Upgrade from Blu-ray - Absolutely! 4 Stars

This one is simple.

The first four Jurassic Park productions (1993 – 2015), are included in Universal’s new 4k boxed set, and the difference between the last Blu-ray releases, and the new 4k is astounding.

Probably best described as a veil having been lifted.

While the Blu-rays are all quality affairs, the new image harvests, presumably from the original camera negs, are so perfect in every detail, that comparisons really don’t come into play.

My only advice is to grab a set, as there is zero chance of not seeing the upgrade on anything newer than a 1953 black & white Dumont.

Likewise, the tracks have been upgraded from DTS-HD MA 7.1 to DTS-X.

Universal has given us a world-class release, of the finest quality imaginable.

As an aside, for those who may not have seen Jurassic World, the aspect ratio will look a bit different, as it’s 2.0:1, as opposed to 1.85:1.

Image – 5 (HDR10)

Audio – 5 (DTS-X)

Upgrade from Blu-ray – Absolutely!

Pass / Fail – Pass

Very Highly Recommended

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Hmmmm...well, I trust your opinion. I held off on this one for a variety of reasons associated with the Blu-ray set. Mixed reviews everywhere but I might as well check it out with my own eyes. Thanks for having me revisit this one. I was hoping it would be worth picking up.
 

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Hmmmm...well, I trust your opinion. I held off on this one for a variety of reasons associated with the Blu-ray set. Mixed reviews everywhere but I might as well check it out with my own eyes. Thanks for having me revisit this one. I was hoping it would be worth picking up.
It's $50 at Target this week (and Wal*Mart) ...
 
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Yeah amazon Canada is $49CDN. Great price for three 4Ks.
 

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Thanks for the correction :)
 

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Two of the movies are in 3D and that's the way I want to watch them. That means I'd be paying $50 for two movies. Won't work for me.
 

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My sentiments exactly Johnny!!! :3dglasses:
 
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Dang it. I was hoping I wouldn’t be tempted to buy these. Now it sounds like a must buy.
 

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Why would they change the aspect ratio of JW for 4K?
 

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Why would they change the aspect ratio of JW for 4K?
RAH was pointing out that 2:1 aspect ratio was different from the other films in the series, not different from previous releases.
 

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RAH was pointing out that 2:1 aspect ratio was different from the other films in the series, not different from previous releases.
Ah, I see.
 

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Mr Harris, i'm glad you approve of this release, but JP III in particular appears to have drawn the most criticism in other reviews, some even concluding it's not a new 4K image harvest - merely an existing master upscaled at best - do you have any derfinitive information on this, as in theory it should look as good / better than the first two.

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Are the blu-ray disks the same as the previous releases?
 

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I did watch Jurassic Park over the weekend. While I wasn't disappointed in the transfer, I wasn't wow'ed by it either. It looked soft in a number of shots...which I expected with the age of the film. Do I regret the purchase? Heavens no...isolated screencaps on my phone turned out awesomely fantastic. Just keep in mind this isn't a 2017/2018 film.
 

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I'm wondering when the next JP film hits store shelves will we see a new 4K box set with 5 films, just speculating?
 

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Trevarrow wanted to go with 2.35:1 and Spielberg wanted 1.85 so they compromised.
 

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Trevarrow wanted to go with 2.35:1 and Spielberg wanted 1.85 so they compromised.
Ironically Bayona got to make Fallen Kingdom in 2.35 so I'm not sure what the point of this compromise was.
 

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I'm wondering when the next JP film hits store shelves will we see a new 4K box set with 5 films, just speculating?
Personally, I am waiting for the opposite -- individual releases of each film in UHD. I have no desire to buy any of the sequels again, and I am not paying $50 just so I can watch the original in 4K.
 
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