Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park / The Lost World: Jurassic Park / Jurassic Park III)
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Unleash adventure and leap into the non-stop thrill ride that is the Jurassic Park experience! The action begins with the original blockbuster Jurassic Park, where one scientist’s incredible DNA breakthrough allows dinosaurs to come to life-and quickly seize control of their theme park sanctuary. Brace yourself as the spectacular epic continues when it’s discovered that the prehistoric, predatory species have in fact survived in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This must-own set concludes with Jurassic Park III, the edge-of-your-seat return journey to Isla Sorna, where the inhabitants are smarter, faster and fiercer than ever before. The Jurassic Park Adventure Pack is sheer movie-making magic that was 65 million years in the making. “Welcome to Jurassic Park.”
- Amazon Sales Rank: #73853 in DVD
- Brand: MCA
- Released on: 2005-11-29
- Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 3
- Formats: Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Original language: English, French
- Subtitled in: English, Spanish
- Dubbed in: French
- Number of discs: 3
- Dimensions: 1.00" h x 5.50" w x 7.50" l, .52 pounds
- Running time: 349 minutes
Steven Spielberg's 1993 mega-hit rivals Jaws as the most intense and frightening film he'd ever made prior to Schindler's List, but it was also among his weakest stories. Based on Michael Crichton's novel about an island amusement park populated by cloned dinosaurs, the film works best as a thrill ride with none of the interesting human dynamics of Spielberg's Jaws. That lapse proves unfortunate, but there's no shortage of raw terror as a rampaging T-rex and nasty raptors try to make fast food out of the cast. The effects are still astonishing (despite the fact that the computer-generated technology has since been improved upon) and at times primeval, such as the sight of a herd of whatever-they-are scampering through a valley. --Tom Keogh
The Lost World - Jurassic Park
In the low tradition of knockoff horror flicks best seen (or not seen) on a drive-in movie screen, Steven Spielberg's sequel to Jurassic Park is a poorly conceived, ill-organized film that lacks story and logic. Screenwriter David Koepp strings along a number of loose ideas while Jeff Goldblum returns as Ian Malcolm, the quirky chaos theoretician who now reluctantly agrees to go to another island where cloned dinosaurs are roaming freely. Along with his girlfriend (Julianne Moore) and daughter, Malcolm has to deal with hunters, environmentalists, and corporate swine who stupidly bring back a big dino to Southern California, where it runs amok, of course. Spielberg doesn't seem to care that the pieces of this project don't add up to a real movie, so he hams it up with big, scary moments (with none of the artfulness of those in Jurassic Park) and smart-aleck visual gags (a yapping dog in a suburb mysteriously disappears when a hungry T-rex stomps by). A complete bust.--Tom Keogh
Jurassic Park III
Surpassing expectations to qualify as an above-average sequel, Jurassic Park III is nothing more or less than a satisfying popcorn adventure. A little cheesier than the first two Jurassic blockbusters, it's a big B movie with big B-list stars (including Laura Dern, briefly reprising her Jurassic Park role), and eight years of advancing computer-generated-image technology give it a sharp edge over its predecessors. While adopting the jungle spirit of King Kong, the movie refines Michael Crichton's original premise, and its dinosaurs are even more realistic, their behavior more detailed, and their variety--including flying pteranodons and a new villain, the spinosaurus--more dazzling and threatening than ever. These advancements justify the sequel, and its contrived plot is just clever enough to span 90 minutes without wearing out its welcome.
Posing as wealthy tourists, an adventurous couple (William H. Macy, Téa Leoni) convince paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and his protégé (Allesandro Nivola) to act as tour guides on a flyover trip to Isla Sorna, the ill-fated "Site B" where all hell broke loose in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In truth, they're on a search-and-rescue mission to find their missing son (Trevor Morgan), and their plane crash is just the first of several enjoyably suspenseful sequences. Director Joe Johnston (October Sky) embraces the formulaic plot as a series of atmospheric set pieces, placing new and familiar dinosaurs in misty rainforests, fiery lakes, and mysterious valleys, turning JP3 into a thrill ride with impressive highlights (including a T. rex versus spinosaurus smack-down), adequate doses of wry humor (from the cowriters of Election), and an upbeat ending that's corny but appropriate, proving that the symptoms of sequelitis needn't be fatal. --Jeff Shannon
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661 of 695 people found the following review helpful.
Jurassic Park: Great Video & (finally) Uncompressed Audio
By Bruce G. Taylor
In the light of so many negative customer reviews of this set, I decided, before writing this review to do a direct comparison between the DVD version of Jurassic Park vs. the Blu-ray. I made it a point to set my BD player audio compression to wide range and set the volume levels for each version to be approximately at the same level for the spoken dialog to give each version a fair comparison.
I chose four sections to compare:
1. The scene at Sam Neill's dig beginning with the brushing away of sand from a fossil.
2. The helicopter ride into Jurassic Park.
3. The first encounter with the brachiosaurus beginning when the jeeps come to a stop and Sam Neill and Laura Dern first see the creature.
4. The night storm scene with the T-Rex encounter.
All of the above begin at a chapter change of both disc versions, making them quick to locate.
The video: In no instance can the DVD version compare with the Blu-ray.
In scene 1, the sand particles are fully defined in the Blu-ray and are a blur with the DVD. When Sam Neill rises into the frame the landscape is richly defined in the Blu-ray until the camera refocuses onto Neill's face. Later we see the sheen of sweat on Neill's face with the Blu-ray which is not noticeable at all with the DVD. The improvement in facial definition of the people standing behind Neill when he is lecturing them.
In scene 2, the improvement in the definition of the sea water below the helicopter, the facial definition of the passengers, the clear definition of the weave in Sam Neill's hat. Later the foliage clarity as the helicopter (a miniature, I believe) flies through the canyon.
In scene 3, the improved definition of the tree foliage which is a blur with the DVD and outstandingly defined in the Blu-ray. The definition of the details of the creatures they are observing.
In scene 4, the improved details in the night scene, objects really look wet from the rain. The amazing definition of the wet scales of the T-Rex.
The audio: When I first heard the audio of the DVD, I knew that it was shamefully compressed compared with the LD (Laser Disc) issue that I still have. Also missing were the fundamentals in bass sounds which also have been fully restored with the DTS sound track of the Blu-ray.
In scene 1. When the seismic charge in detonated, you can feel it in the floor with the BD. Not there at all with the DVD.
In scene 3. When the brachiosaur rises on its hind legs and howls, it is really loud with the BD, terribly compressed with the DVD.
When it falls back down onto its forelegs, you feel it in your chest. No such thing with the DVD.
In scene 4. The sound of the thunder, the bass elements of the T-Rex growls, the thumps of its footsteps are all very powerful with the BD and missing in the DVD. When the T-Rex howls at the children and they clap their hands over their ears you hear why they are doing it with the Blu-ray.
The DVD doesn't capture this at all.
The above noted audio differences will not be noticeable at all when using standard TV speakers. A decent home audio system is required with the Blu-ray player set to wide range audio (least compression). I recommend monitoring your volume setting carefully at first to safe-guard your speakers.
I can say without reservation that all three of the films in this collection benefit immeasurably with the Blu-ray format in picture and sound.
The films themselves:
Jurassic Park: Of course the film most people will remember because it made the greatest initial impression. It deserves to be remembered because nothing quite like it had been previously accomplished from a technical standpoint. It's an enormously entertaining and absorbing picture with a fine cast and somehow manages to convince you of the possibilities implied, at least for a while.
The Lost World -- Jurassic Park: The most disappointing of the three, especially considering that it was directed by Spielberg. It more resembles a "monster movie" in the class of "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" or some such -- one highly improbable crisis after another. There are a few CG errors noticeable even in the DVD version. In the stegosaurus scene, the creature's front foot suddenly unrealistically moves horizontally in the pond water without being lifted, which should have been corrected.
Jurassic Park III: An interesting title considering that there is no film titled Jurassic Park II. Still, a greatly entertaining film in the style of a grand adventure. The search for the missing young boy makes the story more compelling. This film also benefits from a fine cast which the second film generally lacks.
I would have preferred the packaging to be similar to the book form used for the "Star Wars" saga in the interest of saving shelf space but I certainly find the collection to be very entertaining and technically very impressive.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful.
Jurassic Park Trilogy DVD Set
Wow didn't really need all of the extra footage and etc...but it's worth the buy! I really like the dvd case they really put some thought into it unlike allot of other trilogy set's I have that are just simple~ plane jane like. Past that I think the price is right for this set and I'm glade I finally own all three movies plus a little something extra to.
138 of 149 people found the following review helpful.
I've had the ultimate trilogy for some time now and the 3d version as well but I had to pick this set up anyways. Mostly as a gift for my grandchildren. This set is worth it mainly for the 3d with its remixed 7.1 audio over the remastered audio of the 2011 bluray version.
This is considered a remixed audio version because of some subtle differences from the earlier bluray 7.1 audio. I'm told you won't easily hear the difference unless, perhaps, if you're looking for it or unless you're really 'tuned' in to it. I, for one, do hear the subtle differences from my audio system. And it is amazing to my ears. To me, this is worth buying just for that.
As far as bluray picture quality. I believe the original 2011 bluray version of Jurassic Park I is a bit sharper. This remastered version seems to me to have removed most of film grain and so a lot of noise and doesn't look all that sharp to me anymore. I, for one, prefer a little film grain in my older movies. But, here's the thing: the 3D version of Jurassic Park I actually improves upon this problem described and makes it better than the 2011 version as well as the remastered 2013 version.
So all in all, I believe this is a worthwhile purchase, especially if you don't have the 3D version as of yet.
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