Indiana Jones’ DVD Date Is Official!
After years of waiting and high expectation, another of the “holy grail” DVD titles is finally here. On November 4th, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment will release The Adventures of Indiana Jones – The Complete Movie DVD Collection. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade have all been meticulously restored by Lowry Digital Images to meet the exacting THX standards of quality, and include a new Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. All three films are close-captioned and subtitled in English, French and Spanish in the U.S.
The fourth disc of supplemental material includes new interviews with Indy’s creators, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford; a look at the making of the films; recently unearthed archival material and a spotlight on the real world history behind Indy’s fictional globe-trotting adventures. Including the films, this set offers more than 10 hours of Indy entertainment.
Though a final suggested retail price has yet to be announced, the four-disc set is expected to be available for about $49.95 in the U.S. The set will be available in both widescreen and full screen formats. Take a look at the box art for each below, and expect more details on the exact contents of the supplement disc to become now in the weeks ahead.
Also note that there are no audio commentaries included in the set, and that the films themselves – thankfully – have not been digitally altered, a la Star Wars or E.T.