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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 1:43 PM

Summer is coming, and once again you should be afraid to go into the water… Jaws is swimming onto Blu-ray on August 14, and now film geeks can now get an intricate look at the painstaking process required to restore one of film history's most influential classics. Watch the video…

Steven Spielberg's 1975 man vs. shark epic set the standard for blockbusters to come. But for film negatives, even more dangerous than an underwater predator is the damage and deterioration that comes with time and repeated use. The original negative for Jaws had faded dramatically and was loaded with dirt and scratches that needed to be digitally erased, literally frame by frame. Certain frames can take up to four hours each to repair using digital cleaning and manipulation.

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