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Jurassic World (Blu-ray) (2015)

Region: All Regions
Rating: 12
Aspect Ratio: 2.00:1
Active Picture: 1920x960
Video Format: 1080/24p

No. of Discs: 1
Running Time: 124 mins
Blu-ray Release Date: 19/10/2015

The 4th film in the Jurassic Park film series. A new, futuristic dinosaur theme park is created called "Jurassic World", featuring live dinoasaurs. However things start to go wrong when a new species is created, which escapes and starts attacking the visitors.

Special features:
• Deleted scenes (1080p24). This option shows quite a few deleted scenes but unlike other films doesn't give a list to allow you to select a particular deleted scene to view.
• Chris and colin take on the "world"
• Dinosaurs roam once again - filming the scenes that will have the CGI dinosaurs in, as well as a bit of the animating/test renders of them and motion capture. (approx 16.5 mins)
• Welcome to Jurassic World (1080p24, approx 29.5 mins) - a good documentary, showing behind the scenes on the making of the film, as well as things like stunts and animatronics.
• Jurassic World: All access pass - further behind the scenes on important sequences in the film - 10 mins approx
• Innovation Centre Tour with Chris Pratt - short tour (approx 2 min) of the new visitor centre

Audio: English DTS-HDMA 7.1, French, Spanish, German, Hindi, Italian DTS Surround 5.1, English, French audio description 2.0.

Subtitles: English SDH, Arabic, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portugese, Swedish

Overall it is Jurassic World is a good film. One slightly bad thing is the Blu-ray first menu for language defaults to a French audio description instead of the "English" option. The film is a bit unusual in that the aspect ratio is 2.00 - so it has a bit more black bars than 1.85:1 films (such as past Jurassic Park films) but less than 2.35:1 films. The main menu has icons whereas text labels would have been better (especiall since an option of "•" isn't very meaningful).

The Jurassic World theme park in the film is more high tech in than the one in Jurassic Park, featuring interactive displays. There looks like more CGI dinosaur shots than previous films (though there are some animatronic shots too) and the the CGI dinosaurs are usually well done, though some shots (eg. raptor closeups with the actors) look like they might have been better done with animatronics. Towards the end there are some believability issues with the story, but it is still good overall.

Picture Quality: Good - one of the better discs for picture quality
Studio: Universal Pictures UK
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction
Chris Pratt
Bryce Dallas Howard
Irrfan Khan
Hoskins Vincent D'Onofrio
Gray Ty Simpkins
Zach Nick Robinson
Lowery Jake Johnson
Barry Omar Sy
Director Colin Trevorrow
Picture Quality
Special Features

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