This October, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring one of the most popular film series of all time to Blu-ray: the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy, which is available right now for pre-order from Amazon for $55.99. Based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel, director Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park created a world where science brought the dinosaurs back to life, a world further explored in its popular sequels The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.
As previously reported, Universal is also offering the Jurassic Park Trilogy in a special "Limited Edition" Blu-ray gift set, available from Amazon for $83.99; check back later for further information on that version of the trilogy.
Universal presents the Jurassic Park Trilogy remastered for 1080p, with all films shown in their original aspect ratios of 1.85:1 and given DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. In terms of special features, the Blu-ray collection will feature all supplements from the previous DVD editions, including (but not limited to):
The Making of Jurassic Park featurette
The Making of The Lost World: Jurassic Park featurette
The Making of Jurassic Park III featurette
Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park featurette
Early Pre-Production Meetings
The World of Jurassic Park featurette
The Magic of Industrial Light & Magic featurette
Phil Tippett Animatics: Raptors In The Kitchen featurette
The Jurassic Park Phenomenon: A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton featurette
Industrial Light & Magic and Jurassic Park: Before and After The Visual Effects featurette
Industrial Light & Magic and The Lost World: Jurassic Park Before & After featurette
The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel
A Visit to Industrial Light & Magic featurette
Hurricane in Kauai featurette
Dinosaur Turntables featurette
The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III featurette
Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs featurette
Animatics: T-Rex Attack featurette
The Special Effects of Jurassic Park III featurette
The Sounds of Jurassic Park III featurette
The Art of Jurassic Park III featurette
Tour of Stan Winston Studio featurette
Feature Commentary on Jurassic Park III with Special Effects Team
Production Archives: Storyboards, Models, Photographs, Design Sketches, and Conceptual Drawings
Furthermore, the Jurassic Park Trilogy has digital copies of the three films and over two hours of bonus materials newly produced for Blu-ray; the new material takes the form of a six-part retrospective documentary titled Return to Jurassic Park. This documentary - made up of the Dawn of a New Era, Making Pre-history, The Next Step in Evolution, Finding The Lost World, Something Survived, and The Third Adventure behind-the-scenes segments - features never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew of the three films, including Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg.
Exclusive to Blu-ray will be Universal's BD-Live, My Scenes, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, Browse Titles, and Keyboard interactive functionality components.
The Jurassic Park Trilogy streets on October 25th, 2011.
This is great news Jurassic Park finally coming to blu-ray disc later this year. It will be finally nice to see the films in 1080p HD and hear them in loss-less DTS HD Master Audio. I will be buying the trilogy package of course.
@TheNakedGenius This box set from the looks of it, will use the exact same style packaging as the BTTF trilogy, which sparked a lot of outrage against Universal, for making it so difficult to remove the damn discs. I figured it out on day 2, so I'll be good, if I decide to get this, which I am still on the fence about. Those two abortions of sequels aren't worth paying for, IMHO. May just wait until I can get the first as an individual release, or until Target has this box set on sale for $14.99, like they did BTTF Trilogy a few weeks ago.
Well I think everyone's been waiting for at least one of these movies for a very long time, likely since @ 2007 when it was rumoured for a short period of time that JP might be coming to HD DVD thanks to a Toshiba misprint.
I very much look forward to seeing the original on Blu-ray in 1080p with lossless audio, this was one of those rare experiences at the movies back in 1993 that makes your jaw drop, and I believe was the first time I ever experienced dts at the theatre as well.
after godfather, back to the future, alien, star wars in september in september and jurrassic park in october... I feel like a georges clooney; whatelse?... well, many but.. can't wait to watch and hear the entrance in the jurassic park!! can't wait to hear the t-reeeeex!!
Day one, no questions asked. I will be crying tears of happiness and I won't even care that the T-Rex will ruin my surround. I've waited for this release since I got the PS3, my all-time favorite movie. I've been saving up the rewatch for years now, waiting patiently. This autumn is gonna be the best ever, with some fantastic games coming out and now this.
While 2 and 3 aren't strong movies, they got digital dinos in them, and I do get a kick out of them, so I'm willing and happy to get the box set in this case (heck, I just got through watching all three of the original X-Men franchise and I have to say part 3 is a terrific popcorn movie and doesn't deserve the bad press -- in many ways I like it better than the new X-Men reboot).
So we have this and Jaws to finish off Steven's must-haves and if/when they ever release the Indy Jones movies I will, at last, feel like I've gotten all that I have pined for in terms of catalog (oh, yeah, I guess Cameron has a film or two that still needs blu releases. Does it EVER end?)
Looks like the packaging will be similar/identical to BttF (it certainly looks like it has similar box design). Which is both good and bad. I like consistency in packaging. More then likely they won't repeat the same mistake, and this will use the replacement BttF set case. Which isn't nearly as bad.
I personally dont think they will release the movies seperate for a long time. Giving that the first one is so much better than the rest, they want your money for the whole set.
What cracks me up is that people actually care about Box art... Do you just stare at the box for a couple hours, or hang it up in your house? Doesnt it just sit there with your other movies and box sets?
Great news! But do they have to print digital copy on every blu-ray. If it is digital why would you want your case saying it on it. Truly stupid. Stop putting digital copy on our box art and cover art!
AFAIK the Japanese ultrabit DVD was the only release of JP with DTS sound, and I was very unimpressed with it. Specifically the lack of T-Rex bass! Here's hoping a proper bass shake is provided, like it was in the cinemas!
I wonder if the UK will get fancy packaging like the BTTF Trilogy tin. I wish the first movie was available separately, but I can always wait for a good deal on the box set. In fact, Black Friday is a month after its release, so I may not have to wait long.
BTW Universal PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include the teaser for Jurassic Park on there(the one with the mosquito in the amber). I always liked that spot.
why did have to be the trilogy, to me the first one is the only one worth owning, and I want that one in highdefinition extremely bad! Im fine with Lost World, even though only half the movie is good. Now Jurassic Park 3, was a high quality piece of steamy dog shit. I dont want to give a dime to the third movie. Fuck you Universal, I guess ill have to wait till they come out individually
All 3 of the films had DTS here in the states. The first 2 films had a Dolby Digital release and then a seperate DTS release. The third film had both Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES tracks on the same disc.
Damn, another figure LE set. If it was something cool like Blade Runner/Inception briefcase, and Back to the Future LE set from UK, I would pay extra money. But I don't like this huge figures that just take up too much space. Figurines I could buy better ones separately, if I really wanted - I usually don't. What I want is cool designs to house the discs, and have extra feature discs & extras goodies(like Gone with the Wind, Sound of Music, etc.) Guess I will be buying the regular set for this one (Unless there is better LE out there in other countries)
I agree 100%. I like X-Men The Last Stand much more than First Class. First Class was boring and didn't have much real emotion. I didn't connect to any of the characters. I truly don't understand why people think it's so amazing. It's not a bad film just not nearly as good as the original trilogy.
As for The Lost World and III, I enjoyed both. They have some excellent scenes and will be great on screen and the audio should be awesome. The first is the best but the sequels aren't nearly as bad as people think.
It's official! Now, that's what I'm talking about. I only liked Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park 3. I didn't like The Lost World at all, but will eventually purchase this set when it's released. Thanks Steven!
All over this - as far as i'm concerned no blockbuster (with the possible exception of The Dark Knight) has bettered Jurassic Park since. Avatar (which i liked) can go and stand in the corner - THIS is a movie that changes the game forever.
Hells Yeah !!!! Been waiting to her T-rex and Spinosaurus stom through the living room. I'll even put up with Lost World to have this set. I actually enjoyed the 3rd one. Of course JP1 is the classic. My wallet will be crying this fall. Star Wars then straight into JP trilogy.
Sounds good. I'm on board with most people and probably get the 1st one. The others are ok but the first one was the best by far. And best of all it has 7.1 audio whoo whoo...if I only had a receiver that can handle that. Oct. can't get here soon enough,,,except for my anniv. is also in Oct, so it may be an expensive month. BTW, how do I get the smilies to show up on here??
2011 is an awesome year for Blu-rays collectors/lovers!
Now, before selling your DVDs, there are some little things that doesn't (yet) appear on the list and might (or might not) be missing from the BD trilogy:
From the "Jurassic Park" DVD:
- "Foley Artists" Featurette
From the "Lost World" DVD:
Behind The Scenes: Vignettes
- Spinosaurs Attack The Plane (1.49)
- Raptors Attack Udesky (1.00)
- The Lake (1.40)
From the "Beyond Jurassic Park" DVD:
- "Original Featurette on the Making of the Film" (4:51)
- "Universal Mediterrána" (0:48)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park:
- "Original Featurette on the Making of the Film" (13:20)
- "The Compie Dance Number: Thank You Steven Spielberg from ILM" Featurette (1:40)
- "Universal Mediterrána" (0:48)
Jurassic Park III:
- "Jurassic Park: The Ride" Featurette (2:37)
Saw most of #3 on cable a year or so ago: meh. Not sure if I've seen #2, probably did, can't even remember off hand. #1 was pretty cool, even got it on dvd (dts!). Do I really want/need the whole set? Thinking no, unless it ended up being really cheap. What are the odds?
Day one buy for me. This Fall is going to be amazing...Star Wars and Jurassic Park are two of my favorite series so my wallet will be HURTING, but my movie-loving heart will be jumping with joy. That JP limited edition statue looks really wicked, but not sure if I want to spend the money on it (i'm sure its going to be crazy expensive.)
ehhhhhh.....unless this gets really cheap I am going to be waiting for the single release of the first film. It is the only one I really care about. The other two aren't as interesting and became standard action movies.
Boo-Ya .... pre-order for me. Some of my favorite popcorn flicks. I'm ok with original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, but it's a bit flat for BIG movies like Jurassic Park (oh well, director's creative choice). The sound is going to HUGE ... blu-ray trailer says new 7.1 surround mixes. Yes! Give me Indiana Jones and all my franchise favs will be out on blu THIS YEAR ... awesome.
Lincoln6Echo, in JPIII, the dinos from JP2 are not back in the first island (Isla Nublar), Allan Grant & cie. are just back to Isla Nublar, in the territory of the original dinos from the first movie that find a way to survive without vitamins.
I actually can't wait for this set, I loved the first and third ones and my dad has never seen part two and he likes these movies just a little more than I do so I can't wait to get the set and have an all day marathon.
Hopefully Universal won't use the same crappy packaging that was originally used for the Back To The Future Blu-Ray Set, also why is Universal including Digital Copies, what a waste of discs, I don't need the Digital Copies.
Hopefully they won't mess up the DTS Audio for the first film like they did with the original DVD release from 2000.
I really like Jurassic Park, I hate The Lost World Jurassic Park, but I do enjoy Jurassic Park III.
hmmm... ...I guess nobody took a peek at the quality differences between the 'back' of the 'limited edition' set (looks like some highly-detailed concept artwork on the T-rex display) vs the 'front' which looks like a decent child's bathtub toy!
PRICE PRICE PRICE ? i am already broke this holiday season. Preordered 6 video games, Star Wars, Transformers 3, Thor, Pirates 4, Cars 2 and now this and i know there will be more..... BROKE BROKE BROKE !!!
Any idea what the case will look like? I wonder if it's going to be the same as was used for the Back to the future movies. I'd much rather have some sort of slip cover like the Alien box set (though that's FOX) or individual cases, even slim cases.
I could care less if they replicate the early BTTF packaging here, I find it fairly easy to use myself. This Jurassic Park release is certainly a day one purchase for me, but, like most here, I really want the first movie mostly. But, since the franchise is a trilogy, it doesn't bother me to have the others, besides I like the "limited edition" packaging. May have to go for that one.
The first one is just soo good, the other 2 had no chance of meeting those standards. But Ill pick up the trilogy for the hell of it, maybe even the LE. I can't tell though; Is it just a statue, or is it flat on the back and can be used as a book stop?
$56 ??? overpriced. what a shock. i will wait til its a reasonable $40. to much going on then. 6 video games in less than 3 months. Star Wars, Transformers 3, Pirates 4, Thor. I want this bad but not at that price !
"LetoAtreides82 -1 day ago
Ray O. Blu, it's the same object, different lighting makes it look different."
With closer examination, you'll find they're very different from each other.
Plants are of different species, terrain is different color, 'back' T-rex is more highly detailed with more elaborate color scheme, hind legs and feet are vastly different, teeth are better and expression is scarier on 'back' version also.
I read way too many Highlights magazines as a child to not notice the visual discrepancies present between each version.
Blue_Baron, given that they're talking about there being 3 digital copy discs as well, i'm guessing that's probably how they'll be packaged, which is sad. I wish that Universal would take a page from 20th Century Fox's book (literally) and package these bad boys like they packaged the Alien series.
Agreed. Looks like the back is just concept art. I know that a lot of folks don't nitpick/care about packaging, but it seems like they skimped on the actual T-rex set & the disc art in the end to cut production costs. Kind of a let-down.
I have seen the first one hundreds of times. Can quote the entire movie without even watching it. I own the DTS DVD. The picture better be flawless... I am talking near a 4k restoration... And do not tamper with the flawless. CGI.
All of this could have happened years ago, if Universal didn't get entangled in that stupid HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray war. The only consolation we have is that now studios are making efforts to remaster what was previously poorly done for release.
On a side note, JP III was the first DVD ever with a correct Dolby EX flag. It's a pity that apparently no 7.1 tracks will be released with the Blu-Rays.
I've bought the laserdiscs and DVDs, but I guess I've outgrown this movie so I'll pass. The special fx are great for its time but now they are a cheap commodity. And the movie isn't that great if you take out the fx.
@dvd phreak: These is no movie if you take out the fx. Still, I think Laura Dern's expression when she looks up from the palm frond in her hand ("this shouldn't be here") and sees her first dinosaur is one the best pieces of revelatory acting in movie history. She really and convincingly sells it.