Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray) Blu Ray|
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 novels, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park blockbusters became a cultural and commercial phenomenon thanks in part to the enduring appeal of all things prehistoric. But the films' extraordinarily realistic digital dinosaurs also showcased the spectacular computer-generated effects that have since become ubiquitous in Hollywood filmmaking. Indeed, in the years since 1993 it is debatable whether any films have revolutionised special effects to such an extent, and this DVD box set offers the perfect opportunity to relive both movies' visual and aural splendour (the original film was also the first to be released with a DTS soundtrack). Given their rather insipid human prey (including Dickie Attenborough and Jeff Goldblum) there is little doubt that the dinosaurs are the real stars, from the benign majesty of the towering brachiosaurus to the reptilian menace of the velociraptors. 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. While Jurassic Park still retains a unique power and a seminal place in film history, Spielberg's The Lost World sequel exceeds its predecessor in almost every respect: the digital dinos are more populous, faster and meaner, the set-pieces have more bravura, and the special effects raise the benchmark even higher in blending CGI and live action spectacle. Overall, the first film's sense of awe and almost stately contemplation of its own visual splendour are replaced with a more visceral style and darker tone, as the raptors and rexes attack with a predatory ferociousness more reminiscent of Aliens than Godzilla. Highlights include the T-rexes' cliff-top assault on a trailer van, the trails of attacking raptors as they move silently through a field of tall grass, and the safari-style dinosaur round-up by the marauding hunters, led by a grizzled Pete Postlethwaite. --Steve Napletonfrom£15.99 | RRP:
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All three films from the 'Jurassic Park' trilogy. In 'Jurassic Park' (1993) eccentric scientist John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) plans to open a theme park consisting of live dinosaurs, genetically engineered from DNA found in a preserved prehistoric mosquito. Archaeologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) are invited to view the park, along with chaos theory expert Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), only to find themselves being hunted when the dinosaurs break free. In 'The Lost World - Jurassic Park' (1997) the action takes us four years on from the events documented in the previous film, when dinosaurs have bred on the neighbouring site of Isla Sorna. Park founder John Hammond (Attenborough) gets back in touch with Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) and asks him to join his girlfriend Sarah (Julianne Moore), who is already on the island, hoping that together they might be able to explain recent events there. But they are all unaware that a rival expedition is on its way to the island with plans to capture the dinosaurs and take them back to the mainland. 'Jurassic Park 3' (2001) has Dr Alan Grant (Neill) approached by the Kirbys (William H. Macy and Tea Leoni), a wealthy couple who want a guide to escort them on a flight over Isla Sorna. Grant agrees to take the flight; but almost as soon as they are over the island, the Kirbys move the goalposts and attempt a landing. It seems their son got lost on a previous visit and the Kirbys have mounted this expedition in order to get him back; nevertheless, it's not long before a first dinosaur attack disables the plane and the rescue party finds itself stranded and at the mercy of the island's prehistoric inhabitants.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in worldwide box-office history On a remote tropical island an amazing living theme park becomes a game of survival for humans foolhardy enough to set foot on it Meticulously recreated dinosaurs spring to astonishing life as the film&39;s breathtaking special effects and thrilling action sequences keep audiences on the edge of their seats Each chapter of the history-making saga delivers even more action and spectacular visual effects than its predecessor as nature&39;s ultimate killing machines once again rule the earth Almost 20 years after its inception the Jurassic Park Trilogy remains an unmatched cinematic experience Jurassic Park A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology But when an employee tampers with the security system the dinosaurs escape forcing the visitors to fight for their survival Sam Neill Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern star in this thrilling action-packed blockbuster from acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Michael Crichton The Lost World Jurassic Park Four years after Jurassic Park&39;s genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok multimillionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) by revealing that Hammond has been breeding more beasties at a secret location Malcolm his paleontologist ladylove (Julianne Moore) and a wildlife videographer (Vince Vaughn) join an expedition to document the lethal lizards&39; natural behavior in this action-packed thriller Jurassic Park III In need of funds for research Dr Alan Grant (Sam Neill) accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H Macy and Tea Leoni) on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna It isn&39;t long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them Laura Dern Michael Jeter Alessandro Nivola and Trevor Morgan co-star Special Features The Making of Jurassic Park The Making of The Lost World Jurassic Park The Making of Jurassic Park III Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park Early Pre-Production Meetings The World of Jurassic Park The Magic of Industrial Light & Magic Location Scouting Phil Tippett Animatics Raptors In The Kitchen The Jurassic Park Phenomenon A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton Industrial Light & Magic and Jurassic Park Before and After The Visual Effects Industrial Light & Magic and The Lost World Jurassic Park Before & After The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel A Visit to Industrial Light & Magic Hurricane in Kauai Featurette Dinosaur Turntables The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III Montana Finding New Dinosaurs Animatics T-Rex Attack The Special Effects of Jurassic Park III The Sounds of Jurassic Park III The Art of Jurassic Park III Tour of Stan Winston Studio Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team Production Archives Storyboards Models Photographs Design Sketches and Conceptual Drawings Deleted Scenes Theatrical Trailers And MORE! Actors Pete Postlethwaite Julianne Moore Jeff Goldblum Richard Attenborough Sam Neill Bob Peck Laura Dern Tea Leoni Samuel L Jackson Vince Vaughn Arliss Howard William H Macy Alessandro Nivola BD Wong & Wayne Knight Director Steven Spielberg & Joe Johnston Certificate PG Year 1993 ; 1997 ; 2001 Screen Widescreen 1851 Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (71) Additional Languages French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Japanese Subtitles English for the hearing impaired; French; Italian; German; Spanish; Japanese; Cantonese; Danish; Dutch; Finnish; Icelandic; Korean; Norwegian; Portuguese; Swedish; Traditional Mandarin Closed Captions Yes
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