Friday, July 20, 2012

Phil hosts the Cult Movie screening of JURASSIC PARK at the Camera 3 Downtown San Jose-July 19, 2012

Hello my fellow cult fanatics and welcome to Month Six of the Cult Movie Series here at the Camera 3 in Downtown San Jose! So for tonight's cult film they screened director Steven Spielberg's 1993 colossal summer blockbuster JURASSIC PARK. Once again yours truly was the host for tonight's screening. Another great addition for tonight's show was that this was a 35mm print that was being screened, courtesy of Universal Studios! Prizes were donated by Streetlight Records and by Time Tunnel Toys, both located here in San Jose. There were also yummy donuts to eat, courtesy of Psycho Donuts located in the lobby.

Theatrical Movie Poster (1993)
Based upon the novel of the same name by author Michael Crichton, the movie stars Sam Neill (Dr. Alan Grant), Laura Dern (Dr. Ellie Sattler), Jeff Goldblum (Dr. Ian Malcolm), Richard Attenborough (John Hammond), Ariana Richards (Lex Murphy), Joseph Mazzello (Tim Murphy), Martin Ferrero (Donald Gennaro), and Bob Peck (Robert Muldoon). Also joining in on this prehistoric thrill ride are Samuel L. Jackson (Ray Arnold), Wayne Knight (Dennis Nedry), and BD Wong (Henry Wu).

The film was originally released to theaters on June 11, 1993! That was 19 years ago! And if you have yet to see this film, there is something seriously wrong with you! The film's about a group of scientists who get whisked away on a rich white man's helicopter to his remote island fun park called Jurassic Park, filled with real live dinosaurs, thanks in large part to scientific DNA cloning. But unlike their ancestors, these reptiles are highly intelligent, and soon they all brake out and take over the island!

The special effects were done by Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) which is owned by filmmaker George Lucus. When the film was completed, Lucus realized that digital and computer technology had finally caught up with him and his imagination. It was this film that he decided that it was time to start work on the STAR WARS prequels. So as I said in my introduction tonight, "We can thank this film for those prequels, because if it wasn't for the fierce T-Rex, we wouldn't have Jar Jar Binks!" This joke caused many people to laugh and cry in their popcorn. However, the screening had a fantastic turnout, over 70 patrons flocked in to see this awesome film! Next year will be the film's 20th anniversary, and just like Hollywood, the film will be re-released to theaters in 3D. Also there is talk about a JP4 as well. Yes, friends, these scientifically created creatures simply will not die!

Now there is still one more showing of JURASSIC PARK this Saturday, July 21st at midnight. Then next moth's cult film will be the Coen Brother's 1998 film THE BIG LEBOWSKI on Thursday, August 16th at 9:30pm and again on Saturday, July 18th at midnight! So mark these days on your calender and come out and have some cult movie fun! To view the rest of the Cult Movie Series schedule, visit the Camera Cinemas website at

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!

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