The 4K, Blu-ray Ultra HD set Arrives June 8th
The Release: In honor of Raider of the Lost Ark celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, all four films are available together in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and HDR-10. Each film has been meticulously remastered from a 4K scans of the original negatives with extensive visual effects work done as well. All picture work was approved by Steven Spielberg.
In addition, the all four films were remixed by Skywalker Sound under the supervision of the legendary sound designer Ben Burtt to create the Dolby Atmos soundtracks. All Original sound elements were used to achieve the filly immersive Dolby Atmos mixes while staying true to each film’s original intent.
The packaging leaves much to be desired, with flimsy cardboard and a trifold booklet that houses the discs themselves, there is another release that holds the steelbooks of each film.
The Review: From Raiders to Crystal Skull, there is one thing that unites these films and that is of course, adventure. Whether he’s raiding tombs, punching Nazi’s, or being chased around the globe, Indiana Jones has brought joy to audiences the world over. One of Spielberg’s best attributes as a director is conveying that sense of childlike wonder and discovery. Because of that the nostalgia here is tangible.
Spielberg and Lucas created one of the best characters, tapping into the part in all of us that wants to find buried treasure.
With the picture and sound enhancements, this is a 4K upgrade that is absolutely necessary for any collection.
Special Features: the Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection includes a collectible booklet with behind-the-scenes images from all four films. Each film is presented on 4K Ultra HD Bly-ray Disc with original theatrical trailers and access to digital copies. The set also includes a Bly-ray with seven hours of previously released bonus content:
- 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)
- 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 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- 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 (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)
- The Effects of Indy (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)
- Adventures in Post Production (Kingdom of the crystal Skull)