Universal plans 100th anniversary restorations

The Birds, Jaws and Schindler’s List all set for re-releases

Good news for fans of classic filmmaking, as Universal has announced it will be restoring and re-releasing a glut of seminal movies to celebrate the studio’s 100th anniversary.

The studio will be polishing thirteen of its most beloved titles, with the full list including All Quiet On The Western Front, The Birds, Buck Privates, Dracula (1931), Dracula (Spanish language), Frankenstein, Jaws, Schindler's List, Out Of Africa, Pillow Talk, Bride Of Frankenstein, The Sting and To Kill A Mockingbird.

The celebration will begin with the release of To Kill A Mockingbird on Blu-ray later this month, whilst the rest of the titles will be extensively restored and released throughout the year.

Universal has also redesigned its company logo to reflect the centenary celebrations, and the new image will appear in front of all Universal releases from March onwards.

“Our centennial is designed to bring special memories back to longtime movie lovers and fans, and to engage new audiences with our extraordinary library of films for the first time,” said Universal COO Ron Meyer. “Our goal, 100 years later, is to preserve, restore and continue the iconic legacy of this studio for generations to come.”

Which of the above are you most excited about seeing restored? Tell us, below.


    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 10th 2012, 15:27

      I think a trip to see Jaws in order...!

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    • TrentNavarro

      Jan 10th 2012, 17:37

      Hope they won't replace Jerry Goldsmith's fanfare

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    • MrScary

      Jan 10th 2012, 18:06

      I'm a huge Jaws fan, and over the years I have seen a lot of additional footage through TV versions (the piano wire scene, boy scouts completing their swim test) and documentaries (extended scene of Teddy Grossman, the estuary victim, being towed by Bruce). The best thing Universal could do would be to include all of these scenes, along with any others that have been seen on a limited basis, in a new extended version. I'd pay $20 to see that in a theatre and then buy the Blue Ray of it. If Universal is looking to make some new $$$ on an old product; which is all this is really, they'd make a bundle by doing this, and everybody wins.

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    • carolarena

      Jan 12th 2012, 12:31

      Sounds very interesting... florida corporations

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