Jurassic Park IIIDirector: Joe Johnston
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The digital transfer of Jurassic Park III is as precise as you would expect from a major studio like Universal for a franchise film that, going into it, knew it was going to break the 200-million-dollar mark no matter what the critics said. The film is a big budget B-movie -- and a lot more interesting than Lost World: Jurassic Park II -- and the disc has top-line charms of its own. It was a great idea to provide wall-to-wall commentary during the feature film by the members of the special effects crew; it's interesting to hear them wonder aloud if a particular effect is CG or robotic. A documentary about "real" dinosaurs with paleontologist Jack Horner is enlightening, but is there anything new that can be done with making-of segments? The one here is the standard self-promotional fluff: "A Guided Tour of the Stan Winston Studio" is brief, but it shows how the creatures were made; "A Visit to ILM" showing the behind-the-scenes computer work will be of particular interest to computer geeks; and the "Dinosaur Turntable" segment showing the computer models for the special effects is interesting, to a point. Among the best of the extras is "The New Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III," which details the theories behind the terrifying new creatures. A very cool storyboard segment matches on the same screen the pre-production drawings with the actual footage, showing how the film is meticulously storyboarded.
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- Universal Studios
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital]
Cast & Crew
|Sam Neill||Dr. Alan Grant|
|William H. Macy||Paul Kirby|
|Téa Leoni||Amanda Kirby|
|Alessandro Nivola||Billy Brennan|
|Trevor Morgan||Eric Kirby|
|Laura Dern||Ellie Sattler|
|Bruce A. Young||Nash|
|Mark Harelik||Ben Hildebrand|
|Julio Oscar Mechoso||Enrique Cardoso|
|Christopher Boyes||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Thomas D. Causey||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Betsy Cox||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Don Davis||Score Composer|
|Larry J. Franco||Producer|
|Michael Lantieri||Special Effects|
|Doug Meerdink||Art Director|
|Artist Robinson||Asst. Director|
|Steven Spielberg||Executive Producer|
|Gary Summers||Sound/Sound Designer|
|David Womark||Associate Producer|
|Michael Crichton||Source Author|
1. Parasail Into Peril [4:11]
2. The Dinosaur Man [8:32]
3. The Kirbys' Offer [4:42]
4. Unhappy Landings [2:29]
5. The Spinosaurus [6:30]
6. Duel of the Dinosaurs [:38]
7. The Lost Boys [:10]
8. He's Alive... [:19]
9. The Nest [5:01]
10. Raptors [3:35]
11. Grant's Rescuer [3:58]
12. Family Reunion [4:20]
13. The Best Intentions [8:34]
14. The Birdcage [3:41]
15. Billy's Gamble [2:07]
16. A Call for Help [4:04]
17. A Father's Courage [3:04]
18. Call of the Raptor [:05]
19. Going Home [5:34]
20. End Titles [3:08]
The Making of Jurassic Park III
Feature Commentary With Special Effects Team
The New Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III
Tour of Stan Winston Studio
A Visit to ILM
T-Rex vs. Spinosaurus
Pteranodon Air Attack
Raptors: Returning the Eggs
Pteranodon (Baby & Adult)
Spinosaurus Attacks the Plane
Raptors Attack Udesky
Storyboards to Final Feature Comparison
The Boat Attack
Jurassic Park III Archives
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III
Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs
Cast and Filmmakers
Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant
William H. Macy as Paul Kirby
Téa Leoni as Amanda Kirby
Alessandro Nivola as Billy Brennan
Trevor Morgan as Eric Kirby
Michael Jeter as Udesky
John Diehl as Cooper
Bruce A. Young as Nash
Laura Dern as Ellie Sadler
Executive Producer Steven Spielberg
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy
Produced by Larry Franco
Directed by Joe Johnston
Jurassic Park III Special Offers
Universal Studios Theme Parks
ScanCommand: Jurassic Park III Preview Movie
Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spoken Languages: English 5.1 DTS Digital Surround
Spoken Languages: Français 5.1 Dolby Digital
Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
Captions and Subtitles: None
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I am a big Jurassic Park fan who was very disapointed in The Lost World. I have read the two books and neither of the first two movies were as good. This movie was not based on a book, so I had no preconceptions. This movie was the best of the three in my opinion, and I would recommend it.
OH-MY-GOSH! Like the other two Jurassic Parks, we were definetely on the edge of our seats for this one! There is no doubt about it. They've done it again! I can't wait for Jurassic Park IV!!!!!!!!!!
I believe that this movie surpasses The Lost World and comes close to beating its original movie, Jurassic Park. Excellent Plot & Graphics. Edge of the seat action. Great buy and family gift!!!
I think that it was the best movie of the year. It is about some people named Paul& Amanda Kirby who want to go to Isla Sorna. So they try to get Dr. Alan Grant as their guide. First he says no but then his partner Billy finally makes him go. All Mr&Mrs. Kirby said to Dr. Alan Grant ( I say that he is the star of the show.)that they were just going to fly over. But when they go to Isla Sorna they land. Find out what happens.Oh, and I think even though I am 11, I think most Moms and Dads would want their kids to go when they are 13. Well, I hope you will love it.
This was a fantastic movie! Very suspenful, freaky movie! Great for parties, and Holiday Gifts!
This is the greatest movie I have ever seen. This movie is a 10/10 the original Jurassic Park was a 9.9/10 this is an awsome movie I LOVE JP3!!!!!
Jurassic Park has been redeemed after the horrible 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park disapointed viewers. This film is the best second only to the original film. The cast though is just as good as the one in the first Jurassic Park. Joe Johnson was a good choice to replace to Steven Spielberg as director. The special effects are much better than the ones in the first 2 films but the original had a much better story line. But still the Spinosaurs was a another great choice to replace a returning character. It replaces the T-Rex. The best part of the film is dinosaur fight between the Spinosaurs and the T-Rex. This film though is gruesomer than the first two and viewers must take caution before seeing it. But it is still one of the best thirll ride sequels to hit the silver screen.
Better than the second, and in some respects,better than the first...Non stop action, with no rest for the weary.
There was absolutely no good things that where redeemable about this film since it came from one of the greatest duos of films ever made. Spinosaurus was the only thing I found minorally attractive. Death to T-Rex! I wish they would killed all of the people, except the kid and Sam Neill. That way, we would have been saved two and a half hours of our lives.
Ok, JPI was and still is a classic, the stupid JPII majorly bombed, and temporarily blew up the dino-filled franchise, but JPIII revives the movie with a bang! The action, the new dinos, and the return of my favorite, Sam Neill, as Dr. Grant. If your looking for some fun, and a good time, watch this movie!
I thought it was a great movie. Definately better than the first two. This one is a requirement for any action movie collection. A must buy.
When Erik Kirby goes missing on Isla Sorna (InGen's Site B), his parents, Paul and Amanda, hire Dr. Alan Grant under the pretense of a "tour" in order to find him. The plane crashes and Alan finds himself back in the same situation he's been trying so hard to forget: being trapped in Jurassic Park. Sam Neill as Alan Grant is one of my favorite performances ever. There's such an air of seriousness and intensity that Sam brings to the role every time. He can be funny, sure, but his character presentation commands a respect from his fellow actors that you don't see that often in film. William H. Macy, another favorite of mine, plays Paul Kirby, the bumbling yet-trying-to-be-cool dad. Terrific. He was serious, clumsy, just fantastic. Every film Macy's in has never let me down and this movie delivers a wonderful Macy performance. There's something about the pacing of his line delivery that gets to me, too. It's a guy who's insecure but tries his best to put a confident spin on things no matter what. The dinosaurs, as always, look real. They're huge, they're scary, they're loud. The only problem with these Jurassic sequels is the dinosaurs aren't new and terrifying anymore. They were in the first movie, not so much now. However, there are a few dino attacks in Jurassic Park 3 that weren't in the others, making the viewing of this film worthwhile. Michael Jeter (The Green Mile), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), John Diehl (Pearl Harbor) and Téa Leoni (A League of Their Own) also star. Language warning: Cursing and blasphemy A.P. Fuchs Canister X
pretty good movie, much better than 'The Lost World, Jurassic Park'. still the same annoying misconceptions, but still good
This was a great movie. Would watch it again and again.
This movie was alright, I guess. It was very disappointing though. They are just trying to squeeze money out of the franchise. The first two movies are classics, and they are revolutionary for special effects. The music was good and the acting was wonderful. They were great movies. And the books were even better. But this movie has no book to pale in comparison to. Where did they get the plot? It is completely out of sync with the rest of the franchise. It is just plain terrible compared to the others. The acting was alright, Sam Neill was oddly oblivious to the fact that the movie had turned into a one of those dreaded horror films without a distinguishable plot. He did, as always, a wonderful job. And as for the special effects. The first movie's effects were beautiful. The dinosaurs were amazingly rendered. The second only got better in this division. But the third movie's effects were worse. The dinosaurs went from nearly realistic too cheesy clay models, or that is what it seemed like. They just took elements that worked in the other two movies, which are much the superior of this film, and changed it a little bit so that way they wouldn't just be remaking the first one. I suppose it, in its own right, was decent. But I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who liked the first two. It will ruin the other two for you.
This movie bombed compared to the first and even the second. Sure, the bigger dinosaur idea sounded cool in theory, but it just came off like a hoax to get you to enjoy the rest of the crappy movie. Whoever said the plot stunk was right on the money. Ok, so we send a bunch of people over to the island to rescue one kid while sacrificing many lives to do so. Dumb. Second, yah, some of the graphics weren't too shabby, but some of them looked much worse and the poop gag just took away from anything good in the movie. What ever happened to the dark atmosphere once things went downhill? It's not here, too much crappy humor and not enough atmosphere. Come on Steven, direct a better sequel to redeem this movie, please! Oh, P.S. Most of the actors sucked. Sorry.