Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

DVD - 2012
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This epic film is sheer movie-making magic that was 65 million years in the making. Jurassic Park takes you to an amazing theme park on a remote island where dinosaurs once again roam the earth and five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2012]
Call Number: DVD F JURA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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MT60
Nov 15, 2020

Exciting entertainment. For fictional movies I have no problem accepting far-fetched premises, however I am puzzled by the total disappearance of other characters (numerous lab people, other park employees) once the grandchildren arrived. Not with dino-DNA yet, but in 2020, with gene-splicing, etc., let us be warned.

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blue_panda_4979
Aug 18, 2020

Good!

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mJJLnk7
Jul 02, 2020

Nope. DNA doesn't preserve in amber for millions of years. Not even in fossilized misquito bllo. Still, an absolute classic, cautionary tale of the dangers of animal GMOs. Will endure as long as cinema itself.

Not just one of Spielburg's best films, but perhaps one of the best blockbusters ever. The dinosaurs still hold up after nearly 30 years, even if the rest of the island's technology is starting to look a little dated.

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fj9gna8NNLL
Aug 12, 2019

I saw the movie. I read the book. I don't know which I did first. I loved both! Nevertheless, this was a rare occasion, when the visuals of the movie greatly enhanced my imagination while reading the words in the book. Also, the movie did not ruin the original story, which so often happens, when books are made into movies.

As for some complaints about the story-line and its logic -- it's a FANTASY! Don't let your reason and logic try to pick it apart. Live the fantasy, or don't bother watching it! The scenes work and fit very well, as a thought-provoking fantasy. It's spectacularly produced and riveting, beautiful, visual entertainment!

This original movie is the best of them. I didn't care for any of the sequels. The original is on our "time-to-watch-it-again" list of all-time favorites.

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fpc1968
Jun 10, 2019

One of my all-time favourite movies. I've lost track how of how many times I've seen it. Just as good as the book, but different. Perfect blend of wonder, humour, science, and tension.

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ellisonlambo
Jun 09, 2019

A guy figures out a way to create DINOS! He creates a park then invites a doctor to check it out. a guy aspires to spirit off samples, things go badly!

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coreAgogo
Dec 13, 2018

The premise sounds ridiculous- a business tycoon teams up with geneticists to bring dinosaurs back to life- but in the hands of director Steven Spielberg, with Michael Crichton adapting his own novel for the screenplay, and a cast as good as this one, Jurassic Park is not silly camp. It's a great flick. The pacing is what truly saves the day. The movie holds back on showing the dinosaurs, most of them made using practical effects, rather than the CGI nightmares that have plagued recent sequels and reboots, until the stakes are at their highest. A greedy computer programmer, Sam Neill and Laura Dern's cerebral paleontologists, and Jeff Goldblum's iconic "life finds a way speech" in the middle of a discussion about ethics and scientific discovery do not slow down this movie, whose crowning achievement is having a terrifying and very real looking original king of the jungle make mince meat of a '93 Ford Explorer. Grab some popcorn and 'hold on to your butts.'

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leelee28
Nov 29, 2018

This movie is a classic! It was jammed pack with suspense and action from start to finish. The movie differ from the book quite a bit, but it was just as enjoyable to see the dinosaurs come to life on the big screen. Both the young and the old will enjoy this film.

JCLS_Andrew Oct 11, 2018

Going straight from print to film with the involvement of the author on the screenplay, Jurassic Park is not quite the direct book adaptation you might expect, but, when all is done I think it improves the story and definitely the pacing for a movie format. What makes it even better is that there are subtle easter eggs to be found in the film if you've read the book. Everything aspect of the film from acting, cinematography, story, and special effects work together to make a modern classic that has launched a number of follow-ups that have never hit the same heights. The premise is a simple one of survival and greed leading to disaster, and it doesn't need to be anything else.

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blue_panda_4979
Aug 18, 2020

Life finds a way.

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leelee28
Nov 29, 2018

Mr. Arnold: Hold on to your butt.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.

Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.

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Franku
Jul 21, 2015

We Have A T.Rex

droctogonopus123 Jul 10, 2013

thats one big pile of $h1t

droctogonopus123 Jul 10, 2013

Clever Girl....

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uzebdrumz
Jun 20, 2013

John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!

Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.

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kathryn3520
Apr 13, 2013

Dr. Ian Malcolm: See, here I'm now sitting by myself, uh, er, talking to myself. That's, that's chaos therory.

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kathryn3520
Apr 13, 2013

Must go faster!

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kathryn3520
Apr 13, 2013

Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs, God creates Man, Man destroys God, Man creates dinosaurs
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat Men, Woman inherit the earth

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blue_panda_4979
Aug 18, 2020

Frightening or Intense Scenes: action peril.

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blue_panda_4979
Aug 18, 2020

Violence: blood, smashing cars, dinosaurs.

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blue_panda_4979
Aug 18, 2020

Coarse Language: some language.

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Franku
Jul 21, 2015

Other: Innacurate Dinosaurs

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

Violence: theres violence but erdosygyorgy is exagerating

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erdosygyorgy
Apr 08, 2011

Violence: a LOT of violence. and a LOT of death. VERY bloody

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droctogonopus123 Jul 10, 2013

John Hammond, a rich man, hires a company ( Ingen ) and makes a dinosaur theme park. His team Extracts Blood from a mosquito inside a piece of amber and uses that dinosaurs' blood that contains many dinosaur DNA and makes many dinosaurs. Then one day, a worker for Ingen ( Dennis Nedry ) makes a deal with a man named Lewis Dodson who says they can both be rich if Nedry steals some frozen dinosaur embryos. So Nedry shuts down the whole park and takes the embryos. While he trys, he soon gets eaten by a dinosaur ( dilophosaurus ) and soon all of the dinosaurs in jurassic park are roaming free.

nataliepetagaythomas Aug 15, 2012

a rich man invents a theme park with dinosaurs of prehistoric dna... but all goes wrong when the dinosaurs break loose.

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