If you've been holding out for the Blu-Ray release of the Indiana Jones movies then you'll be delighted to hear the wait is almost at an end, with the full collection releasing as a box-set in September.
A four-film, five-disc set titled; Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures has been pencilled in for late September, with North America getting it on September 18th. Suggested retail for the features heavy collection will be $99.99, however, Amazon have got the ball rolling by listing the collection for pre-order for just $68.99.
The official press release reads: "Supervised by director Steven Spielberg and renowned sound designer Ben Burtt, Raiders of the Lost Ark has been meticulously restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconicfilm. The original negative was first scanned at 4K and then examined frame-by-frame so that any damagecould be repaired."
"The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived andunused since 1981. New stereo surrounds were created using the original music tracks and original effectsrecorded in stereo but used previously only in mono. In addition, the sub bass was redone entirely up to modernspecifications and care was taken to improve dialogue and correct small technical flaws to create the mostcomplete and highest quality version of the sound possible while retaining the director’s vision. The result is animpeccable digital restoration that celebrates the film and its place in cinematic history."
Here's a breakdown of the bonus features you can expect from the collection:
• The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 documentary previously unavailable on DVD)
• The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark
• The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
• The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
• The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (HD)
• Behind the Scenes
• The Stunts of Indiana Jones
• The Sound of Indiana Jones
• The Music of Indiana Jones
• The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones
• Raiders: The Melting Face!
• Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (with optional pop-ups)
• Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations (with optional pop-ups)
• Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute
• Indy’s Friends and Enemies
• Iconic Props (Crystal Skull) (HD)
• The Effects of Indy (Crystal Skull) (HD)
• Adventures in Post Production (Crystal Skull) (HD)