Jurassic Park 1993

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Director Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park masterpiece is one of the most successful films in worldwide box office history and remains a compelling and spectacular experience. This thrilling adventure features Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough.

Starring:
Sam Neill,Bob Peck
Runtime:
2 hours, 6 minutes

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Jurassic Park

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Steven Spielberg
Starring Sam Neill, Bob Peck
Supporting actors Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Denton on 28 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I bought this after watching Titanic and seeing how good post conversions can be when done properly, with a dedicated team that spends almost a year on the process and $10mil. I have to say, after horrors like Thor 3D and Clash of the Titans 3D, I was extremely sceptical about whether post conversion could ever really work - I felt they were just cash grab gimmicks. I am so glad to say, Post-conversion can be totally Amazing.

Jurassic Park 3D is THE BEST live action 3D film I have ever seen. It was an incredible experience and beats all of the Marvel films, Avatar and other natively shot 3D films. I own about 50 3D films and was, up until now, of the impression that only animations really work in 3D. I am so glad to say that I was utterly wrong. I haven't seen The Life of Pi 3D but hear that's good, so maybe that represents good competition for JP 3D.

The reason JP works so well in 3D is because so many of the scenes have a great deal of perspective and layers through Dinos, foliage (blustering and static), rain, geography, structures and actors, all of which have been rendered with curved edges and positioned correctly within the frame at their respective depths. Some of the scenes do pop out too, like the raptor jumping up through the ceiling grate. The pop out is the best I've seen and used only when absolutely necessary for total film immersion. There was only one shot that didn't work in the whole film and that was the back rest of a chair that Laura Dern was sitting on, It appeared in the wrong plane of view. This scene lasted a few seconds. Apart from that stupidly minor quibble, I had one of the most engrossing and edge-of-my-seat film experiences in years. I was drawn into a film in a way that I have not experienced since I was a kid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PulpDiction on 25 Feb. 2015
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What happens:
Loveable old eccentric discovers a way to bring dinosaurs back from the grave, then puts them on show in a cross between Disney Land and Chessington World of Adventure. Soon the park breaks down, the dino's break loose, and the humans are left in peril, leaving a pair of palaeontologists and two annoying children to put things right.

What I think:
You may not remember but, back in 1993, Jurassic Park wasn't just a movie; it was a phenomenon. A powerful, stomping giant of a film that grabbed our imaginations like a hungry T-Rex and violently shook them until, by the end credits, we were ready to run straight back to the end of the queue and wait patiently for a chance to jump into its mouth again.

Boyed by Michael Crichton's irresistible premise, and fuelled by Steven Spielberg's trademark visuals, it utilised fresh advances in digital special effects to give a fascinated world its first true sight of the long-extinct beasts. Gone were the man-in-a-rubber-suit days of Godzilla; these were real, moving dinosaurs, and audiences reacted in much the same way as Dr Grant (Sam Neil) when, upon catching his first glimpse of a grazing brachiosaur, simply points in dumbstruck awe and stammers, 'it's a dinosaur'.

It may not have the same sense of wonder it possessed 22 years ago, but the film's standout scene - when, in the middle of a thunderous storm, the T-Rex breaks free from its enclosure and sets about turning one of the park's shiny new cruisers into Bacofoil - is every bit as powerful now as it was in my teens.

And while the remainder of the film never quite matches this set piece, it does manage to come close a couple of times - notably during a tense game of kitchen-based hide-and-seek with the Velociraptors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Gelderd VINE VOICE on 7 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The first of the current trilogy stands alone as the original and best mainly for showcasing the ground-breaking special effects. Director Spielberg brings together a solid cast to tell a thrilling adventure of survival set around beats long since extinct. It’s a very simple story of an isolated team trying to survive a tropical island inhabited by the dinosaurs and reach safety, echoing that of the classic stop-motion films of the 1940s and 50s featuring the huge lizards and puppet monsters. Only this time the effects are second to none, really faithful to what we would expect dinosaurs to look and sound like, blending in seamlessly with the live action.

With a cast who are 100% passionate about the fantasy they are conveying, literally walking with dinosaurs (as well as running and hiding from), the tension builds up at the notion of the park and when it goes wrong, the thrills don’t stop and the jumps keep coming as you also feel part of the team trying to survive being prey.

This is a brilliant film that looks rich and vast thanks to the cinematography and use of day and night time to convey sense of beauty, death and fear in one shot. With an iconic score by John Williams, all the elements work so well to make this a real stand out film of the 90s for more reasons than just benchmarking special effects.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By GreenSt on 14 Dec. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I have seen Jurassic Park many times over the years and must have owned it a few times in different formats but, without a doubt, I feel the 3d conversion on Blu Ray is the best i have experienced Spielberg's classic. A short, 9 minute or so, bonus feature on the 3D disc confirms why the post-conversion has been handled so well - it was handled by Stereo D the same company that were behind the conversion of Titanic (one of the best conversions I have seen). The short details the 9-months of work that went in to the process with Speilberg taking a very active roll. I never appreciated until seeing this how much work was involved - take the T-Rex scene where it was detailed how they had to make the rain appear in different perspective to give depth to the shot - all the rain drops had to be worked on frame by frame. Amazing and the results are up on the screen. The sound has seen some attention too from the original artists with a little extra oomph added to T-Rex etc., Anyway, on to the key parts of the release:

3D: As detailed above the 3D conversion is handled very well with the process really adding to the viewing of the film. Image quality (fills a 16x9 frame with a tiny black border at the bottom edge) is excellent with a tiny amount of film-like grain that is apparent in the dark scenes but, overall, a sterling effort for a film that is now 20-years old! Sound quality on the 3D disc offers a 7.1 lossless track along with a 5.1 lossless for english language (other options too but I will focus on the english language throughout). Plenty use is made of the surrounds and, for those that have one, the sub-woofer track. The T-Rex scene is the one to try with the classic ripples on the glasses of water scene!
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