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Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection
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Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection

The dinosaurs are back and in 4K to thrill new and old fans of the movie series.

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Time just keeps on flying, as it’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the original Jurassic Park took over the box office and wowed viewers with its amazing special effects that brought plenty of chills and thrills. Of course it would go on to other sequels with the latest coming this summer that’s sure to be an instant hit. Not only did Universal collect these awesome films in one package, but they also have been given an amazing 4K upgrade on top of that in the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection. Fans old and new will enjoy this set as it’s like watching them again for the first time.

The four films that have been released so far, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World are all included in this set just in time to watch before the latest entry, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom makes its way to theaters on June 22. For those who haven’t heard of or seen this series, I’ll give a brief summary by saying that some scientists have taken dinosaur DNA and managed to bring some of them back for an amusement park called (yup, you guessed it!) Jurassic Park. Of course like anything involving giant creatures, things go wrong and the dinos get loose which makes for all kinds of misadventures for the cast of each movie.

As soon as I started watching, I could see and hear the difference of the films being in 4K as the visuals and audio have been really enhanced. Universal actually went back and scanned the original camera negatives in 4K and added in some incredible High Dynamic Range color correction (otherwise known as HDR), as the details and colors just pop off the screen, especially in the jungle-like areas of the park. If this wasn’t enough, there’s also new and old special features that will keep you busy, such as all of the original extras from the films when they were released on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s also “Return to Jurassic Park” that’s a six-part documentary that has interviews with the cast members from the first three films, Steven Spielberg and some of the crew. That’s just the beginning as I can be here all day listing all of the behind the scenes extras, deleted scenes, the making of the amazing special effects, and more.

If you’ve never seen these films (shame on you if you haven’t) or are a new or old fan of them, then picking up the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection is a must. The movies have never looked or sounded better, there’s literally a ton of special features and more that will have you checking your rear view mirror for dinosaurs every few minutes.

About the Author: Chris Mitchell