Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

DVD - 2000
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Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios, [2000],1993.
Edition: Collector's edition
ISBN: 9780783242347
0783242344
9780783219783
0783219784
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION JUR
Characteristics: 1 DVD (127 min.)

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coreAgogo
Dec 13, 2018

The premise sounds ridiculous- a business tycoon teams up with geneticists to bring dinosaurs back to life- but in the hands of director Steven Spielberg, with Michael Crichton adapting his own novel for the screenplay, and a cast as good as this one, Jurassic Park is not silly camp. It's a great flick. The pacing is what truly saves the day. The movie holds back on showing the dinosaurs, most of them made using practical effects, rather than the CGI nightmares that have plagued recent sequels and reboots, until the stakes are at their highest. A greedy computer programmer, Sam Neill and Laura Dern's cerebral paleontologists, and Jeff Goldblum's iconic "life finds a way speech" in the middle of a discussion about ethics and scientific discovery do not slow down this movie, whose crowning achievement is having a terrifying and very real looking original king of the jungle make mince meat of a '93 Ford Explorer. Grab some popcorn and 'hold on to your butts.'

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leelee28
Nov 29, 2018

This movie is a classic! It was jammed pack with suspense and action from start to finish. The movie differ from the book quite a bit, but it was just as enjoyable to see the dinosaurs come to life on the big screen. Both the young and the old will enjoy this film.

JCLS_Andrew Oct 11, 2018

Going straight from print to film with the involvement of the author on the screenplay, Jurassic Park is not quite the direct book adaptation you might expect, but, when all is done I think it improves the story and definitely the pacing for a movie format. What makes it even better is that there are subtle easter eggs to be found in the film if you've read the book. Everything aspect of the film from acting, cinematography, story, and special effects work together to make a modern classic that has launched a number of follow-ups that have never hit the same heights. The premise is a simple one of survival and greed leading to disaster, and it doesn't need to be anything else.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 14, 2018

I watched the first two movies and I couldn't wait to read this one. In my opinion, these movies are so well made and enjoyable. I love how the characters deal with the dinosaurs. One of the best things about these movies is that anyone and everyone can watch them. In my opinion, these movies are not only enjoyable for kids but adults as well. The characters in this film are portrayed really nicely as well. I love the cinematography as well. I totally recommend this movie to people of all ages. I give this movie a 4.7 out of 5 stars. @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 14, 2018

Omg, this was an amazing movie. When the most recent one came out I had to go back and re-watch all of the past movies. This is the first one and honestly, you will not be disappointed. This movie has action and thriller scenes which always kept me on the edge of my chair. I loved the characters in the movie and all of the different dinosaurs we got to learn about in this movie. I totally recommend this book to all people and of every age. I give this movie a 4.7 out of 5 stars. @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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bhg0010
May 14, 2018

The original film holds up quite well even multiple decades after its release. For something that relies so heavily on special effects, the talent of not just the famous director but all of the all-star cast really does shine through. While certainly too scary for the younger set, for older children and adults alike the movie remains an absolute marvel. The dinosaurs look fantastic. The world of hi-tech wonder around them, from the fascinating-looking vehicles to the doctor-filled genetic labs and more, appear really interesting as well. It's a joy to revisit this excellent movie.

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GJP_Salomon04
May 08, 2018

Great Movie! This is Steven Spielberg at his best! I want to give this movie two thumbs way up for its 25th anniversary this June in 2018. This is definitely one of my childhood favorites. I remember when I first saw this film when I was eight or so, and thinking how intense it was. Spielberg captivates the dinosaurs perfectly in this movie and makes them as terrifying as possible without being unrealistic. I have a love for dinosaurs, and this movie is actually what started that. I definitely recommend this film for those who haven't seen it.

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greatflicks
Mar 02, 2018

Action packed and wonderful to the very end. We loved it.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

The original dino blockbuster! Solid film!

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green_cat_3454
Aug 29, 2017

Dinosaurs, what else can you say. When you combine dinosaurs with a great plot, you get an instant classic! They didn't really include any dinosaurs that nobody knew about, for instance: Monolophosaurus, or technosaurus. But, then again, if they would have strayed away from the Tyrannosaurus, cause you have to have a T-Rex, the movie would not be as popular.
The Dilophosaurus is not scientificly correct, nor are the velociraptors. But almost nobody knew what a Dilophosaurus was until Jurassic Park came out. The special effects are still pretty cool and the acting isn't bad, this is personally one of my favorite movies.
I'm going to do the entire Jurassic Park series, so check JP 2, JP 3, and yes, JW 1.

What the heck!? The comments on 1 and 3 are connected. Uhhhhhhh.......

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leelee28
Nov 29, 2018

Mr. Arnold: Hold on to your butt.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.

Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.

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Franku
Jul 21, 2015

We Have A T.Rex

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ct7825555
Sep 10, 2013

Eric: "I read your books. I liked the first one best. The one before you went to Jurassic Park. You actually liked dinosaurs then." Dr. Grant: "Yes that was before one tried to EAT me."

droctogonopus123 Jul 10, 2013

thats one big pile of $h1t

droctogonopus123 Jul 10, 2013

Clever Girl....

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uzebdrumz
Jun 20, 2013

Dr. Grant: On this island there is no such thing as safe.

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uzebdrumz
Jun 20, 2013

John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!

Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.

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kathryn3520
Apr 13, 2013

Dr. Ian Malcolm: See, here I'm now sitting by myself, uh, er, talking to myself. That's, that's chaos therory.

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kathryn3520
Apr 13, 2013

Must go faster!

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rapunzel454
Mar 28, 2018

rapunzel454 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Alanreviews
Jan 03, 2018

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Yavin
Sep 05, 2016

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Jun 01, 2015

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ajsalazar
Mar 26, 2015

ajsalazar thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Hassaan123 Nov 27, 2014

Hassaan123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 1

droctogonopus123 Jul 10, 2013

droctogonopus123 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jun 23, 2013

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Apr 30, 2013

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Franku
Jul 21, 2015

Other: Innacurate Dinosaurs

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

Violence: theres violence but erdosygyorgy is exagerating

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erdosygyorgy
Apr 08, 2011

Violence: a LOT of violence. and a LOT of death. VERY bloody

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droctogonopus123 Jul 10, 2013

John Hammond, a rich man, hires a company ( Ingen ) and makes a dinosaur theme park. His team Extracts Blood from a mosquito inside a piece of amber and uses that dinosaurs' blood that contains many dinosaur DNA and makes many dinosaurs. Then one day, a worker for Ingen ( Dennis Nedry ) makes a deal with a man named Lewis Dodson who says they can both be rich if Nedry steals some frozen dinosaur embryos. So Nedry shuts down the whole park and takes the embryos. While he trys, he soon gets eaten by a dinosaur ( dilophosaurus ) and soon all of the dinosaurs in jurassic park are roaming free.

nataliepetagaythomas Aug 15, 2012

a rich man invents a theme park with dinosaurs of prehistoric dna... but all goes wrong when the dinosaurs break loose.

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