Posted by Jack DLM - Thursday 03 September 2015 at 04:53PM - 2 Comments
While this game seems to have gone under the radar, we have reported about it before and hopefully some of you will be aware of it. Arcade game company Raw Thrills, Inc. developed this game over the past three years and successfully released it in 2015, just before the release of Jurassic World.
In Jurassic Park Arcade™ you must rescue the dinosaurs on an island run amok! Use your high-powered tranquilizer gun to subdue menacing dinosaurs and restore order to the island.
Arcade games are often over-the-top and while Jurassic Park has never been about blasting dinosaurs with high-powered weapons, the whole premise of the game is exciting and something that I am sure many fans would love to see. The clean-up of Isla Nublar.
I stumbled upon this interview that I have not read before, which is an interview with Eugene Jarvis who co-founded Raw Thrills, Inc. and saw through the development of the game. Check out a snippet of the interview below:
AH: What features make this different from other games Raw Thrills has worked on over the years?
We have done some pretty wicked games over the years – but this one I think takes the cake. It is our first full motion simulator, environmental cabinet, quad sound, the best dinosaur animations ever done, and super realistic environmental art. It really takes the arcade experience to a new dimension – we call it THRILL-D ™!
AH: How was the research process handled in regards to the dinosaurs?
We worked closely with Universal to make sure the dinosaurs incorporated all the latest archaeological findings, as well as being faithful to Jurassic Park. So you are going to see all your favorites from Jurassic Park, as well as seeing the bright colors and feathers that science has now determined were part of the dinosaur world eons ago.
Along with the interview a number of screenshots and concept art were released showing the development of the game and the detail that the development team put into the environments, dinosaurs and playable characters. Check out some of that below!
The developers certainly seemed to have a lot of faith in the game and the concept art shows an incredible look at Isla Nublar after the events in 1993. I'm not sure if all of these made it into the final game but hopefully they did.
Have you seen this game in your local arcade? Let us know in the comments section below!
Exclusive Behind the Scenes look at Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM - Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 05:02PM - 7 Comments
Universal Pictures have released a new behind the scenes look at Jurassic World, via some promotional material for the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release, which is October 20th in the USA, and October 19th in the UK!
Check out some of the videos below!
How excited are you to watch Jurassic World again? Let us know in the comments section below!
Jurassic World is stomping onto Blu-ray & DVD 10/20, Digital HD 10/1 - Special Features Detailed!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Monday 24 August 2015 at 07:13PM - 5 Comments
Today Universal officially unveiled the details of the Jurassic World home release, announcing the formal dates and special features. Check out the trailer and information below!
The #1 movie of the year proves that once again, dinosaurs rule the earth! Experience JURASSIC WORLD in stunning hi-definition with the Blu-Ray Combo Pack in limited edition collectible steel packaging.
Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM:
- WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD: An in-depth take on the creation, look and feel of Jurassic World. Director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg discuss how the idea of the film came together and how the casting was decided with actors’ commentary on their roles and filming locations.
- JURASSIC WORLD: ALL-ACCESS PASS: Chris Pratt and Director Colin Trevorrow discuss key moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns.
- INNOVATION CENTER TOUR WITH CHRIS PRATT: Chris Pratt gives a tour of the Innovation Center, a museum/exhibit, built just for the movie.
- JURASSIC’S CLOSEST SHAVES: Clips from all films in the franchise showing “near death” or extremely scary encounters with dinosaurs.
BLU-RAYTM and DVD BONUS FEATURES
- DELETED SCENES
- DINOSAURS ROAM ONCE AGAIN: Behind the scenes look at the making of Jurassic World’s visual effects, how the dinosaurs came to life, and actors filmed scenes.
- CHRIS & COLIN TAKE ON THE WORLD: Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow (Director) interview each other and discuss Jurassic World as well as the other Jurassic Park movies.
Further, you can check out a short preview of the special features over at IGN, which showcases a cool look at some behind the scenes making of footage! Are you looking forward to the home release? Sound off and let us know what version you will be picking up, and which special features you're most excited to see!
Concept art found for unreleased Jurassic Park animated TV series!
Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 23 August 2015 at 06:57PM - 5 Comments
This past weekend the website has unfortunately been offline so apologies if you were affected and could not access the site. On Wednesday, a redditor found some never before seen concept art for an unreleased Jurassic Park television series!
Until now, nobody has any real idea about this television show other than that it was planned and unfortunately did not make it past the concept stage. Check out some concept art below, by artist William Stout!
The show was commissioned by Universal Cartoon Studios, but the artist states that he had heard that Steven Spielberg, who had final say on the cartoon, didn't ever actually watch the trailer that had been made, so the show was cancelled.
"Towards the end of all of this merchandising I got a call from artist Will Meugniot, asking if I’d be interested in designing a Jurassic Park animated series. This was not going to be a kiddy show (although kids of all ages, including myself, could enjoy it). They wanted the show to be a mature prime time series with top writers and state-of-the-art television animation augmented with quite a bit of CG animation. Universal Cartoon Studios wanted a “graphic novel look” to the series. I came in, showed my portfolio and was hired.
We made a trailer to communicate the look and feel of the series, also showing how we would combine computer animation with traditional animation. All we needed was Spielberg’s approval.
I heard through the grapevine that he never bothered to watch what we had done. By that time the word was out that he was burnt out on Jurassic Park merchandising and all of the film’s commercial exploitation. So, it never got made.
Here is some more artwork from the artist's blog.
It's great that we are finally getting to see what could have been after so long. The franchise had huge potential to grow after the first film, and while success followed through to The Lost World, it began to fade around 2001 with the release of Jurassic Park 3.
Hopefully an animated television series, or even a live-action one, may now become a reality with the incredible success of Jurassic World. Here's hoping!
Let us know what you think of the art in the comments section below, and be sure to check out William Stout's official blog for more of his artwork!