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Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Redlum on February 02, 2003, 07:14:23 AM
In this months Empire magazine in the UK, they're talking October 2003 for a release of the Indiana Jones DVD'(s). This comes with the latest news that paramount is to release their first DTS dvd this year, and judging by Spielbergs strong support of DTS, its likely to be the Indy movies. However, apparently there are arguments over how best to release them. Lucas and Spielberg want them all to be released seperately during the lead up to Indy 4, but Paramount are concerned over how well the 2nd and 3rd movies would sell, and would rather just box set them for christmas. No doubt there will be a mega box set after Indy 4 though.

Question is, do you think people would buy Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade? While I recognise that Raiders is the best film, I love all of them. TOD is just fun, right from the great musical opening of Anything Goes.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 02, 2003, 02:10:33 PM
Id like a box set, but just because Id buy them all anyway, that way I get more packaging. But if I had to pick, I say release them seperatley.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: bonanzataz on February 02, 2003, 02:14:48 PM
Temple of Doom is the one I grew up with and the one I like best. Raiders was one I'd watch every now and again, and I only saw Last Crusade once. I'd like the boxed set, but if they were sold separately I'd only buy the first two.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: life_boy on February 02, 2003, 05:41:14 PM
I'll buy them all any way they put them out.  I'm just glad to see it's closer to being a reality.
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on February 08, 2003, 09:57:55 AM
Quote from: redlum
In this months Empire magazine in the UK, they're talking October 2003 for a release of the Indiana Jones DVD'(s). This comes with the latest news that paramount is to release their first DTS dvd this year, and judging by Spielbergs strong support of DTS, its likely to be the Indy movies.


You are correct that they are Harrison Ford movies, but unfortunately:

At long last for Jack Ryan fans, Paramount Home Entertainment will finally release The Jack Ryan Special Edition DVD Collection. Featuring newly remastered editions of The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, plus the previously-released special edition of The Sum of All Fears, the set comes loaded with new extras produced exclusively for the collection. And in another first for Paramount, all the titles in the set except for the repackaged Fears will mark the studio's first-ever DTS-encoded releases. Each title will also be available separately. The set has no suggested retail price, and street date is May 6th.

(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/7/jackryancollection_se.jpg)
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Raikus on February 08, 2003, 10:51:36 AM
Now why can't they use digital technology for good things. Like replacing Alex Baldwin in Hunt for Red October with Harrison Ford. And replace Ben Affleck with Matt Damon.

Those are remastered sets I'd buy.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Redlum on February 17, 2003, 05:59:25 PM
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/indydvdslarge.jpg

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/indydvdssmall.jpg)
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on May 06, 2003, 01:39:23 AM
Indiana Jones Trilogy on DVD November 4!

The Hollywood Reporter says the "Indiana Jones" trilogy has finally been announced for release November 4 as "The Adventures of Indiana Jones -- The Complete DVD Movie Collection," a box set that will include a fourth disc specifically dedicated to bonus materials.

Elements slated for the special fourth disc include a documentary crafted by Laurent Bouzereau. "The fourth disc explores every facet of how the films were made -- from stunts to visual effects to the music and sound," said Jim Ward, vp of marketing at Lucasfilm. "We take viewers around the world to explore the history behind the 'Indiana Jones' legends."

Ward said that there will be no director's commentary tracks on the three discs containing the films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Available in both Widescreen and Full Screen versions via Paramount Home Entertainment, the collection has no suggested retail price but is expected to be available for about $49.95 in the United States.

Specs should include the films in anamorphic widescreen with 5.1 audio in Dolby Digital and (probably) DTS formats. "We're not just putting out a vanilla version (of the film on DVD)," Lucasfilm's Jim Ward says. Look for new interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and more. Best of all, no alterations have been made to the films themselves, other than digital clean-up for the DVD release. More specific information and final cover art should be available later.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Sal on May 06, 2003, 02:08:14 AM
Finally, huh?  Hopefully they don't screw up the matting like Universal did with BTTF...   :roll:
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: cowboykurtis on May 06, 2003, 09:54:45 AM
i am pumped -- my childhood has been resurrected.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on May 06, 2003, 10:12:22 AM
(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/7/indianajones_raiders.jpg)(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/7/indianajones_temple.jpg)(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/7/indianajones_last.jpg)

Official press release here. (http://www.indianajones.com/news/dvd_release.html)

View a trailer for the DVD set here. (http://www.indianajones.com/)
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Redlum on May 06, 2003, 12:31:55 PM
"oh boy"
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Satcho9 on May 06, 2003, 08:22:49 PM
There was an article interviewing John Williams on CNN, and he talked about Indy 5 an how Spielberg wants to do it in Israel about the Mossad. I think I am going to vomit. Spielberg is gonna fuck Indy up.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Duck Sauce on May 06, 2003, 11:42:05 PM
Quote from: Satcho9
There was an article interviewing John Williams on CNN, and he talked about Indy 5 an how Spielberg wants to do it in Israel about the Mossad. I think I am going to vomit. Spielberg is gonna fuck Indy up.


Indy 5?!

Id like to than Mac for always supplying such great info, even if I dont say thanks everytime, im still thankful.

I will be the first one to buy these.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on May 06, 2003, 11:49:51 PM
Quote from: Satcho9
There was an article interviewing John Williams on CNN, and he talked about Indy 5 an how Spielberg wants to do it in Israel about the Mossad. I think I am going to vomit. Spielberg is gonna fuck Indy up.


"[Spielberg's] talking about doing a fourth Indiana Jones film and a wonderfully dramatic piece about the Mossad and some of its history called 'Vengeance'," says Williams.

"Indiana Jones [IV] will be a challenge because we'll now have to recast the film with Harrison Ford as a mature Indiana Jones, if you like, and a more mature composer will be doing the score!" he says, chuckling. "Until I see a script or see the film it will be hard for me to tell how much of the early material will apply -- if any."

Not that he's going to give up the familiar fanfare. "I would have thought Indiana Jones is now a pretty well-known theme and at least will be referred to as some type of memory trace if nothing else."


Entire article here. (http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/05/john.williams/index.html)

You are welcome, Duck. And thanks for the kind words.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Satcho9 on May 07, 2003, 01:38:03 AM
Whatever, Indy 4, 5, 6 or 7....Still gonna suck tremendous Israeli Penis.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: dufresne on May 07, 2003, 11:29:00 PM
woo hoo!
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on July 08, 2003, 02:23:31 AM
So you wanna know the details about the documentaries on the Indiana Jones bonus disc? The British Board of Film Classification's revealed them. All such materials have to be submitted to the BBFC in order for them to be released in the U.K., and the BBFC makes the details public. So here's what to look for on Indy according to them.

The Making of the Indiana Jones Trilogy - Part 1: Raiders of the Lost Ark (51 mins)
The Making of the Indiana Jones Trilogy - Part 2: The Temple of Doom (41 mins)
The Making of the Indiana Jones Trilogy - Part 3: The Last Crusade (35 mins)
The Stunts of Indiana Jones (11 mins)
The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones (12 mins)
The Music of Indiana Jones (12 mins)

Keep in mind that none of these details have been confirmed by Paramount and Lucasfilm, but we suspect they're accurate nonetheless.


Also confirmed is the upcoming Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD set will include "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with one minor digital change to it - "Remember that shot where Indy falls into the snake pit, and you briefly see reflections on the glass that's protecting Harrison Ford's face from the snakes? Well... our sources are telling us those reflections are being digitally removed from the shot so you can't see the glass".
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: eward on July 08, 2003, 01:08:29 PM
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: MacGuffin
Also confirmed is the upcoming Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD set will include "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with one minor digital change to it - "Remember that shot where Indy falls into the snake pit, and you briefly see reflections on the glass that's protecting Harrison Ford's face from the snakes? Well... our sources are telling us those reflections are being digitally removed from the shot so you can't see the glass".

GOD DAMN DAMN IT, do they have to spoil the magic on and on??? Fuck Lucas and Spielberg up their stupid asses! I hope they forgot the bouncing stone block.


was the reflection the most magical part of raiders for you?
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Duck Sauce on July 08, 2003, 01:45:35 PM
Quote from: eward

was the reflection the most magical part of raiders for you?


I like the ride
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: eward on July 08, 2003, 02:32:10 PM
actually i take back my previous post.  the thought of that is starting to irritate me as well.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on July 08, 2003, 02:55:45 PM
Quote from: eward
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: MacGuffin
Also confirmed is the upcoming Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD set will include "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with one minor digital change to it - "Remember that shot where Indy falls into the snake pit, and you briefly see reflections on the glass that's protecting Harrison Ford's face from the snakes? Well... our sources are telling us those reflections are being digitally removed from the shot so you can't see the glass".

GOD DAMN DAMN IT, do they have to spoil the magic on and on??? Fuck Lucas and Spielberg up their stupid asses! I hope they forgot the bouncing stone block.


was the reflection the most magical part of raiders for you?


THOSE SONS OF WHORES!  HOW COULD THEY????

But besides that, I'm looking forward to this trilogy's release.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on July 10, 2003, 06:21:26 PM
Quote from: mogwai
GOD DAMN DAMN IT, do they have to spoil the magic on and on??? Fuck Lucas and Spielberg up their stupid asses! I hope they forgot the bouncing stone block.


I'm more offended by the change of the title to "Indiana Jones and The Raiders Of The Lost Ark" than by fixing one shot.

More info:

"Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy - The Lucasfilm archives were raided to give you unprecedented access to the making of the Indiana Jones trilogy. Join the cast and crew of all 3 films on an epic movie-making adventure, including all-new interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Frank Marshall, Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and more. Go on set and experience firsthand the rough-and-tumble world of the films' creation. Illustrated with never-before-seen footage, outtakes, screen tests, production drawings and photographs, Making the Trilogy is your first-class ticket to behind-the-scenes movie-making history.

The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones - In an era before computer-generated effects existed, Industrial Light and Magic managed to bring to life the unique world of Indiana Jones by using groundbreaking techniques in special and mechanical effects. The ILM wizards reveal how they employed miniatures, matte paintings, morphing and more to make Indy's spectacular quests and supernatural adventures believable.

The Sound of Indiana Jones - Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt takes us on what director Steven Spielberg describes as "an adventure in sound." Discover the crucial role that sound effects and editing play in the Indiana Jones films and learn the aural history behind some of your favorite scenes.

The Stunts of Indiana Jones - Each Indiana Jones film topped its predecessor with heart-stopping, perilous stunts. The stunt crew takes you behind the scenes to witness the intense coordination required by the entire production team to make certain a death-defying scene looks convincing on film. Learn how the Indy films paid homage to the past and were pivotal to the future of movie stunts.

Original trailers - Watch the original theatrical teasers and trailers for the Indiana Jones movies along with a trailer for the Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb video game from LucasArts.

Exclusive DVD-ROM content - Each of your Indiana Jones DVDs has the ability to unlock exclusive Indiana Jones content available only through a special DVD-ROM Web site. In addition, you can link to Indianajones.com (the official site for Indiana Jones fans) and check out the daily features and updates on Indiana Jones 4."
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: modage on August 05, 2003, 04:55:45 PM
Indy date change?
Source: The Digital Bits

Also today, we're getting a lot of reports from retail sources that Paramount has moved the street date for its The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete DVD Movie Collection up to 10/21 (from 11/4) to avoid competition with Disney's Finding Nemo. We've got a call into the studio and we'll let you know when we have final confirmation either way.

wow, that seems really silly.  release date competition for dvds?  like someone will only buy one or the other.  thats weird.  but i wont mind havintg it a week or two early....
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: modage on August 06, 2003, 03:27:32 PM
It's official, folks. Paramount has just confirmed to us that the street date for their Indiana Jones DVDs has been moved up from 11/4 to 10/21. That's good news for you Indy fans. You have nearly two weeks less to wait!
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: modage on August 08, 2003, 04:42:15 PM
Also today, we've gotten more details from Lucasfilm on the Indy DVDs. They are indeed streeting on 10/21 now. We also have more specific information on the bonus disc contents. Here's what to expect, direct from the official press release:

Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy - Documentarians raided the Lucasfilm archives for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at movie-making history. More than two dozen new interviews were conducted with the talented cast and crew of the Indiana Jones trilogy - some of whom were interviewed for the first time since the films were originally released. Making the Trilogy is a completely unique tour through the rough-and-tumble world of the films’ creation. Complete with never-before-seen footage, outtakes, screen tests, production drawings and photographs direct from the Lucasfilm archives, it's the most detailed exploration of these classic films ever produced.

The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones - The visual effects wizards from Industrial Light and Magic bring new insight into how they created the unique world of Indiana Jones. Their groundbreaking techniques in visual and mechanical effects came in an era before computer-generated effects existed, offering unique challenges and spectacular results. ILM technicians explain how miniatures, matte paintings, morphing and more made Indy's spectacular quests and supernatural adventures into unforgettable film experiences.

Taking an in-depth adventure in sound, The Sound of Indiana Jones joins Academy Award®-winning sound designer Ben Burtt as he reveals the crucial role that sound effects and editing played in the Indiana Jones films, while also providing an aural history behind some of the most talked-about scenes.

The Stunts of Indiana Jones goes behind the scenes to witness the intense coordination required by the entire production team to make certain a death-defying scene looks convincing on film. This documentary reveals how the Indy films paid homage to the past and were pivotal to the future of heart-stopping, perilous movie stunts.

Venture on a musical journey with John Williams as he reminisces about his collaboration with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas and The Music of Indiana Jones. Viewers will learn how one of the most iconic movie themes of all-time, The Raiders March, was conceived and gain insight into how the music uniquely compliments the theme and mood of each adventure.

Original theatrical teasers and trailers for the Indiana Jones movies, along with a trailer for the Indiana Jones and The Emperor's Tomb video game from LucasArts.

Exclusive DVD-ROM access to exclusive Indiana Jones content, available through a special DVD-ROM web site. An additional link to the Indianajones.com web site (the official site for Indiana Jones fans) will offer daily features and updates on the upcoming Indiana Jones 4.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Ravi on August 08, 2003, 10:09:56 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Indy date change?
Source: The Digital Bits

Also today, we're getting a lot of reports from retail sources that Paramount has moved the street date for its The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete DVD Movie Collection up to 10/21 (from 11/4) to avoid competition with Disney's Finding Nemo. We've got a call into the studio and we'll let you know when we have final confirmation either way.

wow, that seems really silly.  release date competition for dvds?  like someone will only buy one or the other.  thats weird.  but i wont mind havintg it a week or two early....


Maybe Paramount wants the Indy box to be the big release on its release date.  Finding Nemo will inarguably garner the most attention on its release.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: modage on August 08, 2003, 11:52:44 PM
Quote from: Ravi
Maybe Paramount wants the Indy box to be the big release on its release date.  Finding Nemo will inarguably garner the most attention on its release.


well thats an idea.  but personally i believe its so they can buy more time to throw together their "Def Jam Presents: Origins of a Hip-Hop Classic" special feature for the Jonez disc, and have time to record the laugh track.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Ravi on August 09, 2003, 04:46:22 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: Ravi
Maybe Paramount wants the Indy box to be the big release on its release date.  Finding Nemo will inarguably garner the most attention on its release.


well thats an idea.  but personally i believe its so they can buy more time to throw together their "Def Jam Presents: Origins of a Hip-Hop Classic" special feature for the Jonez disc, and have time to record the laugh track.


They would have less time, considering that they are now releasing the box two weeks earlier.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on October 03, 2003, 10:28:50 PM
Cool Indiana Jones DVD Box
Source: Video Business

Video Business has some cool new details on the upcoming "Indiana Jones" trilogy DVDs.

Also on Oct. 21, Paramount Home Entertainment will release the long-awaited The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete DVD Movie Collection in a box of simulated leather that, in the words of a Paramount spokesman, "looks as aged as [the title character's] hat." The packaging also includes exclusive illustrations from well-known movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00003CXC5.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Find Your Magali on October 04, 2003, 12:55:26 AM
It's a fun box cover, but a little obvious. I would have liked to have seen something a little classier, without the Indiana that has a big goofy grin.

What would a Criterion "Raiders of the Lost Ark" cover look like, for example?  

Oh, cripes, look at me complaining. I'm just glad we're finally getting the darn thing.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Cecil on October 04, 2003, 12:57:44 AM
Quote from: Find Your Magali
What would a Criterion "Raiders of the Lost Ark" cover look like, for example?


gentlemen, start your mock-ups
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Ghostboy on October 04, 2003, 01:04:40 AM
I've never been a Drew Struzan fan. His Indy art is efficient enough, but I hate everything he does for Star Wars. I wish George would go back to using classically painted posters like with the first two SW films (of course, that's probably on the bottom of my list of things I wish George would do). That said, I'll be at Best Buy at 10am on the 21st to pick these up.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 04, 2003, 09:08:25 AM
It's a nice box set. I'm kinda glad I don't like these movies that much to buy them. It seems everything comes out in an expensive box set these days.

~rougerum
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Redlum on October 04, 2003, 12:18:08 PM
Works out cheaper than buying them seperately, and I seem to recall we have Spieleberg to thank for that. He who also insisted that the original version of ET be included along wth the 20th Anniversary edition.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Just Withnail on October 04, 2003, 12:34:56 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
I've never been a Drew Struzan fan. His Indy art is efficient enough, but I hate everything he does for Star Wars. I wish George would go back to using classically painted posters like with the first two SW films


Actually, that whipcracking Indy on the box isn't by Struzan, but some guy called Amsel, who, if I'm not mistaken, ironically enough also did some of the classic Star Wars posters.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Find Your Magali on October 06, 2003, 10:18:36 AM
Some non-obvious stills from Raiders that would make great DVD covers:

(1) A closeup of the back of a leather jacket covered with spiders
(2) The long shot where Indy is standing over the Well of Souls, with the storm clouds gathering in the background.
(3) A simple closeup just showing that squat little gold idol from the first cave sequence.
(4) The bewildered look on Indy's face as he turns the corner and sees the entire marketplace filled with wicker baskets.
(5) Just a closeup of the wooden crate holding the ark, with the Nazi insignia already charred off... ... or, would it be too much of a spoiler to have a DVD cover of the final long shot of the warehouse?
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Redlum on October 06, 2003, 11:04:59 AM
Quote from: Find Your Magali
or, would it be too much of a spoiler to have a DVD cover of the final long shot of the warehouse?


Good idea. Although that would make for some cool artwork on the inside if it were a fold out set of discs.

Or maybe for each movies case, base the cover on the sought after artefact in the film. Shankara stone for the Temple of Doom etc.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: markums2k on October 06, 2003, 11:53:19 AM
No love for Last Crusade?  It was my favorite, followed by Raiders, then Temple of Doom.

I think I'll save my money and take the wife to see the new Matrix and Return of the King instead of revisiting Indy in all his remastered glory.

And I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it: The beating heart in Temple of Doom has been replaced with... a 'walkie talkie'.  Spielburg stated that, as a young director, his treatment of flopping, bloody organs was a bit misguided and he is confident that the digital alterations will result in a film that is closer to his original vision.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Cecil on October 06, 2003, 01:05:57 PM
Quote from: markums2k
The beating heart in Temple of Doom has been replaced with... a 'walkie talkie'.


what?
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Find Your Magali on October 06, 2003, 01:11:05 PM
Quote from: Cecil
Quote from: markums2k
The beating heart in Temple of Doom has been replaced with... a 'walkie talkie'.


what?


E.T. DVD joke.

The police officers' shotguns were CGI'd into walkie-talkies in the scene in which the kids on the bikes fly over top of the police cruisers.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Redlum on October 06, 2003, 02:20:55 PM
Interestingly, on the trailer for the DVD's you can still see the reflection of the snake in the glass. I guess the trailer was probably made before they did any work on it (if they have). I'm all for that anyway, Spielberg would have removed the reflection if he could have back then anyway. Plus I'm looking forward to seeing the scenes that were cut by the BBFC in ToD.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Cecil on October 06, 2003, 03:18:44 PM
oh

i just wasnt sure if it was true or not
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on October 13, 2003, 02:44:18 AM
DVDFile Review of the set here. (http://www.dvdfile.com/software/review/dvd-video_7/indianajonesadventures.html)
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Just Withnail on October 13, 2003, 09:44:24 AM
My online retailer always sends the big stuff out early, and it always takes four days from I get my "Product Sendt" email, until it arrives home. Well, I got my Indy mail last wednsday, so I figured, since it can't come Sunday, it'll have to be here monday. So I go ahead a get all pumped up for a week, and of course it doesn't come.  :evil: Funny, the only times they've delivered "late", was on Fellowship of the Ring Extended, and E.T., two of my most anticipated releases last year. If I get it tomorrow, I'll write a little review for ya.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Just Withnail on October 16, 2003, 05:00:22 PM
Well, I got it. But if anyone was actually waiting for the review (which I doubt anyone was), I'm gonna have to let you down. I'll say this though, the picture quality is exellent (like you didn't already know), and no matter how much people will compare this to the Lord of the Rings EE sets, I think the documentaries are sufficient. I'm very pleased.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Find Your Magali on October 18, 2003, 09:51:32 AM
I cannot wait for mine to arrive. Watching the great movies of my youth on crisp, beautiful widescreen is what DVD is all about, when you boil it down, for me.

Sure, special features and commentaries rule, and now I've just because an addicted, DVD-collecting whore.

But, I can remember the simple pleasure of marveling at the quality of the picture of the first DVD I bought and watched -- Jaws.

And now comes Indy. ...

Shame we've had to wait so long for that little Lucas space-opera trilogy.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: Find Your Magali on October 23, 2003, 06:02:04 PM
Mine haven't arrived yet... :(

So who has 'em, and what do you think?
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: jigzaw on October 14, 2005, 04:12:22 PM
Wow this place isn't terribly active.  Great forums, though.

Now, about two years later, I'll be the first to respond.  The set is great, really one of my favorite DVD sets.  The picture is beautiful.  The films are preserved the way they were made.  I hear there were a couple of tweaks, like erasing the obvious glass between Ford and the cobra, but no changes to the film or special effects.  And the documentaries are awesome.  Of course I'd have loved some commentary or even more along the lines of deleted scenes, but Spielberg has a thing about commentaries and these discs are so lovely that it's cool.
Title: Indy DVD's
Post by: mogwai on October 14, 2005, 04:31:53 PM
um, thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on May 31, 2006, 10:34:22 AM
'Indy' Limited Edition DVD set that never was

While fans of the "Indiana Jones" series honestly can't (or shouldn't) complain about the quality of the great "The Adventures of Indiana Jones" DVD release from 2003, committed film lovers can't be faulted for wanting every scrap of information they can possess from their favorite movies.

As with practically any DVD release you could name, there's always that "what if?" quotient of bonus materials that failed to make a release. Deleted scenes, commentary tracks, vintage documentary footage, the list goes on. Sometimes studios withhold content due to space restrictions or an eye toward market demands versus production costs, and yet sometimes they withhold content for internal reasons altogether unpleasing to fans (think "double dip.") Whatever the case was in the instance of the "Indiana Jones" films is unclear, but "Indiana Jones" fansite Throw Me the Idol.com has evidence of a big, beautiful would've been, could've been that will make Indy fans angry with regret or ecstatic with future possibilities (depending on your demeanor, of course).

According to the site, Lucasfilm and Paramount briefly considered a real spare no expenses set for Indy fans, what was known in planning stages (from which it obviously never progressed) as "The Limited Edition DVD Collection."

As evidenced through mockup photos and a report, the set was to include, "a large format tan box that contained two expansive trade paperback books about the making of the "Indiana Jones" trilogy... A music CD was to be included that contained the best of the John Williams scores."

Whether or not the set would have included any further video content (deleted scenes, added documentaries — such as the great, vintage "The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark" — is uncertain, but the idea that the studios planned on putting out something so enticing is at turns frustrating and fantastic!

Here's hoping a future release of the "Indiana Jones" films on DVD or a high-definition format will see Lucasfilm really kicking out the stops for fans. There's certainly been a deficit of literature on "the other trilogy," not to mention a woeful gap on the market for complete releases of John Williams’ scores for the "Indiana Jones" films. And of course any fan should be clamoring for the complete, vintage "making-of" specials from all three films.

(http://www.throwmetheidol.com/proto_images/100_0414.jpg)
(http://www.throwmetheidol.com/proto_images/100_0418.jpg)
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on March 03, 2008, 08:31:54 PM
All Three Indy Films Go Special Edition
Crack the whip...and your wallet!

Grab your hats and ready your whips! Paramount Home Entertainment announced today that all three Indiana Jones films will be premiering as Special Edition DVDs – as well as included in a three-film box-set -- on May 13, 2007. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Special Edition DVDs boast all-new, exclusive bonus features that dig deeper into the making of these cinematic milestones than ever before. All three were originally restored and remastered in 2003. Created with fans of all ages in mind, the bonus features provide never-before-seen explorations of the making of these classic movies and showcase the characters, action and extraordinary visual effects that have made the movies indelible cinematic treasures.

Previously available only in a trilogy box set, the three films were restored and remastered to deliver an exceptional viewing experience to existing enthusiasts and a whole new generation of fans. All-new bonus content delves into the making of the legendary series as the filmmakers and cast look back and a new world of adventure opens up with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and others offering hints about what to expect in the newest installment.


Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

Indiana Jones: An Appreciation—The cast and crew of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull pay tribute to the original trilogy.

The Melting Face—A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain's melting face in Raiders of the Lost Ark, including
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas commenting on the evolution of visual effects and CGI.

Storyboard Sequence—The Well of Souls

Galleries: Illustrations & Props; Production Photographs & Portraits; Effects/ILM; Marketing

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

Creepy Crawlies—Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Frank Marshall reminisce about snakes, bugs and rats.

Locations—Travel across the world to discover where the films take place and where they were shot.

Storyboard Sequence—The Mine Cart Chase

Galleries: Illustrations & Props; Production Photographs & Portraits; Effects/ILM; Marketing

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

The Women: The American Film Institute Tribute—The three Indiana Jones women (Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and Alison Doody) reunite for a discussion.

Friends and Enemies—Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Indiana Jones writers discuss how they created the most iconic characters in film history, including a look at new faces in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Storyboard Sequence—The Opening Sequence

Galleries: Illustrations & Props; Production Photographs & Portraits; Effects/ILM; Marketing

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: tpfkabi on May 15, 2008, 04:16:29 PM
i don't own any Indy on DVD.
is this Adventure box set made up of these new special editions or is it the old box set?
(or should i wait until this new one comes out for a super duper edition with all 4 films?)

*edit*
according to Amazon it seems the box set is still the 2003.
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on May 15, 2008, 04:21:12 PM
i don't own any Indy on DVD.
is this Adventure box set made up of these new special editions or is it the old box set?
(or should i wait until this new one comes out for a super duper edition with all 4 films?)

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews3/indianajonesadvboxdvd.html
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: tpfkabi on May 15, 2008, 05:33:06 PM
i don't own any Indy on DVD.
is this Adventure box set made up of these new special editions or is it the old box set?
(or should i wait until this new one comes out for a super duper edition with all 4 films?)

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews3/indianajonesadvboxdvd.html

thanks.
the dvdverdict seemed much more negative, as do the overwhelming negative amazon reviews.
i think i'll wait for post Crystal Skull dvd time, if then.
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on October 26, 2010, 03:30:07 PM
Indiana Jones to get remastered for a 3-D theatrical release
Source: SyFy

With the entire Star Wars saga being remastered for a 3-D theatrical release, it was only a matter of time before we'd hear that Lucasfilm was going to do the same thing to Indiana Jones. Well, that time is now. (Sort of.)

According to Blue Sky Disney, which has a good track record when it comes to scoops of this sort:

Next month, Lucasfilm will announce that they're converting the Indiana Jones Saga to 3D as well. The films will be converted and released in a similar fashion as the Star Wars films with Raiders of the Lost Ark the first out of the gate.
There's no official word from Lucasfilm as yet, but with the bucks to be found in 3-D, we're willing to believe it'll happen, the only question being when.
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on October 27, 2010, 01:58:06 PM
Oh my...  :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on February 29, 2012, 05:09:08 PM
The 'Indiana Jones' Series Set for Blu-ray Release This Fall

Paramount Home Media Distribution and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced Wednesday that The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be released in the fall of 2012. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released on Blu-ray following its theatrical release in 2008, so the announcement marks the first time that the original three films will make their debut in high definition.

Paramount did not provide an official release date, but the press release indicated that the set would offer the films “using the highest possible high definition picture and audio presentation.” The 2003 box set included a feature-length documentary about the making of the first three films, as well as a collection of vintage featurettes “from the Lucasfilm Archives.” According to Wednesday’s announcement, the new set will be packaged with  “a ‘best of’ collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises.” Without additional details, there’s no indication whether “best of” means a cultivated selection of previously-available bonus features or some new assembly of extras, but Lucasfilm’s multiple iterations of the Star Wars films on home video suggests that the set may not be truly comprehensive.

Although director Steven Spielberg has declined to record audio commentaries for any of his films, fans would probably count that addition as the most welcome “surprise” should the studio convince him to record new audio tracks. But leave your comments below about which special features or extras you would like to see – whether they already exist or not – and perhaps Paramount and Lucasfilm can add them before the set is released this fall.
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: MacGuffin on August 15, 2012, 06:52:35 PM
Steven Spielberg says ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ looks better than ever in IMAX
By Matt McDaniel | Movie Talk

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" was one of the biggest Hollywood hits of all time, and next month it will finally be projected on screens gigantic enough to suit it.

It was announced on Tuesday that the first Indiana Jones adventure will have a limited one-week run on giant-sized IMAX theaters across the country starting on September 7.  The picture and sound have been digitally re-mastered to look and sound better than they ever have before.  The IMAX conversion process was so thorough, it even won over the toughest audience you could imagine: director Steven Spielberg.

In a phone interview, the three-time Oscar winner told me he was "dubious" when he was first approached by the team at IMAX about bringing "Raiders" back.  Spielberg said, "I didn't know if the 1981 print would stand up to a full IMAX transfer, so I came expecting a sort of grainy, muddy, and overly enlarged representation of the movie I had made [31] years ago. And I was blown away by the fact that it looked better than the movie I had made [31] years ago."

Spielberg said he was particularly impressed how the IMAX conversion was able to make up for some of the limitations he faced when he originally shot the film over three decades ago.  "All the shadows in the earlier scenes that we shot in Hawaii [were] always kind of muddy anyway on 35mm," Spielberg explained, "because we couldn't schlep all of our big arc lights down into this valley."  The restored version of the opening scenes was quite a revelation for him.  He said, "Suddenly, there was definition in the shadows, which I had never seen before. And the shadows weren't murky and washed out; they were sharp as a tack." Spielberg joked, "I sat there, I think, probably with my mouth open a little wider than it normally is."

Spielberg commented that it wasn't just the image but also the sound that has been revitalized in this process.  When the giant boulder comes rolling down after Indiana Jones, Spielberg said, "You'll see it full size, and you'll feel it in your stomach."  He said that sound designer Ben Burtt didn't recreate any new effects, but was instead able restore the original elements to make them clearer and louder than ever.

While in the past few years films like "The Lion King," "Titanic," and "Star Wars: Episode I" have found box-office success through 3D re-releases, Spielberg said he would never take "Raiders" into the third dimension.  He said, "I wouldn't be interested in doing 'Raiders' in 3D because 'Raiders' is not really a modern movie. I don't see it popping out at me.  I think the film is dynamic enough without having to lay on a 3D conversion process."  He did note, though, that work is going on now for a 3D version of his "Jurassic Park" for that film's 20th anniversary next year.  "That's the only movie of all of my films I have agreed to post-convert into 3D," he stated.

Spielberg also made it clear that he would not be making any digital tweaks to "Raiders" to fix any problems or mistakes in the original movie.  And he's well aware that expanding the image on the big IMAX screen will only make those goofs — like when Jones is facing down a cobra and you can see the snake's reflection in the safety glass that separates them — all the more apparent. But, he said, "I think that the fans are going to love that even more, because they're the ones that picked them out in the first place."

When I asked Spielberg if there was any news about a fifth Indiana Jones film, he answered, "I'm up for it, but it's up to my partner, George [Lucas].  He's the big boss man of the stories.  He comes up with the concept, and then we all work together on the scripts, but he hasn't presented me with a concept yet."  Since Spielberg is not the kind of guy who usually has to take orders from someone else, I asked if he enjoyed the different dynamic that comes from working with Lucas. He said, "Well, that's been my relationship with George ever since I met George in 1967. [Laughs] He's always called the shots.  So I'm accustomed to being a kind of a blue-collar guy for George's Indy ideas… I'm just waiting to see what he's going to come up with, if he even decides to do a movie."

"Raiders" might not be the last Spielberg movie you'll get to see in IMAX. He said there were no plans currently to convert any of the other Indiana Jones films into the large format, but he did have a personal desire to bring another one of his films back:  "I think the only other movie I would ever think about going out on an IMAX screen… would be 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' Forty percent of that film was shot in 70 millimeters, so the conversion would look extraordinary if we ever did put it up on an IMAX screen."

Spielberg revealed he might also be considering IMAX for the next movie he has lined up to direct as well. He said, "I'm going to do an IMAX camera test, [both] a 2 and 3D test for my next movie 'Robopocalypse,' and I haven't decided whether I'm going to use the IMAX cameras, and I haven't decided whether it's going to be 2D or 3D yet, but I am in September going to start doing some tests."

I posed the question to Steven Spielberg that if he could go back in time three decades to speak to his younger self what advice might he give.  Spielberg responded, "The person who was shooting 'Raiders' at that time is still giving advice to the person who's making pictures today, not the other way around… He's telling me to do what you did back in 1981: 'Stop thinking. Less thought, more action.'"
"We went on an adventure to make an adventure, and we were kids then," Spielberg recalled. "I think whenever I'm around the Indiana Jones series in any way… it makes me feel the way I felt in 1980 when I made the picture.  For me, the movie is a little bit of a fountain of youth."

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" will be on IMAX screens for one week starting on September 7. Then all four films in the series will be released for the first time on Blu-ray in the "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" box set on September 18.  And if that's not enough to satisfy your Jones for Indiana, AMC Theaters will be having a one-day marathon of all the movies back to back on September 15. Advance tickets are available at amctheatres.com/indianajones.
Title: Re: Indy DVD's
Post by: polkablues on August 15, 2012, 07:08:32 PM
Spielberg also made it clear that he would not be making any digital tweaks to "Raiders" to fix any problems or mistakes in the original movie. 

This should have been the headline.