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The Complete Indiana Jones Collection Announced For Blu-Ray Release This Fall!!!

Published at: Feb. 29, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. With Jaws, ET and now the Indiana Jones collection all sporting 2012 Blu-Ray release dates I think we can safely call this the Year of the Beard (High Def Edition).

That’s right, the Complete Indiana Jones Film Collection was officially announced today by Paramount Home Video as being released Fall 2012. Spielberg confirmed Raiders of the Lost Ark was headed to Blu at the Hero Complex screening a few months back, but at that point it was “up to George” when that would actually occur.

I guess George decided now was as good a time as any and we’re getting all three Indiana Jones movies on Blu-Ray. There’s a fourth disc with something about aliens in there, too.

Collider has a trailer for the release which I’ve embedded below.

 

 

I gotta say, I love that the focus on the above trailer is with the original films and that Temple of Doom gets so much play in that footage. I’ll forever be a defender of that movie, but you gotta admit love it or hate it, some of the most key Indiana Jones imagery is from that movie. Harrison Ford looks the most Indiana Jonesy in that movie to me.

Here’s the press release:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 29, 2012) – The man with the hat is back – and looking better than ever! The world’s favorite globe-trotting archaeologist is, at long last, embarking on his greatest adventure – when The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be excavated in the fall of 2012 and will include all four of Indy’s thrilling adventures, using the highest possible high definition picture and audio presentation – along with a “best of” collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises.

”A few new surprises” eh? Want. Now!

Amazon has a pre-order page which puts the price tag at $74.99. Dr. Jones is coming in high def! Everybody celebrate!!!

 

-Eric Vespe
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  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    sweeeet

    by DarthBlart

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Another reason to watch them.

    by DarthBlart

    Of course Boom first and Crusade Last. Sike. I love me Crystal Skull too.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Doom.

    by DarthBlart

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    BOOM!

    by Robert Evans

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Finally! These, along with Jaws, ET. BTTF and Star Wars...

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    Are all I ever need in my BD collection.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Here is a photographic representation of my reaction to this news:

    by Robert Evans

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17f0vg277eioajpg/original.jpg

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    thanks choppah

    by sadclown

    I just died a little

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    i wanna see more of the dog

    by mick vance

    after all, that's the real indiana jones

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by Rob

    Great news. Hopefully no more digital alterations.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    3 movies and a beverage coaster NT

    by Craig2574

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Thank goodness Crystal Skull in included, as well.

    by tomandshell

    That's a relief.

  • In all seriousness though, this is fucking awesome! Say what you will about Lucas, but he knows how to stuff his dvd's and Blu-ray's.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    What took so long?

    by JMoe

    They are finially releasing them in time for another format to come out and take Blu's place . . .

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    NO TIME FOR LOVE DR. JONES!!

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Some of the greatest flicks ever. Everytime I see footage like the above I get all fuzzy inside. No matter how many times I've watched these scenes. PERFECTION.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Fucking superb! BRING IT.

    by ChickenStu

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    really want to see the shanghai chase from doom in hd

    by DarthBlart

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    You have no idea how much I love these movies...

    by ChickenStu

    that made me cry a little. It's that fucking music, it gets me every time.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    This is NOT the complete Indiana Jones

    by berserkrl

    It's just the movies, not the tv show as well.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Wille! We. Are going. TO DIE!!!!

    by Tacom

    Love that part!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    ^ sarcasm?

    by a boy and his blog

    everyone remembers all the old stuff so fondly because we saw it in our formative years. i'll bet 10-14 year olds today think the star wars prequels are awesome and the originals are cheesy old sci-fi. crystal skull was enjoyable to me and i hope they make another while they still can. and i also loved all 3 matrix movies, episodes I,II,& III and don't despise the avp movies. commence the bashing.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Surprise 1: Crystal Skull included

    by HndMeFood

    Surprise 2: Directed by Dan Aykroyd

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Finally we'll get to see the footage of

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Eric Stoltz as Indy

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I'm glad Crystal Skull was included...

    by Titus05

    love it or hate it the movie IS part of the Indiana Jones series and deserves to be a part of the 'Complete' Collection...it wouldn't be 'complete' without all the movies

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    the extras

    by Bouncy X

    so a "best of" stuff? does that mean the 2hr documentary on the dvd trilogy edition will appear but cut into pieces or even missing stuff or will they just do like star wars and not include any of that stuff?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Will the pink lightsabers go back to red this time?

    by pikazerox

    Oops, wrong lucasfilm set.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Don't Mind Skull Being Included

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    Like I also didn't mind Batman Forever and Batman and Robin being included in that Blu-set...I really only wanted the first two but didn't mind buying the whole set

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    the extras part 2

    by Bouncy X

    i wonder what'll happen to the 2nd disc of Crystal Skull, it had a good 3ish hours of extras on there, will it survive this? i get it doesnt matter since i own all of that already but its alwyas nice to have everything together and not have to hold onto dvds or in this case, a blu disc. the original 3 have been playing a lot on HD channels here and they look great. so i imagine they'll look even better on these discs. i've purposely not watched em in HD from beginning to end and just checked out scenes here and there waiting for the eventual blu release so should be fun.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    re: "...a few new surprises."

    by buggerbugger

    The onscreen title of 'Raiders' to be appended with 'Indiana Jones and the...', just to fuck with people. Just because.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    people already bitching about Crystal Skull?

    by Bouncy X

    you know they'll release the first 3 on their own so just wait for that if 1 movie in a 4 movie set will ruin your lives. if star wars is any sign, they'll probably release em individually at the same time so no waiting.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Crystal Skulls is dog shit

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Granted its not as horrific as the prequels but I still have no desire to own it. Not that I can afford to buy Blurays anyway.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    A few surprises?...

    by chuffsterUK

    The Nazis will now be North Korean.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Mola Ram...Prepare to meet Kali......IN HELL!

    by Robert Evans

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    vintage docs--isolated scores--feature length docs..

    by Robert Evans

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Indy I love you! (Burns with smoldering torch)

    by kidicarus

  • Fuck that.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    digital fixes

    by a boy and his blog

    mesa very little, yousa cheat mooey mooey big!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I'll wait until the next and final Indy installment

    by Franck

    Lucas is not going to get me like he did with Star Wars. Not this time.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Barbara Streisand dominatrix scene?

    by davidwebb

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    He no nuts

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    He CWAZY!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    FINALLY !!! I ONLY HOPE THE FAT FUCK WONT CGI-ENHANCE IT

    by KilliK

    OTHERWISE I AM NOT GOING TO BUY IT.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    The guy with the swords shoots first now...

    by Heresy

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Gut Check

    by impetus

    Gut immediately screamed NO! to the inclusion of Crystal Skull, but if they include the special features then I can dig it. I absolutely love - for all the wrong reasons - the BTS doc on Crystal Skull that traces literally every bad idea directly to George Lucas and basically shows how batshit insane he is. Still, a trilogy option would be nice/preferred. Happy these are finally making the jump. As long as there isn't any nonsense with Greedo shooting Indy first I'm anxious to buy this.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Should offer an option with just the first 3.

    by hank henshaw

    I don't want that Crystal Skull shit in my house.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I'll buy it when I find it for sale 25% off....

    by conspiracy

    As one of those films will only get used as a fucking coaster...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Love all 4 movies - Great news!

    by KelVarnson

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Damn Straight kelvarnson!

    by DavidBanner

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    a few new surprises

    by Essemtee

    Those were the exact words that were used in the trailers for the Star Wars Special Editions, then cut to Han talking to CGI Jabba, and CGI Sy Snootles. What the hell would they CGI-ize in the Indy movies?? Or newly inserted scenes?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Can I get it without Crystal Skull?

    by AtheistScum

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    4 movies is 1 too many...

    by wrongThinker

    This collection is too complete for my tastes. I won't be paying one fucking dime for Indianna Jones and the Russian Psychic Seeking Inter-dimensional Beings.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    @ myself

    by wrongThinker

    And by "Indianna" I mean "Indiana".

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I prefer Skull to Crusade. There, I said it.

    by phifty2

    Flame on...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Didn't Speilberg say

    by LetTheWookieWin

    he doesn't "special edition" his movies anymore? Stop freaking out people, these aren't getting changed.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Seeing Crystal Skull again recently it's not that bad

    by Tacom

    There are some questionable things but there's a lot of stuff I like. Also some of the stunts especially in the opening sequence is pretty good.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed all four movies...

    by bubcus

    ... and I am looking forward to the fifth. Keep em coming!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Include "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation"

    by Donald Callahan

    THAT would be an awesome surprise...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    When did nostalgia...

    by vico

    become the be-all, end-all? Really, give a month, a year. Nowadays, the 20-40 years old people are sometimes more excited by news from past stuff than today news... 20-40yearsold people of 25 years ago were excited by their *todaynews*. Are the mummy3, laracroft2, underworld4... the *gasp* iconic chracters, the heart of the nostalgia of the 20-40yearsold people of the future?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Sword thrown first

    by thommcg

    Or Indy throws a walkie-talkie at him instead.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Here comes the Indy 4 hate. Zzzzz!

    by Orionsangels

    Forever complaining about the Prequels and Indy 4. Get over it already. You're not gonna change anything by complaining. We've heard it all.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Please Mr. Spielberg, don't let George ruin them.

    by Farrokh

  • Here you go, assholes!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Huzzah!!

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    On what is a really sad day here at our house (the wife and I are HUGE fans of the Monkees, and today knocked us on our ass), this news is helping me take the edge off..a little.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    pass on CRYSTAL SKULL-FUCK

    by la_sith

    I'll buy this and then throw it on eBay. After it doesn't sell, I will take a steamy shit on it.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by VegasRonReturns

    ...except fanboi apologists?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    And now...you give me the diamond.

    by john

    Are you trying to develop a sense of humour or am i going deaf?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Indy's great and all...

    by SebastianHaff

    But I'm way more excited for an E.T. Blu. I keep reading all over the Internet that it's coming out in 2012 but I see no release dates. What gives?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I think i'll wait for the...

    by Maegnarval

    2160P 3D & 2D, lose-less HD 7.1 channel Audio, with 21 combined minutes of restored footage for all 5 Indiana Jones movies, with "HD" extras, Indiana Jones Complete Movie set! Oh, & a similar set for the "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" TV Series as well!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    All three movies a special apology disc!

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    I wonder if this Raiders will be the one with the shitty CGI cliff when the jeep falls into the canyon?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    and a special apology disc

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Fucking no-edit.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    It's about freaking time.

    by Yelsaeb

    The suspense has been killing me. I'll be buying it on day one.

  • Truthfully, I don't find a single flaw in any of the movies. I could watch all four consecutively for several years straight. They're just so good. Well, except for Willie. And those damn CG monkeys.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Finally.

    by Craig Partain

    I tried rewatching my Indie dvds a while back, and I just couldn't do it. Even upconverted, I couldn't help thinking, this looks like shit. Blu-ray has spoiled me.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    The Streisand S&M scene won't be on there

    by Chief Joseph

    ...because of some unPC language she uses in that clip. Let's just say it would offend 100% of her current fanbase.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    by niven

    clearly the real 4th part is the lucasarts classic Fate of Atlantis.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I will only buy these if they are the theatrical versions.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    No tweaks, fixes, updates, streamlines, name changes, digitally adding Marion to Last Crusade, inserting shots of baby Mutt to Raiders, removing the Nazis in favor of generic bad military guys, slipping in some ADR where the big bad Nazi insults the design of the flying wing making its murder of him justified, making the monkey from Raiders talk all the way through the film, Indy calling an ambulance for the sword guy he shot, PCifying any aspect of Temple of Doom... pretty much any digital Lucasification i a deal breaker

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Choppah, what the hell is wrong with you, man???!!!

    by technosnob

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    All 4 movies are excellent for different reasons

    by genrefanboy

    This proves George Lucas is seriously thinking about Indy5 its on his radar now so its only a matter of time hopefully the Blurays have the coming soon trailer. If the 4 movies were similar they would not have aged as well because they are different & unique it makes them more rewatchable & I expect this to be the best selling Bluray boxset of 2012 just like Star Wars was in 2011 then the journey will be COMPLETE!!! KOTCS is excellent I never understood the pathetic hatred from some so called Indy fans it was not by mistake the highest grossing movie outside North America in 2008 (beating TDK by only $1M but still beating it! $469.5m vs $468.5m).

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Will Spielberg undo existing digital alterations?

    by Nem_Wan

    Spielberg's most recent comments suggest he's now completely opposed to digital cleanup of old movies, in a way that would be consistent with leaving the reflections in the glass between Harrison Ford and the cobra visible.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    3 films and a coaster... lovely

    by Nick

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    No reprint of the Indiana Jones role playing game from TSR?

    by MooseMalloy

    Pass.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I'm done with this site...

    by j-bot

    I'm so sick of all the whiney fucktards, from the talkbackers to the people writing for the site, shut up. Everyone is so fucking bitchy and negative it just kills my love for movies. I get excited for something and there's a hundred assholes pissing all over it. Fuck you, everybody! It's not like AICN posts anything on time anyways. I read this shit on other sites usually a full day before it ends up here. Fuckin' fat ass retards.

  • No cuts. No changes. No SFX "improvements". No mixed-down score, alternate dialogue takes or other audio flubs. No egregious grain-reduction, edge-enhancement, or color-timing revisions. Please... PLEASE... just let me have this trilogy unmarred. Just this one and I'll never ever diss you again. And if you won't give me that... then make peace with your God, you son of a motherless goat. Coz I'm comin' for you.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    -- j-bot

    by MooseMalloy

    Hahahahahahahahaaaa. Go listen to dubstep douchebag.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    both of her fans

    by Dave Fraggle

    ermm yep just the 2

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    The DVDs already look really good...

    by Laughing Boy

    Not a first day buy from me, and I'm a serious collector. I've got the trilogy box set next to the Blu-ray of Crystal Skull. How much more do you need to see in the first three? Even without upscaling they look pretty amazing. When it's a gold box deal on amazon, I *may* consider upgrading. Commence telling me what an oblivious fuck I am.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Awe...people are bitching about the sequels...

    by Jay

    You guys are getting as pathetic as those Star Wars fans.

  • whoopee!

  • I'm with you if you love the classic stuff that actually has important elements such as a compelling narrative and good acting. If, however, you think people are affecting your enjoyment of things such as the "Transformers" movies and all the other kiddie stuff, then fuck you. You deserve it.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Complete set?

    by nostairway

    Isn't Lucas working on another one? I'd hold off on purchasing this.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Just Give Me A Raiders Ultimate Edition!

    by The Outlander

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I can live with Crystal Skull being on there.

    by Chief Joseph

    As long as there are no Lucasian CGI additions to the original trilogy, I'll be happy.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    a few new surprises???

    by vorlonkosh

    That makes my sphincter tighten. If its the kind of surprises were used to seeing Lucas pull, then no thanks!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    This is it Gentleman...

    by one9deuce

    This is where we find out if Steven Spielberg falls on the side of cinemaphile or soulless revisionist. His comments about keeping the purity of a film are encouraging, but him just saying it isn't enough obviously. I'll believe it when JAWS, E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, and the INDIANA JONES films are on Blu-ray in their 100% original theatrical versions with the original audio as an option. 2012 is when we'll know. If they are 100% original I might buy two of each just out of gratitude. I didn't buy the STAR WARS Blu-rays.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Stop packaging inferior sequels with the classics!

    by gaygoonie

    I don't want to pay for Back to the Future 2&3 or Star Wars Episodes I-III or Jurassic Park: The Lost Poop. That said, I'm so glad the ALIENS set included 3 & 4, which are marvels in terms of practical effects and delicious design. (Fincher really delighted in fucking with expectations with 3 - just like he delighted in having Lisbeath ass raped and Zuckerberg run rampant - he's kind of an evil fuck, isn't he)

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    The Arabian in Raiders now shoots first.....

    by SwedishChef

    The Natzi's guns now replaced with walkie talkies. Indy now shouts NOOOOOOOOOOO when the Ark is opened.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Can they digitally remove the dumb gaze from Karen Allen's face?

    by Flip63Hole

    Good gods, I know it must be fun to work with Harrison and Spielberg, and I know she isn't acting like she used to, but man, that was one of the worst performances committed to film in a long time. Like, Jake Lloyd bad. Surprising. Usually Spielberg can get SOMETHING out of his actors...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    davidwebb

    by WeylandYutani

    Thx for that disturbing image that is now seared into my brain and making my eyes bleed.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by Nice Marmot

    There's a brand new Wallace & Gromit BluRay out just next month . . .

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Great, except ...

    by Cruizer Dave

    I've heard on good authority that they digitally replaced all the Nazis' guns with umbrellas, and the Arab shoots at Indy first.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Only one of these was a flawless classic

    by Cruizer Dave

    That's Raiders. Temple was muddled with an inconsistent tone that jumped from camp to oppressively dark. Crusade neutered characters in favor of lame comedy, although the scenes with Sean and Harrison are still great. Skull had some problems, but most are blown out of proportion by internet fanboys.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST

    George here

    by Mr Lucas

    Hi there, I'm George Lucas. You may know me from such movie classics as Howard The Duck and Willow. If I can find some way of ruining these films with CGI 'enhancements', then by my donut-neck I surely will. Mwah ha ha ha.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I don't think George will edit Spielberg

    by AlienFanatic

    Spielberg is already on record as saying he wouldn't do the same things to his films as George did to the Star Wars films. And since Spielberg was the director of all four, and easily has as much if not more clout in Hollywood than George, I think we can safely say that we'll get unaltered films. I do expect, though, lots more outtakes and "lost" footage.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    @conspiracy It *is* 25% off at Amazon.

    by Mawazi

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    KOCS lacked a very crucial ingredient: ADRENALINE

    by BoyNamedSue

    The other three movies had adrenaline. And Kate Blanchett shouldn't have modeled her character after Natasha from Rocky & Bullwinkle. Unlike some people, I had no problem with the inter dimensional aliens.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    The fly on the mouth....

    by Fluffy

    ...and the reflection of the cobra in the glass in Raiders. I hope these "mistakes" stay.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    George Lucas' donut neck! Hahahahah

    by Gregory schmerber

    Fucking classic!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    They won't CGI-out the monkey penis in Raiders, will they?

    by Bongwater

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    by Bongwater

    Luke Skywalker and the Star Wars

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Cruizer Dave, everything you say is accurate, except...

    by hank henshaw

    KotCS is shit, and deserves all the scorn and derision it gets from internet fanboys (the general public has already forgotten this movie even exists).

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Here's the problem banned_of_brothers...

    by Jay

    I'm an adult. I don't give a shit if a movie is bad or not because I have a choice not to watch it. I've seen you and others post before. You're not kidding anyone with your "true fan" shit. The fact that you even pulled the "true fan" card proves that. It's a school yard argument at best. Like I said, you're as pathetic as the Star Wars nerds at this point. Imagine saying that to someones face in real life? "Than you're not a true fan!" Everyone would laugh at you like I'm doing now. Get your head out of your 80's filled nostalgic ass and maybe you'll enjoy something once in a while. And try to form a real argument next time...

  • Also, it would be nice if they did something similar to the Star Wars Blu-rays... a Complete Set that has all for Indy films, and a cheaper Trilogy Set that just has the first three so that people who already bought Crystal Skull on Blu-ray can save a bit and get the lower priced set of three. Lucas did this with Star Wars last year. The Matrix Trilogy had both an Ultimate box set as well as the Complete set that was just the three films without The Animatrix and all the other extra features when it was released on HD DVD and Blu-ray. There is no reason not to have a cheaper option since the fourth Indy film was released on Blu about four years ago.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    It's great that they are releasing the trilogy on Blu Ray

    by FrodoFraggins

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Keep the first and the third disc...

    by BiggusDickus

    Use the second as a coaster and the fourth as a replacement if the second breaks...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    This Is Very Cool News!!!

    by Mako

    At LAST!! I can't wait. RAIDERS is my all time fav!! Woohooo!!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    I love Crystal Skull

    by Ron Mexico

    But that's because my sons love it. I enjoy the opportunity to have them geek out over characters I did when I was their age. Yes it had missteps but aliens wasn't one of them.

  • March 1, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Fuck the Set... I'm only buying the First 2

    by j_difool

    And Fuck Sean Connery and Fuck YOU TOO !

  • March 1, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    For all of you defending CRYSTAL SKULL

    by one9deuce

    and being hostile about it... Shut the fuck up. It sucks. Just because you can't discern the difference between quality and shit isn't our problem. But WE can. It's ridiculous that anyone thinks that just because it's an Indiana Jones movie that it's automatically good. As though there is no difference in quality between the four films. Of course there is! There is varying quality between installments in EVERY MOVIE SERIES EVER! Incidentally, the problem with CRYSTAL SKULL is not aliens, it's that Indiana Jones and Mutt aren't discovering anything new. And discovering something is what the Indiana Jones films are about. All they are doing is retracing Professor Oxley's footsteps, doing what he HAS ALREADY DONE. It absolutely kills the third act.

  • March 1, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST

    But will "Raiders" have the CGI truck going off the cliff?

    by Johnny Wishbone

    Is that now the definitive version? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_sFW8grQtU

  • March 1, 2012, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom

    by Darth Scourge

    Temple of Doom is great. Way, way better than Last Crusade.

  • March 1, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Vintage Docs

    by Darth Scourge

    Hoping that the original vintage docs Making of Raiders, Great Movie Stunts, Making of TOD, etc. are on there!

  • Just clean up the age and leave the rest of it the fuck alone. For the people defending "Crystal Skull": Even Spielberg admits that it sucks.

  • It did NOT have the CG Nazi jeep going off the cliff but it DID remove the cobra reflection in the safety glass. For the most part, the new transfer looked very good except for the opening scenes in the Peruvian jungle, which looked oddly desaturated and overcast compared to how it originally looked, almost like Janusz Kaminski stepped in and supervised the new transfer for a couple hours and then took off. Spielberg said no more CG tweaking on his films.

  • March 1, 2012, 4:40 a.m. CST

    100% serious...

    by Gill Figno

    I just want Temple of Doom.

  • So much of the hate was directed towards it being aliens - or interdimensional whatchamawhatevers. That wasn't the problem. Aliens, magic rocks, old testament boxes, or new testament juice-cups...It doesn't really matter. They can all work as fantastic mcguffins tied to the pseudo-archaeological framework that Indiana Jones works within. The movie just didn't take itself seriously. I know some people complain about Last Crusade having too much humor, but there it came off as light and frothy. That I can handle. With Crystal Skull, it just seemed like nobody was taking the task of giving the movie any weight. Everything felt...silly. Like they took a Monty Python Indiana Jones parady, tried to serious it up a bit, and fell way short. I know a lot of the complaints have become nearly famous, but they are so right. Who the hell said: It'll be fine to have Indy survive a nuclear blast in a fridge; Its a great idea to have prarie dogs watching the action; Spinning ninja Mayan warriors don't need any logical explanation; Let's have Ray Winstone change sides repeatedly without any reason; a sword fight on moving vehicles can make sense - everybody can sword fight; we need monkies...monkies to swing through the jungle with; a wacky John Hurt is perfect everywhere; underexplained zombie guardians need to come out of the walls; lets use a snake as a rope, because Indy is a'scared of snakes - nobody will question the logic in that; and on, and on, and on...??????? Obviously, nobody was taking anything seriously - especially not two of the great director/producers of the 1970-80s. If they had taken the rest of the movie more serioulsy, then nobody would have been complaining about it being aliens. It would have just flowed with the fantasticalness (new word) of the series. Instead, you ended up with...well, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

  • March 1, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    I wonder who will scream "NOOOOOOO"?

    by Johan

    Is it Belloq?

  • March 1, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Well, It's about Time!!!!

    by Andrew Quinsatt

    Took forever for these to come out on Blu...

  • that would be a surprise, no?

  • March 1, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skull was awesome

    by kwisatzhaderach

    People complain about 45 seconds of dodgy CG - the other 2 hours are terrific. The opening drag chase is better than JJ Abrams entire filmography.

  • March 1, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Hopefully they look better than the Star Wars Blurays

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Am I the only one that wasn't impressed with how these look.

  • March 1, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Plinkett's Skull Review....watch it....

    by GoSensGo

    Love him or hate him, Red Letter Media did a perfect critique of Crystal Skull. Defend Crystal Skull if you like, but not without watching the review.

  • March 1, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    And Once Again....

    by truedog67

    I'll have to buy some stupid, overpriced box-set instead of say... if I just want Raiders because I've already bought too many Lucas box-sets. Sick of this shit. Jurassic Park all over again.

  • It seemed like Lucas and speilberg were trying to wait until whatever format comes out after blu-ray. Watch we'll get a version of raiders where the nazis suddenly dodge the god power and shoot first.

  • March 1, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    And instead of Indiana Jones

    by one9deuce

    very nearly being an anti-hero who shoots first and doesn't ask any questions at all like he is in RAIDERS and TEMPLE OF DOOM, he is a neutered cartoon character in CRYSTAL SKULL that doesn't shoot ANYone. If the character isn't right, the movie won't work.

  • March 1, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    samuel fulmer: yeah you should read reviews.

    by UltraTron

    The only transfers that look right are empire and Sith. Menace is complete shit. Hopefully the 3D version will be a decent transfer. Course I'm going off others' reviews. Not like I'm gonna watch that platypus venom infused shit ever again.

  • March 1, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    ultratron-I borrowed them from someone recently

    by Samuel Fulmer

    So I didn't have to pay to watch them. I had read a lot on them, and kind of expected them to not look great compared to other blurays, but it really is shocking. Phantom Menace is a total mess thanks to them trying to soften the film look up to match the other HD shot prequels. The OT films don't look that much better than the dvds, there's not nearly as much detail there as there should be. Well at least not everyone treats films the way Lucas does, or else we wouldn't get excellent bluray transfers for films like Taxi Driver, The Godfather, and Blow Out.

  • March 1, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is on this?? Boooooooooooo

    by TheFifthCylon

    The good news: All three of the good Indiana Jones films on Blu-Ray The bad news: Temple of Doom is also included :(

  • March 1, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Only an asshole doesn't love Temple of Doom

    by slone13

    It's true. And I know what the fuck I'm talking about. My named my daughter Indiana.

  • March 1, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    People who complain about Crystal Skull aren't really Indy fans

    by TheFifthCylon

    That film was so frakkin' Indiana Jones in feel, and tone, and spirit. Much more so than Temple of Dog Shit. Raiders/Crusade/Crystal Skull feel like a trilogy. When people say that hate Crystal Skull, they must hate Raiders and Crusade too. If you like Indiana Jones, than you like Crystal Skull because it simply *IS* Indiana Jones in every way. It's that simple.

  • March 1, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Actually people with TASTE don't like Temple of Doom

    by TheFifthCylon

    Because it sucked. It opened with a musical number of 'Anything Goes' in Cantonese on a magical Tardis-stage that grows in size. Bullshit crap movie that doesn't fit in with the trilogy at all.

  • March 1, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    come to think of it..they should release LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION on DVD

    by Robert Evans

  • I`m currently contending for most cynical ass-hat on the planet but it seems I may have a lot of competition.

  • March 1, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    $74.99!?!

    by Benja the Ninja

    I can understand that price tag for 6 movies... but 4? Seems a tad steep... Will I buy anyway, yeah probably. Raiders is my favorite film!

  • March 1, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    thefifthcylon

    by one9deuce

    99% of the time in talkbacks people have a right to their opinion, but in this case you're just completely wrong. The two most important things in the Indiana Jones series are: 1) The character of Indiana Jones 2) The sense of adventure. Because they're supposed to be ADVENTURE movies. Two of the four films fit that criteria 100% RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM The other two have plenty of good things in them, but they're just not pure adventure movies like the first two. And Indiana Jones himself is altered to be less anti-hero (as he was conceived) and more family friendly (to try to make more money).

  • Jesus Christ almighty, did you read that guy's post?

  • March 1, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    heaven forbid the mods actually like things on their site.

    by Robert Evans

    What are the odds of a manchild and his cohorts actually liking the same things and then wanting to y'know actually write about them?!?! Think about what brought them here--a love of All Things Geek--and their desire to write ad naseum about it to whiny bitches on a daily basis. They awake every day to DO JUST THAT. On the contrary, your average talkbacker awakes to find hisself (or in LisaB's case-itself) locked in a meaningless existence and feeling they are only a small cog in the Machine. So they bitch. and they moan. about Every Fucking Thing. big or small. No detail is too moot to criticize and scrutinize by the most judging of ignorant eyes. This year is looking like an excellent (and entertaining) year at the cinema and i plan to fucking enjoy myself but this overwhelming assumption that because the ever-rare alignment of a film actually being good and the mods writing positive reviews about it, regardless of the expectations for the last year (or more depending on the source material), means they are bought or they have sold out is just sour grapes. Watchmen, John Carter, Avengers, The Hobbit...these are exquisite properties that many have waited a lifetime to see on the big screen..so why the fuck not get hyped about them?!? And when they turn out to be--WAIT FOR IT--good films, we blast the messenger because they got more enjoyment out of the films than you or I did? How can they like a film that I was indifferent about? All films should be made solely for MY enjoyment.. So the mods liked John Carter after waiting anxiously for it... Its not statistically possible. And it is in the humble opinion of the Choppah that this is not just 'Something That Happened.' This cannot be 'One of Those Things... ' This, please, cannot be that. And for what I would like to say, I can't. This Was Not Just A Matter Of Chance. Ohhhh. These strange things happen all the time.

  • In an interview in "USAToday" right before the film came out, he made a point of asking fans to lower their expectations on "Crystal Skull". When have you EVER heard of the director of a multimillion dollar tentpole movie doing that? His job as director is to shamelessly shill for that movie and try to sell it as the greatest thing since sliced bread. His job is to get EVERYONE excited about seeing it. Instead, he chose to "get in front of it" and buffer the inevitable backlash. He knew damn well it was a piece of shit. He and Harrison Ford had said many times that they tried many times over the years to tell Lucas that his story idea about aliens wasn't a good Indy story, but Lucas would not back down. Eventually SS and Ford caved in because they needed to go ahead and make the damn thing while they were all still alive and had available time. SS knew it was a turd. And so did a lot of moviegoers about 4 minutes into the picture. If you are a fan of "Crystal Skull" chances are I don't care for you as a person because you have no sense of cinematic or narrative style or taste.

  • March 1, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Now the dude with the sword shoots first!!

    by ChuckTX

    Heh..

  • March 1, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I think I'll wait to hear some reviews of the pic quality

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Before I pre-order. Plus I'm sure it's going to go down from that 75 buck price. If the picture is good though, I'll probably buy them since I never picked them up on DVD.

  • March 1, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Empire of the Sun is coming out on Bluray this year too

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • March 1, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    I will never understand Temple of Doom haters

    by Erik Radvon

    If you don't like Temple of Doom, then I don't get how you can call yourself an Indiana Jones fan. Love that the sequel to Raiders was actually a prequel. Love the Indian setting. Love the dark turns. Love the bugs. Love the dinner scene. Love the 1930s vibe of the whole thing. Love the opening sequence. Temple of Doom is one of the best things Spielberg has ever done, and Harrison Ford was never more Harrison Ford than in that movie. He covered all the bases. Growing up, watching the Indy films on VHS and discussing with friends, I never once heard anyone say that Temple of Doom sucked. I think the ToD hate is born out of the post-troll Internet where it is "edgy" to hate everything. Raiders is an incredible, incredible film, no doubt about it, and comparing it to ToD is like apples and oranges. That is what I love most both -- they are completely different films on every level. All the whiny little bitches who can't handle the fact that they dared to do something different in a sequel are the reason why we now have a Hollywood environment where 4 nearly identical Pirates of the Caribbean movies can be churned out and make a billion bucks.

  • March 1, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I'd pay more money NOT to have Crystal Skull included

    by Joe Plumber

    Anybody want my Crystal Skull Blu after I buy this set?

  • March 1, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I'm as huge of an Indy fan as you can get...

    by JustinSane

    ...and I must admit that Crystal Skull, at least for me, gets better with each viewing. Of course, as others have said there are things that I can absolutely do without - particularly the monkey scene - but nothing is perfect. The first three are incredibly hard to live up to.

  • March 1, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Choppah

    by lochkray

    Now now. We geeks are predisposed to a self-conscious sense of insecurity, therefore bitching is a defense mechanism to deal with that. Generally, in terms of geek cliche, we deride anything that doesn't meet our expectations as a way to provide some level of self worth. Confidence through indignation if you will. So, as movie fanatics almost by definition, geeks point and ridicule anything they can with derisive remarks, in order to feel superior - you sir, and myself, are certainly equally guilty of this sport. Because, as genre movie fanatics, geeks find a true sense of solidarity and fulfillment in those few great movies that come around - your Star Wars, Raiders, Jaws, Terminator, Lord of the Rings - and recognize a few underperforming gems for their greatness - your Trons, Dragonslayers, Blade Runners. Geeks are given to deride anything that is sold as genre movie greatness, and turns out to be, at its heart, a turd - a la Transformers. And the movie machines have been rolling out a lot of Turds lately. Oh so many. And they sell them all as the next Star Wars. Or Avatar. Or Spiderman (literally, recently). So, now the bitter geeks that we are can prepare to do the thing we love the most - Say I TOLD YOU SO. The defense mechanism becomes an offense mechanism. And we clamor to this site and chant, This WILL be shit, That WILL be shit, The other looks like its GONNA be shit. And 75% of the time, we will be right - or at least the movies will fall short of advertised promise (come on...is there any question how Battleship will turn out?). And very few people will ever come back and say that they were wrong - ie; Oh, Daniel Craig WAS a good Bond, Avatar WAS a feast for the eyes, Watchmen WAS...well, I actually thought it was crap. But anyway...some people are able to find redeeming qualities in it. So, to your criticism of mod cynicism, I say that it is never going to go away. It is not a symptom of modern geekness. It is the definition of it. And thus ends this oddly rambling stream of thought. I've gotta stop drinking in the afternoons.

  • March 1, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Finally!

    by slave to the one

    I wonder if I can get a partial refund if I return Crystal Skull!

  • March 1, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Release all discs separatedly and I'll get the first 3

    by Ricardo

    For OBVIOUS reasons. OBVIOUS.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    slave to the one

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    lol @ you for buying it to begin with.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Temple is my fav

    by darthvedder81

    TOD is my personal favorite but they are all fun. It just seems like Temple is Indy and his toughest. The action set pieces are all amazing and it's funny and dark without being dumb.

  • Raiders is perfect (my favorite film directed by Spielberg), Temple of Doom has the most annoying sidekicks and dumbest plot, Last Crusade was weak on the action front (everything was too staged looking)and had some lame humor, and Crystal Skull suffered from too much CGI, aliens, and not giving Indy enough to do, but I still like them all.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Some have problems with the SW blu-ray image quality?

    by ufoclub1977

    I've been watching Star Wars and Empire and they look great. I do have a tv calibrated to the CNET recommended settings for that model number. Phantom Menace had problems with the original footage that we all noticed in the theater and discussed discussed back in 1999 (both on film and digitally projected). So that one will have weird looking shots.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Shall those of us who pick this up...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...upon receipt of set, go to our doors and fling the fourth disc into the street in protest? ...ah who am I kiddin'...I'm not getting this. The old dvd's are fine by me. I will think back to my innocent sense of wonder in 1981... an george, you enjoy all that money.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    ufoclub1977-Phantom Menace looked really good in theaters

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Whatever the actual faults of the film itself, it actually looked really good and had a sharp image. That whole 90% of the footage being fuzzy or whatever was just some rumor that AICN ran with and still acts as if it's fact even years later. The image of PM never looked this soft in theaters. Sure some close-ups look good, but it's fairly obvious that almost all grain was scrubbed from the image. The problem with the OT films on Bluray is that they are old masters (the same ones used back in 2004 for the original DVD release), just tweaked here and there. They just look too soft, and no it isn't the "source" material because they were a lot sharper when I watched them back in 1997 when they were the special editions.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Willie Scott is so memorable ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    by millermeusa

  • March 1, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    And no it's not my home set up

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Because why do other films I own (like Taxi Driver) look breathtaking on Bluray, and the SW blurays barely look above dvd quality. Maybe it's because Taxi Diver was given a 4k restoration and Scorsese and Chapman aren't obsessed with scrubbing grain out of their images to a degree that it's like watching a video game.

  • It's easy and fun to imagine...

  • March 1, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I've come to terms with why I don't like Crystal Skull.

    by welcometothepartypal

    It's totally Shia. I can't stand his acting. Crystal Skull kinda sucked like a lot of you think. But if you removed that kid, I might have kinda "Liked it" not loved it. I could never love it. But I don't even want to revisit it because of that kid. I tried to give him a shot with DISTURBIA and EAGLE EYE, TRANSFORMERS would of sucked no matter what. His presence is such a turn off to me, I just can't stand him. That said I will forever defend TEMPLE, I don't care if it's nostalgia! So be it!

  • I haven't read anything about what is actually the reason, but we saw with our own eyes certain scenes in phantom menace where skin colors and hair color really turned poor. For example in the scene where the main knights land on the planet and first encounter Jar Jar, there is a pause where all three are talking with greenery behind them. Something about the color fidelity looks horrible especially on McGregor's hair and skin. His hair looks quite like a redhead in this shot and his skintone seems unnatural, whereas in other shots it looks like he has either bark blonde or brown hair. I made a guess that this was original HD footage that was mixed in and color graded to attempt to match the filmed stuff. But that was just an educated guess on my part knowing that the HD "cinema" looks weren't quite developed yet in 1999, and the work flow was being invented.

  • March 1, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    ufoclub1977-Maybe it was the print you saw

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I saw Phantom Menace in three different theaters on film back in '99, and there weren't any color issues that I noticed. The only issue I recall (and this was a problem with all the prequels) was that there were times where either the lighting or the backgrounds composited in with the actors gave a kind of weird glow outline off around the actors at times (especially on the tops of their heads). The issue I have with the blurays is that unless it's an extreme close-up (like some of the shots during the three way Jedi saber fest at the end), most of the shots look much softer and lack the detail that they did when I saw it in theaters. My understanding is that the image was softened in order to make PM look more like the HD shot AOTC and ROTS. To me this was a mistake since all the was accomplished was that it took one of PM better aspects (it's cinematography), and made it worse.

  • March 1, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    CGI INDIANA JONES advertising commercial products next....just wait!

    by SmokieGeezer

  • 1) The swordsman in Raiders shoots first. Well, sort of... he throws his sword at Indy, who ducks as the blade whips by him and lands in the chest of some poor sap in the background, then Indy shoots the swordsman. These changes are all done with CGI, digitally manipulating the characters kind of like the Greedo and Han shoot first/at the same time thing. 2) They show Marion being ejected out of the exploding truck in a similar fashion to the nuked fridge scene in Crystal Skull, in that wicker basket thing she hid in. Some Nazis come to her aide, yelling "frauline! frauline!, are you okay?" Then they throw blankets over the burning basket to put out the flames. I heard they reshot this scene with Karen Allen, using a similar method to the way Ridley Scott redid the Zhora death scene in Blade Runner's final cut. 3) The aliens in Crystal Skull are redone to look like the ones in Spielberg's War of the Worlds adaptation, effectively melding the two franchises together into the same canon. Remember, the aliens in War of the Worlds had buried their tripod war machines deep in the Earth thousands of years ago. So I suppose that ties into ancient aliens stuff and archeology and stuff. 4) Everytime Marcus Brody appears in the trilogy (Raiders and Last Crusade), he makes fart noises to make him funnier and more goofy for the kids in the audience. 5) The line in Last Crusade that implied that the senior Dr. Jones had porked Elsa before Indy met her and thought about exploring her moist love caverns, that is all edited out, replaced by a Marcus Brody fart blast. An old man, even one as dashing as Connery, boinking a fine young thing like Elsa is now considered inappropriate. Same with the notion that Marion was very young when she first got involved with Indy back in the day. They had Karen Allen re-dub her lines, saying, "I was only 23 and you were 30 Indy!" 6) In Temple of Doom, they replaced Kate Kapshaw with Elizabeth Banks, filmed against a green screen, recreating all the stuff that Willie Scott's character did in the film. Supposedly Lucas thought that Kapshaw wasn't well known enough by today's movie goers, so he decided to get someone more recognizable. 7) There is a brand new, fully CGI prologue adventure that lasts 47 minutes and is tacked onto the beginning of Temple of Doom. It features Indy and Short Round unearthing the ruins of both the Battlestar Galactica and the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo's, Leia's, and Chewbacca's nearly mummified remains inside. This takes place in Africa, implying that these ancient spacemen might have been those who started the human race here on Earth.

  • March 1, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer it's still an issue in the 3D version too

    by ufoclub1977

    which I saw at the theater. I also saw it in two different cities both on film and digital back in 1999 quite a few times. Always saw the same flaws in the exact same shots. I'm almost certain it was the limitations of the digital video process at that time and an attempt at color timing that brought out bad colors.

  • Dissapointingly Jedi doesn't look AS good. And I guess the prequels look real good, but the transfers are not as noticably impressive as Empires' is.

  • March 1, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Revenge of the Sith looks really great on Blu-ray

    by lv_426

    I do like the look of the original three (Star Wars, Empire, Jedi) the best. Shot on film with practical effects, just looks better to me, especially in high-def. Sith looks amazing though. Really crisp, not as filmic, but damn good. Maybe as pristine as the Avatar blu-ray in a lot of scenes. I haven't taken a gander at Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones on blu yet.

  • March 1, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    The DVDs were so well mastered, though

    by Harry Palmerlime

    Gonna have a hard time justifying the trade up to Blu-Ray. The DVDs still look really damned good.

  • March 1, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    4th movie will make a great coaster

    by GulDucati

    for my beer mug.

  • March 2, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    radvon4realz - testify

    by Roger Moon

    someone buy this man a beer. strong thoughts on DOOM.

  • March 2, 2012, 4:06 a.m. CST

    TOD IS THE BEST IJ SEQUEL.TRIPLE FACT!!!

    by KilliK

  • March 2, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Raiders A+, Doom B+, Crusade C+, Skull D+

    by Karl Hungus

    With that trajectory, I wonder what grade an Indy V would earn?

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