Earlier this month, Paramount announced plans to unclench and finally release The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection. Actually, I couldn’t give a crap about the last three movies, but if that’s what it takes to get Raiders of the Lost Ark, sign me up.
The rest of the franchise had its ups and downs. I didn’t care much for Mrs. Steven Spielberg as the love interest in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. She’s no Karen Allen. That said, I am going to blame the kid for that shambles of a movie. Adding Sean Connery as Indy’s dad made Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade palatable. Frankly, it’s hard to resist James Bond in any setting and/or hat choice. The most recent Indy adventure was a little late and unnecessary, but far from the worst thing that’s had the names Spielberg and Lucas attached to it.
Paramount hasn’t said much about the actual set, except that it’s going to come with all four flicks and a bunch of unnamed extras. What’s with all of the secrecy? Does your face melt if you look at the set before it’s released? Stop trying to build hype and simultaneously piss people off.
If that’s enough for you to plop down $75, Amazon is currently taking pre-orders.
UPDATE: Check out my Blu-ray review of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures at Big Picture Big Sound