Jurassic Park

Twenty years later after its original release, it’s still tough to top Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park for believable movie dinosaurs. While we’ll never know for certain how close the effects wizards actually came to replicating the prehistoric creatures, everything about their appearances in the film, from the way cock their heads to the way they hiss at their prey, feels uncannily lifelike.

That movie magic is all the more impressive considering how far special effects have advanced since Jurassic Park first hit theaters. Unlike so many other sci-fi classics of the ’80s and ’90s, Jurassic Park holds up gloriously well. Find out how sound designer Gary Rydstrom and the artists and engineers of Stan Winston Studio pulled it off after the jump.

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LOL: Honest Trailer for Jurassic Park 3D

Jurassic Park

ScreenJunkies has done it again, creating another one of their funny “Honest Trailers” for the upcoming 3D rerelease of Jurassic Park. I personally loved the 3D conversion of this classic Spielberg film (probably the best 3D conversion I’ve seen so far) but its hard not to chuckle at this video lampoon. Watch it now embedded after the jump.

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Stan Winston Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park comes back to theaters on April 5 in 3D and IMAX. Even if you aren’t a fan of those formats, it’s a trip well worth taking simply because in the twenty years since its release, most of the times you’ve seen the film has been at home. Maybe you were even lucky enough to see it in a repertory theater but you haven’t seen it with a fully-functional, high-end sound system and projection since 1993. For that alone, Jurassic Park 3D is worth checking out. Spielberg’s movie works at any size, but it was meant to be seen big.

Watching the film again, you’ll marvel at how good the effects still look, even in the revealing 3D IMAX format. Part of that is the astonishing, Oscar-winning visual effects of Dennis Muren and the team at Industrial Light and Magic. It’s also because of the equally impressive way Spielberg blended those computer effects with practical effects done by Stan Winston and his team.

The Stan Winston School has been posting some great videos to YouTube recently and their latest takes us behind the scenes with the everyone’s favorite “veggiesaurus,” the Brachiosaur. Read More »

After making his debut on the small but beloved indie Safety Not Guaranteed, Colin Trevorrow is going big for his next project. Very big. Like, Tyrannosaurus Rex big.

Trevorrow has just been chosen to direct Jurassic Park 4, the long-gestating sci-fi sequel due out next summer. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are producing, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Despite a scheduled summer 2014 opening, Jurassic Park IV still has a ways to go before it can enter production. There’s still no director or star attached, though writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver turned in a new draft of the script earlier this year. But things could start falling into place very quickly if a new rumor is to be believed.

Universal has reportedly reserved Raleigh Studios in Baton Rouge from April through November of this year. There’s no official word on what project will shoot there, but the timing, location, and other clues point to the next installment of the prehistoric franchise as a strong possibility. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Fans who may have had trouble snagging one of Mondo’s Jurassic Park posters over the past few months can rest easy today. Rising artist Mark Englert, whose latest print for Django Unchained caused quite a stir over the weekend, is releasing a Jurassic Park-inspired print called It’s A Dinosaur for the next 24 hours. Check it out in full below. Read More »

Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park is filled with iconic, signature images. Ripples in a cup of water. Barbasol shaving cream. A falling banner, and so on. Universal, which is re-releasing Jurassic Park in 3D on April 5, is acknowledging one image in the poster for the limited, one-week IMAX run of the film. Who can forget the T-Rex chasing a jeep and that glimpse into the side-view mirror? Check out the poster below. Read More »

When Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park roars back into theaters this spring, the T-Rex and friends won’t just be snapping at your face in post-converted 3D. They’ll also be clawing at your torso on a larger-than-life scale. IMAX and Universal announced today that the Steven Spielberg classic will get a one-week run in IMAX 3D starting on the same date as the film’s wide re-release. This will mark the film’s first time playing in that format. More details after the jump.

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