‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ Coming to Blu-ray in September!
We don’t want to startle you guys, but this is kind of a big deal. ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ — yes, the complete adventures! — is coming to Blu-ray September 18 with a new Spielberg-led restoration of the classic trilogy (and that other fourth movie…).
That’s right, all four ‘Indiana Jones‘ movies in one beautiful Blu-ray package, courtesy of LucasFilm. We must warn you, though — this means you’ll also be agreeing to buy ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,’ which is a risk that you, the intrepid and adventurous movie appreciator, must be willing to take in order to own one of the most anticipated box sets ever.
From the official press release:
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.
Notice how no one in that press release says anything about George Lucas tampering with these versions to add CG sharks, and there’s no quote from Lucas saying, “I just felt like all of the films could use a little more Short Round. He’s like the prototype for Jar-Jar Binks, you know?”
So the compromise is this: We all buy the box set, ‘Crystal Skull’ included, and George Lucas won’t add any unnecessary CG crap. ‘Crystal Skull’ is a small price to pay, guys.