Jurassic World 3D

Featured In Issue 201, November 2015

3D Picture5
WSR Score4.5
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In this installment in the series, the Jurassic World theme park guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park’s attraction—a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it’s up to Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) to save the park’s tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes Welcome To Jurassic World (HD 29:52), Jurassic World: All Access Pass (HD 10:11), Innovation Center Tour With Chris Pratt (HD 02:01), Jurassic’s Closest Shaves (HD 03:00), Dinosaurs Roam Once Again (HD 16:29), and Chris & Colin Take On The World (HD 08:57); seven deleted scenes (HD 06:08); upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.00:1 1080p MVC 3D picture was photographed on 35-mm Kodak Vision 3 film stock with the 3D conversion by Stereo D under the direction of Stereographer Yoichiro Aoki. The 3D presentation is stellar, with superb depth and perspective. The setting with the expansive part conveys dimensional realism. Even within the more intimate and denser forested areas, the depth and sense of scale is impressive, particularly in trees. People and objects, such as in the close quarters of a helicopter, convey natural volumes and scale, with excellent natural depth. The dinosaurs are particularly natural in appearance and scale, as they maneuver the park’s environs. Dinosaur snouts and claws at times appear to extend beyond the screen, but always in good taste. As well, various debris exhibit moments of 3D that enhance the realism, for a few brief moments of 3D bliss, and seem to leap out of the screen’s audience. The visual elements are spectacular, especially the intricate detail rendered for the dinosaurs. Resolution throughout is superb and visually detailed in facial features, hair, clothing, object texture, and of course, in the characterization of the dinosaurs. Color fidelity also is excellent, with a well-balanced palette that exhibits rich and warm hues. Realism is the constant throughout. Fleshtones are perfectly rendered and natural. The jungle greens are lavish, and the sky is naturally blue. The 3D picture is among the best to be presented and is guaranteed to please the most avid 3D fan with a reference-quality experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack is impressively dynamic and expansive, with mostly all channels driven robustly. The soundfield is expansive, with an effectively aggressive surround presence that extends directionally to the sides and back. Low-frequency engagement sounds perfectly natural, with sub-25 Hz extension in the .1 LFE channel. Of course, the large dinosaurs benefits from this deep, powerful bass, which gives the impression of immense weight with the sound of dinosaur footfalls, growls, and other guttural sounds that vibrate throughout the listening area with frightening realism. Atmospherics and sound effects are incredibly realistic, as well as Foley, which conveys natural realism, and such is directionalized throughout the soundfield. The general mayhem, as the terror unwinds, conveys absolute realism. The experience is completely immersive, making effective use of the added two surround channels. Michael Giachino’s expansive and dynamic orchestral score is often rhythmic, with tremendous drum sounds of all types. The music completely wraps the soundfield with impressive spatial dimensionality. Dialogue is well integrated spatially, with excellent articulation and clarity, even in the midst of the most chaotic moments. This is an exemplary reference holosonic® soundtrack with excellent fidelity, spatial dimensionality, and dynamics. (Gary Reber)