On remote Isla Nuba entrepreneur John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has built the ultimate theme-park, populated by genetically engineered dinosaurs painstakingly reconstructed from DNA extracted from prehistoric amber... and, of course, frogs! Adapted from Michael Crichton's novel, Steven Spielberg's classic blockbuster became a cultural and commercial phenomenon thanks in part to the enduring appeal of all things prehistoric. But the film's extraordinarily realistic digital dinosaurs also showcased the spectacular computer-generated effects which have since become ubiquitous in Hollywood filmmaking. Indeed, in the years since 1993 it is debatable whether any film has revolutionised special effects to such an extent, and this DVD release offers the perfect opportunity to relive its visual and aural splendour (the film was also the first to be released with a DTS soundtrack).
Given the rather insipid team of experts (including Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum) sent to approve Hammond's site, there is no doubt that the dinosaurs are the real stars of Spielberg's film. From the benign majesty of the towering brachiosaurus to the reptilian menace of the velociraptors, the inhabitants of Jurassic Park were a radical departure from their stop-motion predecessors, and remain compellingly real in their animalistic pursuit of survival at all costs. Most memorable of all is the T-rex, displaying a spine-chilling combination of physical ferocity and child-like bewilderment in the face of its reincarnation in the modern world. It was no surprise that in The Lost World sequel the T-rex once again took centre stage, but this first appearance still retains a unique power and a seminal place in film history. --Steve Napleton
Includes Jurassic Park on Blu-ray 3D, a 2D version of the film on Blu-ray, UltraViolet and over 2 hours of Bonus Features.Experience one of the most influential films in motion-picture history with director Steven Spielberg's ultimate thrill ride, Jurassic Park 3D
. To commemorate the film's 20th anniversary, the epic blockbuster has been remastered with advanced 3D formatting that presents the Academy Award-winning visual effects in a fashion that was unimaginable during the film's first release. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
takes you to an amazing theme park on a remote island where dinosaurs once again roam the earth and five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L. Jackson, discover the breathtaking adventure you will want to experience again and again.
Blu-ray 3D: The World Of Jurassic Park 3D.
Blu-ray: The Making Of Jurassic Park, Original featurette on the Making of the Film, Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park, Hurricane in Kauai Featurette, Early Pre Production Meetings, Location Scoutings, Phil Tippet Animatics Raptors In The Kitchen, Foley Artists, Theatrical Trailer, Animatics: T-Rex Attack, ILM and Jurassic Park: Before and After the Visual Effects, Storyboards (T-Rex Attack, Jeep Chase, Raptors In The Kitchen, Omitted Baby Trike Scene, The Original Ending), Production Archives (Photographs, Design Sketches and Conceptual Paintings), Return To Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory, Return To Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution, Return To Jurassic Park: Dawn of A New Era, Jurassic Park: Making the Game.
Blu-ray 3D: French, Spanish
Blu-ray: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese