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Two kids in 1993 remade ‘Jurassic Park’ with toys and a VHS video camera—and it rules
06.24.2015
08:27 am

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Michael Raisch and David Chakrin, Summer 1993. Photo by Raisch Studios.
 
Jurassic World recently broke the record for biggest opening weekend in North America, and the highest-grossing opening worldwide, surpassing The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2,  becoming the first film to gross $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend. Despite its enormous success, many people agree, it totally sucks.

Slightly more interesting, is a recently released video short—a “remake” of Jurassic Park done by two kids (David Chakris and Michael Raisch ) with a video camera back in 1993, using toy dinosaurs, cars, and Kenner action figures.

Their website explains:

In the summer of 1993 inspired by the release of Jurassic Park, Michael and David set out to recreate the excitement and visuals of the hit film. Over a period 6 months in New Jersey they filmed multiple versions of the film until they were pleased with their final version. Equipped with the best VHS era technology, [Michael and David] re-created the movie magic of Jurassic Park with hand drawn sets, action figures and fishing line.

 

Production sketch from “1990s Kid Version of Jurassic Park,” courtesy Raisch Studios.
 
The perhaps not a masterpiece, but nonetheless adorable 2008 Michel Gondry film, Be Kind Rewind, introduced the concept of “sweded” films. In Be Kind Rewind, a struggling VHS rental store loses its entire video collection after being inadvertently magnetized. The protagonists, played by Mos Def and Jack Black, attempt to replace the store’s video collection by recreating films using a camcorder, claiming they are “special editions from Sweden.” These “sweded” films are the centerpiece of Be Kind Rewind, and a (now defunct) tie-in website, SwededFilms.com, was created—serving as a database for sweded movies, both from the film and fan-made. That website contained the rules for creating sweded videos:

1. Must be based on an already produced film
2. Range 2-8 minutes in length
3. Must not contain computer generated graphics
4. Based on films less than 35 years old
5. Special effects must be limited to camera tricks and arts ’n crafts
6. Sound effects created by human means
7. Hilarious.

The 1990s Kid Remake of Jurassic Park was produced before Be Kind Rewind and the concept of sweded movies, but it certainly fits the criteria of and ranks among the best sweded films.  The dinosaur attack scenes, in particular, had us cackling.

Check out the “edited” version here and be sure to hit up the website for lots of behind-the-scenes photos and info.
 
“I think this park has to do with dinosaurs.”

 
H/T It’s Nice That

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Steven Spielberg, ‘animal killer, disgusting inhumane prick’
07.10.2014
11:29 am

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Publicly shaming poachers and assholes who kill exotic or endangered animals on Facebook has been going on for years. But this photo takes the cake of the worst kind of “hunter” on the planet! Just look at Steven Spielberg’s smug face!

Click here to see the full top image. Click here to read the image below.
 

 

 
via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

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Shake your booty to a musical track built around Jeff Goldblum’s weird laugh
03.06.2014
02:49 pm

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Jeff Goldblum
 
For decades now, Jeff Goldblum has been one of our most interesting leading men—wait a minute, leading man? Is he a leading man? Is he a character actor? Both? Well, whatever the fuck he is, he was perfectly cast in The Fly and his acting choices and line readings are always worth a gander, akin to being the thinking person’s Nicolas Cage (if not vice versa).

His status as “blockbuster helper” was solidified in the mid-1990s when he appeared in two of that decade’s highest-grossing movies, 1993’s Jurassic Park and 1996’s Independence Day. Goldblum’s signature moment came in the former movie when his character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, asks Drs. Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler (Sam Neill and Laura Dern) whether they “dig up dinosaurs.” Receiving a tittering non-reply, Malcolm engages in a “knowing” laugh, which has a kitten’s aggressive purr mixed in, for no good reason other than to emphasize his unsavory and unctuous role as the movie’s reality principle (“Life, uh… finds a way”).

Some genius going by the name FLIPSH0T (actually Mikey Diserio of Melbourne, Australia) has put together a track with the completely apt and memorable title of “Hahahrawrrahaha.” FLIPSH0T took that ridiculous burst of incomprehensible bonhomie and generated a pretty sultry dance beat around it.
 

 
As far as the video below goes, please do NOT watch it all the way through—Jeff Goldblum laughing in a loop for 10 minutes has been clinically proven to induce diarrhea, schizophrenia, pleurisy, rickets, phlebitis, scurvy, and gout. You have been warned!
 

 
via Internet Magic

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Amusing Jeff Goldblum portraits for ‘Jurassic Park’ themed art show

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Clone the President: Ronald Reagan blood vial for sale in online auction
05.21.2012
07:37 pm

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He’s back?

Imagine some rightwing billionaire buying this and then spending millions having the Gipper cloned.

He vill be raised in a monastery in upper Bavaria, jah, until he is ready to be unveiled and take his rightful place on da vorld stage.

Quick, someone alert Alex Jones!

Via The Washington Times:

The bids are lofty for a vial that once held Ronald Reagan’s blood, now up for grabs at an online British auction house. At the moment, the leading bid is $5,081 for a 5-inch glass vial with “dried blood residue from President Reagan,” drawn from him at George Washington University Hospital after a 1981 assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. A separate hospital form is also included in the package from Guernsey-based PFC Auctions, which also is selling celebrity autographed guitars and a slice of royal wedding cake from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials, among many other things.

And the vial? The slender glass tube with green stopper once belonged to a relative of a Maryland-based laboratory technician who actually analyzed the contents more than three decades ago. The mysterious keeper-of-the-vial held onto it, and eventually informed officials at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library of its whereabouts.

After some back and forth, the vial keeper got the green light to sell it, assuring the auctioneer that “everything was OK, National Archives was not interested in what I had, nor was the Secret Service, the FBI and other agencies … it was simply something that was of no importance at this time, and that I was free to do with whatever I wanted with it.”.

A letter of provenance is included with the listing from the seller:

“These articles have actually been in my family’s possession since 03/30/1981, the day that President Reagan was shot in Washington D.C. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, my mother worked for Bio Science Laboratories in Columbia, Maryland. Her laboratory was the laboratory contracted by Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well as the George Washington University Hospital to handle blood testing as well as other types of testing. Her lab did the blood work and testing for President Reagan. The test tube and the lab slip that I have are for his blood work to be tested for lead on [Monday] 03/30/1981. The testing was completed and the test tube was sitting on my mother’s desk. At the end of the week, she asked the director of her laboratory if she could keep the paper work and the test tube. The director of the lab told her no problem and really never gave it a second thought. It has been in my family ever since. My mother passed away back in November last year [2010] and my father passed away in January 2009. Prior to their passing, they knew that it was the only thing that I wanted with regards to their personal property or money that they accumulated over the years…

“About 3 to 4 months ago, I contacted the Reagan National Library and spoke to the head of the library, a Federal Agent. I told him what I had, how I came across it and so on. We spoke for about 45 minutes. The reason that I contacted the Reagan National Library was to see if they would like to purchase it from me. He indicated that if I was interested in donating it he would see to it that he would take care of all of the arrangements. Prior to hanging up the phone, he said to me, do me a favor, don’t move from where you are, I will call you back within 30 minutes but I have to make a couple of phone calls to seek legal counsel, consult with National Archives, the FBI and other three or four letter agencies that I have heard of. I said am I in any kind of trouble or will there be some black cars/suv’s or helicopters hovering above my home and he said not yet but possibly in the very near future depending on what he learned from the phone calls he had to make. I told him alright, I will not move from where I was sitting and would await his return call. He called back in 25 minutes and said that everything was ok, National Archives was not interested in what I had, nor was the Secret Service, the FBI and other agencies. Since 30 years had passed by, he thought that it was simply something that was of no importance at this time and that I was free to do with whatever I wanted with it. He then stated that he felt the family would be interested in it being returned to them and if I was interested in doing so to contact him and he would make all of the arrangements. I told him that I didn’t think that was something that I was going to consider, since I had served under Pres. Reagan when he was my Commander in Chief when I was in the ARMY from ’87-’91 and that I was a real fan of Reaganomics and felt that Pres. Reagan himself would rather see me sell it rather than donating it.

Classic!
 
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Amusing Jeff Goldblum portraits for ‘Jurassic Park’ themed art show
11.30.2011
01:58 pm

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Ian Malcolm: From Chaos by John Larriva oil on panel 12” x 9”   $500
 
The JP Show (Just People) exhibit, curated by artists Brandon Bird and Julia Vickerman, pays homage to only the human characters featured in the Jurassic Park film series. The Jeff Goldblum portrait above by John Larriva had me in stitches.

The JP Show runs December 3rd & 4th, 2011 at Nucleus in Los Angeles.
 
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Jurassic Jeff by Lisa Hanawalt watercolor 9” x 12”  $275
 

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The Theme to ‘Jurassic Park’ Slowed Down by 1000%
01.17.2011
08:27 am

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The theme music to Jurassic Park slowed down by 1000%, as created by Birdfeeder.
 

 
 
With thanks to Steve Duffy
 

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