Dinosaurs are back...to-back in JURASSIC PARK and JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD.
In JURASSIC PARK, an eccentric billionaire invites two paleontologists to his private island off South America, where he is constructing a wild animal park--whose specimens are genetically engineered dinosaurs. Breakthrough digital effects bring these extinct animals roaring back to life. Based on Michael Crichton's ravenous bestseller. Academy Award Nominations: 3. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Visual Effects.
JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD is the sequel to the smash dinosaur thriller. Dr. Ian Malcolm returns for more dino-horror when, four years after the disaster at the would-be amusement park attraction, another expedition is mounted to document the natural behavior of the beasts at mysterious Site B, the island where they were originally bred. The team--composed of Malcolm, a prehistoric behavioralist, a wildlife videographer, and a systems specialist--faces adversity in the form of a less-than-scrupulous company executive, an Ahab-like big game hunter, and, of course, the terrible lizards themselves. Marginally based on the Michael Crichton novel THE LOST WORLD. Academy Award Nomination: Best Visual Effects.