Jurassic Park Ultimate TrilogyDirector: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sam Neill
This three-pack features Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as well as Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park III.
Barnes & Noble - Ed HulsePrehistory's progeny run amok again in Jurassic Park 3, the latest exciting installment in this popular series based on the bestselling Michael Crichton novel. Original leading man Sam Neill, who sat out Part 2 (Jurassic Park: The Lost World), returns as the intrepid paleontologist whose knowledge of Jurassic Park and its raptor residents proves invaluable to a married couple (William H. Macy and Téa Leoni) searching the island in a desperate bid to find their missing son, apparently stranded there following a parasailing mishap. Laura Dern, the first film's leading lady, also reprises her role and figures prominently in this episode's suspenseful climax. Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji), an old hand at effects-laden adventure movies, establishes his characters in a leisurely fashion -- but once the island is reached, the action begins with a bang, after which the pace picks up and never slackens. As in the previous two films, animatronic creatures and computer-generated effects are employed in tandem to create the illusion that the prehistoric creatures are as real as the actors themselves. A rousing romp in the best Saturday-matinee tradition, Jurassic Park 3 supplies a surfeit of thrills and chills. Johnston explains many filmmaking secrets in his commentary for the DVD edition, which also includes a "making of" documentary, a montage of behind-the-scenes footage, photo and storyboard galleries, and alternate theatrical trailers.
Barnes & Noble - Tony NigroWith 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.
- Release Date:
- Universal Studios
- [Wide Screen, Color]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
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Cast & Crew
|Sam Neill||Dr. Alan Grant|
|Laura Dern||Dr. Ellie Sattler|
|Jeff Goldblum||Ian Malcolm|
|Richard Attenborough||John Hammond|
|John D.F. Black||Source Author|
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