Wow, what a year this is turning out to be for Bluray! Not only have we got Jaws coming out on 3rd September in a rather special package, it has now been announced that everyone favourite explorer, Indiana Jones, is also coming to Bluray on 8th October.
Come on, who doesn’t love Indiana Jones and his wonderful adventures that see him face off vicious Nazi’s, a vile heart removing Mola Ram and, am, Aliens? Whichever adventure is your favourite, they are all here in this neat four film collection packed with extras and a brand new picture and sound transfer. Not only that, the full uncut version of The Temple of Doom will also be included. This is an absolute must for all film fans.
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Here are the details:
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The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981.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.
Alongside this, for the first time ever on Blu-ray, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is presented in its uncut format, 28 years after it was first released in cinemas. The original release was cut in 1984 in the UK to obtain a PG rating, however fans can now witness all the gory cut extras in all their glory.
The installments in the franchise have won a combined seven Academy Awards®. Relive every heart-pounding thrill like never before as all four films arrive together, for the first time presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio accompanied by a collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and new bonus features. (drool!!!)
By Matt Wavish