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Artwork Courtesy of Ryantology
June 19, 2020 - Submitted to the Academy
Update - Accepted: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/jaws-2-extended-integral-edition/
I’ve been chiseling away at an extended version of JAWS 2 that we can all watch on our modern 16:9 monitors. Currently I have these sources:
- Personal Recording - an LP speed VHS recorded off TBS circa 1991. Looks decent, except for some wavy frequency noise in the image. I can filter this out and still retain a fair amount of detail. A bit handicapped by the LP speed - didn’t quite max out the potential resolution a VHS can offer, but still not bad. Inferior to a SP recording but superior to EP.
- Homemade DVD-R (3.94GB) - This is the one that was shared on myspleen and demonoid. A later recording off TBS. Decent quality. MPEG-2 Artifacts and a lot of detail has been filtered away. The plan is to stick with my personal recording and use this to mask out the reoccurring TBS logo.
- Brazil TV Cut - Over the Air VHS Recording - Low quality mp4 from a marketplace trader in Brazil. Has unique footage not in the US-TV cut. **UPDATE - Obtained first generation copy of rare CIC Brazil VHS. Performing my own digitization and cleanup
- Official Blu-ray and DVD - has a few deleted scenes in 2.35:1 widescreen (ancient, non-anamorphic 4:3 source)
How you can help -
- I would like additional VHS recordings of the US TV Cut. My 2 sources are adequate, but I would prefer a higher-quality SP recording. If nothing turns up, I’ll use what I have.
- (EDIT: FOUND! )Same with the Brazil version - I would prefer to get a high quality transfer off the first VHS release by CIC in Brazil that unknowingly featured this longer version. It’s very rare and has yet to turn up on eBay since I first started looking out for it.
- I need a translator for the few exclusive scenes in the Brazil version. We’ll include those with English subtitles.