The Jurassic Park Collection comprises of Steven Spielberg's first two Jurassic Park films, which are loosely adapted from the novels by Michael Crichton. Both films were revolutionary in their use of CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery), though they received a mix response by film critics. Their deviations from the books, their reliance on action rather than character, and their overly commercial nature turned some viewers off.
Jurassic Park- 1993 In Jurassic Park, we watch in amazement as dinosaurs are brought to life on screen and for the first time we believe in their portrayal. The story tells the tale of a group of scientists (a paleontologist, a paleobotanist, and a chaotician) who are invited to a remote island so that they can endorse a theme park that features live dinosaurs as its main attractions. Naturally the dinosaurs break loose and cause havoc. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Bob Peck, Samuel L. Jackson, and Wayne Knight.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - 1997 In The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the silly humans once again decide to open another park but first they have to catch the dinosaurs. Ian Malcolm, the chaotician of the first film, leads an expedition to save his girlfriend who's documenting the dinosaurs in their natural environment. But when greedy capitalists attempt to capture the dinosaurs for a new park, he and the other members of his expedition must stop them. Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Richard Attenborough, Pete Postlethwaite, and Arliss Howard.
The first film is certainly a classic adventure film but the sequel was sloppily written and directed. Still this set is a must-have for fans of Spielberg and for fans of science fiction/adventure films.
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.
What did you think of this review?
Fun to Read
What's your opinion on The Jurassic Park Collection?