Thursday, September 20, 2018

So Cool....Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Brings Dinosaurs To Life For The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 4k Ultra Hd, Blu-ray And DVD Launch (Review) #FallenKingdom

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Delivers Engaging In-Store and In-Home Augmented Reality Experiences 
Using Facebook and Messenger Apps

I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, not just because the movie was so good (we ended up seeing it two times in theaters), but also because with the purchase of the DVD or Blu-ray you could scan the QR-code pattern and experience an AR experience right in your own living room.  This is one of the first attempts by Facebook to lin a physical retail product and AR together.  And, I had watched a trailer prior to the DVD/Blu-ray and 4K release this past Tuesday, Sept. 18th, and thought it was the coolest thing.  My girls, thanks to learning about dinosaurs in our homeschooling last year, love all things dinosaurs and have played catch up watching the previous Jurassic movies before we saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters over the summer.  

The girls were so excited when they saw the 4K+Blu-Ray+ Digital copy of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, when it arrived at our door last week.  They had no idea about the AR tie-ins, as I wanted to surprise them.  I set it up with our iPad and then handed it off the girls after we watched the movie this past Friday family movie night.  I told them I had a cool dinosaur to show them and wondered if they knew what type of dinosaur it was.  As soon as they took the iPad from me and noticed the dinosaur moving about, with our living room in the background, they thought it was so neat. They kept watching the whole length of the house, and having the velociraptor Blue move jump around and bite.  While I wished there were more actions you could do with the velociraptor Blue, it was a nice unexpected treat for the girls and they really liked it.  

As far as the movie goes, I am not going to go in great length about the movie, as you have probably already seen in in theaters like me, or have been waiting for it to arrive on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K and Digital, so you can watch -- don't worry I will not spoil it for you.  This is one of the highest grossing movies, and you will see why when you sit to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Like I said, we ended up going twice to see it, and could have gone a third time in we had time. :-)

In addition to the amazing movie, this new release includes so many great bonuses features for fans of the to enjoy including...

Blu-Ray Bonus Features:

  • On Set with Chris and Bryce
  • The Kingdom Evolves
  • Birth of the Indoraptor
  • Rooftop Showdown
  • Monster in a Mansion
  • Start the Bidding!
  • Death by Dino
  • Malcolm's Return
  • and much more!...

4K Ultra HD Bonus Features:

  • 4x sharper picture than HD
  • HDR for brilliant brights and deepest darks
  • Immersive Audio for a multi-dimensional sound experience
  • + All Blu-ray features in 4K resolution

Not only do you get to experience a fun AR experience at home, but the movie is amazing, as are all the bonus features.  This is definitely going to be top on people's wish lists this holiday season if they haven't picked up already.  My girls already have Jurassic World toys on their list, and are hoping Santa will bring some so that they can pull out and play with when they watch this and the other Jurassic World box office hits we now own on DVD and Blu-ray. 

Here is more about the AR experience, as well as the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie, now available to own on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.  Pick up now to give as a gift this holiday, or to watch with during one of your upcoming family movie nights.  We can't wait to watch it again soon!


More about the AR Experience and Movie:

"To mark the global 4KUltra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release of the monster blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) has partnered with Facebook and Messenger to unleash sharable in-store and in-home augmented reality (AR) experiences showcasing the film's notable dinosaurs. 

The state-of-the-art AR experiences featuring different dinosaurs from the film will debut on September 18th timed to the film's North American home entertainment launch before rolling out around the world.

The largest retail effort of its kind for both partners, this is also the first integrated AR experience across the Facebook family of apps – specifically Facebook and Messenger.
"Just as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom expertly transports viewers into an immersive world of discovery and wonder, the new AR offerings in-store and in-home serve to effectively extend that excitement and innovation to our global home entertainment release," said Hilary Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, UPHE. "We are thrilled to have a world-class partner in Facebook to help power these engaging AR experiences and are sure they will captivate and delight Jurassic fans of all ages."

On the day of the release, participating retailers across 18 countries will showcase, for a limited time, the eye-catching Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in-store displays that will include instructions on how to trigger an AR experience that bring the displays to life. Shoppers scan a special QR code to launch the sharable AR effect that places the ferocious Indoraptor directly in their path, providing them with an up-close encounter with one of the newest dinosaurs from the Jurassic franchise. In the U.S. alone, this experience spans more than 17,000 stores across multiple national retail and grocery chains.
Available in millions of homes around the world, the in-home experience is activated off of a collectible insert within the product packaging using the Messenger camera. The experience unveils an interactive, baby version of the film's Velociraptor hero, Blue. The animated Baby Blue can be placed in any environment, and images and video of her behaving curiously, playfully, and aggressively can be captured and shared with friends.

Both the in-store and in-home experiences are compatible with iOS and Android devices. Users should utilize the latest version of the Facebook and Messenger apps.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has generated nearly $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office to date.


In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and executive-produced by Jurassic titans Steven Spielberg and Colin TrevorrowOwen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard)return to Isla Nublar three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park to rescue any remaining dinosaurs on the island from a catastrophic volcano that threatens to leave dinosaurs extinct once again. Owen is driven to save his lead raptor, Blue, while Claire makes it her mission to preserve the creatures that she has grown to deeply respect. When the lava begins to rain down, they soon discover terrifying new breeds of ferocious dinosaurs along with a conspiracy that could threaten the entire world. Joined by co-stars James Cromwell (BabeThe Green Mile) as wealthy entrepreneur Benjamin Lockwood, Dr. John Hammond's partner in creating Jurassic Park, as well as Justice Smith (The Get Down) and Daniella Pineda (The Detour) as Franklin Webb and Zia Rodriguez, members of Claire's Dinosaur Protection Group; this brilliant cast brings an extraordinary story to life as chaos erupts when Owen, Claire, and their team discover a most deadly endgame that could bring the planet back to prehistoric times."



Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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