Lost World: Jurassic Park - The Cretaceous Cut, The

Lost World: Jurassic Park - The Cretaceous Cut, The

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Lost World: Jurassic Park - The Cretaceous Cut, The
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Something has survived...
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1997
Original Running Time:
128
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
135
Time Added:
7
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Brief Synopsis:
Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park, John Hammond reveals to Ian Malcolm that there was another island on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. Left alone since the disaster, the dinosaurs have flourished, and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. All deleted and extended scenes have been masterfully reintegrated into the movie. adding 2 new scenes and 7 more minutes of footage.
Intention:
heathen3017 from the originaltrilogy.com forums desired an extended edition of the film, and since I happen to own it and it's pretty simple, I made it.
Additional Notes:
This is kinda just an editing exercise for me as I don't really care for the film. It's been sitting in my trilogy boxset unused. Been looking for a reason to crack it out for a while now. I haven't seen this one in years and it'll stay that way for a while at least.
Other Sources:
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park Blu-Ray: For the film and one portion of a deleted scene not on the DVD
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park DVD: For most of the 2 deleted scenes (bar one portion taken from the BR) as they're in better shape here
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: One bit of "The Company of Death" was used to tranisition from the boardroom to Hammond's mansion
Special Thanks:
heathen3017 for requesting it
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
Interestingly, the rich British mother screaming originally transitioned to the yawning businessman (as seen in the shooting scrirpt), but since I liked the Goldblum transition a lot more, I moved it to between Goldblum on the train and arriving at Hammond's mansion. And also, there is a bit more of Roland fighting the man in the Kenyan bar on the BR than the DVD, so I've cut in one bit from the inferior BR footage. Hopefully it's seemless as the BR seems to be lower quality and horizontally squashed. Finally, there is a bit of deleted dialogue from the official website from the film (which is still up) from Hammond talking to Goldblum which I couldn't insert in due to the low quality, but you can listen to it here (http://www.lost-world.com/Lost_World03/Phone.html).
Cuts and Additions:
- Added Ingen Executives discussing what happened in JP1 and the first scene and agreeing to kick Hammond out
- Added introduction of Roland and Ajay with Roland fighting a guy in a bar in Kenya
DVD Cover art by Bobson Dugnutt (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Blu-Ray Cover art by Bobson Dugnutt (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0  (3)
Visual Editing 
 
9.7  (3)
Audio Editing 
 
9.7  (3)
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9.3  (3)
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9.3  (3)
Overall rating 
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
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10.0

I loved watching the T.V version as a kid because it had scenes that were not in the theatrical cut. With this fanedit the 2 deleted scenes are reinserted into the movie that help flesh out some of the newly introduced characters. I recommend this fanedit to anyone who enjoys the original Jurassic Park movies.

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8.5
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

Something I never realized about this film until I watched this fan-edit that inserts two deleted workprint scenes back into the narrative, one of which makes Roland Tembo more of a morally grey character than in the theatrical version (which I really liked), is that you can look at it as a commentary on the dangers of extremist activist groups. I used to be of the opinion -- populated by Doug Walker (*sigh*) -- that, "Ugh, the heroes are so obnoxious and they cause more harm than the supposed villains," and all that jazz, but the only one of them that's really deserving of contempt is Nick Van Owen, Vince Vaughn's character.

Really think about it. He's a former member of Greenpeace (granted, he does admit he was there for the women) and is a current member of Earth First (!) in the film, he's the one that lets all the animals loose thus resulting in the deaths and injuries of several of the hunters, he stole Roland Tembo's bullets, and he complains and whines at him after being rescued by him and his fellow hunters. The character is literally an eco-terrorist (a basic Wikipedia search on Earth First should tell you they're not to be trusted when it comes to environmental activists). He's the one that causes much of the trouble that goes on in the film, and this commentary complements the essence of the entire franchise -- that of chaos theory and that humanity is arrogant, and said arrogance leads to them making bad choices -- really well. Now this is not to say that Julianne Moore's character Sarah Harding doesn't deserve her fair share of scorn (she absolutely does), but again, it's all part of the basic theme of the series, that mankind is arrogant.

We are a naturally dumb species. Really, the whole film is scathing commentary on how us human beings disturb nature and pillage it either for profit (Peter Ludlow) or out of a hopelessly misguided sense of justice (Nick Van Owen). At the time, I used to be annoyed something fierce and complain about this film because it was a bad adaptation of Michael Crichton's original source novel, and from that standpoint, it still is, but as a film on its own, there's a lot more layers to it that I never realized were there before until giving it another chance. I guess you can consider me a fan now. I used to be of the opinion that this was Steven Spielberg's worst film as a director. Looking back on it now... uh, yeah, I don't think so.

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9.9
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Another wonderful edit by Mr Dugnutt that manages to reinstate two very interesting scenes into the film. Unfortunately the scenes were in workprint condition so their quality is subpar compared with the rest of the film but that is beyond Mr Dugnutt's power to fix. I totally recommend this one for those who want to see the secondary characters fleshed a bit more with a couple of intriguing moments.

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