DVD Review: Jurassic Park 3D

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The 3D effects had me nearly jumping out of my seat.  Some say Hollywood is converting too many old films to 3D.  But, “Jurassic Park” was the perfect choice.  There’s nothing more fun than sharing a seat with a snapping dinosaur.

I can’t imagine anyone not having seen this 1993 sci-fi thriller by Steven Spielberg.  Even if you dislike this type of movie, you probably surfed by it a few times on television and maybe watched a scene or two.  I happen to love this type of movie and can even remember where I was when I saw it for the first time.  It’s an event movie.

The 3D effects are excellent.  There’s plenty of enhanced depth perception.  And, the raptor and T-Rex sequences are stunning in 3D. There’s one scene in particular where a raptor tries to snap at Laura Dern’s butt, after she climbs into a ventilation system at the theme park’s visitors center.

“Jurassic Park” was first released on June 11, 1993.  And, it has held up over the years, a true classic.  It ranks as the 20th highest-grossing film in North America.  It’s about $85 million short of hitting the one-billion dollar mark.  I doubt if this latest theatrical release will bring that much money.  But, there will be plenty of folks willing to visit “Jurassic Park” just one more time for some really cool 3D enhanced effects.  Grade: A-

By the way, JP4 is being shot in 3D and is set for release on June 13, 2014.

Blu-ray notes:  Well, the film is even better on 3D Blu-ray.  The 3D effects seem more pronounced than at the theater.  The brim of Bob Peck’s hat came right out of my television (seemingly).  Of course, the day scenes were better than the night scenes.  At night, some of the 3D effects were harder to spot and enjoy.  But, overall, JP3D was a first rate home theater experience.  Highly recommended.

Fast Facts:

Street Date: April 23, 2013

Format: 3D Blu-ray

Runtime: 127 minutes

Rated: PG-13

Released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Jurassic Park 3D