Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray September 18th

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 when INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures debuts on Blu-ray September 18, 2012 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution.   

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 iconic film.  The original negative was first 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The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981.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 result is an impeccable digital restoration that celebrates the film and its place in cinematic history.

The installments in the franchise have won a combined seven Academy Awards®. Relive every heart-pounding thrill like never before as all four films arrive together, for the first time presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio accompanied by a collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and new bonus features.


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6 Responses to “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray September 18th”

  1. Brian White

    So the first film will look stellar and then the others subpar?

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    I’m sure they’ll all look great, but it’s confusing as to why they’re just highlighting the fact that Raiders was really well handled.

  3. Gregg

    Right, that’s just really odd they wrote it that way. That’s like car dealer saying “We have 15 different models on our lots. The truck looks good.” What’s wrong with the others? We pretty much know what to expect with Crystal Skull as far as appearances go. I’d like to think they cleaned up the ‘Leap of Faith’ scene and the falling tank in Last Crusade. Those two scenes come to mind as not having withstood the test of time.

  4. Aaron Neuwirth

    Well he’s not redoing any effects, it’s just clean up on the film quality for the Blu-ray. If anything, those scenes will look “worse”

  5. Brian White

    Hush your mouth Aaron. I want good effects.

  6. Gregg

    Hahaha! Me too.