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I love the bit where the accountant/lawyer sitting on the toilet gets eaten. I can't say what the sound effect is but it must be perfect because it is so well integrated that it doesn't stand out at all in anyway as being wrong.
so - that's my favorite bit
Yep...the initial scene with the Brachiosaurus thump and the T-Rex attack are awesome as mentioned by many...but the sound effects and mix from the Raptor attacks near the end of the movie still amaze me...
I hate to be cliche, but in all honesty it has to be the T-Rex introduction scene.
From the beginning, the silence of nothing but the rain drops, then to the deep bass of the foot stomps to the swishing of the water in the cups. The sounds of the fence and wires being bent and torn, then the massive ROAR!!! The attack on the SUV with the flares burning, to the subtle growls of the T-Rex. Finally as he demolishes the car and pushes over the precipice and into the tree and the final ROAR!! Nothing but reference quality audio on all fronts ;-) A+
Perhaps the scene I'm most looking forward to is the scene in the first Jurassic Park where we are introduced to the T-Rex for the first time. When the kids are in the Explorer and the T-Rex lets out that first big roar.. gives me chills every time.
The scene when Dr. Sattler re-initializes the power grid and the raptor jumps out from behind the wiring. She panics and runs through the door and backs up into the wall where Ray's dismembered arm falls on her. She is relieved momentarily, and then realizes the situation and backs into the raptor again.
I would have to say the begging with the raptor in the first movie. This is because you are not expecting anything and it turns very scary with the screaming and the guns and all. The sound effects help and grab you from the beginning.
I think that the best use of sound occurs in the valley where they first encounter the Brontosauruses, the music score low in the background, the sound of the wind, the walking dinosaurs, the sound of the grass being eaten, that was a special moment.
first movie when they see the brachiosaurus for the first time and it stands on its hind legs to get the leaves from the top then slams down, love it.
honorable mention for the lulz when the trex starts attacking the bottom of the car and and bites the tire.
still not sure if its another car part hitting the ground or a funny sound made by pooping a tire with trex teeth but im looking forward to watching and finding out in HD and hearing it in 7.1 DTSHDMA
the t-rex roaring after he throws the car off the edge and roars at the end of the movie when he saves the day and the opening titles plus when i was 13 i saw the movie 20 times before it was released to vhs its the movie that got me into movie and the love for it. BIG FAN of steven spielberg. there will be no one like him but there will be followers that will make movie like him (jj abrams-super 8).
The Dilophosaurus's first appearance with Dennis Nedry.... the jumping back and forth behind the tree making that squeeking, whistling, birdlike noise. I cant wait to hear this in high def because my dog makes the same noise lol!!
I have the first ever feature film of any home video format bestowed with DTS Digital Surround Sound - Jurrasic Park in LaserDisc! And I can still remember playing it for the first time on the first ever AV Receiver with DTS Surround processing - the Sherwood Newcastle R-945 back in January 1998. I went on to collect the sequel (ie, The Lost World) also on LaserDisc. Of course, I proudly own the Jurrasic Park Trilogy on DVD.
In my opinion, in sheer visceral surround sound excitement, nothing beats the first Jurrasic Park Chapter 11 - The Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The scene where the T Rex first escapes from it's enclosure (courtesy of a power cut) is particularly good. The eeieness created by the throbbing base sounds as (at first ubseen by the audience) twist the metal fences, accompanied by the boom boom of the creature's stomp to freedom, still sends a shiver down my spine (and I'm a supposedly "grown-up" adult of 51).
Can't wait to experience the whole anew via my 7:2 system (ok, so I might need to lose one of the subwoofers). A long overdue remastering of one of the greatest movie franchises of all time.
My favourite Audio scene is actually rather low key, comparatively. When Alan Grant insists on going to see the Velociraptors, and everybody follows to watch them be fed. The sounds of the crane whirring, the subsequent feasting, and the rattling clinks of the tattered harness coming back up are all magnificently done. And yet my favourite part still, is when Grant engages in conversation with Muldoon, to discuss how dangerous the raptors are as hunters and predators, and simultaneously John Hammond begins telling Ellie how safe the park is, to comfort fears of his precious creations. This scene is not only a marvelous character moment, and an Altman-esque display of group direction, but a perfect example of why DTS is an essential part of any studio release, and any decent home theatre system. Here is to further advances in audio technology, and enjoyment of cinema going forward! RAWR!