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25 years after the theatrical release of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park(1993), the entire series is collected for the first time on 4K UHD.  The Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection includes the first 4 films on 4K UHD and blu-ray discs, and includes a wealth of bonus features.



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I think the word “Review” should be added to the title of this thread.

Just a suggestion.:)
 

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So, all four films get the same rating in every category?

The template used for posting reviews does not lend itself to having multiple ratings within the same category(video, audio, film quality.) We reviewers can get around this by writing individual ratings in the body of the text. In this case, I averaged the films out for the ratings assigned for the films generally, video quality, and audio quality. If there is a dramatic spike or drop in quality between films, I make a point to note that in the body of the review. With this collection, the video and audio quality were very consistent for all of the films, or else I would have commented on that in the body of the review. As far as the quality of the films themselves, we may all have our favorites but for myself, I seem to enjoy each succeeding entry so far as much or a little more than the previous one. I believe many people prefer the first one, but I enjoy how each succeeding film in the manner that the franchise develops perilous situations for the humans. In Lost World, I particularly enjoy the sequence with the "motorhome" hanging over the cliff, and the suspense developed by the gradual shattering of the pane of glass in the window. I enjoyed the return of Dr. Grant in JP III, and the shorter running time of JP III helps that film leave you wanting more rather than overstaying its welcome(assuming that you did not finding it overstaying its welcome before the 1 hour 32 minute mark). I enjoyed Jurassic World for the way it introduced some new situations we had not seen before, like the spectacular dino attack at the outdoor mall with what seems to be a cast of thousands. The films may be formulaic, but I give the producers credit for their obvious efforts in upping the ante with each installment.

What does everyone else think is the best film? Or the most personally enjoyable one(which is not necessarily the best one)?
 

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The original film is the only one I like -- it's a classic. I'm holding out for individual UHD releases of the films, as I don't care to buy the others in the series ever again.
 

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I was able to watch the first two JPs in UHD on someone else's system and noticed an ever so slight increase in clarity on the 1st movie, but the 2nd (Lost World) looked noticeably better. Am not 100% sure on the audio, but listening to the bluray then the UHD, the bass on the first JP strangely seemed a little better on the bluray version compared to the UHD's DTS-X mix. Maybe someone else could do an audio comparison with better controlled conditions and determine if that's the case?

Also found these comparisons which I found extremely interesting:
https://www.caps-a-holic.com/index.php?s=jurassic+Park
 

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My favourite is 3.

Mine too. A good monster film with clear motivations for the characters that just gets on with it.

I like all of them, but this is the only one that - for me - has no glaring faults.

The first takes a while to get going and, when I saw it at the time, I resented the changes from the novel, although I’ve grown to appreciate it a lot more. Garish cinematography, too.

The second has great set pieces but is poorly structured. Vastly improved cinematography, though.

The fourth is a lot of fun, but again takes too long to get going and some of the motivations are silly (eg. why take the kids along for the ride at the very end? They did have been safe with the other guests.)

I’ll get Fallen Kingdom on BD. I’m looking forward to it, although the trailers were mostly uninspiring.
 

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Just picked up Jurassic Park 4 Movie set on 4k UHD Blu-ray.

This like many other 4K titles will be the last time I purchase these movies! Ok except for Terminator 2 which I will replace if they come out with a corrected transfer! But as I replace/upgrade Blu-ray's, HD-DVD's, DVD's and or Laser Disc versions of certain films once on 4K blu-ray that is it! I will be purchasing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on 4K Blu-ray!

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Vincent_P

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I doubt JURASSIC WORLD was a new 4K scan. That one was finished via a 2.5K DI and I imagine the UHD is an uprez of that.

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Agreed with Vincent on JW.

I found these to be a nice upgrade over the BDs for sure. They look much more film-like and analog.
 

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I have this now and have watched the first movie. Image and sound are fantastic, absolutely nothing for me to criticize. However, the case it comes in should get 0 stars. The spindles do not look broken, but none of them will hold a disc. If I just gently turn a disc page upside down, it falls out. Sheesh. Maybe I should return it.
 

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I have this now and have watched the first movie. Image and sound are fantastic, absolutely nothing for me to criticize. However, the case it comes in should get 0 stars. The spindles do not look broken, but none of them will hold a disc. If I just gently turn a disc page upside down, it falls out. Sheesh. Maybe I should return it.

Ping me when I can get the original as a stand-alone UHD release
 

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I have this now and have watched the first movie. Image and sound are fantastic, absolutely nothing for me to criticize. However, the case it comes in should get 0 stars. The spindles do not look broken, but none of them will hold a disc. If I just gently turn a disc page upside down, it falls out. Sheesh. Maybe I should return it.

I think PQ for all of the 1st 4 movies is mediocre.

Well, I gave all 4 "B" grades, so I guess that implies a bit above average, but in "disc review world", a "C" doesn't actually mean "average" - it means "not too hot but watchable".

So a "B" is more "has some positives but comes with issues as well".

Didn't Uni just recycle old scans for these 4Ks? They felt dated.
 

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There are only a couple bad looking shots in JP1 outside of the cgi composite ones (which were always low rez). I'm not exactly sure what happened with Michael Crichton's cameo but its the one that sticks out as most hit by DNR.
 

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