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Sounds like a bargain !
on 8 April 2012
Let me start buy saying that if you have a decent audio setup , the sound on all three films is absolutely fantastic , superb , awesome , brilliant and would happily give 10 stars just for the 7.1 remastering alone and is worth the price purely on that basis...However !
Picture wise ? ....I remember having the Laserdisc version of Jurassic Park back in the day and that being completely flawless and razor sharp when it came to the visual side of things , but the Blu-ray is a little disappointing.
Really good picture quality up until you get to the Mr DNA scene , then it falls apart with a very noticeable amount of grain , but then the quality returns five minutes later only to grain up again in other scenes for a short time.
Not sure why these particular scenes should suffer so badly when the rest of the film is more than adequate ?
This is the first time I've encountered the "grain effect" on a Blu-ray and have heard lots of people complain about grain on other Blu-rays that I also own , but I've never seen or experienced it on them until now... Lets hope its the last !
Now, I feel I must point out that I refer to the "grain effect" as the quite nasty speckling that occurs on Blu-ray (particularly on older films) and not the films intentional grain that is often mistaken for what I'm talking about , but I just don't know what the correct terminology for this effect is called , so will just use the "grain effect " until someone can tell me what its actually is.
As for the Lost world , not overly impressed with the picture quality either and if someone had put this on and hadn't told me it was a Blu-ray , I don't think I would have noticed if I'm truly honest... Not saying its bad quality and its "slightly" better than the DVD's and certainly doesn't suffer from any grain that I could see , but it just isn't the impact I should have gotten and was expecting from these Blu-rays , and its far from the WOW factor that other, much older films on Blu-ray have given me.
As for Jurassic 3 , for me the best for picture quality being the newest film of the three , although 11 years old now , and again no grain to report but its still nothing to shout about , but all three films benefit with huge amounts of features on each and come with digital copies as well.
I read in other reviews some quite poor excuses as to why the quality is lacking on the Blu-rays , but I'm sorry , there really is NO excuse for the first two films to be of such mediocre quality (visually) on these Blu-Rays , when they were near perfect on so called old technology.
Is it worth £14 ? ... JUST! But its the 7.1 remastering what really sets it apart and is worth the price just for that , which again I'll say is fantastic if you have a decent audio setup and really can't fault it as this absolutely blew me away.
Anymore than £14 and I really couldn't recommend it.