I was a little disappointed with the picture quality of the first film, however the new 7 channel sound is awesome on all 3 films, even if you have only 5 speakers like me. The picture quality is definitely better on the 2nd and 3rd films. Although for some reason the picture ratio on JP3 has been cut. You don't lose much of the action in doing this, it just seems odd.
All of the original DVD extras are here along with new interviews and behind the scenes footage, which consists mainly of the late, great Stan Winston's animatronics. The new extras don't add a whole lot of value to the release, the best thing as I mentioned is the new sound.
watched this,and for me,the transfer is superb. picture is crisp,bright,sharp, no grain. i watched it on an LED tv. maybe thats the problem with the other reviews? more to do with their equipment than the blu ray? certainly one of the better blu ray transfers out there.
I have been buying Blu-rays for 3 years now and this is the first review I have given, this is by far the worst transfer, where has all this grain come from !! - I don't mind a bit here and there but the first two movies have more grainy scenes than not, this is sooo dissapointing considering how good these films should look, I watched Once upon a time in the west in HD on Sky the other day and was blown away as to how good the picture was for a 1969 film made on a budget, for me there is no excuse for this, even compared to Close encounters on blu-ray these films do not stand-up. VERY VERY disappointed, only gave two stars because there are a few scenes dotted around the movies that look really good but nowhere near enough.
I can't believe they can sell these as Blu-Ray, the quality is pathetic. It's not as if these films weren't popular- they were, so they should have been sold atleast half decent. The scenes are selective which have been made into bluray. It is more HD than the original but still, no where near BluRay standards. It's a let down.
I read that this was a good quality picture,but was very disappointed with the amount of grain in certain scenes,it is worse than the dvd edition. If you dont mind grain then the picture is good. The t rex in the first movie is still awesome and the first time i saw it at the cinema i was delirious with excitement,i felt i had seen what one must have really looked like,where it alive.