DVD365.net
Jurassic Park (1993) artwork

Jurassic Park (1993)

13th November 2000

Billionaire John Hammond invites palaeontologists Dr. Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler and mathematician Ian Malcolm to inspect his brand new island amusement park, populated with living dinosaurs brought back to life 65 million years after their extinction.
Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Gerald R. Molen
Suspense/Thriller, Action/Adventure, Fantasy
1, 2
Unknown
2 Hours 7 Minutes

On a remote island off the west coast of Costa Rica, billionaire John Hammond and his science team have uncovered a cloning technique to re-create the long extinct dinosaurs. They have managed to recover DNA from samples of dinosaur blood stored in the stomachs of prehistoric mosquitoes preserved in amber.

John Hammond has big plans for his genetically engineered dinosaurs in a theme park called Jurassic Park. Before opening the attraction to the public, Hammond visits a top palaeontologist and palaeobotanist during one of their digs and invites the pair to his island in an attempt to get their approval and calm the nervous investors.

Together with a mathematician, and his two eager grandchildren, John Hammond sends the group on a relaxing the tour of the island. However, during a tropical storm their visit becomes far from relaxing as the power is cut and the park security system breaks down allowing the dinosaurs to break out of their pens and start snacking on the guests.

The picture is bright and colourful, if a little washed out, with a high bit-rate throughout with no signs of outlining or artifacting. There were a few occasions where there was some picture noise, but it was so infrequent that it hardly affected the viewing pleasure of the film.

The DTS soundtrack on the region one edition is awesome. There's some amazing channel separation and floor thumping LFE's. However, the Dolby Digital version is no let down either. Although the separation is not as good as the DTS version is it still no wimp when it comes to the LFE's and surround effects, but it just lacks that extra edge.

Even though the region one disc only contains the DTS soundtrack, and even looses some of the ample extras on the Dolby Digital version, it is still a worthy sacrifice. There are plentiful ambient effects in the rear channel and lets not forget the scene with the flock of dinosaurs as they charge past you on the left and right of the soundstage. Jurassic park also contains a huge amount of LFE's, mainly courtesy of a certain Tyrannosaurus-rex and the now famous ripples in the water cup as it approached.

Jurassic Park was truly a ground breaking event. Not only was it a phenomenal success in the box office world wide, it completely changed the possibilities, and expectations, of computer generated imagery forever. Previously, the best a film could offer were the limited, and expensive, effects used in Terminator 2 and by comparing the two now makes T2 laughable.

The films original plan was to use go-motion animation and a renowned SFX team headed by Stan Winston was enlisted to create a massive 20-foot T-rex. That was until Spielberg saw what ILM could produce and that, they say, is history. Trouble is, with the CGI going straight to their heads, a hastily written sequel was a little disappointing, although those impressive CGI dinosaurs were back in numbers.

Together with the stupendous special effects, and that certain flare only Steven Spielberg can add to a film, Jurassic Park will go down in history as one of the most ground breaking films ever. You should own a part of it, but which disc should you choose?

If you aren't too bothered about the extras and have a DTS decoder then I would definitely recommend the US region one version. However, if you don't have a region free DVD player, or DTS decoder, then you should not be afraid to buy the region two edition, plus the region two edition has a nicely animated menu.

  • Direct Hotlink to the Set of Jurassic Park III
  • Documentary "The Making of Jurassic Park"
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Dinosaur Encyclopaedia
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers Notes
  • DVD-ROM Enhanced
  • Documentary "The Making of Jurassic Park"
  • Official Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III Web links
  • Early Pre-production Meetings
  • Story boards
  • Location Scouting Animatics : Raptors in the Kitchen
  • Foley Artist Production Photographs, Design Sketches and Concept Paintings
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Dinosaur Encyclopaedia
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers Notes
  • Animated Dinosaur Menus
Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be as The House With a Clock in its Walls arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray ...Read more
The Simpsons artwork

The Simpsons

DVDUK TV
05/12/2013
Officially the longest running animation series in history, the loveable Simpsons show no sign of slowing down with the sixteenth season The Simpsons hitting DVD with even more madness and mayhem than ...
Braquo artwork

Braquo

BDUK TV
10/12/2016
Made in Chelsea artwork

Made in Chelsea

DVDUK TV
07/04/2013
Sightseers artwork

Sightseers

BD
20/09/2014
Sharknado artwork

Sharknado

DVD
15/09/2013
The Disappearance artwork

The Disappearance

DVD
06/07/2016
The Upside artwork

The Upside

DVD
12/03/2019
Directed by Neil Burger, The Upside, released on DVD 20th May 2019 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse, a Park Avenue billionaire left ...
Glass artwork

Glass

DVDBDUHD
11/03/2019
Howard The Duck artwork

Howard The Duck

BD
07/03/2019
Deutschland '86 artwork

Deutschland '86

DVD
15/03/2019
Anna and the Apocalypse artwork
The Front Runner artwork

The Front Runner

DVD
12/03/2019

Final Destination 5

Features17/04/2018

In Final Destination 5, Death is just as omnipresent as ever and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a ...

Christopher Robin

Features05/11/2018

Christopher Robin, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuffed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, is now grown up, living in London and dealing with the stresses of adulthood. As an efficiency manager at Winslow Luggage, he juggles long hours with his commitments at home and has all but forgotten the endless days ...

Black Lake

News18/03/2019

The Scandinavian thriller television series Black Lake, released on DVD 18th March 2019 from Spirit Entertainment Limited, is back for a second series on Kallskär, an island with a dark history.

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

DVDBD3D-BDUHD11/03/201980

Occupation

DVDBD21/01/201970

Annihilation

DVDBDUHD01/04/201969

A Star is Born

DVDBDUHD11/02/201969

Enterprice

DVDUK TV14/01/201949

Cold Feet

DVDDVDUK TV25/02/201943

World On A Wire

BDUK TV18/02/201942

Delicious

DVDUK TV28/01/201935

Broken City

DVDBDNOTES12/02/20133549

Fast Girls

DVDBDNOTES01/08/20121856

The Ghost

DVDBDNOTES20/06/20111721

Escape Plan

DVDBDNOTES18/11/20131532

Racing Stripes

DVD21/06/20052606

Austin Powers

DVD01/12/20071364

The Simpsons

DVDUK TV05/12/2013867

Fantastic Beasts

DVDBD3D-BDUHD
25/01/2019

Nobody's Fool

DVD
18/03/2019

Widows

DVDBDUHD
13/02/2019