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Jurassic Park (1993)

Spielberg’s original is still the best, in which dinosaurs created by eccentric millionaire Richard Attenborough for his new island themepark escape and start eating people. From a novel by Crichton, who also wrote the novels Westworld (1973) and Futureworld were based on, in which things go wrong at a themepark and robots (including Yul Brynner, wearing his black suit from 1960’s The Magnificent Seven) start killing the guests. Westworld page
Additional cast:
Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Peck, Wayne Knight (the policeman-boyfriend in “3rd Rock From The Sun”).
Music by John Williams, Voice-over by Richard Kiley. Won Oscars for Best Sound, Sound Effects, Visual Effects; MTV Awards for Best Film, Villain (the T-Rex), and Best Action Sequence.
The Real Jurassic Park The only thing missing is Raquel Welch in a fur bikini, but for that you would have to check out the MonsterVision host segments for One Million Years B.C. (1966)
But what do you want, the Real Jurassic Park?
And of course, none of these movies is in any way a copy of the 1925 and 1992 Lost World movies
based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Jurassic Park" is available on video and on DVD

The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2

Jeff Goldblum reluctantly returns from the first movie to help “monitor” the surviving dinos (two T-Rexes, a bunch of nasty Raptors and new little monsters called Compsognathus).
Critics said this one substituted more gore for less plot.
This one was also based on a Michael Crichton novel.

New cast includes Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn.

"Jurassic Park 2" is available on video and on DVD

Jurassic Park 3 (2001)

More dinosaurs running around eating people.

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Jurassic 3 synopsis & trailers

"Jurassic Park 3" is available on video and on DVD

Westworld and Futureworld are on another webpage

Lost World: Jurassic Park 3 theatrical trailer
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Weird Al Yankovic & Mike Nelson look at Jurassic Park

By the way, Jurassic Park has dinosaurs but absolutely no topless bimbos like in Dinosaur Island (1994, review by Joe Bob Briggs)

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In case you're wondering, the movie's Jurassic roar sound was created from several animals including a lion's roar, a gorilla, and a bull elephant
The unforgetable visual effect of tiny waves in a coffee cup as a distant T-rex gets closer and closer took over a week to perfect. They finally got it by putting the cup on top of an acoustical guitar and twanging one string to cause the perfect spherical vibration.

Jeff Goldblum repeated his line, "Faster, faster, must go faster," later on in the movie Independence Day. He told SCIFI magazine in 2003 that he is available for any 4th Jurassic Park movie, but doesn't think there will ever be a sequel to Independence Day.


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