The Jurassic Park series is awe inspiring and deeply flawed; a game changer for effects, but story-wise mostly pedestrian. Steven Spielberg directed the first two films with an eye toward some of the most awe inspiring set pieces put to film, with stars like Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum stuck in the midst of dino-mayhem. For the third picture Joe Johnston took over and stripped the series down to its bare essentials. In terms of great dinosaur action these films deliver and are fun to revisit, even if there are scenes in all three that bog them down. Our review of the Jurassic Park Blu-ray trilogy follows after the jump.
The number one item on your Christmas wish list this year has been announced. Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is finally being released on glorious Blu-ray. The film will be packaged with the two sequels (let’s just pretend they don’t exist for now) but hey, it’s Jurassic Park on Blu-ray. The films have been restored and remastered in high definition, and those kick-ass sound effects have been upped to 7.1 surround sound. Additionally, the set contains new and exclusive special features including a six-part documentary entitled “Return to Jurassic Park,” with all-new interviews from castmembers, filmmakers and Spielberg himself.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer for the Blu-ray, as well as the full press release detailing all the features included on the set (Warning: Trailer causes longing and loss of patience). The Jurassic Park Trilogy on Blu-ray will hit stores on October 25th.