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Lost World, The: Jurassic Park

Dolby Digital
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 43 (Nov 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, Peter Stormare, Harvey Jason, Richard Schiff & Thomas F. Duffy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a link to the Jurassic Park III set, a making of featurette, dinosaur encyclopedia, production notes, cast and crew biographies, bonus trailers for Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, deleted scenes, storyboards, production photographs, design sketches, conceptual paintings, and DVD-ROM enhancements.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 20052
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi terror and violence.
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 129
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/10/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steven Spielberg
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Special Notes:
Also available in a DTS version: Catalog Number 20788.

Story Synopsis:
Based on Michael Crichton

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp and detailed images with excellent definition and clarity. Colors are nicely balanced with natural fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. Shadow delineation is superb with the darkest scenes revealing of good visual information. Some scenes appear overly contrasted. Occasional edge enhancement and pixelization are apparent, but distractions are fairly limited. Intermittent source element artifacts are sometimes large enough to distract. Overall, the picture is impressive, but not pristine.

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DVD-ROM Review:
Not only is the Lost World as bad as Jurassic Park is, but it is almost the same exact thing. The same main page is used, and even most of the links are the same as Jurassic Park's. Like Jurassic Park, this has a few descent items included. The Making of Lost World is good, as are the Deleted Scenes. I enjoyed looking at the models, but only because I am very interested in models of movie scenes. The Magic of Industrial Light and Magic link is also pretty good, because it tells about ILM. Other then that, the Dinosaur Encyclopedia is still included, and still looks the same. Playing the movie is just like Jurassic Park. After the long Universal introduction, you go to the opening credits. That was fun. I guess the big Jurassic Park craze died back when the movie first came out, but they could have at least done something for us DVD-ROM users! I was so excited when I heard we got Jurassic Park and The Lost World, maybe that is why I am so disappointed. (Danny Richelieu)