Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-Ray set due next month!

It’s been a long waiting game, but the Indiana Jones trilogy is FINALLY coming to blu-ray! This has already been an exciting year for Spielberg fans, as the director has been popping out his back catalogue with beautiful brand new transfers left and right. Did you see the Jaws blu-ray?! Good lord that thing is practically demo quality for film restoration. We’ve still got Schindler’s List and E.T. on the way as well, but the Indiana Jones trilogy is definitely the icing on the cake. Just be sure to toss that pesky copy of Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull out your car window on the way back from picking this bad boy up!

Paramount’s five-disc package offers each film in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. Steven Spielberg and his sound designer Ben Burtt supervised the A/V restoration work; Paramount’s press release describes the work done on Raiders of the Lost Ark, noting that the feature “has been meticulously restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound, and feel of the iconic film. The original negative was first scanned at 4K and then examined frame-by-frame so that any damage could be repaired. The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981. New stereo surrounds were created using the original music tracks and original effects recorded in stereo but used previously only in mono. In addition, the sub bass was redone entirely up to modern specifications and care was taken to improve dialogue and correct small technical flaws to create the most complete and highest quality version of the sound possible while retaining the director’s vision.”

Special Features:

  • Newly produced On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark featurettes:
    • From Jungle to Desert
    • From Adventure to Legend
  • Making the Films featurettes:
    • 1981 The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark documentary
    • The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark
    • The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    • The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    • The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Additional behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    • The Stunts of Indiana Jones
    • The Sound of Indiana Jones
    • The Music of Indiana Jones
    • The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones
    • Raiders: The Melting Face!
    • Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies
    • Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations
    • Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute
    • Indy’s Friends and Enemies
    • Iconic Props in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    • The Effects of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    • Adventures in Post Production for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • High definition trailers and teasers for each film

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures is released on September 18th.

By Richard Pepper

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