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Original Jurassic Park Trilogy 35mm Preservation Project

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Hello Everyone,

I am TGR97 or better known as Wedge Antilles in the Jurassic Park community. I come to you today to tell you about a special project that I have been blessed to be a part of. I teamed up with fellow OT Forum user doombot to bring to you all 4K scans of the 35mm reels for the original Jurassic Park Trilogy!

What does this mean? Well, we will be bringing to you 4K scans of the Open Matte versions of Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3 as well as a matted version of The Lost World! They will also be presented in the original colors as it was seen in the theatres, making it the most authentic versions of the films out there!

So far, we have:
• Fully scanned JP3 and are working to clean it up
• Currently scanning TLW
• Fully scanned and encoded in 4k Open Matte version of the first Jurassic Park teaser from 1992.
• Fully scanned and encoded in 4k Open Matte version of a Jurassic Park trailer from 1992.

We still have to do:
• Jurassic Park

We are looking to collect 1.4k to finish this project! If anyone wants to donate, please send me a DM and I will give you the donation link.

By donating, you will get access to everything you see here + whatever other special goodies we can get + downloadable custom Blu Ray kits made by me!

Here are some pics for JP3! https://imgur.com/a/HImMONp


TARGET: 3000$ USD

DONATED (as of 2022/05/04): 2,303.35$

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RU.08 said:

I’ve sent you a private message, I’d love to coordinate with you over the JP trilogy- if possible join my Discord server.

Messaged you and joined the discord!

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I’ve got a private channel set up now on my discord server for this, so anyone who’s interested in this project is welcome to head over there if they’d like as well. The permalink is https://valeyardfilmarchives.org/discord/

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Is this the same scan of JP 1 that’s been floating around for awhile, or this a completely new scan?

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No, this is a completely different print from that.

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We officially need 1K to Scan JURASSIC PARK!! SO CLOSE TO THE GOAL

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Made an update to the original post, and we are 2.2k!

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Going to message you once I’m back home, very excited about this project!

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The 4K disc release of Jurassic Park has quite a bit of DNR. Is it from a 3D conversion? This fan 4K thing for the trilogy seems to be a great idea.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.

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AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

The 4K disc release of Jurassic Park has quite a bit of DNR. Is it from a 3D conversion? This fan 4K thing for the trilogy seems to be a great idea.

Based on the screenshots I’ve seen, the 4K seems to be transferred from the same source as the regular Blu-ray.

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RU.08 said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

The 4K disc release of Jurassic Park has quite a bit of DNR. Is it from a 3D conversion?

Most likely it would be.

fmalover said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

The 4K disc release of Jurassic Park has quite a bit of DNR. Is it from a 3D conversion? This fan 4K thing for the trilogy seems to be a great idea.

Based on the screenshots I’ve seen, the 4K seems to be transferred from the same source as the regular Blu-ray.

Responding to both of you. I have the 5-Film Jurassic Park/World Collection which is 4K+BD. I haven’t even gotten around to watching the 4K discs of the first three (same goes for the most current two). I’m assuming, including Jurassic Park, that both The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III are also from older masters.
Once again, I’m quite interested in this fan 4K restoration of the first three since they’re in dire need of an overhaul in terms of remaster/restoration, and hoping it’ll have original cinema audio.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.

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We have the cinema DTS you don’t need to worry about that, I would suggest you join my Discord server and mention you’re interested in the JP project. We’ve got a sample of the scan quality there. They’re using a high-end setup for the scans.

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While the UHD of JP1 looks like an older master, The Lost World and JP3 appear to have new ones. Also JP1 is not taken from the 3D version as it has less DNR and has mistakes removed for the 3D version.

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I’d love to work on this for dust/scratch cleanup!
Maybe some color correction if needed, but by the look of the JP3 images, it doesn’t seem to need any corrections.

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Definitely excited to keep track of this project. Saw a 35mm scan of the original JP the other day and I can’t wait to try and watch it on a projector. I may be in the minority, but I also really love JP3, so knowing that someone is going to show it some love by preserving it warms my heart!

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feauxtiger said:

Definitely excited to keep track of this project. Saw a 35mm scan of the original JP the other day and I can’t wait to try and watch it on a projector. I may be in the minority, but I also really love JP3, so knowing that someone is going to show it some love by preserving it warms my heart!

There will be a massive improvement over the old scan for JP1.

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Hopefully the CGI shots will be presented in their full 5:3 aspect ratio this time around.

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Charles Threepio said:

Maybe, but either way, the open matte print currently circulating has the CGI cropped to 16:9.

The CGI scenes were hard-matted at 1.85. 1.78 is close but not exact. So called “unmatted” CGI shots are not known to exist. If they do they’re not on the theatrical prints.