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THIS WEEK'S RELEASES

Jurassic Park (PG). Is there anyone who hasn't seen it yet? Steven Spielberg's cinematic dino-comic is already the highest- grossing film of all time (having taken somewhere around dollars 350m in the US alone, and close to dollars 1bn worldwide). Distributor CIC is banking on the 15-month gap since its original release having stoked up new interest, and on a new audience of kids who were thought by their parents to be too young for the cinema release. Not that the film is terribly frightening: Spielberg pulled his punches, hoping to please everyone. The result was whimsy rescued by superb special effects: saurians that seemed as fleshily alive as the actors they fed on. CIC hopes they will end up in many stockings this Christmas. After a short rental period the film will be for sale in December - in three different sets, of escalating bumph and price.

OUT NOW: THE FIVE BEST TAPES

Philadelphia (12). Compassionate, if compromised, study of Aids, with Tom Hanks.

In the Name of the Father (15). The Guildford Four story as a powerful father-son drama.

Short Cuts (18). Altman's Carver adaptation: a salty compendium of LA stories.

The Age of Innocence (U). Scorsese's gorgeous take on Wharton's tale of suffocation.

Liebelei (U). Max Ophuls' romantic masterpiece, set in 1910 Vienna. Quentin Curtis

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