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Added on: 13/12/2001 07:31
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Jurassic Park III: Collector`s Edition (Widescreen) (US)

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This Time It`s Not Just A Walk In The Park
Certificate: PG-13
Running Time: 93 mins
Retail Price: $26.98
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Adventure runs wild when renowned palentologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neil) agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (Tea Leoni) on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen`s former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures. But when they`re terrifyingly stranded, Dr. Grant discovers that his hosts are not what they seem, and the island`s native inhabitants are smarter, faster, fiercer and more brutal than he ever imagined in this heart-stomping thriller.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
The Making Of Jurassic Park III
Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team
The New Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III
Tour of Stan Winston Studio
A Visit To ILM: Witness 20 Different Stages in an Exclusive, Rare Step-by-Step Look at the Computer Graphics Created by ILM
Dinosaur Turntables: A Spectacular Three-Dimensional Look at the 12 Dinosaurs Created for the Film
Storyboards to Final Feature Comparison
The Jurassic Park III Archives
Theatrical Trailers
Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs: A special visit to paleontologist Jack Horner`s dinosaur dig with never-before-seen footage

DVD-ROM Features:
Jurassic Park III Dino Defender
Danger Zone! Game Demos

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
DTS 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Joe Johnston

Written By:

Laura Dern
Bruce A. Young
Michael Jeter
Trevor Morgan
Alessandro Nivola
Téa Leoni
William H. Macy
Sam Neill

Casting By:
Nancy Foy

Soundtrack By:
John Williams
Don Davis

Director of Photography:
Shelly Johnson

Robert Dalva

Costume Designer:
Betsy Cox

Production Designer:
Ed Verreaux

David Womark
Cheryl A. Tkach
Kathleen Kennedy
Larry J. Franco

Executive Producer:
Steven Spielberg

Universal Pictures

Your Opinions and Comments

8 / 10
Enough is enough. After watching this movie, I can honestly say that I never ever want to see another Dinosaurs movie.
This movie is embarrassingly predictable with no characters development at all and all the charm that was attributed to the first movie in the series is long gone.
The video transfer is excellent. There are no compression signs at all and the colors are very well contrasted. Obviously, the CG is awesome, but then again, we`ve seen it already and yeah, once you`ve seen a dinosaur, you`ve seen them all.
The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are excellent as well. The surrounds are used frequently and - mind you - make a lot of noise. The LFE channel makes sure the entire house rocks.
The menus are animated with sound.
The extras are extremely extensive (and this is not a 2-disk set) and include a commentary, extensive behind the scenes featurettes, explanation about the CG, several storyboards, some production notes, a pictures gallery and some very nice DVD-ROM features (galleries, games and more).
Bottom line - a good disk yet a weak and predictable movie. Up to you.
posted by Zvi Josef on 13/12/2001 10:39
7 / 10
Wafer thin on the plot side of things...still good fun though.
Better than Lost World anyway.
Good Extras, superb transfer, DD and DTS nice to see.
posted by groovedoctor on 14/12/2001 18:56
8 / 10
when it came out in cinemas,i didn`t think much of it,for one it was to short(93mins!)and the ending was a bit naff,but i soon
came to realise that it was not such a bad film after all,as for the extras i thought there was some good ones like the tour through ilm and there was was some rubbish ones.
posted by verhoeven on 14/12/2001 19:44
7 / 10
While it does not compare to the legendary original "Jurassic Park" or share any real link to either of it`s predecessors Jurassic Park 3 is an exciting summer thrill ride that`s non stop fun for the duration. Although the ending could use some work and there is basically no character development Joe Johnston is successful at creating what he aimed to do and that is a fun summer film.

Universal`s DVD offers excellent audio/video quality with some interesting supplemental features in a disc that truly earns it`s Collectors Edition moniker. Whether you pick it up solely to finish off your collection or because you liked the film, there is no doubt in my mind that Jurassic Park 3 is a good purchase.
posted by Aslan on 10/6/2002 02:48
9 / 10

Jurassic Park 3 is an enjoyable summer pop-corn movie that is a great thrill ride. Though it doesn`t measure up to Steven
Spielbergs Original, it`s great to see Sam Neill back in the lead with great support from the ever brilliant William H. Macy
and Tea Leoni (Mrs Duchovny to me and you). It`s a shame that Mr Spielberg himself didn`t direct this and it`s a little too short 93 Minutes.


A great DTS track enhances the action


The picture is crystal clear and top notch


There`s a good commentary, and there is plenty of behind the scenes documenatries and special effects information. A good selection from Universal.
posted by the_film_king on 7/8/2003 19:08