Clearly not satisfied with releasing one of the top grossing movies of 2015, Universal want more, a lot more from their loyal customers. I, like many who pre-ordered the Jurassic World 3D Blu-ray, assuming wrongly, that like almost every other 3D Blu-ray release, that it would include the 2D Blu-ray version as well.
Well, it DOESN’T!
This is simply a vanilla release of the 3D movie and the Digital HD UV version, but no 2D version of any special features. The special features are included on the 2D Blu-ray release on the other hand. This disc was not any cheaper either, retailing at the usual price here in the U.K. but giving us considerably less for our Stirling.
Now, this is not a total loss as if you have a 3D – 2D option on your TV, Projector of Blu-ray player then you can simply apply this option but this is not the point. Universal seem to think that it is acceptable to sell a Blu-ray 3D disc in this shoddy and expensive way and this is nothing short of a rip-off to the consumers who is being asked to pay the same price for less.
3D is an option for most people, not the norm and I suspect that this is a the second shot by studios trying to phase out 3D Blu-ray’s as the 4K is their next being “Upgrade”, leaving the failure of 3D for dust but this is still no excuse. The first attack on the format came in from Disney last year, when in the U.S., they stopped releasing 3D Blu-rays editions of some of their latest movies all together, meaning that U.S. customers would reliant of foreign markets to get hold of these films, such as Big Hero 6 (2014) and Frozen (2013).
Is it their intention to drive us to buy the 2D Blu-ray separately? I would suggest that you take a look at the Amazon reviews to see what people are saying about a film which so many loved and yet some many have been short-changed by. This will be the story now, not the hit movie. A real misstep from Universal.