If you’re looking to wear something a little bit more fashionable than your average Classic Jurassic t-shirt, then Torrid’s new Jurassic World Collection may be right up your alley!
Released today, this mix of dresses, midi skirts, sports bras and more, allows you to show off your appreciation and love for Jurassic World in a fashionable, yet more subtle way.
With sizes ranging from 10 to 30 (US) this collection is available exclusively on Torrid.com, with some selected items making their way into 350 Torrid stores nationwide.
While the fan favourite Classic Jurassic t-shirt does make an appearance, one item of clothing does pay homage to the Jurassic Park: Institute, a long retired official website featuring a database of dinosaur facts and guides.
Be sure to check out the exclusive Torrid fashion collection now, and let us know what you favourite piece of Jurassic Park/Jurassic World clothing is! Also, if you don’t own a Classic Jurassic t-shirt, can you really call yourself a fan?
The T. rex, the Dilophosaurus and the Velociraptor are back! You can now play through your own adventure on Isla Nublar thanks to the new board gameJurassic Park: Danger!
With thanks to the wonderful people at Ravensburger we got the chance to play the upcoming board game and experience the fun adventures that Isla Nublar has to offer.
This is a 2-5 player game – one player will control the dinosaurs, the other player(s) controlling the humans from paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant to computer programmer Dennis Nedry. The synopsis for the game is as follows:
The first visitors have arrived at Jurassic Park to see its miraculous dinosaurs firsthand. But chaos has hit Isla Nublar – the power is out, and the prehistoric creatures are on the hunt! One player controls the T. Rex, Dilophosaurus, and Velociraptor, prowling through the jungle to attack the humans. The other players team up as characters from the classic movie, struggling to get Jurassic Park back online and escape the island before they become pray!
The board game itself forms Isla Nublar when pieced together, with surrounding borders, perimeter pieces and the central ‘Start’ piece. It includes a number of iconic locations on the island including the maintenance shed, control center and visitors center.
The goals for the dinosaurs and humans are different – if you’re playing as the dinosaurs then your aim is to eliminate 3 human characters to win. If you’re playing as the humans, you must work together to Activate the locations (the maintenance shed etc), achieve your character’s person goal to collect the goal token, and then make it to the helicopter!
There are 10 character’s from the original movie to play as and while many would choose the heroes of Jurassic Park, the villain or even the lawyer may be a wiser choice in certain situations. Each character can use their unique ‘free action’ that helps the team reach their objective, even Dennis Nedry! Ellie Sattler’s free action is called ‘Dino Droppings’ and when played, a character in the same place on the board can return TWO of their used cards back into their pile.
The dinosaurs themselves are (as expected) incredibly powerful and will do whatever they can to stop the human characters leaving the island. The dinosaurs intention is to stay ahead of the humans and block them from progression at any point they can, and with the additional ‘Free Actions’ they can play, there’s a strong chance the dinosaurs with come out on top!
The number of characters, cards and gameplay options mens the board game itself has a big replay value with variable strategies to win!
The design and artwork designed for this game show that the designers at Ravensburger are fans of the franchise and if you’re looking for a couple of hours of fun then this is worth picking up! Jurassic Park: Danger brings back all the nostalgia from the original film and provides a fun adventure for families and friends.
Jurassic Park: Danger is a game for ages 10 and up, can be played by 2-5 players and the designers give an estimated game time of 50 minutes. The game is retailing for $24.99 and is available exclusively at Target. Will you be playing the game? Let us know in the comments section below!
UPDATE: The first print is NOW LIVE for pre-orders! This is a timed sale, so be sure to get in there quick!
It’s been twenty-five years since Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece was unveiled to the world, and that means it’s a year for celebration! Online retailer Zavvi have announced their latest exclusive items: officially licensed Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary art prints!
Celebrating the magic and wonder of the first Jurassic Park, these beautiful art prints will be limited edition and were crafted by artists Sam Gilbey and Chris Christodoulou. They give us a new look at key scenes in the original 1993 movie – the Brachiosaurus encounter and the T. rex breakout!
Measuring in at 16×24 inches and retailing at only £30, these prints are not to be missed! Each item will be hand numbered and signed by the artist themselves.
In addition to the print, a certificate of authenticity is provided by Universal Pictures.
The Brachiosaur print by Sam Gilbey will be available for pre-order on June 5th, and the T. rex Breakout print by Chris Christodoulou going live the following month on July 16th!
This year has already seen some wonderful Jurassic Park products released for fans to enjoy and with the addition of these new art prints, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more as we move through the year. Be sure to check back as we will update this post with the pre-order links.
And don’t forget, Universal Pictures are hosting a celebration event at the Universal Studios Hollywood park NEXT WEEK! Tickets for the first two nights have sold out but due to the popular demand an additional evening has been added – find all the info and book tickets by clicking the image below!
With 2018 marking the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, Universal Pictures are ensuring fans don’t go without this year! It was recently revealed that all four Jurassic Park movies would be receiving the 4K treatment, with the release of a new Blu-Ray collection this May.
An exciting announcement none the less, but many were left wondering how exactly the film will be transferred to 4K – for lack of a better word. There were a few concerns that the films would be upscaled from the HD prints/versions, meaning they would not be true 4K.
Luckily for us however, it sounds like the Jurassic Park 4K release will be true 4K, having been scanned from the original camera negatives!
Universal Pictures confirmed this with us, detailing the process:
4K Restoration conducted by Universal Pictures with restoration services provided by NBCUniversal StudioPost
ARRI scan at 4K resolution from the original camera negative
4K workflow with High Dynamic Range color correction
This is great news for fans and movie buffs alike – never before will Jurassic Park have been watched at this quality, but better yet, the transfer will likely be closest to the original colour that was played in theatres back in 1993, closer than any release we’ve had before!
It’s important to note that due to way film-making and the technology behind it evolves, not every movie in this franchise will be archived by the studio in the same format, meaning the transfer for each movie could differ.
But one thing is for certain: this release will allow you to watch the Jurassic Park franchise like never before!
Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be any new bonus features attached to this release. The press release states:
Available for the first time ever in 4K Ultra HD featuring newly remastered versions of the films, the collection also includes Blu-ray and Digital via the all-new MOVIES ANYWHERE app. This special anniversary collection features premium book-style packaging and is packed with hours of bonus content including deleted scenes, storyboards, revealing interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes that make this a must own film for everyone’s library.
Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-rayTM version, all in stunning 4K resolution.
And in regards to bonus features:
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Return to Jurassic Park: 6-Part Documentary – This six-part documentary features interviews with the many of the cast members from all three films, the filmmakers and Steven Spielberg.
• Welcome to Jurassic World – An in-depth take on the creation, look and feel of Jurassic World. Director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg discuss how the idea of the film came together and how the casting was decided with actors’ commentary on their roles and filming locations.
• Dinosaurs Roam Once Again – Behind the scenes look at the making of Jurassic World’s visual effects, how the dinosaurs came to life, and actors filmed scenes.
• Jurassic World: All-Access Pass – Chris Pratt and Director Colin Trevorrow discuss key moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns.
• Deleted Scenes
• And Over Forty Additional Bonus Featurettes from All Four Films!
The Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection releases May 22nd and will retail at $79.98 (although it is currently $49.96 on Amazon!). This will be an 8-disc collection with each 4K film on their own disc, and the bonus features on another.
How excited are you to see Jurassic Park like never before? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more!
Animatronic dinosaurs have always been a staple of the Jurassic Park franchise. The original movie was considered to be a breakthrough in terms of visual effects and the seamless way the filmmakers blended both the computer-generated dinosaurs and the physical on-set animatronics.
Jurassic Park – and it’s subsequent sequels – pioneered special effects in the film industry and the dinosaurs put on screen to this day still hold up against modern visual effects.
That’s why in 2015, many audience members felt as though Jurassic World didn’t quite fulfill what the franchise had established with the first trilogy, utilising only one animatronic dinosaur in the entire movie, with the rest of the dinosaurs being computer-generated by the talented artists at ILM.
That all changed however when writer/producer of the upcoming sequel Colin Trevorrow announced to us that animatronics will return in the sequel.
It was later revealed that Neal Scanlan and his team, fresh off Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be making and puppetering the animatronics for the sequel, and judging by some of the dinosaur reveals in the trailer and behind the scenes reel, it has paid off!
Today, Neal himself gave the LA Times a bit of a tour of his work for the movie and shared details on how the dinosaurs are operated this time around.
“We tried to take onboard, to some extent, the ever-moving understandings of what dinosaurs may or may not have really looked like. One has probably assumed in the past that they were rather muted, but when you look in nature color is an important attractant. And would that have not been the case with these animals?”
As seen in both the behind the scenes reel and the trailers, Neal’s team built a full size T. rex along with animatronic models of Velociraptor ‘Blue’ and the new hybrid dinosaur, the Indoraptor. They created puppeteering aids, rod puppets and several prop dinosaurs for use on set, which were all imagined by both Neal’s team and ILM’s David Vickery to help the post-production process and to aid the seamless look between both VFX and the animatronics.
The animatronic model of Blue required 15 puppeteers hidden below to move the cable levers and use the radio control mechanism that brought her to life. They rehearsed the movements for each particular scene in advance so that the dinosaur could react to Bayona’s direction on set.
“Like a dance team we’re not thinking about the individual steps,” Scanlan says. “We’re just doing it. You’re thinking about it in a much more consuming way, like ‘Can you make her more aggressive? Can you make her more agitated? Can she breathe more heavily?’ It’s like music in an orchestra – everyone knows how to bring up the crescendo.
Recently, ‘Fallen Kingdom’ made headlines for having “the most animatronic dinosaurs since ‘Jurassic Park'” – while this is untrue, it no doubt is an homage to the classic trilogies heavier use of practical effects. Most of the dinosaur animatronics in Fallen Kingdom are head and neck only, attached to a static lower detail body model that’s to be replaced with CG in post. This particular approach can be seen with the Stegosaurus head animatronic from the Snapchat video:
Check out the #FallenKingdom animatronics in action, with this new BTS piece released over snapchat (which also confirms the return of Mosasaurus & addition of Stygimoloch)! pic.twitter.com/iX51c3yQ7h
Fallen Kingdom’s approach to animatronics is different than past Jurassic films, with all but the Indoraptor being built for laying down in a restrained and sedated pose. While the Indoraptor animatronic emulates the classic Jurassic style more, it seems it will be entirely replaced with CG in the final film, though the CG certainly is phenomenal and greatly benefited from the animatronic as its reference.
Needless to say both director JA Bayona and Neal Scanlan are striving for perfection with the practical and visual effects. From what we have seen in the trailers so far, both sides of special effects are excelling in this movie, which could potentially make it the sequel with the best visual effects.
Dream it… build it… survive it! If having the voice of Dr. Ian Malcolm easing you through the upcoming video game Jurassic World Evolution wasn’t enough, fans can now rejoice with the announcement that both Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong have joined the cast!
In an announcement by the developers themselves, the two actors will reprise their roles as Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu in the upcoming game:
Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV), in partnership with Universal, today announced Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong will reprise their roles as Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, respectively, in the upcoming video game, Jurassic World Evolution. They join Jeff Goldblum – as Dr. Ian Malcolm – in an all-new story that touches on key characters and events from across the Jurassic film franchise as players attempt to successfully build and run their own Jurassic World.
Jurassic World Evolution places players in control of operations on the legendary island of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago. Players will build their own Jurassic World as they bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and construct attractions, containment and research facilities. Every choice leads to a different path and spectacular challenges arise when “life finds a way.”
Both characters play vital roles in the upcoming sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and will no doubt provide excellent commentary through the Evolution video game.
Jurassic World Evolution will release digitally first on June 12 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the physical release dropping two weeks later on July 3 2018. Be sure to pre-order the game now to avoid disappointment!
Will you be building your own park this Summer? Let us know in the comments section below!
Michael Giacchino is no stranger to the Jurassic franchise. Before composing the music for Jurassic World he wrote and composed the soundtracks for both Jurassic Park: Warpath and The Lost World’s PlayStation game – which are still considered fan favorites by many.
It was no surprise that the composer, who handles multiple projects a year, would return to the franchise.
With the sequel headed for US cinemas on June 22nd, Michael Giacchino’s score will be available for purchase and digital download on June 15th! The date can be seen on the Amazon listing for the soundtrack but unfortunately no other details have been revealed.
Over the past few weeks during the scoring sessions for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom the composer shared a number of images and videos from inside the studio, revealing new music and the return of key themes and more importantly, revealing his excitement to be back and working on Jurassic.
A third trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is arriving this coming Wednesday and will give us an even deeper and more action-packed look at the movie!
If you are looking to avoid spoilers for the movie then now is the time to look away, as the trailer tease posted by the official Jurassic World social media accounts gives us a look at the third act of the movie and shows off a big climatic scene. Check it out below:
Did you catch it? Jurassic World’s Mosasaurus has escaped the confines of it’s enclosure on Isla Nublar and has reached the mainland… This tease alone also gives us an extended look at the IndoRaptor scene that takes place at Lockwood Manor and shows us a new angle of the dinosaur hybrid itself:
Will you be watching the third – and potentially final trailer this coming Wednesday? We will be, and as is tradition will upload a bunch of HD screenshots for your viewing pleasure!
Has the running time of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ been revealed?
Just yesterday ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ was rated the PG-13 for “intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril” by the MPAA. To receive its rating by the MPAA, this means the film has achieved picture lock, and its running time is mostly set.
In conjunction with the US rating of the film, some UK cinemas have updated their pages for Fallen Kingdom, listing a running time: 128 minutes.
While some theater chains put placeholder run times on their film pages, the fact that this is listed the same on multiple chains adds credence that it’s been supplied by Universal Pictures. If rumors of ticket pre-sales starting soon are true this means theater chains have been given the run time so they can appropriately choose time slots for the film.
According to Curzon Cinemas, they will begin selling tickets for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on Wednesday the 18th April and along with the movie’s page on their website comes a running time, which could very well be real. However, at this time the news itself remains unconfirmed, and should be treated as a rumor until officially corroborated.
Further, this running time is very consistent with other films in the franchise (other than the disappointingly short third film). Jurassic Park’s running time is 127 minutes, The Lost World’s 129 minutes, Jurassic Park 3’s 94 minutes, Jurassic World is 124 minutes, and according to both Curzon Cinemas and Showcase Cinemas, the official running time for Fallen Kingdom is 128 minutes – 2 hours and 8 minutes.
A minute longer than the first Jurassic but likely filled with heaps more dinosaur action, Fallen Kingdom releases in less than 70 days. Stay tuned, the third trailer will be attached to Avengers: Infinity War and debut online even sooner, prior to ticket pre-sales!
Source: Showcase Cinemas, Curzon Cinemas
Are you ready to step into John Hammond’s shoes and build your own Jurassic Park? On June 12th you can do just that – and as of today you can pre-order Jurassic World: Evolution!
A couple of weeks back the developers behind the upcoming Jurassic World: Evolution game held an event at the Universal backlot, showcasing the game and all it has to offer. Along with the reveal that Jeff Goldblum’s character Dr. Ian Malcolm will feature in the game, many YouTube personalities were offered the chance to experience the game and play it for themselves, and today the embargo was lifted.
The game itself is very similar to ‘Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis’, featuring deep and engaging park simulator gameplay. The staging ground for the game is the Las Cinco Muertes (five deaths) island chain plus Isla Nublar. Each island features a unique environment, with unique weather patterns, each of which factor into the way the game plays, such as environmental hazards threatening the park, or dinosaur happiness/comfort.
To build your park you need to build roads to each building, power stations and power lines which run to the various facilities. Each building can be placed at your leisure if you have them unlocked, and costs in game cash – further the buildings can be upgraded to offer more advanced features. To breed dinosaurs, you need the appropriate facility which you build into a fenced in paddock – from there, you choose the dinosaur you wish to breed, and after a incubation period, they pop on out!
The dinosaurs however must first have their genetic material discovered and decoded from various dig sites across the world. Send out an expedition, see what they find, and decode the DNA from there! The game is launching with over 40 species (no word if that’s 40 real species plus hybrids, or 40 with hybrids) and each dinosaur has unique subspecies variation depicted by different color schemes.
Keeping your dinosaurs happy and healthy is key – you need to build appropriate feeding stations, bodies of water, and allow them to range in their preferred environment. Some species will become angry or sad if they are left alone, such as Struthiomimus, and thrive with entire pack of their kin. Should a dinosaur break free, you can fly the helicopters yourself, and then tranq the dinosaurs via third person shooting mechanic – further, you can also drive the jeeps in a third person view! Taking care of dinosaur breakouts is key, as if you’re not careful, they will eat or kill guests (or other dinosaurs)!
Best of all, as the game plays out, Dr. Ian Malcolm continues to express his sassy skepticism of what you’re doing, his distaste for InGen and a dinosaur theme park overwhelming apparent.
Check out the early previews from those who got the chance to play it which are very positive, praising the games graphics, features and all round style, with Mashable claiming “Jurassic World Evolution is the dino video game of our childhood dreams”
Jurassic Park fans and YouTube gamers BestInSlot and TheGamingBeaver have uploaded their gameplay videos which you can watch below:
You can read more about Jurassic World: Evolution on the official website, as well as digitally pre-order it on Xbox, Playstation 4, and Steam. Physical pre-orders will be available at a later date, which we will be sure to share details of!
Are you excited for Jurassic World: Evolution, and what system will you be picking it up on? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!