• Universal to release The Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy On Blu-ray & DVD 10/25/2011

    From Universal's press release:

    One of the Most Thrilling & Groundbreaking Motion-Picture Trilogies of All Time Roars onto Blu-ray™ with Breathtaking New High-Definition Picture & Perfect Sound


    All Three Epic Adventures from Filmmaker Steven Spielberg Plus More Than Two Hours of All-New Bonus Features.

    Available on Blu-ray™ For the First Time Ever On October 25, 2011.

    “You won’t believe your eyes!”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

    “A triumph of special effects artistry!”—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

    Universal City, California, June 27, 2011 – The wait is finally over to experience one of the most anticipated motion-picture trilogies of all time like never before when Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III debut as a trilogy set on Blu-ray™ October 25, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s award-winning cinematic franchise, based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton, generated nearly $2 billion combined at the worldwide box office and featured groundbreaking visual effects that changed the art of movie-making forever. Now, all three epic films have been digitally restored and remastered in flawless high definition for the ultimate viewing experience. Additionally, the films’ visceral sound effects and the unforgettable music from legendary composer John Williams can now be heard in pristine 7.1 surround sound. Arriving in stores just in time for holiday gift giving, this collectible three-movie set also features hours of bonus features, including an all-new, six-part documentary and digital copies of all three films that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere.
    The Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy is also available on DVD, as well as in a spectacular Limited Edition Blu-ray Trilogy Gift Set which includes a custom T-rex dinosaur statue.

    “From the moment T-Rex first towered over worldwide movie audiences, the Jurassic Park Trilogy has electrified fans with its heart-pounding action and awe-inspiring technological innovations,” says Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “With this newly remastered and digitally restored edition, we continue the franchise’s legacy by delivering to home viewers spectacular picture and sound that keeps the films as fresh and visceral now as they were when audiences first experienced them.”

    The Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy features an all-star cast including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mozzello, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, William H. Macy and Tea Leoni. In addition to the talented cast of actors, the Trilogy features stars of a different magnitude—from the huge Tyrannosaurus rex to the vicious Velociraptor, the Jurassic Park films showcase an extraordinary level of realism and technical innovation brought to life by a talented design team which include: Stan Winston, Live Action Dinosaurs; ILM's Dennis Muren, Full Motion Dinosaurs; Phil Tippett, Dinosaur Supervisor; Michael Lantieri, Special Dinosaur Effects and Special Visual Effects by Industrial Light & Magic.


    “Return to Jurassic Park” – this six-part documentary features all-new interviews with the many of the cast members from all three films, the filmmakers and Steven Spielberg.
    o Dawn of a New Era
    o Making Pre-history
    o The Next Step in Evolution
    o Finding The Lost World
    o Something Survived
    o The Third Adventure


    ·BD-LIVE™ - Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch exclusive content, the latest trailers, and more!
    ·MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
    ·pocket BLU™: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
    o ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    o VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    o MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    o BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    o KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.

    The following bonus features also appear on the both the Blu-ray™ and DVD:

    -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!


    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’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’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'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' 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'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.


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    Street Date: October 25, 2011
    Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    Selection Number:
    Layers: BD-50
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen, 1.85:1
    Rating: PG-13
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French 2.0, English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
    Run Time: Jurassic Park – 2 hours, 7 minutes
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park – 2 hours, 9 minutes
    Jurassic Park III – 1 hour, 33 minutes
    Street Date: October 25, 2011
    Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 61114696
    Layers: Dual
    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
    Rating: PG-13
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
    Sound: English, French & Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    Run Time: Jurassic Park – 2 hours, 7 minutes
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park – 2 hours, 9 minutes
    Jurassic Park III – 1 hour, 33 minutes

    Jurassic Park:
    Directed By: Steven Spielberg
    Produced By: Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen
    Screenplay By: Michael Crichton and David Koepp
    Based on the Novel By: Michael Crichton
    Director of Photography: Dean Cundey
    Production Designer: Rick Carter
    Film Edited By: Michael Kahn, ACE
    Music By: John Williams
    Live Action Dinosaurs: Stan Winston
    Full Motion Dinosaurs By: Dennis Muren, ASC
    Special Dinosaur Effects: Michael Lantieri
    Dinosaur Supervisor: Phil Tippett
    Special Visual Effects: Industrial Light & Magic
    Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, B.D. Wong, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park:
    Directed By: Steven Spielberg
    Produced By: Gerald R. Molen and Colin Wilson
    Screenplay By: David Koepp
    Based on the Novel “The Lost World” By: Michael Crichton
    Executive Producer: Kathleen Kennedy
    Director of Photography: Janusz Kaminski, ASC
    Production Designer: Rick Carter
    Film Editor: Michael Kahn, ACE
    Music By: John Williams
    Live Action Dinosaurs: Stan Winston
    Full Motion Dinosaurs By: Dennis Muren, ASC
    Special Dinosaur Effects: Michael Lantieri
    Special Visual Effects: Industrial Light & Magic
    Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard

    Jurassic Park III:
    Directed By: Joe Johnston
    Produced By: Kathleen Kennedy, Larry Franco
    Written By: Peter Buchman and Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
    Based on Characters Created By: Michael Crichton
    Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg
    Director of Photography: Shelly Johnson, ASC
    Production Designer: Ed Verreaux
    Editor: Robert Dalva
    New Music By: Don Davis
    Original Themes By: John Williams
    Live Action Dinosaurs: Stan Winston Studio
    Animation and Special Visual Effects By: Industrial Light & Magic
    Cast: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Tea Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Michael Jeter

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    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Nolando's Avatar
      Nolando -
    1. Mike T's Avatar
      Mike T -
      On the otherhand, I love these films as they're like contemporary Harryhausen films (only with bigger budgets, better locations and actors). Sure hope the US edition is All Region, as the last time the set got released in Oz on DVD we ended up with the PAL masters used in the UK. The films were complete, but amongst the extras we lost a deleted scene or two and some material from the featurettes -- not due to anything here, but because Universal UK supplied BBFC-approved materials on their end. Shoddy...
    1. Paul Casey's Avatar
      Paul Casey -
      I think they're pretty fun, too. I mean, who doesn't fuckin' love dinosaurs? The statue's pretty lame, though.
    1. Mike T's Avatar
      Mike T -
      Yeah, the figurine's a bit naff -- but I'm sure the geeks will be pullin' for that one (if you get my drift).
    1. Nolando's Avatar
      Nolando -
      These films should be fun but they're not - they're the opposite of fun.
    1. Mark Tolch's Avatar
      Mark Tolch -
      I'm with Nolando on this one. I revisited the first film because they gave me the SE DVD for a buck when i bought the remaster of RAW POWER (no, they're not related), and found it very boring. I hated the second one. The third one is the best out of the series, I think, mainly because of William H. Macy, and a pile of dino-poop with a sat-phone in it.

      Shat phone.
    1. Paul Casey's Avatar
      Paul Casey -
      Yeah, the third one's all about dino madness, and that's pretty great. The scene in the "bird cage" is pretty awesome.
      More movies should have dinosaurs kicking the shit out of each other.