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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Mondo likes to start every new year off with a bang, and 2013 is no different. They’ll soon release the latest poster in their popular Jurassic Park series, this one by the brilliant Australian artist Ken Taylor.

In 2012, Taylor not only had his first U.S. gallery show, but did amazing posters for Quentin Tarantino, Hulk, Halloween, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Drive, Breaking Bad and much more. He’s been one of Mondo’s MVP artists, and his gorgeous rendition of this Steven Spielberg classic continues the trend. It’ll be on sale Thursday, check it out in full below. Read More »

Hey, remember Jurassic Park? Small movie, you might have heard of it. Maybe you’ve even seen it despite the fact that, having been released in 1993, it might count as a musty old classic to some people now.

Universal has converted Steven Spielberg‘s dinosaur adventure to 3D and will be putting it back in theaters on April 5, 2013. So you’ll get to see Jeff Goldblum as one of the screen’s most enduring Sexy Scientists, not to mention Sam Neill, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Wayne Knight, and Samuel L. Jackson as they’re menaced by raptors and a T-Rex in three glorious dimensions.

The trailer for the re-release is below, but it isn’t in 3D. Yahoo does offer it in HD, at least. Read More »

‘Jurassic Park 3D’ Poster Revealed

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have released an official poster for the 3D rerelease of Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park (found via FirstShowing). While the original theatrical poster is iconic, I always wished that they would have released a second poster with more imagery (ie more than the logo on black). Unfortunately, we’ll never get Drew Struzan‘s painted version (unless Mondo somehow pulls off a miracle), so this 3D rerelease one sheet will do. Check it out after the jump.

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Though Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park is well-known for its advancements in computer graphics, legendary creature creator Stan Winston had plenty of work to do, too. He created numerous dinosaurs for the film including the all-important Velociraptor, the main antagonist of the movie. Several of the bird-like carnivores were rendered in a computer but Winston and his team also created suits that humans could comfortably wear and maneuver while still looking like a raptor.

Stan Winston Studios supervisor John Rosengrant was the main man inside the suits and recently posted a video showing how he, Winston and his team went from crude models all the way through the final filming. You can check it out below along with a few images too. Read More »

I know, I know: you probably weren’t really holding out for a real-life Jurassic Park, in which scientists would use million-year old DNA to clone new full-size dinosaurs. Maybe you were just daydreaming, every once in a while, about visiting such a park and then surviving a dino rampage.

Well, science has destroyed those dreams. Again. Researchers working with fossils from New Zealand have found that DNA has a half-life of 521 years, meaning that just over five centuries is long enough to render strands of DNA relatively useless, at least for the purposes of cloning killer theme part attractions. Read More »

You can’t make the movies that James Cameron makes and not be a huge movie fan yourself. The director of the two highest grossing films of all time is currently stumping for the Titanic 3D Blu-ray and has been talking all about his Avatar sequels amongst other things. For example, as the first man to tackle the Alien franchise after Ridley Scott, Cameron has some thoughts on Scott’s return to the franchise with Prometheus. Plus, he revealed that long before Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg, Cameron read the book and attempted to purchase the rights with intent to create a very different vision of the story.

After the jump, read his quotes about both these interesting pieces of trivia. Read More »

Unfortunately, John Hammond’s vision of what Jurassic Park could’ve been never came to pass. Life found a way and all his precious, living, previously extinct attractions ran amuck and created enough chaos for three movies, with a fourth on the way.

That might have been the case on Isla Nublar, but outside the movies, artists are free to change the fate of the park however they want. So, for example, when Kevin Tong was tasked to make a Jurassic Park poster for Mondo, he surmised what Jurassic Park would be if all went according to plan. The answer? It’s one of the happiest places on Earth where families go to enjoy a fantastic, fun-fulled vacation full of memories and dinosaurs. Kind of like Disneyland.

Mondo’s latest Jurassic Park poster is a limited edition screenprinted advertisement for the Jurassic Park of John Hammond’s dreams. Check out the full images as well as some close ups after the jump. Read More »

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