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'Jurassic World' Slated for Disc Oct. 20, Digitally Oct. 1

24 Aug, 2015 By: John Latchem

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has slated 2015 box office champ Jurassic World for home video in October, on Digital HD Oct. 1, and disc and VOD Oct. 20.

The fourth film in the “Jurassic Park” franchise has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally ($639.6 million domestically) to become the third-highest grossing film in history. The film is returning to Imax theaters for a limited time Aug. 28.

Picking up 22 years after the original film, Jurassic World offers audiences a glimpse at a fully functional dinosaur theme park, but things go awry when a new genetically engineered dinosaur gets loose and threatens guests. Directed by Colin Trevorrow (newly announced director of Star Wars: Episode IX), Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Netflix’s “Daredevil”), Jake Johnson (“New Girl”), BD Wong (Jurassic Park), Judy Greer (Ant-Man), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) and Lauren Lapkus (“Clipped”).

The Jurassic World disc come in a number of configurations, including 3D ($49.98) and 2D Blu-ray ($34.98) combo packs, as well as DVD ($29.98), all of which include UltraViolet digital copies.

Extras common to all the disc versions include deleted scenes, the behind-the-scenes featurette “Dinosaurs Roam Once Again” and the featurette “Chris & Colin Take on the World,” in which Pratt and Trevorrow interview each other about the franchise.

The 3D and 2D Blu-rays will be offered in both regular and steelbook packaging. Extras exclusive to the Blu-rays include “Jurassic World: All-Access Pass”, in which Pratt and Trevorrow discuss key moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns; “Welcome to Jurassic World,” an in-depth look at the creation of the film, with discussions with Trevorrow, executive producer Steven Spielberg and cast members; a tour of the Innovation Center set with Pratt; and “Jurassic’s Closest Shaves,” featuring clips of near-death dino encounters from all the films in the franchise.

In addition, Universal is releasing a Jurassic World limited-edition gift set ($119.98) that includes 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet copies of the film with a statutette depicting the battle between the Indominus Rex and the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Jurassic World will also be available through updated four-movie Jurassic Park Collection boxed sets on DVD ($64.98) and Blu-ray ($89.98). The six-disc Blu-ray set includes 3D versions of Jurassic World and the original Jurassic Park. Earlier editions of the set included a blank space for the upcoming World disc.


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