March 03, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Before the new installment of Indiana Jones rides into your town (on a wheelchair perhaps?), Paramount is re-issuing each of the three existing movies in “special” editions.
Age jokes aside, I am excited for the new Indiana Jones movie. I’ve come this far and I’m not stopping now. One thing not so exciting: none of these reissues will be available on Blu-ray. Doesn’t sound all that special, does it?
All three movies—“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Temple of Doom,” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”—were restored and remastered in 2003, so don’t expect anything new on that front.
The restored versions were previously only available in a boxed set, so now you can spend your money on individual purchases! However, there will tons of new extras on each one.
Super-fans might appreciate featurettes that include the making-of “The Melting Face,” and a bit where Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Frank Marshall sit around talking about snakes, bugs and rats, and a piece on the “Lego Indiana Jones,” among others.
We can only guess that Blu-ray versions will come after Lucas runs out of extras to include on the reissues. Maybe sooner… please?
Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but all three of the Special Edition releases will be available May 13.
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