The Lost World: Jurassic Park

1997 PG-13 2h 9m DVD

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

1997 PG-13 2h 9m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) by revealing that Hammond has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove (Julianne Moore) and a wildlife videographer (Vince Vaughn) join an expedition to document the lethal lizards' natural behavior in this action-packed thriller.
Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Arliss Howard, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, Peter Stormare, Richard Schiff, Harvey Jason, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello
Steven Spielberg
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Lost World: Jurassic Park intends to thrill its audience with action-packed, scary, and suspenseful scenes. The film is not recommended for very young or sensitive kids. Dinosaurs, clearly motivated by a desire to protect their young and their environment, attack and often kill the humans whom they perceive as predators. Lengthy sequences of heroes in peril and animal brutality alternate with scenes that attempt to build character and relationships. Steven Spielberg shows some of the mayhem on camera (i.e., a heroic character is pulled apart by two dinos, then eaten); at other times, the director chooses to suggest the animals' savagery and plays it off camera (blood flows in water after a man is attacked). There are a few instances of mild swearing ("bastards," "s--t," "goddamn").

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Plenty of thrills and animal savagery. The big game hunting and abuse of the dinosaurs is traumatic -- a baby dinosaur's leg is broken. Small dinosaurs (compies) swarm a little girl. Particularly gruesome scenes include: compies chewing at a villain's face before he is eventually killed; a raptor impaled on a spike; a severed hand hangs from a ship's wheel and an arm is seen holding a phone; a man is ripped in two by two T-Rexes. Dinosaurs chase, stomp, attack, and often eat their prey. Many long, suspenseful scenes in which the heroes, including a young girl, are in danger of being eaten, falling to their deaths, or crushed.


Infrequent swearing ("goddamn," "bastard," "s--t," "son of-a bitch.").

Social Behavior

Primarily promotes the notion that man's interference with the natural order of the universe leads to destruction. Represented by corporate types, it's clear that men who are greedy, power-seeking, and have a desire to reign supreme over the earth will not survive. It's far more desirable to be compassionate, respectful, and nurturing to all species.


Nikon. Krackel candy bars, Chevron are identified.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Champagne is seen at a picnic on the beach; one character drinks from a flask and seems to become drunk. A hero smokes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Unlimited movies sent to your door, starting at $9.99 a month.