Steven Spielberg’s epic Jurassic Park gets the 3-D treatment April 5, 2013.
While the post-converted garbage is just a way to pull in some extra cash, it could also tell the studio we want more dino action.
Sam Neill and Laura Dern star in the 1993 adaptation that begins during a preview tour of a new theme park, which suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Thus far the film has grossed $914,691,118 worldwide, could the re-release push it over a billion? Who cares…I just want more movies, toys and JP t-shirts. READ MORE
Today’s news flow is out of control slow so I’m going to drop a bomb of videos on your guys that will ease the pain of a Friday afternoon leading into the Halloween weekend (even though Halloween is mid-week this year, which sucks ass).
Let’s see, what do we have here… Ok, let’s start with my personal favorite of the bunch, a video courtesy of Stan Winston School that takes us behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg’s 1994 classic Jurassic Park. In the below video you’ll learn how the “puppet” Raptors operated… with a human inside. Yup! “Stan Winston Studio created multiple raptors for Jurassic Park, including full-size cable-controlled puppets, half-puppets, insert legs and men-in-suits,” says the video. “This exclusive “Making of” video, narrated by raptor suit performer, 25-year SWS supervisor & co-founder of Legacy Effects, John Rosengrant, walks you through the evolution of Jurassic Park’s raptor suits, from first foam fabricated “garbage bag test” to the finished suits that you see in the final film.” AMAZING.
Next up is a behind-the-scenes video from the 1997 Alien: Resurrection where studioADI shares a never-before-seen look at the “Alien Newborn Death”. “Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted practical effects for the scene in which the Newborn is sucked through a small hole in a window into space,” they explain. “He wanted the head to be the final image, first stripped of skin and then the skull shattering as it disappeared into space. That was a whole lotta’ Newborn to make disappear. Here are the first tests that, despite the shaky wall mock-up, had us moving in the right direction. A network of wires attached to a pre-scored skin went first, followed by a pre-scored and delicate skull rigged with an even more complex spiderweb of wires to shatter and pull pieces through the hole. And then… what better way to end this video by spilling our guts…”
Zombies are no match for the love of pets! Watch Pets vs. Zombies and have a Happy Howloween from Petco! Follow that with Housemates of Horror, a Fox Home Entertainment spoof where a bunch of horror icons share a living space. Screen Junkies, who usually knocks it out of the park, shared this ho-hum video entitled Halloween with Mike Myers as Michael Myers (it was only a matter of time until someone made this).
Lastly, we round out the madness with a rash of sweet Halloween-themed commercials. READ MORE
On October 9 Steven Spielberg’s classic E.T. arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever. To build press for the day, producer Kathleen Kennedy talked to various outlets about the new release. Collider snuck in a question about the long gestated Jurassic Park IV.
So, what is the status of the fourth Jurassic Park?
“Writing, writing, writing,” emphasizes Kennedy. “It’s really hard to keep these things going when there’s an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there constantly saying, ‘Okay. We have to answer the question, ‘Why do another one?” If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s tough. We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn’t going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We’ve got to start with a script and the story.”
When asked what is the conversation with the studio is like, Kennedy explained: “They’re just like, “When?” They don’t care about the agony we’re going through.”
I think the real question that should have been asked is: Jurassic Park IV or Jurassic Park 3D? The entire franchise has pulled in $1.9 billion worldwide thus far. READ MORE
I love playing the “what if?” game, especially when it comes to major films and incredibly powerful filmmakers. This one is the size of a dinosaur.
Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is one of my all time favorite films. It never even crossed my mind that someone else may have ended up adapting the Michael Crichton novel. But what if James Cameron, known for his darker fare such as The Terminator and Aliens, ended up directing?
The filmmaker with the world’s two highest-grossing films under his belt revealed to HuffPost UK that he had always wanted to make the film Jurassic Park, but was beaten to it by Jaws director Steven Spielberg.
“I tried to buy the book rights and he beat me to it by a few hours,” Cameron revealed at the recently-opened “Titanic Museum” in Belfast, where the ship he brought to the big screen was designed and crafted back at the beginning of last century.
“But when I saw the film, I realized that I was not the right person to make the film, he was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids, and mine would have been aliens with dinosaurs, and that wouldn’t have been fair.
“Dinosaurs are for 8-year-olds. We can all enjoy it, too, but kids get dinosaurs and they should not have been excluded for that. His sensibility was right for that film, I’d have gone further, nastier, much nastier.”
Spielberg’s 1993 film, which stars Sam Neill and Laura Dern, is nearly $1 billion worldwide. Universal is post-converting the film for 3-D release on April 5, 2013 – that should tip the iceberg and set the stage for the already announced 3-D remake. READ MORE
While Universal Pictures has been trying all summer to generate new franchises, the studio is getting moving with the fourth installment of its biggest one, Jurassic Park. Deadline reports that Universal is setting Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver to write the script for the fourth film, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. As previously reported, Spielberg won’t direct this one.
Silver and Haffa penned the incredible Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fox’s Planet of the Apes sequel that was beloved by fans and critics alike. Their “think outside of the box” mentality is what Hollywood is thriving on, and they are perfect to inject Jurassic Park with new life.
The first three films, which started with the Spielberg-directed 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park based on the bestselling novel by Michael Crichton, have grossed over $1.9 billion worldwide collectively. Universal is rereleasing the original film in post-converted 3D on July 19, 2013.
A remake is one thing, but continually ripping off consumers is another. Who is allowing all of these horrible 3-D transfers to make it into theaters? It’s absolutely disgusting.
Universal today announced plans to re-release Steven Spielberg’s life-changing (to a 13-year-old at least) Jurassic Park in theaters July 19, 2013.
To celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, Universal will rip-off fans and present a new 3-D transfer that features, you guessed it, FAKE 3-D! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you CANNOT convert a 2-D image into a 3-dimensional one. It defies science. It defies logic. It’s just NOT POSSIBLE. If you enjoy pop-up books, go ahead and plop down $15, I’ll save it for a Blu-ray of my liking.
Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, the Spielberg-directed adaptation (of a Michael Crichton novel) opened in theaters June 11, 1993 and went on to gross $357 million domestic and nearly $1 billion worldwide. READ MORE
In the days before I could track every film’s progress on the internet, only two movies stand out in my memory as having built a real sense of anticipation in my youth. Not just the awareness that the the film would be in theaters, but a yearning that stretched out over months and months (the kind that, healthily or not, many of us are now able to sustain year-round with dozens and dozens of films).
The two movies, in my memory at least, that stand out in that regard are T2: Judgement Day and Jurassic Park. When Jurassic Park came out on June 11th 1993, it already felt like a watershed moment. Sure, a lot of that had to do with print and television handling the hyping duties that are now left largely to the online world – but I still trusted that I was getting something special. The sense that there was some alchemy that had happened on Spielberg’s film that allowed for the truly magical had been imprinted on me. Unlike today where you often have to dial out hype completely to gain an enjoyable perspective on a film, I did not leave that theater disappointed. At all. The hype led me into the theater, but the film supported it.
A few weeks back I was able to speak with three of the principal members of the creative team that brought the wonderful creatures of Jurassic Park (back to) life. Dennis Muren of ILM (Star Wars, T2, Super 8), Phil Tippett (Robocop, Starship Troopers) and John Rosengrant of Legacy Effects (a veteran of Stan Winston Studios, Rosengrant worked alongside Winston on the Jurassic Park films and many others). In anticipation of the October 25th Blu-ray release of the Jurassic Park Trilogy, the three sat together to discuss how they worked together to create the effects for the iconic film.
As a bonus – I also sat down with Ariana Richards, who portrayed young computer hacker Lex Murphy in the first film (and briefly in the second), to get a sense of what it was like to be a child onset amidst the chaos of the shoot.
Check out the interviews after the jump!
The idea of studios re-releasing major franchise films isn’t a new one, and while it comes off as a grab for another fistful of cash, it’s still awesome for the fans who weren’t lucky enough to see them upon initial release. While we were sitting in theaters experiencing both Ghost Busters and Jurassic Park, plenty of parents were popping out babies, all of which are now of the right age to experience both films for the first time.
According to Empire, Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park is headed back into UK cinemas on September 23. Hopefully a US release soon follows in conjunction with the new Blu-ray set. Check out a trailer below.
Also, Digital Spy is reporting that Ghostbusters will return to cinemas next month as well. The ’80s spirit-hunting classic is to open in cinemas worldwide this Halloween as an all-new digitally-restored release. The fact they use the wording “cinemas” eludes to also another UK release. Lucky bastards! Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver starred in the sci-fi comedy, which was directed by Ivan Reitman. Ghostbusters grossed $290 million on its original theatrical release in 1984 and spawned a sequel in 1989.
Those who grew up in the ’70s identify with Star Wars, while the ’80s kids remember growing up on Terminator 2 and Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park. Even today the CGI in Jurassic Park is superior to many films that hit theaters…
For those of you who collect or just want a new one sheet for your wall, Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is pleased to announce their new licensed poster series for Jurassic Park. The first breathtaking poster features imagery from the iconic final shot of a triumphant Tyrannosaurus Rex from artist Aaron Horkey.
The wait is finally over to experience one of the most anticipated motion-picture trilogies of all time like never before when Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III debut as a trilogy set on Blu-ray October 25, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s award-winning cinematic franchise, based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton, generated nearly $2 billion combined at the worldwide box office and featured groundbreaking visual effects that changed the art of movie-making forever. Now, all three epic films have been digitally restored and remastered in flawless high definition for the ultimate viewing experience. Additionally, the films’ visceral sound effects and the unforgettable music from legendary composer John Williams can now be heard in pristine 7.1 surround sound.
Arriving in stores just in time for holiday gift giving, this collectible three-movie set also features hours of bonus features, including an all-new, six-part documentary and digital copies of all three films that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere. The Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy is also available on DVD, as well as in a spectacular Limited Edition Blu-ray Trilogy Gift Set which includes a custom T-rex dinosaur statue.
One of my favorite movies of all time is Jurassic Park. Seriously, how fun of a movie is that? It’s got adventure, horror, action, comedy, drama and, above all, mother eff-ing dinosaurs! I remember sitting in theaters on opening night, so awed and amazed that I couldn’t even eat the popcorn I had sitting in my lap. Talk about a movie going experience. My Hanukkah gift that year was Jurassic Park on VHS and you better believe I made my parents regret that decision. I honestly think I watched it once a day for about three weeks. Anyways, below is the main theme of Jurassic Park, slowed down apparently 1000%. Listening to it, I’m already feeling the urge to pop in the movie and remember what it’s like to be a child again.
Update: Universal reps are denying the reports. Nothing like kick-starting the week off with a completely unconfirmed rumor, one that I’m sure will be squashed by the time I wake up. At least I can have one night filled with wonderful dreams of dinosaurs rocking military weapons and stomping on people’s heads. AICN pointed to blog site BehindtheThrills (which is now down from all of the traffic) that was hosting images of Universal Studios production board that listed Jurassic Park IV on stages 7, 10, 12 & 14. So this means a hilarious prankster either changed the board, or something “big” is going down at Universal. Is Joe Johnston working on building stages as he completes Captain America? Are they filming a teaser trailer? What the heck is going on? All I know is I want another trip to “Jurassic Park”…in 3-D.
Even though “JURASSIC PARK” will be returning in January for more dino VS man action, the series will be going on a short hiatus after the fifth issue which drops today from IDW. However, if you go ahead and make the jump you can take a peek at a 5 page preview as well as another variant cover. Read on for the skinny!
1993 was a year in which Grunge was at its height and Nu-Metal hadn’t yet appeared. Some classic films released that year include Leprechaun, Cronos, Army of Darkness, Fire In The Sky, and, while not horror but still badass, Jurassic Park. Also that year were great music releases from Wu-Tang Clan (Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers), Depeche Mode (Songs Of Faith And Devotion), Candlebox (Candlebox), Sepultura (Chaos A.D.), amongst others. Overall, it was one hell of a year in terms of entertainment.
Let’s be honest with each other; for all intents and purposes, Tool should probably not be as huge as they are. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tool and have been listening to their music since ‘Undertow’ came out. Growing up, the video for ‘Sober’ terrified me and gave me countless nightmares. However, their style, their album release pattern, their visuals, all combines to form a musical entity that should not be popular. And yet, something about Tool has people consistently begging for more and craving each album to enter yet another musical journey. Admittedly, I’m one of those people. Having seen Tool six times in concert, I can completely attest to the power of their music not only as an aural experience, but when coupled with their visuals, as a powerful, almost meditative force.
The dinos of “JURASSIC PARK” are back thanks to publisher IDW Publishing as they continue their first arc with the property titled “REDEMPTION”. The series which is now into its third issue continues today, but just in case you aren’t able to pick it up tonight at your local shop we have you covered (somewhat) with a 5 page preview. Read on for the skinny!