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 cinemas. 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?
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The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt's original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981.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.
Alongside this, for the first time ever on Blu-ray, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom is presented in its uncut format 28 years after it was first released in cinemas. The original release was cut in 1984 in the UK to obtain a PG rating, however fans can now witness all the gory cut extras in all their glory.
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.
From Jungle to Desert
From Adventure to Legend
The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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!
The Creepy Crawlies
Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations
Indy's Women: The American Film Institute Tribute
Indy's Friends and Enemies
The Effects of Indy
Adventures in Post Production
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Fantastic movies looking the best... ever!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/01/2013 19:31:16
Wow... Loved these films since each and every one of them was released. Have owned all the various formats and have at last got the definitive versions. To say these films look good in HD is an understatement, they are simply stunning. Considering the age of the first three, the work Paramount have done on restoring them is amazing. They are now presented in a clarity most modern films could only hope for. And at long last Temple of Doom is available in it's UNCUT glory! The special features deserve recognition in their own right too. This is THE essential collection for all fans and movie lovers.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: KnightsofColumbus on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
The Complete Indiana Jones.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/01/2013 13:30:57
After over 30 years there's almost no-one who doesn't know these iconic films and whether you love them or not we all know the stories and the whip cracking adventures of Indiana Jones as he trots around the globe time and time again!
I confess that I actually double dipped and bought this boxset despite owning the films on DVD anyway but in the case of this set I think it is absolutely worth it. Raiders itself has been completely restored frame by frame and much like the restoration of 'Jaws' it looks utterly fantastic and almost as if it was filmed yesterday. The subsequent three films have not had the full restoration Raiders enjoyed but still the transfers are very good, much like the transfers of 'Back to The Future'. As noted by another reviewer it also appears that Temple of Doom is presented here in uncut form and I certainly spotted the new material right away. Basically I can't imagine these films looking any better than they do here on Blu Ray.
Extras wise you have basically the same bonus material as the previous DVD Trilogy set but now with added making of material for Crystal Skull which gives you around 7 hours of material. That plus the films gives you about 15 hours of material in total and tells you just about all you need to know about the series.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Kevin1075 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
JUST A BIT OF ADVICE..
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/10/2012 16:46:53
give me a steelbook over a cardboard box any day of the week..
for those who are intrested i have this boxset but imported from europe
comes with all the same discs and extras and you receive a film cell..
and most importantly they are region free..even with delivery charges it works out cheaper than the uk cardboard version..
so if you are a steelbook collector i highly recommend the import..
hope this helps..
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: yardman on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
worth the wait.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/10/2012 13:22:14
I'm not going to reveiw the films - we have all seen them and love them. The blu ray transfer - especially on the much older first 3 films - is fantastic. Sharp, crisp, the colours are brilliant. The sound is also excellent, great surround sound, a very well done transfer. If i had one critisism, it would be about the packaging. It comes in a fairly sturdy box, but wrapped around this box, seemed to be a poorly glued card, which i have just found out is one of those pointless things that informd what the contents are,and isnt actually part of the box, so can be removed. Also, the cardbox file insertr,which contains the discs isn't very sturdy - in fact,after taking it out for the first time,there is now a crease down the spine. Other than this, it is a great buy!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: emperor10 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Yes, Temple of Doom is fully uncut!!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/10/2012 19:56:43
I think everybody already needs to know everything there is is about these fantastic films, so I won't bother reviewing the movies themselves.
Firstly, yes, for the first time ever in the UK, Temple of Doom has been reclassified with a 12 certificate and is released fully uncut. The movie now features the complete uncensored sacrificial and Shortround getting tortured scenes as well as several other bits that were previously edited. The uncut version has been available worldwide since the film's initial release except for, you guessed it, in the UK where bits were edited in order for it to secure a PG rating, but thankfully no longer.
Picture and sound are amazing. I have worn these films out on VHS and DVD with the amount of times I have seen them, but the Bluray experience was like watching them for the first time. The colours are vivid, and the picture so clear that there is detail I have never seen before. The only downside is that some of the matt painting and effects shots now look very obvious, but this is how the films were originally made, and thankfully they have not added any out of place CG to hide the fact like Lucas has with the original Star Wars Trilogy. Crystal Skull was obviously going to look the best, but in all honesty the original trilogy looks like it was made yesterday, and can compete with any modern day digital CGI fest.
The set comes on five discs all housed in a nice compact and rigid cardboard slip case, that opens out to display what looks like some new beautifully commissioned artwork and photo stills for each movie. It's a pity the same design choice wasn't applied to the discs, which are oddly just plain white with the film's title on them, but this is a minor detail. As well as the four movies, there is a fifth disc which contains over 7 hours of bonus documentaries and such, so there is plenty to keep you entertained here.
There is a more expensive set also available which contains various collectable prop replicas, but I cannot comment on whether it is worth the extra money as this is the only one I have seen. At the end of the day, if you just want a definitive, no frills collection of the Indy films, then this is it, and definitely worth the upgrade from DVD. Recommended.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Leonhart on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/09/2012 09:33:23
At last, probably the greatest action adventure movies of all time on Bluray. Based on the info available and the amount of restoraton involved with getting this set together and for it to look and sound as it should do, this should be priceless...here's to hoping it is and was worth waiting for....
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: dvdmad2005 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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