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The Dinosaur Project [DVD]

Natasha Loring , Matt Kane , Sid Bennett    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Natasha Loring, Matt Kane, Peter Brooke
  • Directors: Sid Bennett
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008JENBLO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,886 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

And the world thought that dinosaurs were extinct...

Brace yourself for a chilling ride into the heart of the Congo jungle, as an expedition accompanied by a film crew discovers that creatures thought to have been extinct for 65 million years are very much alive.

The Dinosaur Project is a stunning live action adventure thriller with breathtaking visual effects.

Bonus Content

Making Of Featurette- Evolution of The Dinosaur Project

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Featurette, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Some creationists believe (and they've taught this in British schools) that humans and dinosaurs walked the earth together. That must be the version where God knocked it all out in six days and put His feet up on Sunday - because if the man-eating dinos in this exceedingly silly action adventure are anything to go by, they would have made mincemeat of us in no time. It's set in the Congolese jungle where a British explorer (a cross between Indiana Jones and Ranulph Fiennes, played by Richard Dillane) has arrived to investigate sightings of Africa's answer to the Loch Ness monster? What he finds is a colony of angry dinosaurs up for a rumble. His teenage son has snuck along as a stowaway (and sports a remarkably resilient boyband haircut). Director Sid Bennett is a CGI whizz and does a better job animating his dinosaurs (there are some terrific killer bat-like critters) than his actors. Irritatingly, though, it's shot as 'found-footage' - like 'Cloverfield' - complete with nodding-dog camerawork. ...The Dinosaur Project (2012)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars THEY'RE TRACKING US 28 April 2013
By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
With the increase of sightings of the Mokele Mbembe in the Congo, a group of British adventurers and scientists take out to find them. Jonathan (Richard Dillane) is the leader of the group, while his undisciplined electronic whiz son Luke (Matt Kane) comes along as a stowaway. Natasha "tank top" Loring provides some early eye candy. Amara (Abena Ayivor) is their local guide who knows more than what she tells. There are others too.

On their way to the location, their helicopter is taken down, as it seems they are not designed to withstand an impact from a single pterodactyl. Once on the ground, more CG critters are encountered.

On the plus side we get to see the dinosaurs early in the film and don't have to wait until the last frame. The CG dinosaurs are a cut above the rubber head ones previously used in that Area 51 downed plane film. There are still problems with the hand held genre. Luke's at home stationary mounted camera shakes, zooms, and pans on its own. I think this would have been a better production if they were to have a limited use of this hand held genre within the film. It just doesn't work.

The acting wasn't that great as I found myself yearning for the return of Jeff Goldblum. I kept hoping a dinosaur would bite the head off Matt Kane as I grew weary of his facial close-ups and idiotic comments. The day after the crew was attack by dinosaurs, Luke uses his camera to lament about his relationship with his father. HEY LUKE! You were just attacked by dinosaurs!

Writer and director Sid Bennett squandered a great opportunity to make a quality film.

Parental guide: No f-bombs (for a change) sex, or nudity. Not worth the rental fee.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaurs On Film 2 Sep 2012
By The Neon Weasel TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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Im not a great lover of films that mimic being shot on a hand held camera,I hated the Blair Witch Project,and wasnt impressed with Cloverfield either.However I didnt know this was one of them when I ordered it,so when I put it on and very quickly worked out that it was one of this genre,I was a bit disappointed,but decided to stick with it,being a bit of a dinosaur nut.For once the hand held style didnt get on my nerves too much,as it wasnt always swinging wildly about,you can actually see what your looking at,and it isnt all from the view of a single camera.For its first half it held my attention quite well,I even found it somewhat inventive.Right up to the point where the expedition crashes in the jungle,and begins encountering the dinosaurs.The dino's themselves are very well realised,I would even go as far to say the cgi is pretty good,what I did have a problem with was the cliche ridden ways in which the film disposed of the characters.Running away screaming,taken out by the double crossing team member who wants to keep the discovery for himself,the noble hero sacrificing himself,weve seen it all before.For a film which tries so hard,and wants,to be original,this is a bit of a let down,to the point where you can actually work out the exact fate of the bad guy,so to speak,before it actually befalls him.Also I found the film lacked some punch,which I think is down to the 12 certificate,it needed a 15 in order to inject some menace into the proceedings.There is never a sence of fear or tension about anything,which,ultimately,works against the film.

On the plus side,it makes the most out of its locations,and,best of all,has a cast who dont just give it their all,but also are pretty good actors.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Adventure aimed at a family audience 31 Aug 2012
Format:DVD
It seems obvious to me that some of the negative reviewers here are not exactly the target audience. This movie is aimed at families, kids and grown-up dino-lovers like me who enjoy a couple of hours of easy, thrill-based entertainment.

Sure, it's not Citizen Kane but its not trying to be. What it does have is a mix of exotic locations, easy humour, a good storyline, action, suspense and most importantly lots of dinosaurs which are pretty realistic. There's even a dinosaur version of Lassie that my kids want as a pet!

A great family viewing experience, stick it in front of the kids and they'll watch it again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Such A Croc 2 Feb 2014
Format:DVD
Having picked this up in the bargain bucket of the local supermarket, I wasn't expecting much. Then when I realised it was mock hand held camera 'found' footage I thought' Oh No! Hold the front page, it was a superb little film. It's no Jurassic Park, but on a fraction of the budget of JP the effects arn't bad at all. The story which would have actually made a very good TV series, is imaginative, gripping, unpredictable and with characters which hold your sympathy. What helps is that most of the cast are British, so the acting is of a high standard from a group of relative unknowns. With a cast of Brits you are also spared the schmaltz, mom and apple pie speeches which pepper American outings like this. The interaction between the humans and non-human cast is also extremely well done.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film 14 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Found it to be interesting but more of a documentary but overall you need to see it first to decide so would advice you to rent film fist then deside if you want to buy
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DINOSAUR PROJECT 13 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
ITS OK ,WORTH A WATCH ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON, ACTING & PRODUCTION VALUES GOOD ,BUT NOTHING TO RANT & RAVE ABOUT ..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Budget Film
A good low budget film. Not on the scale of Jurassic Park. But quite watchable, it had a feel of "The Land That Time Forgot".
Published 14 days ago by Laurence Henderson
3.0 out of 5 stars As old as the Dinosaurs
Nothing spectacular if you were amazed by the Jurassic Park Films or the superior special effects of Dinosaur Documentaries, nothing new if you ever saw the original "The Land... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andy Potter
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish...
Not a great movie, low budget, filmed as if it was like a documentary looking through the camera of one of the characters.
Published 2 months ago by M. Ashcroft
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore reviews and keep and open mind!
Loved it! I love dinos and it's hard to go wrong for me but this was really good and the handheld video work was really great and not annoying!
Published 2 months ago by Sasha
3.0 out of 5 stars Passable Found-footage Dinosaur Flick!
As a fan of found-footage films I was keen to see this effort with a different take - Dinosaurs. Some good tension, and fairly well made - I found it enjoyable. Read more
Published 3 months ago by LoveMyMovies!
2.0 out of 5 stars Garbage
A review states "the best dinosaur film since Jurassic Park" it must be the only one since!! (not including the sequels) Utter pap
Published 3 months ago by Henry
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like dino films then watch this.
I enjoyed this film it is what I expected a dinosaur adventure film. The dinosaurs and creatures had decent special effects.
Published 4 months ago by cat shannon
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a watch with older kids
I absolutely hate found footage style movies (Blair Witch and Cloverfield set my teeth on edge with annoyance) but my cousins wanted to watch this so I put it on and had to admit... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anon
2.0 out of 5 stars so annoying!!!
The subject and story were excellent but the fact it was mostly seen through the footage of one of the characters' video cameras made it very difficult to see a lot of what was... Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Ashman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film
Film came on time not to bad to watch ok if you have nothing else to to on on a wet day
Published 4 months ago by Sandy
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