Still Working as well as the Making of JAWS documentary that originally appeared on the JAWS Collector’s Edition Laserdisc a few years ago.
UK-based New Empress Magazine created two short videos in honor of the JAWS Blu-Ray release, one about the JAWS release, and one about the JAWS sequels.
Check them out below:
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.
In the UK, an exclusive Steelbook edition is available here for preorder: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Limited-Edition-Steelbook-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B007RM66GG. It will be released on September 3, 2012.