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The Lost World - Jurassic Park DVD (1997)

Most actors over the age of 50 struggle to guarantee blockbuster success but for the 65-million-year-old stars of "Jurassic Park", a sequel was always going to be a sure-fire hit. "The Lost World" impressed the cinemagoers and it's no less effective on DVD, released with a stunning 5.1 sound mix.

It's the perfect film to silence any nagging partners who fail to understand why the children must wear clothes too small while you upgrade your sound system. The emergence of a dinosaur from behind some bushes, now suddenly located by your rear right speaker, in chapter five should be enough to please anyone. The picture quality is equally good and pleasingly hard to fault.

As with the "Jurassic Park" disc it really is extras a go-go on this DVD. But many of these take the form of seemingly endless production stills that at times become a little wearing. All are listed below with descriptions of those of most interest:

'Making of'
A 50-minute behind-the-scenes documentary filled with facts.

Deleted Scenes
Six minutes of deleted scenes including an excellent boardroom revolt.

Illustrations and Conceptual Drawings
Oodles of drawings for designs in the film that include loads of crazy jeep sketches.

Production Photographs

Ten crucial scenes are broken down here plus a deleted one of Pterodactyls attacking people in hand gliders.

Stills of model creation.

'The World of Jurassic Park'
How the dinosaurs were created for the movie from drawing stage to full scale animatronic monsters.

The Magic of Industrial Light & Magic

Marketing: Posters and Toys

Dinosaur Encyclopaedia
Loads of dino facts.

For both films and a waste of time teaser for the third.

DVD-ROM Weblinks
Links to the new site.

Chapters: 20
Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Extra Features: Scene selection, 'Making of' documentary, deleted scenes, illustrations and conceptual drawings, production photographs, storyboards, models, 'The World of Jurassic Park', The Magic of Industrial Light & Magic', Marketing: Posters and Toys, three trailers, dinosaur encyclopaedia, production notes, animated menus, cast and film makers' notes, DVD-ROM weblinks, multiple languages, subtitles.

Read about "Jurassic Park" on DVD.

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End Credits

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: David Koepp

Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Vince Vaughn

Genre: Adventure

Length: 123 minutes

Cinema: 1997

DVD: 9 October 2000

Country: USA