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Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III)

Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III)

Dinosaurs are brought back to life through DNA remnants and released on an island theme park; competing research teams discover a second island of dinJurassic Park
Steven Spielberg’s 1993 mega-hit rivals Jaws as the most intense and frightening film he’d ever made prior to Schindler’s List, but it was also among his weakest stories. Based on Michael Crichton’s novel about an island amusement park populated by cloned dinosaurs, the film works best as a thrill ride with none of the interesting human dynamics of Spielberg’s Jaws. That lapse proves unfortunate, but there’s no shortage of raw terror as a rampaging T-rex and nasty raptors try to make fast food out of the cast. The effects are still astonishing (despite the fact that the computer-generated technology has since been improved upon) and at times primeval, such as the sight of a herd of whatever-they-are scampering through a valley. –Tom Keogh The Lost World – Jurassic Park
In the low tradition of knockoff horror flicks

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  1. Simon

    October 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Review by Simon for Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III)
    This gift set collects the three Jurassic Park movies for a very low price. It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and enjoyed these films, and they hold up reasonably well. The first is the best, as it uses the initial awe and wonder to draw you into the story. The second trades awe for darkness and suspense, and works well despite the annoying environmental overtones. The third strips away all pretensions of plot from the second film and gives viewers an action-packed spectacle. All three films are entertaining in their own right, and the appearance of respectable actors helps give credibility the later films might otherwise lack.

    These discs are actually reprints of the discs released in 2001, which may still be on store shelves. The menus, video/audio, bonus features are exactly the same. Whats missing is the 4th disc of bonus features that came with the 2001 box set. It wasn’t anything super-special, but Universal really could’ve added it here and chose not to. Also annoying is the cover flaps of the gift set box, which hang open with nothing to keep them secured. Otherwise the box is very nicely designed.

    Even without the 4th disc, this is a solid set. Those who have the films will find nothing new here, but anyone who doesn’t will find a lot of fun and value.

  2. David B. Harrington

    October 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Review by David B. Harrington for Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III)
    “Jurassic Park” is one of the top 10 movies of all time on any sane list. Steven Spielberg took filmmaking to a completely different level with this masterpiece. In compilation with the outstanding work of Stan Winston, and the wonderful music of John Williams, you can’t take your eyes off of the screen. Although Jurassic Park II and III aren’t up to par of the first film, they provide good, edge-of-your-seat entertainment that will keep you watching them again and again. It is good to see all three of these films put together in such a nice package. My opinion as a DVD collector is that this is worth the upgrade.

  3. Terry A. Lane

    October 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Review by Terry A. Lane for Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III)
    We liked all three of the movies although the second one wasn’t as interesting once the t-rex was brought to the U.S. It seems to be more edge-of-your-seat when the heroes are stranded on the dinosaur’s home turf and at a disadvantage. I would rate the first movie as the best, with the third being next best and The Lost World coming in third. We already have all three on dvd but I liked the packaging on this release as it takes up less shelf space and keeps all three movies together, making them easier to locate. With three kids running loose that’s a big plus! Unlike some multi-disk packages the container on this one is sturdy and protects the movies, and looks pretty cool, too. The disks themselves look great with dinosaur scenes in color on each, unlike the older red, black, and white versions. Also, I discovered that the third movie can be heard in DTS 5.1 as well as Dolby 5.1 just like the first dvd release for those of you with a DTS decoder. So, to sum it all up, I agree with the first reviewer of this Adventure Pack: You can’t beat it for the price!

  4. Matt

    October 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Review by Matt for Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III)
    There have been a few other boxed sets that were a bit “glitzier”, with more bells and whistles. This Adventure Pack is simply designed and includes only the 3 discs in a tri-fold cardboard case within a hard cardboard box. You get the 3 Collector’s Edition discs that were released individually over the years. The box itself is cool, although the front flaps hang open, with nothing to keep them closed – kind of annoying, but not a big deal. The discs are well-protected.

    All 3 Jurassic Park movies for under $20.00 is quite amazing.

  5. K. Fontenot

    October 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Review by K. Fontenot for Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III)
    Yeah, I know the title of this review is corny, but you have to admit that this is a pretty nice boxed set. It contains all three films from the “Jurassic Park” film series. The first film stands alone as one of the most impressive and progressive films of its time. It featured the best special effects of its time and each film builds on these effects. Let’s break each film down:

    “Jurassic Park” Five stars

    Perhaps the greatest dinosaur film ever made, “Jurassic Park” features brilliant special effects, wonderful acting and a great plotline filled with suspense and horror. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough heading up a small cast of characters including Samuel L. Jackson, this film is sure to be a winner in anyone’s collection. Briefly, this is the tale of a man who hopes to cash in on genetically bred dinosaurs by creating a sort of theme park that allows the average man to get an up-close-and-personal look at T-Rex, stegosaurus, and those wicked velociraptors. Of course, when a small group arrives to approve the park, things go awry. Highly recommended flick worthy of multiple views.

    “The Lost World” Three Stars

    The weakest flick in the series. Jeff Goldblum reprises his role from the original flick as he goes to a second island where the dinos from the original film were allowed to grow before being shipped to the park. He’s there to help a small group study the dinosaurs in an environment untouched by man. Then a gang of hunters come along in a last ditch effort to save the pocketbooks of the JP stockholders and bring a T-Rex back to San Diego, CA to cash in. Unfortunately, this film was weighed down by eco-terrorism and way too many characters. Though the cast was very good, there just wasn’t enough to work with here. Not worthy of many viewings, but it’s nice to have in the set.

    “Jurassic Park III” Four stars

    The best sequel and it saves the saga from the forgettable “Lost World.” This film brings back Sam Neill’s character who gets conned into going back to the islands and ends up having to save the son of a wealthy and on-the-outs couple(played wittingly by William H. Macy and Tea Leoni). It has a brief but wonderful cameo by Laura Dern and takes a potshot at the purple dino, Barney. This film is the most wide open of the bunch as it ditches the suspense of the original and the morality tale of “Lost World” and goes straight for the action. It’s a wonderful popcorn flick that works well for what it is. Definitely worthy of multiple viewings and definitely worth owning.

    As a whole, this set is really wonderful to own. You get all three films for less than the price of two of them if you purchased each separately. The packaging is pretty cool since it resembles the opening gates that are so famous from the first film. There are plenty of extras for folks into that kind of stuff and two out of three of these films is worth watching more than once. The original flick is timeless, “JPIII” is a rollercoaster ride, and “The Lost World” is nice to have if you’re a completionist. Get this set today if you can’t get enough of the dino-action and dino-horror that is the “Jurassic Park Adventure Pack.”

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