Steven Spielberg's films were slow to make it onto DVD and the same has been true with Blu-ray. I think that it is probably because he is really busy making new stuf, yet wants to put in the time and attention to the back catologue releases to make them everything they can be. Such is the case with an upcoming release of Jaws that he is working on.
That being said, he received a lot of flack for the digital "fixes" he slapped on E.T. a few years ago. Luckily he seems to have wised up saying, "[In the future] there’s going to be no more digital enhancements or digital additions to anything based on any film I direct. I’m not going to do any corrections digitally to even wires that show. If 1941 comes on Blu-Ray I’m not going to go back and take the wires out because the Blu-Ray will bring the wires out that are guiding the airplane down Hollywood Blvd. 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." Too bad his buddy George hasn't figured this out yet.
Oh well. I am excited to check out Jaws on Blu-ray when it comes out. I loved the Blu-ray release of Close Encounters so expect this one to be a movie night soon!
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