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

RAH

Published by

Robert Harris

editor,member

Michael Osadciw

Screenwriter
Joined
Jun 24, 2003
Messages
1,395
Real Name
Michael Osadciw
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.
 

B-ROLL

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 26, 2016
Messages
2,732
Real Name
Bryan
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) ...
 
Last edited:

DavidJ

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2001
Messages
4,060
Real Name
David
Dang it. I was hoping I wouldn’t be tempted to buy these. Now it sounds like a must buy.
 

MarkantonyII

Agent
Joined
Dec 17, 2016
Messages
40
Real Name
Mark
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.

M
 

Jason_V

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 7, 2001
Messages
7,623
Location
Bothell, WA
Real Name
Jason
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.
 

Vegas 1

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 23, 1999
Messages
723
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Real Name
Alvin Kuenster
I'm wondering when the next JP film hits store shelves will we see a new 4K box set with 5 films, just speculating?
 

Wayne_j

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2006
Messages
3,596
Real Name
Wayne
Trevarrow wanted to go with 2.35:1 and Spielberg wanted 1.85 so they compromised.
 

Lord Dalek

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Messages
4,781
Real Name
Joel Henderson
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.
 

Scott Merryfield

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 16, 1998
Messages
16,017
Location
Michigan
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: PMF and Vegas 1