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Scope the full list of bonus features included in this fall's release of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-Ray

08.07.2012

Indy Raiders idol

This September 18th, the complete adventures of Indiana Jones come to Blu-Ray in one glorious package.

The collection is set to feature "seven hours of bonus features, including nearly an hour of previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage," with RAIDERS having received a full restoration under the supervision of Spielberg and his sound designer Ben Burtt and TEMPLE OF DOOM/LAST CRUSADE each receiving their own remaster.

The crown jewel, so to speak, of this collection looks to be a "two-part documentary entitled 'On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark – From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend.' Featuring nearly an hour of rarely seen footage from the set of the film and archival interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford, these captivating pieces transports fans back to where the legend began."

Before we get to the list of special features you'll be find on each disc, here's a more detailed explanation of what that previously mentioned "full restoration" entails exactly: "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK has been painstakingly restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconic film. The original negative was scanned at 4K and then examined frame-by-frame so that any damage could be repaired. The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt's original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981. New stereo surrounds were created using the original music tracks and original effects recorded in stereo but used previously only in mono. In addition, the sub bass was redone entirely up to modern specifications and care was taken to improve dialogue and correct small technical flaws to create the most complete and highest quality version of the sound possible while retaining the director's vision."

Indy Temple of Doom

And so, without further ado, I present to you the mostly-recycled-but-slightly-revamped-and-added-to list of specifications and special features for INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES BLU-RAY.

Disc 1—Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:
- Teaser Trailer (HD)
- Theatrical Trailer (HD)
- Re-Issue Trailer (HD)

Disc 2—Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:
- Teaser Trailer (HD)
- Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Disc 3—Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:
- Teaser Trailer (HD)
- Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Disc 4—Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:
- Theatrical Trailer #2 (HD)
- Theatrical Trailer #3 (HD)
- Theatrical Trailer #4 (HD)

Disc 5 - Bonus Features

Bonus features are presented in standard and high definition (as indicated below) in English with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

NEW – On Set with
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- From Jungle to Desert
- From Adventure to Legend

Making the Films

- 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)

With Amazon's usual pre-order special of sorts going on, INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES BLU-RAY is currently priced at $68.99 (marked down from $99.99). So if you at all think you're going to end up triple-dipping and picking this Collection up (or you're lucky and don't own any of the movies yet), I would strongly recommend snapping it up this price while you still can. 

Just click right here to do so, and as an added bonus a small portion of what you pay will go towards supporting this site.  Which, as you can imagine, is very much appreciated.

IJTCA on Blu Ray box art

Extra Tidbit: I almost thought the box art didn't have anything from CRYSTAL SKULL until I noticed Cate Blanchett. And I thought "okay, that's fine, I can under - is that Mutt?!" And then I got a bit sad. I just can't help hating on Crystal Skull... it's almost compulsion...
Source: Coming Soon

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