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"Hold Onto Your Butts" - It's The Trailer For JURASSIC PARK 3D!!

The Kidd here...

In watching this newly cut trailer for the 3-D re-release of JURASSIC PARK, I've got a feeling there are quite a few elements of Spielberg's film that will lend themselves rather well to the post-conversion. But this is really about seeing JURASSIC PARK on the big screen one more time. Just watching these images pour over me once again, I remember my first theatrical experience with this film... and I'm ready to go back to it... 3-D... IMAX... whatever. 

This is absolutely going to be measured as a barometer for whether or not JURASSIC PARK 4 happens, but I'm going to keep supporting these re-releases, even if a number of them don't gain anything from the 3-D uptick, because, in this case, something is better than nothing. I'd rather have a chance to see JURASSIC PARK in a theatre again, if the compromise is that it's with an added dimension, than not. This is all about nostalgia... and you can count me in. 


-Billy Donnelly

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  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    One thing I like about Chris Nolan

    by Raptor Jesus

    Someone asked him why he didn't mark Dark Knight in 3d and he said, 'because I've never met anyone who liked 3d'.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Celtic 2 Barcelona 1 - Historic times - Lennon Legend

    by larsson

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    This is what they should be doing for remakes RE-RELEASING

    by kingoflight

    Just not in 3D, it's shit

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I'd take a re-release over a crappy re-make any day.

    by Sam Lloyd


  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    T-Rex in the sideview mirror. BAM! 3D!

    by D.Vader

    Raptor leaping at camera to bite Lex's foot in the ceiling. BAM! 3D!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    That was a great recut trailer.

    by eric haislar

    Man I love this film. Does it have flaws? Hell yes. But it made Dinosaurs come back to life. This movie was amazing to my 12 year old self.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Will only see this for my son, who will freak. Boo on 3D otherwise.

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Frakking Hollywood and its inane obsession with 3D. "How can we make this movie more immersive?...plot?...acting?...cinematography?, I know! Lets pop some random shit out like an old Viewfinder while making the screen look smaller and darker!"

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    doesnt 3d look shit when there's rain involved?

    by JAMF

    how's that gonna work? never seen a 3d film btw, probably never will. lame gimmick.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by John Brennick

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    by John Brennick

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    by John Brennick

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Will there be added scenes at least?

    by Pipple

    I've got JP on my computer right now and still have no desire to watch it. I've seen it, fantastic score, wonderful fx sequences, and not much else to keep you interested. I suppose this is really for the kids although if they're anything like I was at their age, they have the movie on their psp vita and watch it at school under their desk while the teacher's saying some bullshit.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by Darrell Louder

    It's amazing that after all these years, the CGI and effects still look far better than current releases.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by waxxel

    Was hoping that ILM would rerender the CGI in 3D, updating the effects. However by this trailer, doesn't look that way. Really looking forward to this, this movie is ment for 3D.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park could use a reboot

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Make it something in line more with the book (more violent, more people on the island, more science, more dinos, more set pieces), instead of the slightly violent Disney adventure that we got.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    How can you make a JP traier without "Clever Girl"?

    by JGer

  • Great effects but that's about it. It's funny how 20 years can change things.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    That trailer was mindblowing.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • As some kind of after the credits scene. That's actually the one scene out of all three movies that would look the best in 3-D.

  • They took some artistic license with the dinosaurs in 1992 (raptors' size, T-Rex head), but only to make them look cooler. I don't know if a Jurassic Park movie these days could avoid having the dinosaurs look like "big turkeys". I guess the chubby kid confronting Alan Grant was right after all.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Was shit back then...

    by Kakii

    and a shitty 3D conversion cant fix that so its still aturd, just a bit more in your face. The dinosaurs looked like Jaws on the back of the boat in fact the ones in the original King Kong looked better.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by bauerpowerhour

    Absolutely. I rewatched this a couple of years ago and was impressed with how strong the characters are (relatively speaking, of course).

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    No thanks.

    by JediWuddayaknow

    As much as I love the movie, seeing it WITH a headache is not a good compromise. Give us the option to see it with or without a gimmick.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Love this movie, but...

    by Dranem

    ...most of the best scenes take place in the dark. In my personal experience with 3D movies, even those shot IN 3D, it never looks quite as good in those settings. May have to pass on this, but it's tempting.

  • The current Blu-ray is clearly using a dated master. Which is certainly nothing new for Universal. If they did this conversation right, aka the James Cameron way, than a brand new JP master should be ready to go and look absolutely beautiful. Just like ET on Blu does. For Titanic, they completely rescanned the OCN at 4k and went from there. First making the best possible 2d version as it originally was, than starting the 3d conversion. The Blu-ray for the 3D & 2D versions look spectacular. I hope JP was given a similar treatment.

  • Any one can start a rumor and that one would def catch on but nobly knows nothing

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by FrankDux

    Nope youre wrong, it wasnt shit back then, and to think that the dinos in the original King Kong looked better one must be on crack.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Saw this more times in the theater than any other movie.

    by Jungle Fish

    I was at the perfect age for Jurassic Park when it came out; around 10 and 11. It utterly enthralled my young mind for years to come. Between the major theaters and the dollar theaters (remember those?!) I saw this something like six times on the big screen. Every time was amazing! I should very much like to see this under the glow of IMAX.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Not fucking paying eleven quid to see this.

    by alan_poon

    I'll wait til it's on the telly again thanks.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    hehe, I remember thinking that chubby kid looked like Leaf Phoenix

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • Thanks, Lucas you douche!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    They didn't do this for the kids, guys.

    by Joseph Green

    They did this for me. :D

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park was never that good of a movie to begin with

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    It's certainly not horrible, but it's still a missed opportunity compared to what it might have been. It's distinctly second-tier Spielberg.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    I saw Jurassic Park three times back in the summer of 93

    by lv_426

    As great as it will be to see this in the theater again, I almost wish I could got back to seeing these in the same theaters I saw them in back then. We had a few multiplexes back then, but most theaters had 1-3 screens tops. The last time I got to see Jurassic Park that summer, or was it the fall as the film stayed in theaters for a long time? Anyways, it was in a little dive of a theater. The venue was a one screen place with uncomfortable seats. It was raining out, thunder and lightning flashing and raging as I went in with my brother and two cousins (I think my brother had already seen the fucking movie like four times by that point). We sit down, the film starts. About fifteen minutes into the film some late comers waddle in, a group of ridiculously fat fucks blurting out obscenities and just being obnoxious as possible. Popcorn spilling out of their massive tubs. They sit a few rows behind us. Even over the epic score and dinosaur roars these fuckers would manage to be loud enough to overpower the film's soundtrack. After a bit I looked back and took a good long gander at the offending party. I then knew what it would feel like to be in the presence of Jabba the Hutt. That is if Jabba wore a big white T-shirt streched to muumuu proportions, and chomped on popcorn as if it were the very air he needed to breath. About three-quarters into the film, after other people in the audience had told these people to shut the fuck up, it happened... The fucking seats these annoying blobs were sitting in gave way. I heard a scream and looked back, only to see what must have been an eruptively orgasmic explosion of popcorn, soda, and candy raining down on the toppled rolly pollies. One had fallen backwards, while others in the group had been thrown forward, one of which was a woman, flabby tits spilling over the seat backs in front of them. Thank God no one was unfortunate enough to have been sitting there. They'd have been knocked unconscious and smothered to death by flabby boobs. I never see this kind of thing at theaters anymore. Not that I am complaining, as it is hard to focus on the film when these types of antics are occurring. Thing is, the multiplex era we live in has taken some of the down and dirty fun out of the cinema going experience. Anyways, that's my odd little Jurassic Park story.

  • Opinion meet grain of salt.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    FUCKIN A! What a goddamn beautiful trailer.

    by Tom Yorke

    Best Jurassic Park trailer ever cut. FACT. Still one of the best movie viewing experiences of my life. Repeating what others have stated in this TB already... i was also 11 when the film was released and probably saw it half a dozen times in the theatre. This 11 year old mind was officially BLOWN. I'm talking Jerry Sandusky blown. Idiots (such as turd) who can't seem to view film objectively and appreciate quality art when they are confronted by it (i.e. Jurassic Park) and are unable to call BULLSHIT on half-assed, incompetent Anti-Art (like the Prequels)... i just feel sorry for. JP is nearly flawless in terms of special effects (amazing practical effects and still to this day, one of the best examples of CGI done the RIGHT way), score (johnny williams at his very best), cinematography (Spielberg is a master at shot composition/camera movement/etc.), the performances (even from the damn kids - which i usually DETEST in film), and the script is surprisingly good (considering it's david freakin' koepp who has screenwriting credit). And this is coming from somebody who LOVED the novel. This is easily one of the best film adaptations of any novel. A fuckin' masterpiece, Jurassic Park is. Can't wait to see this BEAST in fucking HD-3D-IMAX. That epic sound system?? Holy shit. Hold on to your butts, indeed!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    No, idiot: I think ROTS is the best PREQUEL film. The best Star Wars film PERIOD is EMPIRE.

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    Hardly a controversial opinion.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    And, no, hail_to_the_thief, JP is a shitty adaptation of the novel

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    It's an ok film in its own right, but as an adaptation of the excellent Crichton novel, it's a bust. I had read the novel before it came out and was thoroughly disappointed by the film. Spielberg turned it into a kiddy ride and expunged all the intensity and hard science from the book. In addition, it's not up to Spielberg's usual standards because: It has really cheap art direction. In fact, it is a really cheap looking film period, outside of a couple of the justly famous set-pieces. Rubber trees that are obviously soundstages and most of the action takes place in dull office environments, with bland characters discussing things in two shots. Tons of continuity and editing flaws (baffling for someone of Spilberg's talents) Dull performances (except for Goldblum and Attenborough) - Laura Dern is particularly awful. A boring script with a a limp ending. It's clear that Spielberg rushed the film and was much more interested in Schindler's List, which he poured all his talents into. JP was Spielberg on cruise control. The T-Rex attacking the jeep is great cinema. So are the raptors scenes in the kitchen. Those are deservedly celebrated sequences. The FX and sound design are justly praised. The score is pretty good. Everything else is perfunctory, and looks like Spielberg just shat it out to fill up the running time. The Spielberg of '82 would have made an amazing film out of JP, but by '93 he was already on his 'serious' trip. JP lacks heart and passion. That's why it's not one of his best, nor a great film.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I was 6

    by james

    still remember this theatre experience in vivid detail. I was obsessed with dinosaurs at that age as you can imagine. It didn't age well with me as I got older, but the set pieces still get me, and that Tyrannosaurus stepping through the broken fence is still a fantastic piece of movie magic. The book replaced the movie for me around 10 or 11. Far more intense, and fun at the same time. Cheers

  • *Ya?* *And he roars!* *Cool. Then what?* *He roars some more!* *Ok but then what* *He keeps roaring!* *You have no ending for this film, do you, Speilberg?* SS hangs his head *No.*

  • and he was loving it- just a rumour of course

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna run you over on my way back down.

    by Robbiemc9

    You know I was at the right age too when this came out but still found it average. Just werent enough variety of dino's for me. I was shocked they didn't film the bird cadge sequance from the book or the T-Rex chasing them into the lake. Both were tense cinimatic climax moments so I did a lot of head scratching afterwards. I thought he would improve on his mistakes with the sequal but nothing could prepare me for the abortion of an ending he tacked on to that one. Expecially when the book had such a cool new dino that coudl camoflage itself. Running through the streets with a clearly rubber baby T-Rex that would, in reality, have been too heavy to even lift. Ever try to pick up and run with a baby cow? Just it's wriggiling alone would be unmanagable. Then there is the "how did it kill everyone on the boat" bit - ugh it is depressing and endless....

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    JP is probably the most important movie of the 90s.

    by Still_A_Lostie

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    That trailer kicked ass, we call them previews in

    by bohdi71

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Australia...which makes more sense?

    by bohdi71

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I saw Dredd in 3D, it looked great...

    by bohdi71

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    frankdux - im not wrong

    by Kakii

    Theres no right or wrong, its personal opinions. If you liked it then fair play, i hated it, didnt think much of the effects etc. And i prefer smack on my cerial for breakfast!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Maybe I was just the right age, but...

    by King_Knut

    ...I don't understand how anyone could think this film was underwhelming, mediocre, or any of the other "ho-hum" grey adjectives being thrown about. Complaining about the special effects is stupid - it took the better part of 15 years for films to match that level of CGI again (just watch the LOTR trilogy again to see how much worse the CG in that looks than JP). This was the film which really switched me onto the movies. After this, I would go to the cinema on average twice a week, for the next 4 or 5 years. Saw pretty much every studio release of the mid-to-late 90's at the flicks. Obviously I can't speak for anyone else, but for me, this is one of the most magical cinematic experiences there ever was. 3-D or no, I'll definitely be lining up to re-experience it.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Re-release should be the Reboot

    by Avatar1209

    For a new trilogy (ie. Jurassic 5 will be the 2nd in this)

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Interesting to see how trailer styles have changed over 20 years

    by Styrophoamicus

    If you watch this and the original JP trailer, there's quite a few things you'll notice that have changed with trailer-making. -Fewer trailers have narrations now -More trailers now have deep, sinister sounding music to start them -Both trailers have intercut with the line "How can we have the slightest idea--" shot of rippling water in cup and Tim -- "what to expect". The original has a longer pause, though. -The original just shows parts of dinosaurs, and all of them are the puppeteered versions, never the CGI ones -Most trailers now end with a money-shot, which is a massive (usually CGI) shot that makes the movie seem larger than life. One example of this is the Avengers trailers that end with one of those big Chitauri whale-beasts chasing Iron Man. In this one, it's the shot of the T-Rex closing in on the jeep its chasing. With the original trailer, it ends with the Raptor's opening up the kitchen door while Tim and Lex are inside. I kind of like that one more because it's a lot more subtle.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Best film I've seen in 3D...

    by the_man_with_two_brains

    HUGO, not because it needed to be in 3D but because it was used to add an extra layer to the film (no pun intended). I've never seen 3D used so effectively in a non-gimmicky way. I still remember the bits of dust glinting in the sunlight in the train station. It added the dimension of realism that pulled me into the film. I also enjoyed the 3D aspects used on Tron Legacy and Dredd. 3D has it's place but not when it's just for the sake of it. I was Avengers and Spider-Man in 2D and enjoyed all the more for it. I also agree that studios need to re-release a lot more stuff, it was so good to see Room 237 and The Shining in one week over Halloween.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    It's not just the technology. It's the approach!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Raiders in IMAX...

    by workshed

    ...have to agree proman. Took my nine year old daughter and she loved it too. Don't worry, I have no intention of subjecting her to Crystal Skull..!

  • How Winston's team pulled those huge mechanicals (the T rex, the tricop...)off...they're amazing.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Wasn't overly impressed with all things Jurassic...

    by Darkness

    Yeah, the effects were groundbreaking, but i just found the whole theme park idea a tad daft. Goldblum and Lord Dickie were a joy to watch though. I'm probably the only one who enjoyed "The Lost World": it was more of what the original should have been, but with a tighter script. Better Williams score as well. As for it being in 3-D...Good lord!

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 8:01 a.m. CST

    In it for the sound

    by Jayromy

    Worth a revisit if only to hear the birth of DTS on the IMAX sound system.