While the four Indiana Jones films have already been released on Blu-ray in a box set, fans have yet to be able to get their hands on them individually until now. For the first time ever the original trilogy will be available individually on Blu-ray thanks to Paramount and Lucasfilm.
For those living in the land of make believe and have never seen Raiders of the Lost Ark the film follows archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, who is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten-commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Director Steven Spielberg and sound designer Ben Burtt, painstakingly restored Raiders of the Lost Ark in 2012 with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconic film. Now you can own this meticulously restored version of the cinematic classic that started it all. There are few movies like this around that hold up in all facets like this one and will still have the same effect on new viewers today. This is the kind of film that tackles the imagination the way true adventure filmmaking was meant to do and has become a timeless classic. Sure, some of the effects are a bit cheesy, but for the time and quality they used, they still manage to hold up delivering the same believable adventure they did in 1981.
The individual releases doesn’t sport too many special features other than the teaser trailer, theatrical trailer, and re-issue trailer, but with a classic like this is worth owning for the film itself. Every fan has their favorite and while a true fan will want to own them all, this finally gives those a chance to just pick up their favorite entry to the franchise.
Grab your whip and grab your copy of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark when it hits Blu-ray on December 17th.