Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Jurassic Park: The Collection (Jurassic Park / The...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 74% off the $19.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Jurassic Park: The Collection (Jurassic Park / The Lost World) (Widescreen)
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Steven Spielberg's 1993 mega-hit rivals Jaws as the most intense and frightening film he'd ever made prior to Schindler's List, but it was also among his weakest stories. Based on Michael Crichton's novel about an island amusement park populated by cloned dinosaurs, the film works best as a thrill ride with none of the interesting human dynamics of Spielberg's Jaws. That lapse proves unfortunate, but there's no shortage of raw terror as a rampaging T. rex and nasty raptors try to make fast food out of the cast. The effects are still astonishing (despite the fact that the computer-generated technology has since been improved upon) and at times primeval, such as the sight of a herd of whatever-they-are scampering through a valley. --Tom Keogh
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
After the global phenomenon that was Jurassic Park, it was a given that novelist Michael Crichton would conjure up a sequel and that Steven Spielberg would then commit it to film. Considering the potential profit involved, it was practically a commercial mandate. Perhaps it was inevitable that both efforts were contrived, and well below the talents of Crichton (well, maybe) and certainly Spielberg, who just didn't have the heart for this recycling after the artistic triumph of Schindler's List. What we're left with, for better and worse, is a redundant blockbuster that still benefits from Spielberg's mastery of high-intensity action sequences and the further development of amazing computer-generated special effects. What's missing is the awe and wonder that made Jurassic Park a technical marvel and a dazzling product of scientific imagination. The story's a no-brainer: after the deadly fiasco of the original dinosaur theme park, we're taken (along with returning star Jeff Goldblum) to a second island where genetically engineered dinosaurs still thrive under the watchful eye of Goldblum's biologist girlfriend (Julianne Moore). But a devious capitalist (Arliss Howard) is determined to export dinosaurs to a new park in San Diego, financing a hunt-and-capture expedition that results in another series of fatal disasters. In Spielberg's hands this movie's more exciting than it has a right to be, given the creative paucity of Crichton's novel and David Koepp's adapted screenplay. The special effects are state-of-the-art, and the T. rex's rampage through the streets of San Diego is nothing short of spectacular; but apparently an improvement upon the shortcomings of Jurassic Park was too much to hope for. --Jeff Shannon
Top Customer Reviews
Then we move to the sequel, 'The Lost World'. I found the the novel to be quite entertaining and it actually kept the 'feel' of the original 'Jurassic Park' while keeping the storyline fresh as well--not an easy task. It was a virtual certainty that they would turn it into a movie, but I was really hoping that they would keep true to the novel--but unfortunately it was altered a hundred TIMES MORE than the original 'Jurassic Park' had been. So much so that it became almost a cartoonish joke of the original movie. In fact several of the scenes in 'The Lost World' came from the original 'Jurassic Park' novel (the opening scene and the T-Rex sticking its head through the waterfall). As I watched the movie I kept telling myself that it'll redeem itself here pretty soon...only to be disappointed in the ludicrous ending in San Diego with the T-Rex running amok through city streets.Read more ›
The films themselves are pure popcorn. "Jurassic Park" benefits from being the first film but it also carries a friendlier vibe than the mega dark "The Lost World". I rate "Jurassic Park" a 4STAR film and "The Lost World" a 2STAR film, so I rated the box set on the average.
"Jurassic Park" has the energy and imagination like your first trip to Disneyland, in fact the film's park of the title even resembles Disneyland. The high spirit and adventure is very entertaining, and there is a now famous T-REX debut which is still extremely effective.
"The Lost World" is not as effective, in fact it's a bit of a disappointment. The problem with "The Lost World" is lack of focus on ANY character who is non-CGI. Jeff Goldblum is a strong actor but his Ian Malcolm this time is haggard and even boring when in the first film he was full of zest and great one-liners. However, "TLW" has an excitining final ten minutes that ALMOST save the film, but it's too little too late.
If you are a fan of both of the films then the 2-pack is a wise purchase, however if you prefer "Jurassic" to "Lost World" I would omit the sequel from your purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have worn out the first ones we had and just had to get replacements. The entire collection is in our top 5 all time favorites.Published 3 months ago by Ginger Armentrout
This product included the orgininal Jurasic Park, however, when I recieved it with the 3rd movie, not "The Lost Wold"Published 3 months ago by Marissa J.
This is an excellent collection if you enjoy the movies. I thought that the first movie was great and was faithful to the Michael Crichton book for the most part. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Raftice - Avid Reader
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Mystery & Thrillers
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Science Fiction
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > All Universal Studios Titles
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > Science Fiction & Fantasy