In 1993, Stephen Spielberg made dinosaurs cool again with Jurassic Park. Its portrayal of science run amok with rampaging dinosaurs, greedy scientists, and children in peril, is still breeding sequels today.
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The torrential downpour in Jurassic Park provides us with more than just dark and gloomy atmosphere and a reason to shiver. The storm is the reason events in Jurassic Park unfold the way they do. As one reviewer noted:
Without the storm there is no reason for the staff to leave the island (thus no excuses for a scheming Nedry). Without the storm the cars do not get stopped in front of the T-Rex exhibit. Without the storm, the dinosaurs stay contained. The rain sets up the initial “park failure” and, let’s face it, the wild ride it creates.
And what a ride it is! A ride that is still going strong over twenty years later. You can watch a bit of the original magic by clicking on the picture below.
If your video library is collected on discs, you’ll want to order the Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy on Blu-ray + Digital from Amazon.com. This collection features the original trilogy on three discs with tons of special features (so many that Amazon doesn’t even list them all!) from each of the three films. Note that there is also a four-film 25th Anniversary Collection coming out in late May with 4K resolution available for pre-order. – Candy
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