As the streaming wars get more competitive, fewer people are buying physical media. However, true fans of any art form know there’s something special about being able to hold a piece of media. It’s why vinyl records have made a comeback and it’s why many movie lovers still have massive DVD and Blu-ray collections. Soon “Indiana Jones” fans will be able to watch an updated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the film series.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” all four “Indiana Jones” films will be released in 4K for the first time. To achieve the upgraded visuals, Paramount has taken 4K scans of the original film negatives. Additionally, the movies will feature upgraded Dolby Atmos audio. Legendary sound designer, Ben Burtt was in charge of remixing the sound on all four movies. Burt was the original sound designer for the first three “Indiana Jones” films. He also worked as the sound designer on the first seven “Star Wars” films.
The “Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection” also comes with hours upon hours of 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 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 (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) (HD)
While the bonus content has been previously released, the audio and visual upgrades warrant adding the “Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection” to any Blu-ray library. The box set will be released on June 8, 2021.