Jaws 2: Extended Integral Edition

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Jaws 2: Extended Integral Edition
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Original Release Date:
1978
Original Running Time:
116
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Fanedit Running Time:
125
Time Added:
9
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Brief Synopsis:
JAWS 2 - Extended with every last scrap of analog and digital deleted footage available
Intention:
To keep available rare deleted footage from JAWS 2 that has yet to be officially released.
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Special Thanks:
Slavicuss, Moiisty, LastSurvivor
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Other than your standard "extended edition" approach of adding back footage, I also defaulted to an alternate take in one instance. For this presentation, I kept the theatrical footage at 2.35:1 since several deleted scenes were also available in the same format - albeit in standard definition non-anamorphic format.

1.33:1 footage is used when no widescreen alternative was available. This footage is currently very rare and are sourced from VHS. I spent a great deal of time trying to improve this VHS footage, including cleanup and using Topaz AI to give it just a little extra perceived detail.

The CIC VHS release is in Portuguese and has been subtitled when no English audio is available.
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From Official Releases:
1) Martin drives Ellen to work and ends up giving her boss (Len Peterson) a ticket for illegal parking - after two previous warnings.
2 )After grounding Michael, Brody & Ellen have an extended dialogue scene which ends with him hiding his gun and poison-tipped bullets in the bathtub.
3) After Brody’s showing of the photograph - taken by the two missing divers - Peterson and the selectmen vote him out, with only the Mayor showing support for Brody.
4) Underwater attack on the helicopter pilot by the shark.

From the TV Version:
6) Extra scenes at the opening of the HOLIDAY INN - Ellen tells a waitress to smile and look cute. Peterson tries to cut in when Brody & Ellen dance.
7) Extended scenes at the police station - Polly the secretary (recast) has some dialogue.
8) After the incident at the beach, Peterson convinces the Mayor to have a meeting with the selectmen, to vote Brody out of his job.

From the Original Brazil CIC VHS Release:
9) Hendricks, Red & divers recover the camera at the last known location of the two missing divers - the ORCA’s resting place. Portuguese-only with English Subtitles
10) The TV version's extended scenes at the police station have a longer opening.
11) Brody walks through his house before looking at a mirror
12) Additional shots at the beginning of the deleted underwater helicopter attack.

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(Updated: July 11, 2023)
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The ultimate Jaws 2 fan edit. Has everything a fan of the film series needs to see. Glad to see the original footage was kept in its original state and was only adjusted when necessary. Thanks to Ridgeshark for sharing this as it is an absolute must see.

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(Updated: April 27, 2022)
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I’ve always really enjoyed jaws 2, and felt it was underrated, albeit with some stubborn choices to make all the doubting characters absolutely bloody stupid.

The extra footage really changes the character development, and adds nothing but great things- ultimately filling out the film and bringing it much closer to the first. Some of the footage and audio is very obviously unreleased, but placed well and I believe improved the pacing.. The remaining footage has been edited and added extremely well, and I found myself wondering aloud if I just watched a new scene or have a poor memory (I do!]

This is the definitive version to watch and am very grateful to have found it. Bloody brilliant

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How many times have I viewed Jaws 2? Five? A dozen? I live with two shark obsessed females, which means I get to see good shark flicks and a school of bad ones. And to me, Jaws 2 is a bad one.

Filesize = 13.4 GB. Video = 1920 X 1080 HEVC. Audio = kbps AAC 2-Channel stereo. Subs, well sorta.

This is too much of a good thing. Every single lost or cut scene is reinserted. For finatics, bigger and more happy meals.
Some bits are 4 X 3, and I wished the editor had mildly cropped top and bottom, as well as increased contrast and sharpness. The contrast and sharpness for other lost bits, too. Such might defeat the editor’s vision.

This remains and unsatisfying film for me (mind you, the two I watched this edit with were ecstatic).
Regular film, extended edition, the kids ought to have died. All of ’em.

Finally, 13 GB struck me as big for h265.

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As a huge fan of "Jaws 2", thank you for making this edit.

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(Updated: July 06, 2020)
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Jaws 2 never came close to the cult status of its predecessor, but still has sufficient bite. It has very good sequences, some very genuine shocks, different storylines and also interesting new characters. But nothing compared to Roy Scheider RIP.

Now let's go back to the initial fan edit review... First I want to give Ridgeshark a big round of applause. I mean the level of commitment to finding the delete scenes and then putting them in the theatrical version, it's just simply amazing. Honestly, I did not follow the editing process, but how on earth did he find the old Brazilian CIC VHS and the TV edition footage. And then finally turning them into decent-looking HD footage is simply top-notch.

I really enjoyed all the extended and alternate scenes. In particular the additional underwater shark attack on the helicopter pilot and where chief Brody drives Ellen to work and gives her boss a parking ticket.

Regarding now the technical aspects, the deleted and extended scenes are well put together and they don't have a negative effect on the whole movie. Sure, you could argue that the formats are different, but this is a fan edit and it should be enjoyed and treated as such.

Thank you Ridgeshark for the opportunity to watch your fan edit and to give me a new viewing experience. I guess I can now frame my laserdisc version on the wall :)

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