^Yeah sadly. I know it's been posted here already but these were their "professional dodgey" replies when people kept asked Universal over and over for a new 2D Blu-Ray:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"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 hope that you will continue to enjoy our releases.
Consumer RelationsUNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT"
... and the one they kept reusing over and over, even to this date:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"The 2011 "Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy" Blu-ray release is based on remastered source material developed under the auspices and with the direct approval of the filmmakers. Extensive efforts went into the remastering process, and the differences between this Blu-ray release and our original DVD release are dramatic. The same remastered materials will be used for our upcoming DVD and 2D Blu-ray release.
We will forward your comments to the appropriate department.
Again, thank you.
Consumer Relations UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT"
Like I said honestly, the only best excuse I can come up for Universal to re-release the 2D Blu-Ray with the new transfer is by joining the "Mastered in 4k
" Blu-Rays, which will basically be the "superbit DVD" Jurassic Park but on Blu-Ray. Not that I care about the "Mastered in 4K" differences mind you but it's their best excuse I can come up with. If it means getting the new transfer this way, then I'm in. I already sent a letter about through the Universal contact form
but have yet to receive a reply, most likely by Monday tomorrow.
Another interesting article that talks 'bout the 3D conversion. Here's an excerpt from Jason Bailey's article:‘Jurassic Park’: How a 2D Movie Becomes a 3D Movie"... Next comes a step that will warm the hearts of film preservation advocates: a full 4K digital scan of the original negative, followed by a restoration to eliminate scratches, grain noise, and other natural artifacts incurred in the 20 years since its completion. And then the conversion begins, which breaks into four basic steps:"
Read the rest here: http://flavorwire.com/382554/jurassic-park-how-a-2d-movie-becomes-a-3d-movie
I still think that if there was a 2D release of the new transfer, they should pull back on the DNR just a little. Otherwise it still looks great.
And since I've seen people questioning the soundmix, I found the youtube upload of one of Gary Rydstrom's interview:Gary Rydstrom "Jurassic Park 3D" HD Interview Part 1 - YouTube
Originally Posted by nathanddrews
Anyone looking for a pure form of JP will not find it with the 3D version. They are digitally adding elements like rain to the foreground among other changes to make the 3D work. Plenty of trade offs between this Blu-ray and the old Blu-ray.Now if we can get a 2D Blu-ray based off the new 4K scan before all the filtering and 3D FX work, THAT would be something.
YES, further adding to what I said about pulling a little back on the DNR. Even watching Beauty and the Beast's 3D Blu-Ray with 3D turn off is not as ideal, seeing how backgrounds that were once blurry are now sharp, because the human eye will naturally see the background blurry when looking at the 3D object in focus. Funny I was just going to mention that I read an article that said they added "additional layers" (read here
) of rain, smoke effect, etc for the 3D version, which I'm not surprised about really. Not that it's bad for the 3D experience per say.
Still until that 2D master happens, the transfer seen on the 3D version is better than the 2011 Blu-Ray.