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Add Jurassic Park to the list of classic movies getting the 3D conversion treatment followed by a Blu-ray re-release. After a one-week IMAX engagement, the proto-Dino flick will come to 3D Blu-Ray on April 26, 2013. One of the top complaints about 3D is the lack of content on Blu-Ray. Jurassic Park seems like the perfect film for a 3D makeover, joining Titanic, I-Robot and the forthcoming Top Gun 3D conversion. It's a bit of a shame the CGI was not upgraded, but it is hoped the 3D version will result in a superior remaster of this classic monster movie.
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While news that the flick is back on the big screen is exciting, we can't help but think there's a few missed opportunities here like the previously mentioned CGI, and lack of any extras detailing the conversion process on the disc. Still, some had complaints about the picture quality of the previous release and it's possible that remastering done in the name of 3D could see a better version this time around for all viewers.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/27/jurassic-park-3d-blu-ray/

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Bad news I'm afraid, I emailed Universal to see if the 2D disc is going to get the new transfer as well and they said this:

Thank you for contacting us.

The 2D Blu-ray and DVD releases to be included is our upcoming "Jurassic Park" 3D package will use the master that was created for the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy in 2011.

We appreciate your interest and hope that you will continue to enjoy our releases.

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Bad news I'm afraid, I emailed Universal to see if the 2D disc is going to get the new transfer as well and they said this:

Thank you for contacting us.

The 2D Blu-ray and DVD releases to be included is our upcoming "Jurassic Park" 3D package will use the master that was created for the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy in 2011.

We appreciate your interest and hope that you will continue to enjoy our releases.

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Good to know...I bought the Box set on the first day it came out. Wasn't planning on spending more money on a different master...lol

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Why is it bad news?

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Because the film can look a hell of a lot better then the current Blu-Ray. The current release uses a DVD master created over 10 year ago and it's oversharpened, cropped and littered with video noise. It's still much better than the DVD though. biggrin.gif
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The current release uses a DVD master created over 10 year ago and it's oversharpened, cropped and littered with video noise.
It's still much better than the DVD though. biggrin.gif

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Bad news I'm afraid, I emailed Universal to see if the 2D disc is going to get the new transfer as well and they said this:

Thank you for contacting us.

The 2D Blu-ray and DVD releases to be included is our upcoming "Jurassic Park" 3D package will use the master that was created for the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy in 2011.

We appreciate your interest and hope that you will continue to enjoy our releases.

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I agree that sucks. But why not just watch the 3D disc in 2D? Of course depending on how they have the restrictions set, that may not be possible unless you're equipped for 3D.

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Doesn't look like they remastered the film anyway... just did a rush 3D conversion of the old master to make a quick buck. Sounds like Universal to me. Otherwise, they'd have released the remastered version in 2D on the other disc. Very easy to do.

Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
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Because the film can look a hell of a lot better then the current Blu-Ray. The current release uses a DVD master created over 10 year ago and it's oversharpened, cropped and littered with video noise. It's still much better than the DVD though. biggrin.gif

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I'm excited to see this in 3D. My wife bought me the Trilogy last year and I've enjoyed it. Ill pick Jurrasic Park up on 3D and would like to see it in IMAX. I never seen it in theaters on the original run so Id like to not miss out on this chance.

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I'm excited to see this in 3D. My wife bought me the Trilogy last year and I've enjoyed it. Ill pick Jurrasic Park up on 3D and would like to see it in IMAX. I never seen it in theaters on the original run so Id like to not miss out on this chance.

Don't feed the 2D conversion beast.

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I'm excited to see this in 3D. My wife bought me the Trilogy last year and I've enjoyed it. Ill pick Jurrasic Park up on 3D and would like to see it in IMAX. I never seen it in theaters on the original run so Id like to not miss out on this chance.

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My review of JP3D:

The Good Things first: The 3D was wonderful! On a par with Titanic 3D!
Easily one of the best conversion jobs ever.
Didn't find any evidence of massive DNR, the picture looked clean with lots of detail.
The colours were rich and slightly warm, very film-like. But didn't look too much like a 90s movie to me, as it was so clean, and that's a good thing!
Sounded good too. An additional aspect of the soundtrack I will discuss below. There were quite a few pop out moments in addition to a very realistic depth perspective.
It was pure Nostalgia for me.

Now the things that bothered me:
1.The aspect ratio has been tampered with once again. The image has been zoom-boxed, cutting on all four sides, quite a lot. As a result Dinos heads get cut off slightly, eyes at the top edge of the screen get chopped off. The cropping was distracting(the ratio was still 1.85:1). The Imax 3D trailer was framed at 1.85:1, and there were even comparisons made with the Bluray(which was cropped), the 3D version was even more cropped than the Bluray. The framing of the IMAX3D trailer is exactly how it looked in the Laserdisc and VHS as well, but the cinema version has been cropped further than the 1.85:1 trailer cut. It makes me worry about the Bluray 3D.

2. The VFX models didn't lend themselves well to 3D. The lack of detail was clearly apparent and in contrast with the rest of the surroundings, which were 35mm footages.

Surprising things that I noticed: Lot more detail, individual objects, even the minutest ones are now clearly noticeable.
I also noticed the Pace of the film, it was like a roadrunner, one thing after another, barely ever slowing down.
I mean I've seen the movie countless times and know every single frame by heart, but never has its pace felt so relentless, my goodness( and no there was no speedup issues).
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There were definitely quite a few additions very clearly noticeable-
1. When the thunder strikes and the lawyer crouches, asking the doctors to head back to their cars, they have added a lightning flash visually, which was never there. And It makes the impact of the scene much better!
There are minor additional sounds added to the soundtrack(not the music track), extra velociraptor sounds when the deadly duo enter the kitchen, one of which clearly had a high-pitched cat sound.

2. The animatronic shots were the most impressive in 3D. However the final shot, when the T-Rex rears up to its full height in the Visitors center lobby and roars, knocked the earlier poor vfx 3D shots' balls out of the park. That last shot when the Rex Roars and the Banners fall was ABSOLUTELY EPIC, as it was in 2D when it originally came out. It had GREAT depth with the Tail swinging out of the screen+ it was highly detailed. I don't know how they could get the last CG shot with the T-Rex to look so detailed, imagined it to be lackluster like the other CG shots, the colour scheme of the Rex also looked slightly different, more colourful that is.
I'm catching it again on Sunday!
These didn't at all damage the experience for me, though the cat sound was a bit annoying and unrealistic(Well Gary Rydstrom succumbed to a little temptation it seems).
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I still would have gone 2D, re-scanned the OCN's, done a full restoration, and re-rendered all the CGI textures to at least 4k rez. Put the money into what matters. Clearly, Hollywood thinks 3D is where the profits (still) are for re-releases. Any excuse to pump up the ticket prices!

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I still would have gone 2D, re-scanned the OCN's, done a full restoration, and re-rendered all the CGI textures to at least 4k rez. Put the money into what matters. Clearly, Hollywood thinks 3D is where the profits (still) are for re-releases. Any excuse to pump up the ticket prices!
I agree with you about the restoration part absolutely. They should have done that!
But having said that, I'm quite glad that they converted it to 3D! It was worth it, the effort by StereoD. Adds a whole new dimension to the movie(no pun intended).
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This review of the IMAX 3D version talks about a FULL IMAX presentation or Taller IMAX version of JP in original IMAX theaters.
Has anybody else seen this, can you comment on it?

http://chipersoft.com/p/JurassicPark/
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