'Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures' Blu-ray Detailed

Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 at 02:05 PM PDT by

The supplements have now been detailed for the adventurous boxed set arriving on Blu-ray in September!

As previously reported, Paramount has slated 'Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures' for Blu-ray in the fall, and the date is now confirmed for September 18.

In June of 1981 director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas introduced the world to Indiana Jones when the unforgettable 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' debuted in theaters. Exploding to instant acclaim, the film has now been carefully restored, alongside remastered versions of the archaeologist’s other thrilling adventures—'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,' 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' and 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.' Prepare for excitement, adventure and snakes—why did it have to be snakes?—all with pristine picture and sound!

'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 The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981.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.

The Blu-ray set will feature all four films in 1080p, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, and supplements include: Newly produced On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark featurettes (From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend); Indy's Women: The American Film Institute Tribute; Indy's Friends and Enemies; Iconic Props in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; The Effects of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Adventures in Post Production for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; High definition trailers and teasers for each film; 5 Making the Films Featurettes; 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; and Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations.

Suggested list price for the set is $99.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 18.

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Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray)
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