Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-Ray Special Features Announced

Seven hours of documentary footage, no commentary tracks and a surprising amount of focus on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

 

For a long time, the only Indiana Jones movie available on Blu-ray – and for that matter, the only Steven Spielberg film available on Blu-ray too – was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Frankly, it took forever to release Indie's complete adventures on DVD too. But the wait is over, Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures is finally coming to Blu-ray, and today you get to take a look at the full specs and special features available on one of the "Must Have" boxed sets of the year.

As usual for Spielberg releases, there is no commentary track. This might upset some enthusiasts but it's par for the course in Spielbergland. He prefers to let the films speak for themselves, and instead focus the "making of" information into long, often feature-length documentaries that have the same information the commentary tracks would have, but with behind the scenes footage as well. This new set includes a two part documentary called “On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark – From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend, which features nearly an hour of "rarely seen" footage from the set and archival interviews from Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford.

Many of the other special features you are likely to remember from previous home video releases of the films, but they were comprehensive in the first place. The only thing we want to see included is the behind the scenes footage of Barbara Streisand in dominatrix gear whipping Harrison Ford while he was chained to that rock in The Temple of Doom. Yes, that really happened. But we imagine they might leave that little chestnut out.

Either way, here are the special features for the new, digitally remastered Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray, available September 18, 2012.

Disc Specifications:

Disc 1—Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:

  • Teaser Trailer (HD)
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)
  • Re-Issue Trailer (HD)

Disc 2—Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doomis presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:

  • Teaser Trailer (HD)
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Disc 3—Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusadeis presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:

  • Teaser Trailer (HD)
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Disc 4—Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullis presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the following:

  • Theatrical Trailer #2 (HD)
  • Theatrical Trailer #3 (HD)
  • Theatrical Trailer #4 (HD)

Disc 5—Bonus Features

Bonus features are presented in standard and high definition (as indicated below) in English with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

  • NEW – On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark

    • From Jungle to Desert
    • From Adventure to Legend
  • Making the Films

    • The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 documentary previously unavailable on DVD)
    • The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark
    • 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 (HD)
  • Behind the Scenes

    • 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!
    • Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (with optional pop-ups)
    • Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations (with optional pop-ups)
    • Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute
    • Indy’s Friends and Enemies
    • Iconic Props (Crystal Skull) (HD)
    • The Effects of Indy (Crystal Skull) (HD)
    • Adventures in Post Production (Crystal Skull) (HD)