Jurassic Park

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Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant Sam Neill and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond Richard Attenborough to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic ...
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Overview

Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant Sam Neill and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond Richard Attenborough to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm Jeff Goldblum, who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond's two grandchildren Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello, they are sent on a tour through Hammond's new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee Wayne Knight sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Grant then has to bring Hammond's grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic man-eating beasts.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
With roaringly realistic digital dinosaurs courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic, summer blockbuster master Steven Spielberg tops even himself with Jurassic Park; not since Jaws have audiences loved terror so much. Michael Crichton's script, adapted from his own novel, follows the team of two doctors Sam Neill and Laura Dern and a mathematician Jeff Goldblum on a tour through the experimental dinosaur theme park of eccentric Dr. John Hammond Sir Richard Attenborough. The tour, needless to say, goes horribly wrong, as the wondrous cloned dinosaurs run amok and turn what should have been a delightful field trip into a battle for survival. Despite the movie's impressive human talent pool, the real stars are the frighteningly lifelike digital dinos. Whether naughty or nice, they are the film's most memorable characters. Considering that Jurassic Park is one of the most technically impressive releases in the history of film, it is only appropriate that the DVD release and its follow-ups The Lost World and Jurassic Park III would leave equally enormous footprints. Fans will love the laundry list of high-class DVD extras: "The Making of Jurassic Park" documentary, rare behind-the-scenes footage of preproduction meetings, animatics by Oscar-winning special effects creator Phil Tippett, production photographs, a dinosaur encyclopedia, storyboards, production notes, cast and filmmaker bios, and theatrical trailers for all three movies.
All Movie Guide
One of the most influential special effects movies of the early 1990s, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park helped show the world that the future of cinema was inside a computer. With digital dinosaurs courtesy of George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic, the film helped redefine the summer blockbuster for a new generation. Though Jurassic Park makes few pretensions to suspense, trotting out its computerized animals as early as possible, the technical magic is impressive enough to overshadow the plot's shortcomings. Most of the ethical questions that made the Michael Crichton bestseller an interesting read are voiced by Jeff Goldblum's character. Spielberg left post-production on Jurassic Park to begin work on his Best Picture winner, the Holocaust drama Schindler's List. A mediocre sequel, The Lost World, arrived four years later, also directed by Spielberg.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2012
  • UPC: 025192126444
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged / Slip Sleeve
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:07:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,616

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Neill Alan Grant
Laura Dern Dr. Ellie Sattler
Jeff Goldblum Ian Malcolm
Richard Attenborough John Hammond
Bob Peck Robert Muldoon
Martin Ferrero Donald Gennaro
B.D. Wong Henry Wu
Samuel L. Jackson Arnold
Wayne Knight Dennis Nedry
Joseph Mazzello Tim
Ariana Richards Lex
Richard Kiley Voice Only
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Jerry Molen Harding
Miguel Sandoval Rostagno
Cameron Thor Dodgson
Christopher John Fields 1st Volunteer
Whitby Hertford Volunteer Boy
Dean Cundey Mate
Jophery Brown Worker in Raptor Pen
Greg Burson Voice Only
Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director, Producer
John Bell Production Designer
John Berger Set Decoration/Design
Jackie Carr Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Rick Carter Production Designer
Michael Crichton Screenwriter
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Don Elliott Special Effects
Gary Epper Stunts
Donna Evans Stunts
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Michael Hirshenson Casting
Norman Howell Stunts
Gary Hymes Stunts
Jane Jenkins Casting
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
David Koepp Screenwriter
John T. Kretchmer Asst. Director
Michael Lantieri Special Effects
Malia Scotch Marmo Screenwriter
Masako Masuda Set Decoration/Design
Gerald R. Molen Producer
Jerry Molen Producer
Sue Moore Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis Muren Special Effects
Michele Panelli-Venetis Asst. Director
Lauren Polizzi Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Pat Romano Stunts
R.A. Rondell Stunts
Christina Smith Makeup
Brian Smrz Stunts
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Jim Teegarden Art Director
Monty Westmore Makeup
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Colin Wilson Associate Producer
Stan Winston Special Effects
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jurassic Park
1. Monster in a Box [5:19]
2. The Diggers [4:54]
3. Hammond's Invitation [5:02]
4. The Chaotician [4:15]
5. Welcome to Jurassic Park! [4:13]
6. Mr. DNA [7:53]
7. Lunch Time [6:18]
8. The Target Audience [2:27]
9. Start the Tour! [14:26]
10. Shutdown! [:34]
11. The Tyrannosaurus Rex [6:14]
12. Nedry & the Nice Dinosaur [9:00]
13. Racing With the Rex [9:16]
14. Galloping Gallimimus [14:02]
15. The Perimeter Fence [5:41]
16. Predator in the Powerhouse [3:57]
17. Chaos in the Kitchen [4:13]
18. Hanging Out to Die [6:48]
19. The Dream Left Behind [3:18]
20. End Titles [1:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Jurassic Park
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      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Spoken Languages: Español 5.1
      Spoken Languages: Français 5.1
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Español
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  • Posted April 24, 2013

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    So worth the hefty admission price!

    In today's day in age, seeing a film in 3-D isn't anything new. But where that might be super cool, this is also a time where studios are quick to give movies the 3-D treatment in post production rather unnecessarily. The unfortunate product of this greed-driven agenda is an often sloppy, subpar and rather uncomfortable viewing experience. Where in many cases, 3-D is used as a distraction technique, here it only serves to enhance the film's magical qualities. StereoD took their time (over a year) with the conversion process and it really shows. Steven Spielberg is one of those painstakingly careful directors that has a mind and an eye for depth, detail and vision which only helped the film in this case. Jurassic Park strikes a careful balance between the CG effects and 3-D without coming across as being too much to handle. It breathes new life into the lush, exotic sets and adds a whole new level of thrills to the action that's culminating on screen. I really appreciated Spielberg's selectiveness on which scenes to present in 3-D---the initial dino reveal, the T-Rex escape, the Jeep chase, the Gallimimus herd, and raptor kitchen scene (among others)---they were all appropriately chosen and the new depth of field really added to the sense of wonder, awe and danger we as an audience felt. In addition, we're privy to an added level of detail that we've never seen before. From the scales on the dinosaurs to the patterns and textures in the scenery, it's enough to make the already impressive CGI seem even more real. Jurassic Park was already at the top of its film-making game when it combined digital effects and animatronics. It's a happy surprise to see that 3-D didn't detract from the from the movie at all, in fact, the effect was just the opposite---it enhanced it. The added layers intensified my viewing experience to the max and allowed me to feel the same sense of imagination and wonder as the first time I saw it on the big screen. THIS is what the technology was created for!

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    20 years later after seeing this when I was a child, and the din

    20 years later after seeing this when I was a child, and the dinosaurs STILL look more real than the ones I've seen in movies that came out 10 years ago (King Kong for example). I agree with Nadina85, the 3-D only enhanced the special effects and made the film better. The only movie worth seeing in 3-D because it was used correctly besides Avatar, in my opinion.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    good movie

    great actors dinosaurs are so cool. see the movie buy all of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dinosaurs on the loose!

    This movie is awesome! the action is great, the suspence is chilling, the special effects are cool, and the dinosaurs are freakin' awesome! It's pretty funny too! If you love dinosaurs, action, humor and thrills, then this movie is just for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The One That Started It All

    There would be no great special effects films if Jurassic Park had not set the stage. It also brought to the forefront the new conflict between the old primal way vs. technological advances and how it can be catastrophic. I would say on retrospection it was one of the first real Hollywood films to explore that theme. After all, nature will find away. Not always in nice ways, either. Velociraptors will go after kids and decapitate people while T-Rex's are running loose. I love it when the the velociraptors meet T-Rex and the battle ensues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Movie Is Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Director Steven Spielberg presents a triumph of imagination, suspense, science and cinematic magic that has quickly become the most successful film in worldwide box-office history. On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the attraction to the public, he invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park-- and help calm anxious investors. However, their visit is anything but tranquil as the park's security system breaks down, the prehistoric creatures break out, and the excitement bulids to surprsisng results. I think this movie is outstanding because it has a lot of action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really cool!

    This movie is really cool! I love the action! It is one of my favorites! I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dino Mite

    Never have I ever watched a movie full of so much adventure as Jurassic Park. To top it off , it had humans interacting with dinosaurs. The movie is about how scientists try to bring dinosaurs back to life using DNA from ancient specimens of dinosaur tissue . Hammond has created a dinosaur “theme park” and shows it off to a group of people. While he shows off his park one of the guest's kids steal something and allows all the dinosaurs to escape. E veryone is scared to death of being eaten by the dinosaurs and go on a life threatening journey to seek safety. This movie could possibly be the best movie ever created. This movie is so life - like that I even jumped out of my chair a few times, and the dinosaurs look so real it is almost as if you can reach out and touch them, as if they never went extinct. One of the best parts of the movie in my opinion is when the guy is using the outside bathroom and the dinosaur, I think it was the T-Rex, comes and tears the walls up and you see him sitting on the toilet . The dinosaur grabs him up by his teeth and eats him up whole. I also really like how the kids were so intelligent in finding their way to safety. This is one movie where I can truly say that no matter how many times I watch it, I still will be hanging off of my seat in awe and silence as I watch the dinosaurs try to take over, and the humans try to stay alive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    A classic movie, directed by one of the best in Steven Spielberg and with music written by the same man who did the music for classics like Jaws, Star Wars,and Indiana Jones, this movie is great with one of the best directors, great acting, and excellent music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An amazing film!

    Jurassic Park is surely a great classic. The film is the film out of all 3 films. Steven Spielberg does it again by directing a film with eye-poping visual effects and great acting. The Lost World is nothing to the orginal Jurassic Park film. Jurassic Park III does little to compare to this film. Sam Neill does an excellent job of acting and so does the other actors and actresses. This film is a hard to film but be warned, some of the events get gruesome, especialy the scenes involving the T-Rex. But still, the dinosaurs are amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Five stars isn't enough!

    I loved it(is that original or what?)! Michael Crichton's my favorite author, Steven Spielberg's my favorite directer, Jeff Goldblum is one of my favorite stars, and John Williams sountrack is superb. All in all this is my favorite movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best movie ever !!!

    A rich man called John Hammond has ind all seckret made a park. The park is a little outside the coast of Puerto Ricos. And here he has created dinosaurs whit the help of dino D.N.A. Before he's opening the park for the puplic, he invites to dinosaurs experts and his to grandchildren and before the park opens they gonna see the park first. But under the tour the dinosaurs brakes out of the fendses and begins ther hunt for the easy pray Humans. And remember on this movie you can see Laura Dern at her best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2001

    This movie rocks!

    This movie has action, suspence, thrill and romance all in one. a must see movie for all movie goers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE GREAT MOVIE

    People say that Gone With the Wind is the best movie ever made. I fell asleep during it. My favorite movie of all time is Steven Speilberg's 1993 adaption of Michael Crichton's novel, JURASSIC PARK. I think this is the best movie ever made. Speilberg's graphics are so well made that the dinosaurs are alive and you feel the actors interacting with the dinosaurs. The story is about some scientists that go off to a dinosaur theme park. Then something goes wrong and the dinosaurs get on the loose. The largest threat is the tyrannosaurus, who trashes everything she sees. Then comes in the raptors in which they try to kill anything they see, which in turn leads to a mad dash through the visitor center to get away from them in the climax. Speilberg uses the mastery that he used in JAWS and in DUEL to create this sci-fi thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Sam Neil and Laura Dern know what they are doing with the dinosaurs and apply their knolwedge to help them survive. While raptors and rexes hunt them down, you see through the characters eyes what is going on. The only weakness in this movie is that every once and a while the characters seem two dimensional, but that doesn't affect the movie. John Williams gives one of his better score and Stan Winston brings the dinosaurs to life. With Speilberg's storytelling you never know what to expect. Get this movie if you don't already have it.

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