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Jurassic Park’s New 4K Blu-Ray Release is Scanned from the ORIGINAL Camera Negative

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!

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47 thoughts on “Jurassic Park’s New 4K Blu-Ray Release is Scanned from the ORIGINAL Camera Negative

  1. I personally think it would’ve made more sense to bring this out later in the year so they can include Fallen Kingdom in it

    1. They will! Also they might have individual 4k movies and not in this packaged garbage. I hate the way they do this. They did the same thing with the Mummy. So I am going to wait.

  2. So if they have access to the original film negatives, wouldn’t they have access to the cut footage as well? Would love to see those scanned and integrated into the film.

  3. Maybe 25 years is enough for a movie to be restored. Lawrence of Arabia was also restored for it’s 25th anniversary in 1987. Glad that we are going to see the original 35 mm print negatives like it were shown for the first time since ’93.

  4. Eh, I am fine with my ol’ early 2000s dvd set. Minus JP3. I am burnt out of getting the best pixeled version of movies.

  5. I wasn’t going to get this because I thought it was going to be all “fake” 4K, but this changed my opinion about this collection.

  6. I think it’s time to get a 4K TV!
    Why would they not add in the missing footage from the original trailers though?
    Those few seconds would make it even more worthwhile.

    1. Good question ! we know Jurassic Park was filmed in 35mm, I found this answer on another forum :

      [i]It doesn’t matter what the film portion was shot on, it depends on what resolution was used to render the FX. And, in the case of almost every FX heavy movie over the last 10 years right up until today, the FX have been rendered at 2K. So even if you went back and re-scanned the film at 4K, you would have to totally recreate every CGI effect and composite from scratch at 4K resolution – something that would be incredibly expensive and time consuming.

      BTW, one of the things we are discovering is that 35mm film really does not support much in the way of visible picture detail at scans much above 2K, especially if the original was shot Super 35mm (4K scans are likely overkill). Scope films shot anamorphically, on the other hand, do have a bit more visible (and therefore usable) resolution.[/i]

  7. They can scan whatever they want as long as they fix the second tower on the main street for FK. It shouldn’t be there as the Indominus was slammed into it and it fell during her fight with Rexy and Blue.

    Also, why not touch up the original film and update some of the CGI?

    1. Agreed! They should fix that tower now BEFORE the release! AND a lil’ touch up couldn’t hurt. I watched it recently in HD and the effects are starting to date (as much as I hate to say it)

    2. Hard no. Leave the film as is.
      I’m interested in owning the film in the highest possible resolution/quality, but they better not start tinkering with the original visuals & audio. Spielberg knows better to not let that happen.

  8. I loved some of the digital corrections they did for the 2013 3D version, like wire removal, tree pot and studio light removal and blending of an netted leaf canopy with the background greenery. However, I can accept if they didn’t retain those changes for this 4K edition. Also, the CGI was finished at around 2K resolution and then scanned back into the final cut negative. Touching up the CG would be revisionist. It’s a product of its time and should remain that way.

  9. Honestly, Jurassic World doesn’t belong on this set at all. Should have just released the frist 3 as a trilogy. Then finish up the Jurassic world and have that as another trilogy. Therefore, not imterested in this

    1. Yeah, I KINDA, SORTA consider JW to be it’s own timeline where TLW and JP3 never happened. Like the original film’s timeline split off into two.

      1. Or rather, not even that the original film split off but instead there were two separate Universes. One where Site B existed during the original and one where it never did.

        1. If Jurassic World had been the last film, it would have been a vastly superior ending than Jurassic Park III. And even now I have no difficulty reconciling the events of TLW and JP3 with the new trilogy, they happened all right.

  10. I really hate it when they do box sets like this. I really wish they would sell them in individual cases, or as a pack like this but in their own cases. Makes it hard to fit in a book shelf when they tend to be taller and won’t fit with the rest.

    1. Boxed sets are a racket because when a franchise spawns more than two films, there is almost always inevitably at least one or two duds from the series that no one should buy. Except perhaps the original Star Wars or LOTR trilogies, I cannot name a series of three or more films that are all good/ great.

  11. I’m excited for this “archival” version — with questions (echoing others) about how they’ll go about treating the original sfx.

    It’s almost never commented on but the original print has a noticeable “artifact” during the end credits — a heavy scratch, which catches the low sunlight, in the protective dome encasing the helicopter camera.

    I was delighted (and surprised) that this totally trivial non-issue had been erased out of the 3D version. Wonder if they’ll do the same with this 4K transfer.

    I —think— they also corrected Alan Grant’s “the other two raptors” fingertip continuity. Could be wrong about that. You’ll tell me, I know.

  12. Wonder why the outpost team won’t post some of my comments This is the third time they have done it to me but they continue to post Bens rants lmao.

    1. I have never not posted your comments, so I’m unsure of what you’re referring to. Are you sure they actually submitted? There is nothing pending on this end.

    2. The fact you keep seeing my posts should cause you to stop and consider other possibilities before going straight to the accusations…

      1. Well, I have to say I’m very impressed with how the comments are handled on here.
        They are not at all over controlling. You guys deserve applause for that. The only thing that should ever be controlled at all in my opinion is extreme abuse or racism. Other forums and comment sections, the slightest little disagreement or difference of opinion with whatever dictator runs the place will not be tolerated. So well done with the fairness Jurassic Outpost staff.

    3. Kotabear, I assume it’s maybe just an issue with your web connection and the comments just didn’t get through.

  13. Really wish this had Dolby Atmos or DTS-X. Kinda sucks it’s just 7.1 DTS-HD. Not really as definitive as implied. Oh well.

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