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This Week in DVD Geek: Captain America, Jurassic Park Trilogy and People Versus George Lucas

Here are this week's DVD picks you'll want to check out.

Captain America is the big release this week and you can get it in three flavors, DVD, Blu-Ray and a 3-D version for the five of you that have 3-D compatible home entertainment systems. There's also a Jurassic Park trilogy available on Blu-Ray. While the first is a classic it's debatable if the other two are worth watching. Cool bonus features though.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Official Synopsis: Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth.

After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by 'vita-rays.' Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.
Chris Evans (Actor), Hugo Weaving (Actor), Joe Johnston (Director)
Rated: PG-13 

Our Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

Special Features
  • Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes and more
Captain America: The First Avenger (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Special Features
  • Includes Digital Copy
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
  • Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer -- Go deeper inside the Marvel Universe and unveil secret plans to assemble the ultimate superhero team, the Avengers.
Captain America: The First Avenger (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)

Special Features
  • Same as Blu-Ray Combo (see above)
  • 3-D version
Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Official Synopsis: Experience one of the biggest movie trilogies of all time like never before with the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy! “You won’t believe your eyes” (Rolling Stone) when dinosaurs once again roam the Earth in an amazing theme park on a remote island. From Academy Award-winning directors Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) and Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III), the action-packed adventures find man up against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking filmmaking that has been hailed as “a triumph of special effects artistry” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), this epic trilogy is sheer movie-making magic that was 65 million years in the making. “Welcome to Jurassic Park.”

Sam Neill (Actor), Laura Dern (Actor), Joe Johnston (Director), Steven Spielberg (Director)
Rated: PG-13

Special Features
  • All 3 Films Digitally Remastered for Enhanced Picture and Sound. Plus Hours of All-New Bonus Features!
  • Digital Copy of all three films (offer expires 12/31/12)
  • Return to Jurassic Park: Six-part documentary featuring all-new interviews with directors Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston plus cast and crew
  • Archival Featurettes
  • The Making of all 3 Jurassic Park Films
  • Original Featurettes on the Making of the Films
  • Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park
  • Hurricane in Kauai Featurette
  • The Jurassic Park Phenomenon: A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton
  • The Compie Dance Number: Thank You Steven Spielberg From ILM
  • The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III
  • The Special Effects of Jurassic Park III
  • The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel
  • The Sounds of Jurassic Park III
  • The Art of Jurassic Park III
  • Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Early Pre-Production Meetings
  • Location Scouting
  • Animatics
  • Before and After the Visual Effects
  • Foley Artists
  • Storyboards
  • Tour of Stan Winston Studio
  • A Visit to ILM
  • Spinosaurus Attacks The Plane
  • Raptors Attack Udesky
  • The Lake
  • Production Archives: Production Photographs, Design Sketches, Illustrations, Conceptual Paintings, Models, The World of Jurassic Park, The Magic of ILM, Posters and Toys
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Jurassic Park: Making the Game
  • Jurassic Park III Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team
  • Theatrical Trailers

The People Vs George Lucas (2010)
Official Synopsis: The People vs. George Lucas is a feature-length documentary exploring the unique, ambivalent, and sometimes conflicted relationship that Star Wars fans, for the past thirty years, continue to enjoy with the Star Wars franchise and their creator, George Lucas.

As a participatory film, The People vs. George Lucas includes celebrity interviews (shot in HD video), and interviews by and of Star Wars fans from around the globe, who sent us their footage for possible inclusion in the film. The idea was to create a fan film for and partly by fans in a style paying tribute to the YouTube phenomenon. Our objective is to examine and articulate the many contentious issues that have become an integral part of the Star Wars mystique.

The People vs. George Lucas is a unique opportunity for fans and filmmakers to voice their opinion and be heard around the globe. Together, we can show the world what it means to be a Star Wars fan. Together, we can show Hollywood how powerful we, the people, really are.

Our world premiere is now set for SXSW this March, so check in here for updates and visit our website at www.peoplevsgeorge.com.

Which DVD are you thinking about getting?
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  1. I'm gonna get my hands on a copy of Captain America. The only one in the Jurassic Park trilogy worth owning is the first one.

  2. This is an automatic message from DISQUS.


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