Indiana Jones will seek out the treasures of Blu-ray this fall. The highly anticipated four-film, five-disc Blu-ray set titled, Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, will hit shelves September 18, 2012! Take a look at box art below:
From the official press release, "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"The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981.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."
Suggested retail for the set is $99.99. Amazon recently made the collection available for pre-order for $68.99.
Each film will receive a 1080p high definition transfer, with sound remixed in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. No official word yet has been made regarding bonus features. Paramount does, however, promise hours of bonus content, including documentaries, featurettes, interviews and new bonus features. It would appear as though features from the DVD, at least in some part, will be ported over. We'll keep you posted as more news comes our way!
[UPDATE] Lucasfilm has unveiled a new trailer for the Blu-ray set. Take a look: