Harrison Ford will be front and center this September when the Complete Adventures for Indiana Jones is released on Blu-ray. And, there’s nothing like a little HD face time with a man that cracks a whip!
June, 1981 marked the day director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas introduced the world to Indiana Jones when Raiders of the Lost Ark exploded its way into theaters. This classic 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.
You don’t have to worry about snakes, rats, bugs or monkey brains to enjoy any of these entertaining productions. Each boasts pristine picture and sound quality. 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The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981.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.
Additionally, 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. You can relive every jump-off-the-screen, 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.
If you love Harrison Ford or the Indiana Jones series — how can you say no to that?