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Rrrrrrroooaaarrr! That’s Tyrannosaurus Rex for happy Tuesday! If that didn’t give it away today’s pick is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
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Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet. – Universal Pictures
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a rehash yet an entirely unique take on a Jurassic Park film. Fans of this franchise are passionate — this movie created a divide among them, some loved it, some did not. I loved it. For the first time in the franchise a horror film director was given the camera, dinosaurs are awesome but they are basically monsters. J.A. Bayona shot some truly terrifying scenes — the way he used shadows, absolute eye candy. Perhaps my favorite part of the film is that the dinosaurs were set loose in a mansion setting — like a haunted house — lots of people hated it. I loved it. Anyways, dinosaurs — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will make you feel like a kid again if you grew up on these movies like me..
Included with the Blu-ray:
- Blu-ray disc
- Digital HD
- 28 page book (Target exclusive)
- Special Features:
- The KINGDOM Evolves – Filmmakers discuss how the second chapter in the Jurassic World trilogy pushes the franchise in a new direction.
- Return to Hawaii – Cast and crew discuss shooting the film in Hawaii.
- Island Action – A behind-the-scenes look at the bunker scene and runaway gyrosphere sequence.
- Aboard the Arcadia – Cast and crew discuss working with the animatronic dinosaurs.
- Start the Bidding! – A behind-the-scenes look at the auction scene.
- On Set with Chris & Bryce – Go behind the scenes with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
- Birth of the Indoraptor – An inside look at the genetically designed monstrosity known as the Indoraptor.
- Death by Dino – Go behind the scenes as the Indoraptor faces off with a key character.
- Monster in a Mansion – Director J.A. Bayona discusses how Jurassic Park and Dracula (1979) influenced his approach to directing the monster in a mansion scene.
- Rooftop Showdown – A look at the terrifying showdown on the rooftop of the Lockwood Mansion.
- Malcolm’s Return – Behind the scenes with the one & only Jeff Goldblum.
- VFX Evolved – The team at ILM discuss their cutting-edge approach to creating dinosaurs.
- FALLEN KINGDOM: The Conversation – Filmmakers and cast sit down for a candid and casual conversation about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
- A Song for the KINGDOM – Justice Smith sings for the cast and crew of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
- Chris Pratt’s Jurassic Journals
- JURASSIC Then and Now – Presented by Barbasol® – Key moments from the Jurassic saga that tie into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
You can buy the standard blu-ray here.
You can buy the steelbook here.
You can buy the target exclusive here.
Also available this week:
- Fahrenheit 451
- Summer 1993
- Bat 21
- Billionaire Boys Club
- Cabin Boy
- Horrors of Malformed Men
- My Man Godfrey (1936) Criterion Collection release
- The Pyjama Girl Case
- American Horror Story: Cult (SEASON 7)
- Assassination Classroom SEASON 2
- Blondie COMPLETE SERIES
- Community COMPLETE SERIES
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys COMPLETE SERIES
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys SEASON 6
- The Looming Tower MINISERIES
- MacGyver SEASON 2
- Madam Secretary SEASON 4
- Magnum P.I. COMPLETE SERIES
- The Miniaturist MINISERIES
- Modus SEASON 2
- The Octopus (La Piovra) COMPLETE SERIES
- The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection VOL. 3
- Saga of Tanya the Evil COMPLETE SERIES
- Supergirl SEASON 3
- Twin Star Exorcists PART 2
- The X-Files SEASON 11
Next week we meet a legend.