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Spielberg Speaks about ET Blu, Indiana Jones Blu and Indy 5 at the 30th Anniversary Raiders of the Lost Ark screening!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I’m so, so, so tired. I began my day 24 hours ago in Austin and had a whirlwind trip to LA. I’m going to write a big piece detailing my crazy day tomorrow, but I wanted to give you guys a quick greatest hits of the big event today: Hero Complex’s 30th Anniversary screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark with Steven Spielberg in attendance.

The big stuff from the Q&A is below, with a detailed write-up coming when I’m not about to collapse into a giant pile of exhausted geek.

First off, no real Indiana Jones 5 news other than Spielberg saying he’d want to do one. When talking about the infamous shooting of the swordsman scene, Spielberg was saying how Harrison partook of the local cuisine the night before, it caught up with him and he told Spielberg, “Pal (because he always called Spielberg “Pal” apparently), you got me for ten minutes.” They had 3 pages of extravagant sword vs. whip fight, so Spielberg decided why doesn’t he just pull his gun… Then a gravely voice comes across the theater’s speakers saying something like, “That’s a load of crap” and the audience is clued in to the big surprise of the night a second before Indiana Jones himself walks out on stage.

It was pretty spectacular. So, knowing that Q&A involved both Harrison Ford and Spielberg, I want to touch on a couple key moments before sleep overtakes me.

ET Blu-Ray: It’s coming. Spielberg said he wanted to poll the audience. He asked us if there was anybody in the crowd that would be disappointed if the 2002 Special Edition was not included on the Blu, if it was only the original 1982 version. He was greeted with a roaring “No!” from the crowd and said, “Well, that settles it then.” So, he strongly implied the ET Blu-Ray will be the original theatrical cut only and not even include the gun-less, penis breath-less CGI’d ET version.

On the ET SE: Spielberg said he let the immense criticism from parent groups after the theatrical release of ET get to him, which is what prompted the guns being taken out and the removal of the penis-breath line. He admitted that was a mistake and that he realized after the fact that changing the movie was “robbing the people of their memories of the movie.” He had a very hard time with that and said he confirmed what he told me in our interview that you won’t see any more digital tinkering in future releases of his films.

Indiana Jones on Blu-Ray: “Soon.” No date, but he did accept that soon for Spielberg and soon for Lucas weren’t exactly the same thing.

Random trivia: Did you know that Spielberg’s first choice for Alan Grant in Jurassic Park was Harrison Ford and Ford turned him down? True story, says Spielberg to which Ford just shrugged.

On Indy 5: Ford said he loves the character and would definitely do it again, “But I ain’t gonna go to Mars!” he said. There was a bit of light ribbing on Crystal Skull tonight, which made me happy.

Okay, so that’s the highlight reel. If I go into too much detail there’ll be nothing left for my coherent writing tomorrow, so at least you got a primer.

-Eric Vespe
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  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Quint

    by Mattman

    Great to hear. My blu collection won't be complete until Raiders, Jaws, and E.T. are a part of it.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST


    by white_vader

    You were "frist"! Tell it to the world!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Keep Lucas away from the Indiana Jones blu rays.

    by loafroaster

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Slight irony

    by white_vader

    Lucas won't let you see the originals, Spielberg will withhold the S.E.! Seamless branching? They did it for the C.E. Blu...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for tomorrows full Q&A write-up!

    by Prydie

    What would we do without Quint, guys?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Prydie, agreed

    by Mattman

    Quint singlehandedly saves AICN from obscurity.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    It'd be nice if Spielberg started up a new franchise...

    by drwilliamweir

    ... one that could be continued with a different director, a la the Potters, taking on board his love for old action-adventures and side-stepping fan issues with potential Indy sequels and George Lucas' bizarre whims. Very much looking forward to War Horse.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Just watched Jurassic Park recently

    by murray_hamilton

    and thought to myself "I wonder why Spielberg didn't ask Ford to be Dr. Grant?" Weird. Ford probably turned him down to do The Fugitive, so I guess he gets a pass on that one.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:13 a.m. CST

    talkbackers can rag on grumpy ford

    by tomdolan04

    Nowadays but i guarantee if in attendance here, each and everyone of you would have cheered the place down when ford hit the stage here <p> I would have and Im as cynical as the next man. Actually I was the next man ;-)

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Cheers Quint...Go get some sleep dude...

    by scrote aicn-er on this site...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:28 a.m. CST

    INCEPTION does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    JURASSIC PARK with Harrison Ford would have been interesting, but he brings a lot of 'leading man' baggage with him and that might have made the movie feel a little more like a star-vehicle and ultimately made it a little less interesting. I think Sam Neil was a better choice in retrospect. On ET special edition, I thought the scene with CG ET in the bathroom really jarred with the rest of the film. I'm glad Spielberg is no memory robber.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Someone needs to convince The Beard to do Audio Commentary

    by tphile2

    The audio commentary if informative and entertaining enhances the movie and does not spoil it. They can still watch the movie without it. The ones by Peter Jackson are a fine example of it done right

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Belloq should scream "NOOOOOO!!!!" just before his head explodes...


    That'd be the bomb!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:32 a.m. CST

    The thing is...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Crystal Skull is still better than 90% of todays blockbusters. Very cool that they want to do a fifth one. Also very cool that Spielberg wants to scrap the E.T. SE, it was horrible.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    I love you, Steven Spielberg.

    by Laserbrain

    E.T. unmessed-with on blu may just help take some of the Star Wars Special Ed pain away.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    JURASSIC PARK Special Edition. The hunter shoots first. "Clever girl.... (BANG!)"

  • So he'd rather rob the memories of the people whose first experience of 'ET' was the tinkered-with version? That makes a whole lot of sense.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Enough with the fucking aliens!!!

    by annapaquinspussyjuice

    War of the Worlds was as corny as hell as was the last Indy installment. Speilberg hasn't made a decent flick about aliens since the seventies.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:53 a.m. CST


    by jim

    At least that's what I'd been reading for years. Speaking of "ALWAYS", when do we get that on Blu-Ray?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ALWAYS? Never! I think the Berg is rightly ashamed of that one.

  • I mean, that's 'their' ET now in their memory...just like the inferior 'special editions' of the Star Wars movies are the ones that gave certain audiences their first look at those particular movies too. At the end of the day he included the 'special edition' cut of his CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND on the format, so I guess for the sake of evenhanded-ness he should include the 'special edition' of ET too. Even just as 'bonus material'! And although there was a brief period here in the UK where it was possible see the ET dvd boxset available with both cuts in the stores, this was short-lived...and it's ONLY the 'special edition' version of the dvd that I ever see on sale now. So there must be heaps of people that now think of the 'special edition' as being the TRUE version of ET in their minds. I'm not one of them, having seen the original first, but just sayin'...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:02 a.m. CST

    scratchmonkey just beat me to that very point I see!

    by Cervantes

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:08 a.m. CST

    What blew me away the most about the SE....

    by Splinter

    .....was how he botched the beginning. The build-up of tension, the M&M's, the ball rolling out of the Shed, that feeling of 'What the fuck IS this thing?!' which so captivated me as a kid....he goes and shows a FULL BODY SHOT OF E.T. within about 2 minutes in SE. Robbing those subsequent scenes of all their mystery and magic. How could you miss the point of your own movie like that? He is the master of Show them Nothing, Show them Nothing, Show them Nothing, Show them SOMETHING - always has been. Which makes that ham-fisted, spectacularly ill-judged insertion all the more utterly dumbfounding. Not quite up there with his bearded friend continually and relentlessly shitting on his own legacy, but up there nonetheless.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach


  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Could've sworn the penis-breath line was still in there.

    by jwhj2007

    I saw the special edition in 2002 and thought, "I can't believe they left that line in there." Because they changed Dee Wallace's "terrorist" line to "hippy." I definitely remember that.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    You're right jwhj2007

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The penis-breath line is still in the SE.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Was 'penis breath' removed from the US SE DVD only?

    by Lone Fox

    Because it's on my UK one. A while back my son and his best friend, both 9 were watching it, and when his mum came to take him home before the movie finished, he told her "I'm not going anywhere, penis breath". My son on the other hand was confused, as he thought Elliot said 'peanuts'.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Spielberg and Lucas

    by vee dagama

    Those two are very good friends, right? They are from the same generation of filmers, they have worked together more than any other filmmakers so i assume they appreciate eachothers thoughts on most subjects. And still, Spielberg opinion about Special Editions couldn't be more different from Lucas'. Maybe Mr Spielbergs assistant reads this, or even better, he himself (hello Mr Spielberg!) so here's my plea: talk to your buddy about the audience reaction to the tinkering with classics, tell him that enough is well enough. Besides that, i would have given my right testicle to have been there: a screening of the Mother of All Action Movies, with the Legendary Director AND Mr Ford, the man who has shaped my youth more than any person alive. In envy you Quint! Indy 5: why not? Why the hell not. Skull wasn't so bad, surely , everyone concedes that there were bad to very bad James Bond movies but are we all screaming "NO More Bond!!" now? Just let them ge on with it before Indiana becomes the scourge of the retirement home (collecting 'artefacts' from other patients bedrooms at night). Again, a very enjoyable article mr Vespe. May you continue to grant us these pearls of Movie Magic for as long as possible!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    You know the hold up for Indy 5 is Lucas . . .

    by JMoe

    GL wants some stupid story that involves as much CGI as possible . . . just think of a decent mcguffin Lucas, then BACK AWAY SLOWLY . . . hopefully Speilly and Ford can take it from there. Oh and let Lawrence Kasdan do the screenplay.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST


    by Jay

    Don't know about you lot but I want JAWS on Blu ASAP...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Ford was considered for other Spielberg films.

    by mastermold

    I read years ago that not only was Ford first offered the lead in Jurassic Park, but that he was Spielberg's first choice for the leads in both Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan as well. Anyone else know for sure if that was the case?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skull had it's problems...


    Namely cgi monkeys, cgi prairie dog's, greenscreened amazon rainforest, Shia Labouf, etc etc... but there were parts I liked and I'd still welcome another movie.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Spielberg gets it. Lucas obviously doesn't.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Still, I wouldn't mind it if Spielberg put the 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray just for the sake of completeness. He put all three versions of Close Encounters on Blu-ray. Might as well do the same thing with E.T. But I would probably never watch it. The 1982 theatrical version is the only version that counts.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper


  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:05 a.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    sorry i was blinded by ironic nerd rage and couldn't spell properly

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST


    by flax

    The wish you described has already come true. Unfortunately it's motion capture.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Ford in Jurassic Park

    by james_cameron_raped_my_childhood

    That would have been awesome. I still think he should've been in THE SIXTH SENSE instead of Bruce Willis.<p>

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    On the 'light ribbing' of Crystal Skull

    by The Mothman

    I don't find it that amusing. So they realise it's a poor sequel after we've all paid our money? I'd have preferred them them to think of that possibility after, you know, reading the damn script.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST

    I want my ET blu ray now please

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    I'm going to watch it with a hangover and cry like a bitch all the way through.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:20 a.m. CST

    ET special edition bombed in its release

    by james_cameron_raped_my_childhood

    I remember reading about how disappointed the studio was, they were expecting Star Wars numbers but it was big flop instead. Maybe it hasn't endured. It'll be interesting to see how the Blu ray sales go.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Funny listening to the talkbackers here...

    by lochkray

    It seems that both Lucas AND Spielberg got it wrong - and I've been saying it for a while now: People don't care if you tinker with the movies. I think they actually like it. But, for home video, LET US HAVE IT ALL. I love having all the versions of Blade Runner, Close Encounters, Exorcist, and Highlander II (although, for the last one, you can edit all you want, but you can't polish a turd). Lucas takes all the brunt (unfairly) because his changes are the most glaring, and people know the movies frame-by-frame. But changes makes watching these movies again a slightly new experience. That's not bad. I don't care how much the audience cheered. Give both versions. They both exist. They're both excellent.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    "light ribbing"? give me a fucking break Quint!

    by TheManWhoCan

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    It takes a lot for the world's biggest director to admit he's wrong.

    by alienindisguise

    and it's awesome that he can.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Steven, please go back to the tone of Raiders for the next Indy.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by JMH1973

    Look out! He's got a leg!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Someone else should direct the next Indy, Spielburgs lost it!

    by TheManWhoCan

    And NOT JJAbrams either <p> Super 8 , what a crock of shit<p>

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    The Beard is too busy for Indy

    by D

    Pass the director riens to someone else, you won't be short of offers or talent. Ford aint gettin any younger FFS!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    gotta love

    by TheManWhoCan

    Steven do-as-I-say-or-you-will-never-work-in-this-town-again Spielburg<P> George do-as-I-say-or-you-will-never-work-in-this-town-again Lucas<P> and eventually (if not already) JJ do-as-I-say-or-you-will-never-work-in-this-town-again Abrams<P>

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Dr. Alan Grant casting...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...I believe went Harrison Ford (first choice), William Hurt (second), Sam Neill (third).

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Recently watched Crystal Skull for the second time.

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Not nearly as bad as I first thought. Maybe I was just expecting too much the first time. And in another league than most other blockbusters coming out now. Bring on more, anything, from Spielberg! Indy5? Yes please!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    how long before Cameron starts tweaking his old films?

    by Spandau Belly

    He's really enthusiastic about 3D and is converting TITANIC to 3D for a big re-release. And technically, converting to 3D isn't really changing the movie, but I could see him going the Lucas route and deciding to update the special effects and then slipping into re-cutting the movie or introducing new scenes and new shots.

  • Nobody would care about Lucas messing around with Star Wars as much as he wanted if the original version was right there on the same disc or in the same package.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Tom Selleck just called and has suddenly become available

    by proevad

    so take an imodium, grab your whip and get your lazy ass on to my fucking set "pal".

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST


    by Dollar Bird

    You know, I always found Dr. Grant a fairly unlikeable character. I wonder how I'd feel about him if he was played by Hurt or Ford. Also, being a dinosaur nut, I kind of found Neill's reaction to seeing living dinosaurs pretty unrealistic. (Not to mention most of the false-paleontology he spewed aggravating.) Still loved the movie, though, regardless of how much I wanted Neill (and Laura Dern for that matter) to be consumed.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Grant is the worst lead character in any Spielberg movie

    by proevad

    Horribly under-written in the script. What do we know about him? He hates kids and loves dinos. Big whoop. Not a lot there for an actor to take hold of and run with. No mystery here why bigger names and better actors turned this down.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    flax - aw crap!

    by drwilliamweir

    I still hold out some hope for TinTin, if only for the script. I'd like to see some real, live-action Spielberg. JJ Abrahm's is managing to an extent, but some genuine action adventure that isn't 100% CGI or with bogus, charisma-devoid leading men would be appreciated.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    As for Crystal Skull -

    by drwilliamweir

    It's a reasonably entertaining action adventure with some real highlights, but deplorably stinking lows. The whole movie grinds to a halt in the jungle when it should be flying - says a lot that the best bits are exposition scenes in a 1950's university campus.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Harrison Ford in JP would have been a bad idea

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The DINOS were the stars of that film, so Spielberg was wise to cast solid actors who were not superstars (Jeff Goldblum came the closest to a "star" in that film). Imagine seeing Indiana Jones running from CGI dinos? Ford's superstar aura (which was still potent in '93...that year's The Fugitive was the last true blast of Ford's megastar charisma) would have detracted from the film's true legacy as a special-effects milestone.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    This is just more fanboy bitching

    by Cruizer Dave

    First, the ET special edition was only released in the same package as the original version. Second, don't make shit up on the fly to make things sound worse than they are. The Penis breath is still there. As much as I wish it wasn’t, it still is, as it was the low point of the entire film.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Spielberg mentioned 1941 a few times at this event

    by Karl Hungus

    But only to point out that he was out of control and over-indulgent as a director and needed Raiders to ground himself. We weren't allowed to ask questions directly from the audience. We had to tweet questions in, and so the questions that got filtered through and presented were super safe and lame. Really great event though. The not-always-quiet hostility towards Lucas in the room was palpable. Spielberg did an impression of Lucas that made Patton Oswalt's impression of Lucas sound positively manly.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Ford in JP would have been a distraction.

    by BigTuna

    The draw was the amazing effects, that's why no big-named actors were in it. And he would have just seemed like he was playing an Indy rip-off. The Fugitive was a better film and a much more original, better character for Ford to play.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Penis breath is still there..


    i'm sure of it.

  • It's on his "Werewolves and Lollipops" CD. Haven't checked to see if that individual track is available on iTunes, but it probably is.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Shovel, not shove. Sorry.

    by jawsfan

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I wonder if a prequel would work...

    by Beezbo

    Indiana Jones is too great a character to let die because Harrison is old. I know this is blasphemy, but I think a prequel could be good IF it is perfectly cast. River Phoenix was great as young Indy (he would now be 41 had he lived). I think of Indy as a character who had continuous adventures throughout his life - if I can take another sequel with Harrison after that last mess (and I can), I can accept a 20-something Indy. The keys: tone (of course) and less supporting characters (especially family members). This isn't 'Lethal Weapon 4". Give me Indy with some Sallah-like associates and a hot broad. Have him search for Atlantis or some mystical Chinese artifact or make something up. If there can be 23 bond movies there can certainly be more Indy films.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST



    do you like ice cream?

  • I admit, I knew most of this stuff last night as Quint tweeted it... but can't wait for Q and A.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    So every talkback is going to be about Lucas now?

    by Mugato5150

    Just checking.

  • It was the lack of cool villains. For some reason, seeing Indy punching soviets instead of nazis simply wasn't as fun. When I first heard that Cate Blanchett was going to play an evil red army officer possessing psychic powers I reacted with a sound "SHIT YEAH", but then i found her character in the film to be disappointlingly bland. I seriously don't know what the hell happened, because I usually like Blanchett. Plus, the mandatory "Indy fistfighting the mid-boss" scene was lame as hell, chiefly for the finisher of the fight. Sliced by plane rotor? Cool. Crushed by rock grinder? Crashing with his tank at the bottom of a ravine? Cool. Being comically carried away by cartoony giant ants? Lame.

  • You can find it floating around online, and it's as close to a definitive behind-the-scenes as possible. You get things like: - Melissa Matheson discussing the writing process - Henry Thomas' full audition tape, including the few seconds later where Spielberg goes, 'Ok kid, you got the job.' -Spielberg discussing the creation of E.T., from early work with Rick Baker, to working with Carlo Rambaldi. - Spielberg telling of the premiere at Cannes, including my favorite moment: talking about a telegram that Truffaut sent him. - Scenes that didn't make the cut, including Ford as the unseen principal, and an alternate ending cut that almost paves the way for a possible sequel.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Other ads at the time could have read: from the director of a film

    by UltraTron

    where a guy has his back snapped on camera by a giant shark who's teeth have just shorn through his spine and he gurgles up blood and punctured organs. And another movie where guys faces and heads explode- comes a new movie that parents have no fucking right to complain about.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST



    That LD making of doc for ET is in the 3-disc includes the score, the theatrical version, the 2002 version, and the making of doc. being one of my fave films, the purchase was a no-brainer. heres an amazon link:

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    There is just no pleasing you nerds

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    Spielberg says he realizes the SE of ET that you all say is crap and he never should have made was a mistake and likely won't include it on BluRay and now you chastise him for THAT too?! Oh, nerds... You are too precious! Never change your find-something-to-bitch-about ways!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I'm still bitching that Spielberg didn't direct the prequels.

    by UltraTron

    Nothing will ever please me

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The should burn all Crystall Skull copies..

    by Lourdes Galan

    That movie was repulsive

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Indy 5? You mean there was an Indy 4?

    by BiggusDickus

    I only saw some 'swinging-monkeys-Shia-La-Puff-Harrison-in-a-fridge' bollocks. No way was that an Indy film...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skull is fine...

    by bubcus

    ... I've watched it a handful of times. I dislike the monkey swinging scene, the climax feels rather weak, but otherwise, it's still a pass in my book. Harrison Ford is still Indiana Jones in that film and it makes me happy to see him back.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    beezbo, already been done

    by pw

    What do you think Young Indiana Jones was?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    WAR HORSE! There's your new Spielberg franchise!

    by D.Vader

    The one other directors can take over with each sequel! SEE the War Horse punch Hitler in the face during WWII! WATCH as the War Horse pummels his way through Korea and Vietnam! CLAP as the War Horse kicks Osama Bin-Laden into a hail of machine gun-fire! HIDE from the terror of the Cyborg War Horse as his rocket propelled body fights in the wars of the future!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Yeah stop bitching about the E.T. SE it will always be on DVD.

    by welcometothepartypal

    The original is THE definitive version and that's the one that should be on Bluray. If the SE is a bonus feature than fine. I can't imagine the kids that grew up with the SE would care THAT much knowing the version they saw was the altered one. I would always want the original no matter what age. I tried to watch 1941 the other night, I just couldn't finish it. The score was great, but that movie was pretty bad. I don't get what you geeks like about it? And I'm a pretty big geek.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I like Indy 4. But as for the villain...

    by D.Vader

    I really wanted a scene where we got to *SEE* Spalko's psychic powers at work. All we get from her is A) she knows things before they happen, so she gets the Lenin award and a high rank B) Jones is a hard man to crack C) the Skull won't talk to her Nothing here really confirms that yes, she IS psychic. She could just be a phony with a good sense of predicting outcomes. Maybe that's the point, maybe she's not supposed to be a real psychic. But I never got that sense either, because we never had a scene where her psychic sense failed her (except in that she couldn't read Jones, which I thought said more about him than it did her). I wanted a scene where she used her psychic powers like a Jedi mind-trick and made someone do her bidding, or a scene where she read Mutt's mind and knew what the good guy's were up to and where. Something like that. Truth be told, the opening scene where the Russians shoot the guards at Area 51, I was confused. I thought they were wearing Russian uniforms, NOT American military outfits, and the big Russian bad guy also had psychic powers and had made himself *appear* American to the guards. I figured he had also psychically "hidden" his troops with guns behind his back so the guards couldn't see them waiting to murder them all. It took me a few viewings before I realized that, no, the Russians were wearing American outfits. Darn. Anyway, point is, we needed some psychic warfare, not just *talk* about psychic warfare.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I've still got that epic 3-disc ET set

    by D.Vader

    And thank God some asshole stole my 2-disc set that had the Original ET cut and Special Edition. If he hadn't, then my mother wouldn't have purchased the epic 3-disc set as a replacement one holiday season.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11 a.m. CST



    What's funny is that i purchased the 3-discer mainly for the doc. Its informative and heartwarming and good to see as much as possible. Like the JAWS doc, the stories about the making of the film never get old.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    The only tinkering I want from 'berg is with Jaws

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    He can CGI the hell out of that muthafucka. The small parts where you see the shark in the water are pretty bad. Everything else is golden.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST



    get adopted by Walt Disney so they can disorient you and steer you toward a cliff for that statement. CGI Bruce?! fuck off.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skull and expectations

    by Dreamfasting

    Despite its flaws, I'm still in awe of Crystal Skull's ambition. To even attempt a movie like that, trying to capture nostalgia in a bottle while still moving the whole mythology forward after so many years was fantastic. I still think the shot of Indy standing against the mushroom cloud background was worth the price of admission all on its own. I'd love to see an Indy 5, but I don't want to build up such a mountain of expectations and wishes that I can't possibly be satisfied. No matter how healthy Harisson Ford has kept himself, it's an awful lot to expect someone about to turn 70 to still pull off being an action hero. If it happens, I hope it's because its fun for all involved.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    And Indy4 should have been FATE OF ATLANTIS plot

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    If you are going to do advanced alien civilisations, at least make it subtle like the video game managed to.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Its funny, Choppah

    by D.Vader

    When I had the 2 disc, I didn't mind that the Making Of doc was shorter than the original. Now that I have the 3 disc, I'm smacking myself in the head for being so dumb in the past.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull > Last Crusade.

    by fustfick

    At least that's how I see it. And I would love to see an INDY 5. Very happy to read the original version of E.T. will be available. Those goddamn walkie-talkies were re-goddamn-diculous.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by ATARI

    +1 to the Atlantis story.

  • You read that right. First of all, Temple of Doom is a glorious masterful film and if it is "fans" who try to color it as any thing less and make it seem so to Spielberg, than, frankly I want to these guys to shut up. What makes Spielberg great is what comes from within him. I don't ever want it watered dowb by consensus. Because consensus only leads to middle, safe and uninspired in movies.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Oh and can we please shut up about the 20th edition of ET already?

    by Proman1984

    Geez, talk about overreaction. The changes are fine, it looks great, we got a new scene and the original version is available right there on DVD. Why should the rest of us not have access to it just because a bunch of loudmouthed jerks have too much jerk in their knees? That's not even the point. Because of these people we can't even get wires removed from Blu Ray releases. That's not ruining the movies people. It really isn't. The problem with "fans" is that they don't know how to drow the line. And the phrase "ruined memories" has lost all of its meaning by now.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom - best in the series.

    by Proman1984

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Spielberg just started a new franchise...

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    It's called Tintin!...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Bring on Indy 5....

    by TheFifthCylon long as we don't get another 'Temple of Doom', I'll be happy!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    @proman1984, Temple of Doom = WORST of the series.

    by TheFifthCylon

    'Nuff Said.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by drwilliamweir

    To be fair, one of the few films where I wished Ray Winstone would cram it.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    And Temple is sodding aces.

    by drwilliamweir

    What is WRONG with you people?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    @thefifthcylon You're alone on that one pal.

    by welcometothepartypal

    'Nuff Said.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Special edition - live score

    by jds1040

    The live score track included with the special edition was pretty awesome - maybe they could do a screening of the remastered original and record another track?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I watched Temple of Doom as much as Star Wars when I was a kid.

    by Kamaji

    Isn't that weird? I was freaked out by films where the bad guys melted, girls blew up into blueberries, smugglers were encased in carbonite blocks...yet a film where 'they feed you snakes before ripping your heart out and lowering you into a hot pit' was one of my favorites.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Spielberg is the most overrated director of all times.

    by KilliK

    there i said it.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Lucas "Raiders" BluRay...SWORDSMAN SHOOTS FIRST!

    by Cheif Brody

    Indy dies...Belloq gets the Ark eventually...rapes and murders Marion...and the Nazi's win WWII. <p> Thanks, George!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by Sirmausalot

    killik: you're the most overrated talkbacker here. Glad to see the SE buried. And it is on DVD. No need to waste time on it for blu-ray. And Spielberg is one of our best directors. Unfortunately he was handed a very weak script from Lucas and it was likely we either do this or nothing at all. What was the right choice?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Ford and Jurassic Park

    by Jared

    I remember reading circa the release of the film that Spielberg considered casting Ford but that ultimately he felt that having a big-name actor/Indiana Jones would distract from the dinosaur effects. I'd be all for a Jones 5 if they used 99% practical effects.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    killik is right

    by SmokingRobot

    He's made far more bad movies than good ones. But when one of the good ones is 'Jaws'...well...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    aw hell nah..


    Spielberg has made more bad films than good? what defuck have you been smoking!?! Aside from MAYBE two, they are all technically adept and ALL are damned fine entertainment. Sad day indeed when backlash hits the beard.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Far more bad movies than good ones?


    What are you smoking, smokingrobot? Dried cat shit laced with arsenic and horse tranquilizer?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    My outrage at your comment knows no bounds ...


    This will bother me all day.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    The ONLY CGI'ing Jaws needs...

    by Cadillac Jones the couple seconds when the shark explodes out of the water and onto the Orca - holy shit is it ever a rubber shark. I know it was 1975 and the SFX weren't quite there. You don't even have to CGI the whole thing; just use it to move a fin here, make the skin fold a little there; just give it some cosmetic life!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Time for a new episode of 'Do They Give Anal?'


    Today's contestant: Julianne Moore! So ... DOES she give up the beefhole?

  • ... is that it will be obvious, no matter how much remastering is going on.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by Cadillac Jones

    According to the making-of book for Jurassic Park he considered / offered the part to... William Hurt (kinda' cool, I guess) Kurt Russell (A Dr. Grant that would've fought the Raptors hand-to-hand?) Richard Dreyfuss (NO THANK GOD!) Sam Neill was always the perfect choice, IMO.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    CHOPPAH speaks truth...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...however in the case of the big rubber shark-slap I'll take it since that scene always takes me out of the movie for those few seconds anyways.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    william hurt is a charismatic black hole


    his two minutes in HISTORY OF VIOLENCE excepted

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    William Hurt as General Thunderbolt Ross?

    by Cadillac Jones

    Sam Elliott's tears would've kicked his ass. If Sam Elliott cried.

  • Maybe that's the key to a great William Hurt performance: complex, interesting characters with limited screen time ....

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Y'know what movie needs some CGI chicanery?

    by Cadillac Jones


  • You know it and I know it.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Why CG new material, why not re-shoot practical?

    by BenBraddock

    Would seem the smart thing to do, though I'd be dead against any tampering with JAWS.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Caddy jones


    yes CONGO needs more sesame cake!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    crystal skull had a decent premise

    by 510XH01573R

    dont tell me you didnt like the idea of indie and aliens + psychic, you must be mad not to dig this stuff! It was interesting, even the fridge was pure wonder. ford just needed to look more playful in the role, and shia was just too much of a distraction like on jar jar binks level. But you know which indie movie sucked monkey balls? last crusade, had penis breath all over it.

  • When did Saruman the Wise abandon reason for madness?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by Cadillac Jones never a bad thing in ANY Congo!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    LAST CRUSADE is second only to RAIDERS, IMO

    by BenBraddock

    I love it - Ford and Connery = movie gold

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    AHHHHHH Body Heat..............................giggidy!

    by welcometothepartypal

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Spielberg has made a shitload of fucking movies

    by proevad

    and I think only 3 could be considered "bad". (1941, Always, and Hook) Pretty good fucking track record. Even the bad ones have cool shit in them to study, if you're into filmmaking.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade was overly comedic and bright...

    by Cadillac Jones compensate for Temple of Doom's dark and gloominess. Crystal Skull ALMOST struck a perfect balance... ...the monkey-vine CGI shenanigans & Shia Le Beefcurtains fucked it up. Oddly I was okay with the prairie dogs since they were just kinda' there and not central to anything...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2 p.m. CST


    by Darth Macchio

    He admitted that was a mistake and that he realized after the fact that changing the movie was “robbing the people of their memories of the movie.” He had a very hard time with that and said he confirmed what he told me in our interview that you won’t see any more digital tinkering in future releases of his films.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Spielberg is not,NOT yourself geeks.

    by welcometothepartypal


  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Always is considered bad?!

    by Cadillac Jones

    Huh. Never bothered with 1941 and Hook was... ...uh... special.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Cut of my post!! Grrr!

    by Darth Macchio

    ..continued... Hey Berg - think you can tell Lucas that last little bit about robbing people of their memories? He'll listed to you right?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST



    I'm a fan of all films of Spielberg except The Color Oprah. He really is out of his element on that one. But 1941 and Hook are excellent showcases of mise-en-scene. Plus the scores and cinematography are the gold standard of what we come to think of Spielbergian.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Georgie-Boy does what Georgie-boy wants...

    by Cadillac Jones theory is the messy divorce that cost him a shit-ton of his previous fortune has turned him bitter so now he does whatever he wants and say "Fuck you! You're my bitch!"

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Okay - I never saw The Color Oprah either...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...and from now that's how I'll refer to it! Thanks Choppah!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    d.vader --- the psychic was done on purpose

    by 510XH01573R

    it was part of the aura of it, not knowing if shes powerful or not, at worst, shes a delusional russian with a thirst of power. Its taken straight out of history, in the 60s russian propaganda was all wild at the prospect of having psychics among them that are able to get them to win the cold war, and the CIA took it rather seriously. That or they just wanted more funding for whatever crazy project they could think of. if she was shown to be a real psychic from the start, not only would the mystery be gone but also would quickly turn her into a one dimensional villain (not that she wasnt). But most importantly speilberg wanted to capture what it was like in the 50s infused with all the "childhood" fears and paranoia that permeated the cold war era.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Important to remember ... No Johnny Williams on THE COLOR OPRAH ...


    Clearly the Berg was trying to be something he ain't.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Last time I saw a credit stating "Johnny Williams..."

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...was on an episode of Gilligan's Island. Fact. He's come a long ways!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    marcel_the_negro_projectionist, good call

    by Mattman

    Then we would know for sure that Belloq was unhappy about dying... because it just wasn't clear.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Hook was the worst movie i ever saw no joke

    by 510XH01573R

    but 1941 was fucking fun to watch.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    great so no "hippies" either, but "terrorists"

    by corplhicks

    good. way to go Steven !!!!! Now this Blu Ray I can't wait for !!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Lost World

    by Wormie1

    I remember after seeing Jurassic Park, I thought it would have been great if they did a movie with Indy in a Lost World-type scenario, but Spielberg would have been accused of ripping of himself! Still, imagine it - Ford as Indy on a dino-infested island in the 30s/40s.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Kingdom of Shit

    by MegaBaz

    Spielberg should have asked if anyone would be disappointed if he released Crystal Skull on BluRay without putting the actual film on the disc.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    No, Julianne Moore doesn't give anal

    by Roger Moon

    but smokingrobot does

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Reports like this are why I visit this site

    by DadTimesTwo

    Anyone get video of the event?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    julianne moore


    I like to think that she did back in the day, before she made a dent in the mainstream. Like Madonna, she thinks shes above all that ass slinging nowadays.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Julianne Anal Loving Goddess..

    by conspiracy

    There is no question here Chop...Moore, just into her 50's and well beyond giving a fuck about other peoples sexual morals like the 20somethings of Hollywood, readily gives up her pretty pink pooper at every opportunity. In fact...I'm willing to bet the only reason she doesn't get more anal satisfaction is that Los Angeles is populated by sexually insecure and immature fuckers who don't understand, or are too frightened to try experiencing, the pleasures that a 50yr old woman's bottomless pudding cup can provide. And what a beautiful Pink Pudding Cup it must be; with her pale skin and freckles...I can only imagine the pure carnal satisfaction of watching her rectum freckles get stretched to the size of Texas as one first penetrates past the tight pulsating defenses of her ginger sphincter, her swollen strawberry red tulip dripping fragrant ripe nectar down her tight porcelain thighs, red tresses swinging as she pushes herself back upon you, getting past the the pain to enjoy the deep sting of her stretching rectum, forcing her quivering shit slide onto your aching member as she pulls mercilessly on her bright pink areolas with a free hand... Ahhh....Yes...Julianne...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    You cannot be "robbed" of a memory

    by gotilk

    unless someone does it with a car, blunt force trauma or a bullet. You can do it to yourself, of course. I think I may have "robbed" myself of a few last night with vodka. But Spielberg can't do it with a release. Unless said release is with a baseball bat against a talkbacker. That said.... I still find it refreshing that he's moved past the idea of being a "pleaser of all" and is on he path of being true to himself, or himself and the fans at least. Oh and The_Choppah, nice cameo in the latest Doctor Who trailer. You're a STAR!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Having just finished 2 books about "hippies"

    by gotilk

    and the history of both computing AND physics, I'm glad to see the hippies line removed as well. No hippies? No iphones. No Internet (as you know it), no "personal" computing as you know it. You shits. Pull your lattes out of your asses and respect your long-haired elders. Whatever that means.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST



    Professional as always. You are the Internet's Poet Laureate of Smut.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Indy has collected far too m any sidekicks over the films...

    by WeylandYutani

    In Raiders, sure Indy had Sallah and Marion, but they came and went throughout the film. The film and adventure was squarely focused on Jones. ToD started the slide into sidekick ridiculousness. While I enjoyed Shortie (a rare instance of a child sidekick who is fun and funny), but from this point on, Indy films became ensemble casts. LC had the girl, the dad, the nerd and the ethnic stereotype. Oddly, both the Marcus and the Sallah character were quite soulful, intelligent men in Raiders. Why they abandoned this I have no idea. KotCS had the girl (oddly, like LC they changed her character and made her silly too), the son, the quadruple agent and the mad scientist. This means that Indy gets less screen time than ever. Add to this that you have to cut away to the villains to provide the audience with their exposition and shenanigans and the Indiana Jones character becomes a supporting character in his own movie. Next time out, bring back the Raiders story beats. Have a well rounded supporting cast who help but not hinder the hero... Marcus and Sallah were wise and tempered and calmed Indy's hubris, while Marion could throw a punch as well as any man. However, I doubt that this will happen... my guess is that the next installment will be Indiana Jones, Mutt and the Gang and the Fairies with Teeth or some damn thing.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    the_choppah...Thanks Choppah, it IS my prefered medium.

    by conspiracy

    As they say...Go wit whatcha knows.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Damn Conspiracy


    I'm actually kinda turned on by that. I cannot read your prose enough.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Spielberg is the Obi-Wan response to Darth Lucas.

    by Franck

    Fuck you, George.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Bring Back Sallah....

    by conspiracy

    I know the mains are fucking geriatric gents at this point...but why can't they bring back Sallah and Indy and give them a real, fun, fucking adventure without the obvious Lucas Slap Stick comedy that grew in frequency as the series went on.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Re: The Problem With The "Indiana Jones" Movies

    by ArmageddonProductions

    It's actually quite simple. Special effects. When Spielberg directed RAIDERS, blue-screen and rear-projection technology wasn't good enough to pull off convincing stunts (honestly, it's still not), so it was all done practical, on-location, with real stuntmen, then shot and edited into the classic we all now love and remember. Same with JAWS. Then, in '84, a lot of the stunts in TEMPLE OF DOOM were done with blue-screen, go-motion, miniatures, etc. and the quality of the movie itself suffered dramatically. It got exponentially worse in THE LAST CRUSADE, and finally, watching KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is like watching a CGI demo reel. I'm pretty sure it won't happen, but if Spielberg wants to get back to the magic of the original, I think he needs to get back to practical filmmaking and editing.</p><p> p.s. - if it's any consolation, I think Shia LeBeef kind of screwed himself out of any future sequels, considering how bad he's publicly trashed KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (with Harrison Ford famously calling him an "idiot").

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    1941 is underrated. There, i said it.

    by AsimovLives

  • I always thought she pretty hot for a ginger, but I want to fuck her anally.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    If Lucas is involved with Indy 5, count me out

    by la_sith

    And I don't see how he wouldn't be. As long as he's in charge of story and hired screenwriter, this has "SUCK" written all over it. And believe it or not, the problem with KOTS wasn't just aliens. Directing, cinematography, acting...the whole thing was a gigantic fail. I love the idea of a "back to basics" approach, but that's more science fiction than Indiana Jones flying in a nuked refrigerator.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by DoubleFantasy

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    What can I say Chop...I'd rail Julianne like a Jap Bullet Train

    by conspiracy

    Hard, Fast and nonstop. I bet the sweat that would drip off the tips of her hard perfectly pink nipples would taste like sweetened coconut milk.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    @Spielberg & Lucas...

    by AllThosePowers need to detach yourselves from Indy, let a new director and writer take a shot, but choose wisely...for only those who are heavily influenced by Raiders need apply. Having crafted the internal mechanics of Raiders your intimate relationship with the material and knowledge of the finer workings parts has reached a plateau of confusion, you are both guilty of misjudging the angles and roots of the last film, you subjected your characters with overwhelming disrespect and applied more negligence to the story than one would ordinarily regard their own faeces and urine; watching it all flush away in the toilet at least serves a purpose; no stains are left behind. Try as you may, but the same cannot be said of the last Indy experience. And cut out all the self aware crap! This is not some post-modern character that constantly has to make some remark about his age and experience; just who the fuck do you think watches indy films? We already know him and what he's done and realise his age; WE DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD THIS, CUT THAT SHIT RIGHT OUT! IT'S FUCKING EMBARRASSING. And where was the darkness? The moments of doom and threat failed to unsettle viewers, and if viewers aren't disturbed enough to care, the entire theme and premise of the film ends up being deeply troubling to the senses; achieving this level of darkness - a broken promise of lasting effect from filmakers that should know better - is tantamount to abuse. But I'm not saying you're child abusers, only that you abused something inspiring and exhilarating and inverted to be nothing viewers' holes in their heads absorbed into their skulls, I hope this is crystal clear.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    If shia (or as my Dad calls him"the new Jew") wasn't in it.

    by welcometothepartypal

    It might have been a slightly better piece of shit. I'm just glad Hollywood stopped cramming "Shia is your next movie star" down our throat's. Did anybody else feel they were trying to tell us he was the next big thing instead of us falling in love with him like past stars? Well it back fired thank god. He aint bad, but he aint special either. All he does is enunciate when he acts, a little annoying.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    As if Spielberg wasn't awesome enough...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    he actually ADMITS he made a mistake with his tinkering and polls an audience and just gives them what they want!!! He did everything Lucas is too chickenshit to respect for Spielberg went up about a thousand percent and my respect for Lucas dropped into the lower recesses of hell.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    I've always loved Julianne Moore

    by D.Vader

    I called her first.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Marlon Brando is overrated...there I said it

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Lawrence of Arabia is overrated...there I said it.

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Difference between Spielberg and Lucas

    by conspiracy

    It comes down to their personal perceptions of their careers. Spielberg has had a varied and most probably artistically satisfying career. He has nothing left to prove to anyone, fans or those in the business, and does not feel wronged nor pigeonholed by his films. Lucas however is bitter and resentful towards the franchise he created. Hates that Star Wars is his claim to fame, hates that the best of the series are the ones he has the least to do with, hates that it ruined his marriage and has consumed his life. Hates that his ego and need for control won't let him walk away...he feels shackled too made him and he knows it, and he hates it as he wallows in the riches it has provided. Most especially he Hates the fans that helped make it thus. So he tries in vain to make it his "own" to reduce others contributions, and deep down loves that it pisses off the fan boys even as they shell out more $ for it. In the End his life has been defined and controlled by a series of films he never saw himself making. Only his narcissism, need for revenge upon those he see's as wronging him, and maybe the love of his kids keeps him from just fucking ending it all. Spielberg has none of that going on...he goes to Temple, makes his films, rails Kate Capshaw nightly and when nobody is looking jacks off looking at himself in a mirror and thinking about his career...a career Lucas dreams of having.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by mcgoocain

    Geez, asi, so you are also a fan of 1941? And here I thought I was the only Eddie Deezen fan left! It is underrated. I don't think anyone anticipated that film coming from Spielberg, so it wasn't appreciated upon release.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    d.vader Of course you're a GUY!

    by conspiracy

    Julianne Moore is a sexual monster...plenty for everyone.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Julianne Moore alone makes THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT worth watching.



  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by proevad

    The Color Purple isn't a masterpiece, but I think it did show that Spielberg could take any one off of the street and get a pretty damn good performance out of them. He's one of the finest technical director's around, but he also gets the absolute finest out of his actors. Rare to be really good at both.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Choppah..I'll take your word on it..have not seen it.

    by conspiracy

    What I like most about Moore is she telegraphs the fact she is sexually up for anything...most times she just looks fucking dirty hot. Maybe it is the Ginger aspect...but I don't think so; just the way she is always braless, always showing maximum leg, and all but daring a guy to lick up the back of those milky, toned, perfect legs, part her taught creamy cheeks and bury his tongue up her spasming shitbox right there on the fucking red carpet. The bitch oozes sex like a Maple drips sap. Sweet and sticky...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    I LOL'D. Love it.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Wow, conspiracy, that's impressive.

    by Mugato5150

    How much do you get for being Lucas' psycho-analist?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    @allthosepowers take a chill pill, I said nothing racist.

    by welcometothepartypal

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    CNN reports: Spielberg to film new biopic about Julianne Moore's freewheeling sex life, tentatively titled THE COLOR GINGE. To be written by Conspiracy and watched by every red blooded male on the planet. Sound fx maestro Ben Burtt explains how they achieved the climactic orgasm in Moore's sphincter "We stuffed a pineapple in a drainpipe and exploded it with a small charge of C4. It was squelchy yet resonant."

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Lucas' psychoanalyst

    by la_sith

    Did you all see the Curb Your Enthusiasm with the therapist talking about how his patient ("I'm not going to say his name, but he directed STAR WARS") had a passion for hookers?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Conspiracy yo are a dumb fuck. Stop talking from your vagina.

    by vetepalapinga

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Ben Burtt ... another Professional.


    One look at that creamy freckled backbox, and he had Julianne's dimensions all figured out.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I'd rather have another Jurassic Park than another Indy

    by Mattman

    Just make sure it's something more original than "They have to get off an island... filled with dinosaurs!"

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Just the 1982 of E.T version on the blu, huh?

    by ChickenStu

    Never really minded the 2002 version all that much (it's the one I show my kids actually)... but I can live with Spielberg's decision on this. I want some fucking mindblowing extra features though.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    cobra--kai, Choppah...Ben Burtt and Moore...I Smell an Oscar

    by conspiracy

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    The problem with Shia is that none of us trusted him.

    by sweeneydave

    We couldn't help but eye him as mom's new boyfriend, who she SWEARS she isn't going to marry, but wants us to ride each ride at Disneyland with him as we supposedly "get to know each other better". All the while we are thinking that Disneyland isn't as fun as we remember. And, sure, dad is tagging along, but he's all mopey and dragging his feet, while mom and "Shia" are laughing and acting like everything is okay. And we are TRYING to have fun, because it's Disneyland, but the only thing that really sticks out in our heads is "things will never be the same again". That's Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    mattman...Spielberg Hinted at JP4 at Comic Con..

    by conspiracy

    then nothing...silence. The beard is a masterful director..and a world class cock tease. Cheeky bastard.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Oh, that's no Oscar you smell ....


  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    la_sith...Never watched Curb...think I might now...

    by conspiracy

    they've obviously been lifting my work here without credit.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Of course, mom's new boyfriend is Shia, Disneyland is

    by sweeneydave

    Indiana Jones, and dad is Harrison Ford. - For all those who didn't grasp my wicked analogy.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Face it: You all suck...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... me included...

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by Mattman

    Not sure what's taking them so long. A JP movie at this point would be money in the bank. Oh well. At least the Telltale video game comes out next month.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    where the black people?

    by darth_ghidorah85

    How come you don't see a black man or woman at all? What's Spielbreg got against us 'coloureds'? was he beat up by one as a kid, and subconsciously projects that on all black folk? what a racist! and dont get me started on amistad, he only made thnat film to show black torture. believe it, spielbreg! we already took over music, sport, and politic, now we coming for hollywood! speilbreg, we comin for YOU, nigga!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    This Speilbreg guy better watch out...

    by sweeneydave

  • ... What?

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    MOOOOOATERS! You do suck. Elsewhere beautiful things are happening. Conspiracy is waxing lyrical about Julianne Moores puckered parts. Choppah is defending Bruce in all his rubbery glory. Sweeneydave is telling it how it is. and darth_ghidorah is calling out the spielbreg as if he were just another whitejewboy. And there's more than that too. Beautiful man. Just beautiful.

  • Crowd: "Noo!" ( pause ) Lucas: "Oh. Everyone wants the original version, eh? FUCK YOU! WE are the fucking directors, it's our fucking picture, so if I want to paste a picture of my old, gray COCK all over Star Wars, I'll fucking do it! And you IDIOTS, you MORONS, will pay LOADS OF FUCKING MONEY to see it AGAIN and AGAIN!" ( silence ) Spielverg: "So. Anyway. It's the 1982 version. Next question."

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

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    by la_sith

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    by la_sith

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I just like typing "Speilbreg"

    by la_sith

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Oops, I meant Spielberg, but y'all honkies know what I meant

    by darth_ghidorah85

    Just sayin'... And while I'm on my tirade, I just saw Warrior. What is it with you whities wanting to beat the black man in sports when it's not possible? Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are black, and unstoppable. That musta made that white boy director a little mad, so he comes up with the perfect white fantasy, where the whites are best at the sport. lol y'all white boys and ya egos make me laugh sometimes haha

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    spandau belly... Titanic

    by MurderMostFowl

    One thing I'd like to see fixed in Titanic is the awful CGI pan across the ship at the beginning. The guy walking across the deck looks so bad it's laughable. It's so massively out of place from what is otherwise fantastic film.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    What about Captain Katanga in RAIDERS? He's black!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by darth_ghidorah85

    an ignorant portrayal from the master of keeping the black man outta hollywood and the chinaman only doing martial arts roles

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I hope the E.T. blu-ray has

    by ufoclub1977

    lots of behind the scenes footage. That stuff is rare for that movie, and you know it had to have been taken at that point. They need to re-issue Poltergeist with the unseen behind the scenes stuff. Insidious was so bad!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Crystal Skull rocked and bring on 1941 blu ray!

    by capn vic

    Crystal Skull was awesome. The first half is just perfect. Only slows down a little in the mid-section. Better action than Last Crusade by far (though Ford-Connery chemistry was great, best thing about the movie). And 1941 needs to be on blu ray. Great movie, great miniatures. Bring on Indy 5, but better do it soon.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Re: Lucas/Spielberg/RAIDERS

    by ArmageddonProductions

    The essential difference between Lucas and Spielberg is, Spielberg is a born director who wound up turning many of his worst directing experiences (JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, RAIDERS) into works of money-making high art. Lucas made one overly simple arthouse experiment (THX-1138), a period piece that owed more to its nostalgia factor and soundtrack than to its filmmaking expertise (AMERICAN GRAFFITI) and a sci-fi movie that he completely lost control of and had to be salvaged by his more-talented friends and family (STAR WARS) -- he got lucky a few times and was a shrewd enough businessman that he was able to build his own l'il filmmaking empire with the proceeds. But let's not mistake any of that for talent, unless you count "luck" as "talent".</p><p> Again, lest anyone believe for a second Lucas "became" the colossal jag-off he is today over the course of the last couple of decades, Google entertainment articles circa 1981: there were many published reports from that time that Lucas got rid of any pictures in his office from RAIDERS that had both he and Spielberg in them together. Look it up!

  • Just curious? :)

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Digitally enhanced special edition Titanic


    Delete every scene and replace it with a black screen. Or a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    P.S. - Spielberg

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Forgot to add two things: 1) wonder why Lucas never asked Spielberg to direct a STAR WARS sequel (aside from the fact that he'd have turned Lucas down cold), and, while Spielberg lost much of his former mojo -- I guess it's hard to retain the kind of hunger and need to prove oneself after you become a billionaire, a partner in a huge studio (two, if you count Universal post-E.T.) and a multi-Oscar winner -- he still ain't cranking out anything as blatantly miserable as THE PHANTOM MENACE.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    The best part of Crystal Skull...

    by ufoclub1977

    was the campus part. That part did feel like a Raiders movie. check out my 42 second parody of "Altered States"

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    d. Vader: I always assumed Spalkp was a fake...

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    And that's why she was so keen on getting the crystal skull and at the end she wanted "the gift" from the aliens and asked to "know everything". I thought it was pretty clear she was a fake and used the psychic bullshit as a way to move ahead in the ranks. It is ironic that I was actually watching the BD of Crystal Skull when I first read this article today. I'm sorry, but I like it. It's fun, often silly but also very poignant and entertaining. It suffers from the "it's not what I expected it to be" syndrome that so many nerds judge movies by. It is a movie about life, regret, and the chance to make things right even though it may be the last years of ones life. I don't expect most people who read AICN to understand that part of the movie so it is no surprise so many disliked it because of it's perceived surface silliness. When Jim Broadbent said (paraphrase) "we are at the point where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away" I was blown away. And when Indy finds out he has a son (life giving him something) it actually meant something to him. I thought Indy as character worked better as an older guy- usng experience to guide him and patience to outsmart those around him. Bring on Indy 5!

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

  • Everyone will still wrongfully hate it, despite the fact that it's just as good as the other three. Woops, I'm defending Indy 4. Suck my dick, Indy 4 haters. It's a fantastic movie. Forget the CGI, just watch the thing. It's a cheesey si-fi adventure flick and that's precisely what it should be.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I hope you maniacs don't give Julianne a prolapsed anus

    by Roger Moon

    There's only so much one woman can take

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    armageddonproductions, on directing a Star Wars movie...

    by ufoclub1977

    Lucas got in trouble with and got out of the union (because of how he was doing the credtis), and Spielberg works in the union. Robert Rodriguez also quit the union after some trouble I think, and seems quite chummy with Lucas. Or at least Skywalker Ranch.

  • Only Goldblum, by basically being himself, brought anything memorable to his character.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    With a straight face

    by capn vic

    Mattman: I do say it with a straight face. I think crystal skull is better paced than last crusade. The action scenes in crystal skull are much more creative and choreographed than the action scenes in last crusade, which seem kind of flat. I'm not a big fan of the monkeys and shia swinging from vines, but otherwise I love the rest of the movie. I like that it is kind of goofy, like temple of doom, and not a raiders retread, like last crusade. And I've always loved 1941. Spielberg's run starting with Jaws and through Temple of Doom is amazing: Jaws, Close Encounters, 1941, Raiders, ET, Temple of Doom. All great. IMHO. I know I'm in the minority on crystal skull, but if the Internet was around in 1984, everyone would be bitching about Temple of Doom like they are about crystal skull.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Crystal Skull sucked. Revisionist bullshit to think otherwise

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Ford was great, shia was not the problem, not even that grinning buffoon marian could ruin it. What did ruin it was a retarded script and pedestrian direction.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by 510XH01573R

    that was wonderful, can you write lucas's bio?

  • The part that I always remember from the original cut is when we see Elliot looking forward, and Spielberg does 3 quick cuts, before we see hands holding a rifle against a car door. William's music helps build the tension, before we cut back to Elliot closing his eyes and concentrating. In the 2002 version, they just show Elliot looking shocked at something, and then closing his eyes.

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    I make reservations at the Crystal Skull...

    by Ted Knight

    For me, and Scarlet, and a a friend of hers ...And Scarlet gets bombed And Scarlet gets high and she breaks into song Scarlet gets loud, Scarlet gets lost And the gloves come off And she's like this every night... Down at the Crystal Skull The Crystal Skull is open all night

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    dark knight fodder

    by Tighxo

  • Sept. 13, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    At least Spielberg isn't into childhood destruction

    by Teddy Artery

    Thank you, Steven.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Tighxo - Dark Knight fodder...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...the only thing I questioned was the Ballistics Investigation... 1. Batman cuts out a chunk of wall containing fragments of the bullet fired. He says he is taking it not because of the round, but because the fingerprints can be extracted... (I get this) 2. Cut to the Bat-Cave; he uses several different rounds fired into several different bricks, selecting one then comparing it to the brick obtained at the crime scene... (makes sense if he looking for the proper round / caliber...) 3. He scans the brick and pieces together the fingerprint of the culprit... (I get this) My point is - why was step 2 necessary? It seems like it could've been scanned directly from the brick without the firings unless... A. they were trying to recreate the round that the fragments were created from so they could re-piece the retrieved fragments on... B. Which is pointless again because it could've been scanned and restructured without physically firing another bullet. Don't get me wrong; I love The Dark Knight - I just find this scene hazy at best, confusing at worst.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 3:22 a.m. CST

    @cadillac jones that's my problem with that scene too.

    by KilliK

    it seems to me that Nolan just hastily added it in the movie so that Batman's detective aspect is shown too.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 5:10 a.m. CST

    julianne moore is gay you idiots

    by 510XH01573R

    she wouldnt want to be fucked by you! even if she aint gay, shes so above you that she takes a whole different species of cock, one so refined and eloquent made out of polished crystal wrapped in the finest silk, will make your average radioactive cocks look like a gaddafi's face!

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Maybe they couldve adapted Jurassic Park into Indy 4 in 1993


    say if theyd set it in 1947 post WW2...Indy locates a lost island with dinos - “Indiana Jones and the Lost World” - all done pretty similar to how it was done in JP1 - (minues the kids and hi-tech computers etc) Alan Grant was basically a modern day Jones anyway…(in fact Spielberg offering the Grant role to Ford would’ve kind of made JP a modern day Indiana Jones film) itd have been HUGE as youd have the highly anticipated Indy 4 PLUS the ground breaking never seen before Dino FX - we're talking Avatar Box office! Maybe they could still do that for Indy 5...Indy discovering a lost world like Skull island ..or through even Time travel see here - hey itd be no more far fetched than aliens…sorry…‘inter-dimensional beings’

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Mastermold - id have MUCH prefered Ford in SPR instead of Hanks


    in fact i remember thinking watching it back in 98 how much more awesome SPR would be if Ford was playing the Hanks role....

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Random stuff id like to see in INDY 5


    -a young Ford at some point either a flashback prologue set in the 1930s or 40s (WW2 - “Force 10 From Naverone” Ford ) or even if Indy somehow gets de-aged for a bit via some fountain of youth mcguffin (the FX tech must be almost there where it seems totally real and better than stuff like X3, Ben Button, T4, new Tron) -Sallah cameo -otherworldly non religious mcguffin(s) - not neccesarily aliens but i wouldnt mind it it were aliens again (after all the 'aliens' in Indy 4 were actually 'interdimentional beings') perhaps something like Fate of Atlantis or the recent comic series ‘IJ and the Tomb of the Gods’ - vauge hints of something otherworldly..although its very unlikely wed get anythin 'alien' again after IJ4...Or maybe do something to do with Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle and potential Noahs Ark/2012 style end of the world destructive force...(there hasnt been a mainly sea set Indy yet with shark attacks etc)..maybe even work in a spot of timetravel too (bermuda triangle right?) or maybe Greek or Norse mythology would fit within the realm of Indy's world, but still be different enough to make it interesting plus its certainly coming back in vogue what with stuff like Clash of the Titans and Thor... -Mutt and Marion cameos only - if that! -Indy shooting people -Connery cameo - maybe a flashback exposition scene telling Indy of the central artefact (via CGI de-aging - Untouchables/Last Crusade Connery) or even further back - e.g. an opening sequence with what we think is Indy but turns out its his old man (Dr No/Goldfinger Connery) chasing after some artefact that his son takes up years later. Connery needs a decent movie swansong (even if it is just a CG enhanced cameo) - LXG cant be the end for Connery -a really hot sexy chick like Elsa as a side kick -an 'Anti-Indy' villain - yeah i know Belloq was kind of a mirror image of Jones but im thinking more of an action man archaeologist like Jones getting his hands dirty and fighting etc but a bad guy....someone like Costner, Tom Selleck (both who have previous Indy connections) or Sam Neil -Twilight Zone/Outer Limits style freakiness/eeriness - i really dug the Doom Town scene in Indy 4 it felt just like something out of a did the end in the caves - finding out about the aliens on the walls and the end throne/control room. -the return of the Bond style opening prologue at the end of a previous adventure with a totally unrelated artefact (which could be something like the Spear of Destiny or even the Hell Hole of Siberia) -a big action set piece in a big city like New York, we've never seen much of the big cities in any of the previous films.. -Abner - I always got the impression he was still alive somewhere. maybe he could be in the CG retro scene with Indy (or his pops)...then turn up later on as an old man...someone like Clint Eastwood …(Charlton Heston would’ve been a great choice for Abner if theyd made an Indy in the 1990s) -a return to that gritty realism feel of Raiders for the action and characters (not so much the comedic romp style of the sequels) with solo Indy (not so much the group of adventurers in the sequels)

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    How is that Ben Button de-aging thing moving along?

    by proevad

    Are they to the point they could do that to Harrison for an entire movie without it looking fake and creepy. Just wondering if you tech-heads knew.

  • is that it looks like it's really in the water and that Quint is really half inside it. It's got a feeling of reality about it that wouldn't be captured by a CGI replacement. You can practically smell the brine in the original jaws, rubber shark or no.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    How is it a woman could "give" anal?

    by Dwide Shrewd

    It's a passive act; not the same as "giving" head. The proper question would be, "Does Julianne Moore DO (or PERMIT) anal?" The answer to which is "yes", btw. She loves it.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    should really be on 6th Indy film by now


    Indy 4 shouldve come out in the mid 90s..maybe 95..and Indy 5 in 2001 (inbetween SW like with the OT and Raiders) and Indy 6 in 2008 like KOTCS or maybe around now... Indy 4 was ALWAYS gonna be about aliens as they were writing Saucer Men from Mars, City of the Gods etc from the early 90s onward - so if they had managed to do it for 94 or 95 (at the height of alien-mania thanks to X Files etc) itd have more than likely been aliens. maybe wed have had something similar to StarGate? "Indiana Jones and the Gateway of the Gods" or something? (i know Lucas was set on Saucer Men From Mars but maybe hed have come up with something similar to Stargate eventually) im pretty sure theyd have done Atlantis for 5 and for 6 something like the Bermuda Triangle or maybe Garden of Eden/Tree of Life (doing what The Fountain and Lara Croft 2 did - but better) or greek or Norse God mythology. or maybe another Christian artifact - spear of destiny, the cross of jesus etc

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    she gives her body for anal = she gives anal.

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    BTW nude pics of ScarJo have been leaked in the web.

    by KilliK

    just fyi.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Spielberg, overrated???

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    The guy directed Jaws, one of the best adventure/monster movie ever made, in the worst conditions possible, WHEN HE WAS 26!!! Don't you ever forget that!!!!

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by flax

    =Glad to see the SE buried. And it is on DVD. No need to waste time on it for blu-ray. And Spielberg is one of our best directors. Unfortunately he was handed a very weak script from Lucas and it was likely we either do this or nothing at all. What was the right choice?= The right choice for Spielberg would have been to tell Lucas to go fuck himself, and film Darabont's Indy 4 script instead.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    is takes two to anal-go

    by 510XH01573R

    Julianne Moore does indeed GIVE anal. its an optical illusion that you think the guy is the one entering the anal hole when in fact its the anal hole that puts itself around the penis. wraps it around its invisible teeth, in a clutched fist like way it magnetically forces the penis to thrust. The man does not do anything, the anal does it all. but i dont believe Julianne Moore gives anal, redheads dont ever do it, its part of their heritage not to, they have dreadful tales of redheads giving anal only to wake up the next day as a brunette. spooky.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Both versions released in same set has worked for Apocalypse Now

    by Jay Eyler

    For both DVD and now Blu, both versions are available in one set. They give it special themed packaging and it's great.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    but stargate is about finding truth, indy just wants museum

    by 510XH01573R

    seriously museums suck, why doesnt he get that? indy doesnt care about understanding the treasures he finds, he just grabs them and gives them up to the gov and what not.

  • The Close Encounters Blu set has all three cuts (there were three?) in one package, and by all accounts the transfer is great.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    that sex scene in munich

    by 510XH01573R

    spielberg movies usually are easy to get, but that scene was so out of the blue. what did it mean?

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    why hasnt lucas directed a movie other than star wars?

    by 510XH01573R

    he should do something new, never too old to tell an exciting story.

  • that wouldve pretty weird if they had both really wouldve seemed like a modern day Indiana 4 with dinos

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    other big movies Ford is said to have turned down


    probably already knew some of these but: He turned down Kevin Costner's roles in JFK(1991), The Untouchables (1987), Dragonfly (2002), the role of Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (as did Costner) and The Sum of All Fears (2002), Russell Crowe's role in Proof of Life (2000), Nick Nolte's roles in Cape Fear (1991) and The Thin Red Line (1998), Warren Beatty's role as Dick Tracy (1990), Liam Neeson's role in Schindler's List (1993), Mel Gibson's role in The Patriot (2000), George Clooney's roles in The Perfect Storm (2000) and Syriana (2005), Val Kilmer's role in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), a proposed sequel to The Fugitive (1993), and Tom Skerritt's role in Alien (1979) . He was considered for the leads in Jurassic Park (1993), Insomnia (2002/I) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). also the M Douglas role in Traffic and the Kurt Russel role in Vanilla Sky

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    510xh01573r, I hope you're kidding.

    by vetepalapinga

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST mean these?

    by conspiracy She should stop her bitching...she looks luscious...and's the interwebs...if you don't want people to see them, don't be a fucking cam whore.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Ford brought it to Crystal Skull, but

    by Longtime Lurker

    The story was crap. In particular, the McGuffin was crap. Spielberg should have said no.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It bewildered me te first time i leanred that the movei is ill thouglout in USA. I remember the first time i saw it i laugh the hell out of the movie. We all did, me and my friends. One of them was ever super-suprised it was a Spielberg movie. So what if the movie uses massive destruction as comedy? It does it very funnily. Also, there's a subversive strreak throughout the movie. The movie mocked the panic that happened in the west coast right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It's based on the real cases of panics that happened back then. And used comedy to underline the absurdity of it all. I guess Spielberg felt inspired by Kubrick's DOCTOR STRANGELOVE, in that Kubrick dared made fun of the most serious subject of the time, the cold war and the spectre of nuclear war and mutual self-destruction. Spielberg decided to parody the po-faced attitude toward WWII and make the most zanzy comedy he could. Funny enough, Spielberg himself made some of the most serious movies about WWII himself, namely EMPIRE OF THE SUN, SCHINDLER'S LIST and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. It's quite obvious that Spielberg is quite obsessed with WWII, the war his very father fought, and the whole era about and around it (the 1930s with Indy, for example).

  • And if you ask my why he rejected those roles, i really believe, wholesome, that the real reasons were that the money was enough to his liking and that the director was not willing to bend to every of his wims and wishes. Ford is not only a mercenary, he's also a prima-donna of the highest order.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Why they are taking so long with a new Jurassic Park movie?

    by AsimovLives

    My theory in the subject is that the writers and producers are looking at the blank first page of a script-to-be, and they are all thinking the same thing: "What's more is there to tell?".

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It emasn that even if Avner is in the safe haven of his family, all the business about Munich and all his involvement with it will always haunt him to the end of his days. No longer his family is the safe haven he hoped it would be.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Hated losing the guns but dont the bathroom scene !!

    by Lee

    Whatever happened to choice, Mr Spielberg I agree that you need to put the guns back in the bad guys hands, but to take away a scene that we had never scene (a very good scene) is just cruel and I I pray that you dont take out the more mobile jumping E.T. Im 36 and was there in 82 when this first come out and have watched the original version more than the more recent version. This movie is possibly my favourite movie of all time it has everything great action, great story about a boy who is feeling pretty lost until E.T comes into his life. Dont give give us choice with two versions on DVD and then when it comes to the ultimate way of watching this movie on BLU-RAY Mr Spielberg decides no because he has asked a bunch of other people. So i suppose Mr Lucas should have taken out the additional footage of the podrace on Episode one because if he asked a majority of people would say they cant stand episode one so Mr Lucas should take it out because he gave it to us with the DVD release. Mr Spielberg, please give us choice and for us and future generations to make up their own mind. Thank you Rant over

  • and lets cut the crap.She leaked those pics herself,they were not hacked.i can bet for it.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by flax

    Your 'Anti-Indy' comment got me thinking. What if Indy was pitted against a villain who is not only his 'mirror image', but who is essentially a younger version of himself? Someone who really forces Indy to address his own age, weariness and mortality. A rugged, famous, smarmy young treasure-hunter who always gets the girls and the glory, but turns out to be an unscrupulous prick into the bargain? I'm no fan of Nathan Fillion, but I think this is one role in which he could actually work.

  • the 2 icons of the original moive reuinted after going solo in parts 2 and 3...leading to JP5 which will also star The Rock

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    scarlet is probably the most

    by 510XH01573R

    ugly overrated actress in hollywood. saw the pics i cringed. shes not even on the scale, shes like a genetic clone gone wrong, stupid scientists.

  • Sept. 14, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Re: billy_d_Williams and your 'overrated' posts

    by SK229

    Fucking awesome choices. The greatest actor of all time followed by my favorite film of all time.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Conspiracy.... cram it!

    by ZodNotGod

    Shut your gob! You don't know a wit about what the man is thinking so keep that crap to yourself. This site is full enough with lies, we don't need more.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Spielberg is the most overrated director of all times- kilk

    by ZodNotGod

    That's because you are a stinking, worthless anti-semite. There I said it!

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Watched Krstal Skull again last night for the 5th time..

    by ZodNotGod

    Still loads of fun. Some dumb bits; snake rope...but overall, a crazy, mad 50's alien-invasion B movie and Ford was his most animated and charismatic in YEARS!

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST


    by Cadillac Jones

    Outbreak and Dustin Hoffman's character of Colonel Sam Daniels was written for Harrison Ford but he turned it down. Other notable role-reversals: First Blood: Rambo - first offered to Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta. Al Pacino accepted but then left when they wouldn't make him mad-man of sorts. Sheriff Teasle - Gene Hackman & Robert Duvall. Colonel Trautman - Lee Marvin flat-out rejected the role. Kirk Douglas accepted and I hear they filmed some scenes but that he walked off when they wrote the ending because he felt Rambo deserved to die.