Good news for fans of the original 'Jaws' -- Steven Spielberg says the 1975 classic will come to Blu-ray sans digital enhancements. In a new interview, the director tells Ain't It Cool News he's now happy to embrace his films, "flaws" and all.

"There's going to be no more digital enhancements or digital additions to anything based on any film I direct," Spielberg said, welcome news to many fans who hated his digital "upgrades" of 'E.T.'

"I'm not going to do any corrections digitally to even wires that show," Spielberg promised. "If '1941' comes on Blu-Ray, I'm not going to go back and take the wires out ... guiding the airplane down Hollywood Boulevard. At this point right now, I think letting movies exist in the era, with all the flaws and all of the flourishes, is a wonderful way to mark time and mark history."

Hear, hear. AICN suggested Spielberg get notorious retro-fitter George Lucas to make the same vow. No such luck.
"George goes his own way and I respect him for it, but my new philosophy on this is to let sleeping dogs lie," Spielberg said diplomatically.

As for what to expect on the 'Jaws' Blu-ray, don't hold your breath for a commentary track: Spielberg hasn't done one and says he's not a fan. There's no set date yet for a Blu-ray release.

[via AICN]
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