The Jurassic Park: Adventure Pack includes the three blockbuster films, the first two of which were directed by Steven Spielberg, and the last of which was directed by Joe Johnston. The films are loosely based upon characters and events from the novels, Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Though each film surpasses its predecessor in the evolution of computer-generated visual effects, the screenplays become progressively worse. There have been many critics who have said that they wished this series would spend more time on developing three-dimensional characters, rather than spending so much time and money on creating three-dimensional dinosaurs. Even though these films vary in artistic and technical quality, this set is a worthwhile addition to a collector's film library due in part to the amazing array of bonus materials.
Jurassic Park - 1993 Jurassic Park is an impressive step forward in the history of filmmaking, and despite its flaws (most of which can be attributed to the screenplay), the film has become an American classic. When Alan Grant, a paleontologist and Ellie Sattler, a paleobotanist are invited to spend the weekend on a remote tropical island where they will preview an amusement park, they have no idea what wonders and horrors lie in store. The park's owner, John Hammond, has created a zoological preserve for dinosaurs. Unsurprisingly, the dinosaurs escape from their confines and begin attacking and eating people.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a somewhat disappointing follow-up to the first Jurassic Park film, but the fact that the screenplay was poorly written didn't affect the film's overall Box Office success. Ian Malcolm leads an expedition to the remote island of Isla Sorna, which is the neighboring island to Isla Nublar, where John Hammond's park was created. Malcolm's goal is to rescue his girlfriend and aid conservationists who want to protect the island and its ancient inhabitants, but soon they find themselves in mortal danger.
Jurassic Park III - 2001 Jurassic Park III is easily the weakest film in the Jurassic Park series; this is due to the illogical plot and the shallow (almost non-existent) characterization. Joe Johnston, who was eager to helm a film in the series, directed this third film. However since the film's dismissal by critics and fans, he has declined an offer to direct the fourth Jurassic Park film. Alan Grant is deceived into helping a divorced couple rescue their son from Isla Sorna, where the boy was stranded after a glider accident. When fearsome prehistoric beasts attack their search party, Grant must help them to survive.
Collectively the three films feature an impressive cast including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, B.D. Wong, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Vince Vaughn, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, and Michael Jeter.
Disc 1 contains the original Jurassic Park film, along with these bonus materials: "The Making of Jurassic Park" documentary, early pre-production meetings, animatics sequence, storyboards, dinosaur encyclopedia, production notes, cast and filmmakers' bios, and theatrical trailers for all three Jurassic Park films.
Disc 2 contains the sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, along with these bonus materials: "Making The Lost World" documentary, two deleted scenes, illustrations and conceptual drawings, storyboards, "The World of Jurassic Park", "The Magic of ILM", dinosaur encyclopedia, production notes and photographs, cast and filmmakers' bios, and theatrical trailers.
Disc 3 contains the sequel Jurassic Park III, along with these bonus materials: "The Making of Jurassic Park III" documentary, audio commentary with the special effects team, "The New Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III" featurette, "Tour of Stan Winston Studios" featurette, "A Visit to ILM" (3 featurettes), dinosaur turntables, "Behind-the-Scenes" (3 featurettes), "Final Feature Comparison" multi-angle featurette, Jurassic Park III archives, theatrical trailers, "Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs" featurette, production notes, cast and filmmakers' bios, and more.
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