- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 11, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- DTS Surround 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH)
- Subtitles - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary
- Behind the Scenes
- Featurette: "Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs"
- Comparisons: Film-to-Storyboard Comparison
- Making Of:
- "The Making of JURASSIC PARK III" (23 min.)
- "Tour of Stan Winston Studio"
- "Visit to ILM"
- "Dinosaur Turntables"
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Production Photos
- JURASSIC PARK III DINO DEFENDER Demo
- DANGER ZONE! Demo
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 07/18/2001
"...The movie dashes like a one-track-mind raptor. It's speedy, light on its feet and louder than bombs..."
Variety - 07/23/2001
"...[The] effects are extremely impressive, with the creatures rendered with a smoothness and believability that puts even the first two installments in the shade..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/27/2001
"...All of these creatures are fun and arresting to behold....They attack with a beak-snapping viciousness that seems purely hardwired..."
Rolling Stone - 08/30/2001
"...The creatures look good, especially the badass spinosaurus and the flying pteranodons. And how about those raptors -- they actually talk..."
Total Film - 09/01/2001
"...Macy is perfect....Johnston keeps it pacy and satisfyingly suspenseful..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/18/2001
"...The film's creatures, such as the flying pteranodons, are noticeably chilling..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/18/2001
"...It's a nice little thrill machine..."
Paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill) has sworn never to return to Jurassic Park. But he needs funding for his research, so when a wealthy thrill-seeking couple (William H. Macy and Téa Leoni) come calling, Grant and his protégée, Billy (Alessandro Nivola), agree to take them on a sightseeing flight. By the time Grant finds out what their true purpose is--to land on the island and search for their missing son--all of their lives are in peril. And Grant's newfound theory about Raptor intelligence will have its deadly proof.
Joe Johnston was the right director to take over Steven Spielberg's JURASSIC PARK series. He's experienced with special effects, having worked on the STAR WARS films, while his OCTOBER SKY demonstrates his skill at telling an emotionally involving tale. In JURASSIC PARK 3, with the help of a top-notch technical team and a talented cast (who began filming before the script was finished, improvising much of their dialogue), and a new dinosaur, Spinosaurus, that makes even T-Rex nervous, Johnston has fashioned a rousing adventure with state-of-the-art visuals. Clocking in at a tense 92 minutes, it's the fastest-moving, most action-packed film of the series.
- Theatrical release: July 18, 2001.