The first three Indiana Jones movies will finally make their way to Blu-ray this fall. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is already available on Blu-ray, but who cares? We want the good movies in the series, and they’ll be available in one box set. Crystal Skull will also be in there, but no one’s going to force you to watch it. As for extras on the Indiana Jones box-set, “there will be a ‘best of’ collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises”. Presumably, we’ll be getting everything that was on the Adventures of Indiana Jones DVD box set. If Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Media Distribution were smart, they would throw in Jamie Benning’s unofficial Raiders of the Lost Ark “filmumentary,” but unfortunately that will probably never happen. Still, I’m not going to nitpick over getting Indy in HD.
Hit the jump for the press release and the trailer for the Blu-ray set.
Here’s the press release:
ONLY ONE NAME DEFINES THE ULTIMATE HERO…
ONLY ONE FORMAT DELIVERS THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE…
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE COMPLETE INDIANA JONES
FILM COLLECTION COMES TO BLU-RAY!
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.
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