Jurassic Park III parents guide

Jurassic Park III

Overall C

Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and a group of buffoons become stranded on Isla Sorna, the second island owned by InGen--the company that put bite into amusement parks. Searching for a lost boy, the group battles beasts at every turn in this violent and poorly penned sequel... but the dinosaurs do look great.

Release date July 18, 2001

Violence D
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use B+

Why is Jurassic Park III rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Jurassic Park III PG-13 for intense sci-fi terror and violence.

Run Time: 92 minutes

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Jurassic Park III
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Jurassic Park III rated PG-13? Jurassic Park III is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sci-fi terror and violence.

Overall: C
Dr. Alan Grant and a group of buffoons become stranded on Isla Sorna, the second island owned by InGen—the company that put bite into amusement parks. Searching for a lost boy, the group battles beasts at every turn in this violent and poorly penned sequel… but the dinosaurs do look great.

Violence: D
Parasailing characters crash-land, boat crashes, explosive test blows up old airplane, nightmare sequence features dinosaur, without permission plane enters in restricted air space, man is knocked unconscious, violent plane crash, dinosaur attacks aircraft with people inside, dinosaur throws man to the ground and steps on him, plane with people inside is knocked out of tree and fuselage rolls and crushes, dinosaurs brutally fight and kill each other, man punches another man—implied though not seen, decomposing body shown, hole kicked in abandoned vending machine, dinosaur frightens character, vicious dinosaur attempts to attack people, man nearly killed by dinosaur is left barely conscious, dinosaur clamps jaws on man’s head—twisting his neck until he dies, dinosaurs try to eat character hanging from tree, dinosaurs surround character, large dinosaur chases people, giant bird-like creature plucks up one character and chases others, bridge collapses and people fall into water, creature falls into water and is hit with large object, characters pecked at and one presumed dead after being eaten by bird-like creatures, dinosaur attacks people on boat pushing them under water, character fires flare gun at dinosaur, fire breaks out, dinosaur attempts to eat character, character falls into fire.

Sexual Content: A-
Woman in a bra is seen briefly from back.

Language: B
At least: 5 mild profanities, 5 terms of Deity used as profanities or expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B+
Adults socially drink in a bar.

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Jurassic Park III
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, May Frighten Young Children
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes
Manitoba Not Rated Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Children
Ontario Not Rated Frightening Scenes
Quebec Not Rated Not Advisable for Children
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Jurassic Park III"

Cast and Crew

Jurassic Park III is directed by Joe Johnston and stars Sam Neill Laura Dern.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Jurassic Park III movie is March 25, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Jurassic Park III

Release Date: 26 March 2013

Jurassic Park III is releasing to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Digital Copy) just in time for the first film Jurassic Park to experience a 3D re-release in theaters (April 5 , 2013). Bonus extras include:

- Return To Jurassic Park: The Third Adventure

- Spinosaurus Attacks The Plane

- The Lake

- Raptors Attack Udesky

- A Visit to ILM

- Dinosaur Turntables

- Storyboards to Final Feature Comparison

- Production photographs

- Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team

- The Making of Jurassic Park III

- The Dinosaurs

- The Special Effects

- The Sounds

- The Art

- The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel

- Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs

- Tour of Stan Winston Studio

DVD Release: Jurassic Park III

Release Date: 11 December 2001

  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (DTS), English & French (Dolby Digital 5.1) DVD Extras:
    • Theatrical trailer
    • “Making Of” Jurassic Park 3
    • New dinosaurs
    • Tour of Stan Winston studio, Visit to Industrial Light and Magic
    • Dinosaur turntables
    • Behind the scenes
    • Storyboard sequences
    • Jurassic Park archives
    • Finding new dinosaurs

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    For a look at Jurassic Park’s predecessors, see our reviews of the Jurassic Park, and its sequelThe Lost World:Jurassic Park. For a more family friendly movie featuring these incredible creatures, check out Disney’s Dinosaur.

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