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Indiana Jones coming to DVD!
E! Online ^ | 5/6/03 | Josh Grossberg

Posted on 05/06/2003 12:35:59 PM PDT by BaghdadBarney

The man in the hat is back - and on DVD for the first time.

Looking to tide folks over until the eventual release of the fourth Indiana Jones feature, Paramount Home Entertainment announced Tuesday that it finally plans on releasing the first three Indy films on November 4, 2003 as part of a four-disc DVD set.

Dubbed The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete DVD Movie Collection, the set will not only feature all three Indy flicks -1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - but will also include a disc devoted to bonus material, including brand new interviews with director Steven Spielberg, producer-writer George Lucas and star Harrison Ford.

"When we began, we kind of went on our own Indiana Jones archaeological dig in the Lucasfilm archives to see what we had and kind of hit a treasure trove of materials," says Jim Ward, vice president of marketing for Lucasfilm (which is producing the set with Paramount) and an executive producer of the DVD. "What we're trying to do right now is figure out what will go on that final disc...we have a lot of great never-before-seen things."

In the name of fortune and glory, the filmmakers didn't hesitate to raid the vaults. Among the goodies unearthed for the bonus disc: interviews with cast and crew members, new behind-the-scenes documentaries, featurettes on visual effects and music and hithtero unreleased footage cut from the original films.

One highlight is a deleted fight between Indy and a Cairo swordsman that Spielberg spent days choreographing only to have Ford--under the weather because of a stomach virus--improvise and just shoot the baddie, which wound up in the finished Raiders and was one of the best-remembered moments. The full scene has been resurrected for the DVD.

The Indy DVD set is expected to retail for approximately $50.

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KEYWORDS: georgelucas; harrisonford; indianajones; stevenspielberg; thisisreallyseries
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No matter what one thinks of the politics of Lucas, Spielberg and Ford, these three flicks are among the best ever produced in the history of American film. The DVD is way overdue.
1 posted on 05/06/2003 12:35:59 PM PDT by BaghdadBarney
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To: BaghdadBarney
I've loved Indy Jones adventures. I wonder how good the fourth movie's gonna be.
2 posted on 05/06/2003 12:37:22 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
Breaking News?
3 posted on 05/06/2003 12:37:35 PM PDT by b4its2late (I don't mind the rat race, but I could do with a little more cheese.)
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To: b4its2late
Breaking News?

It seems to be a slow news day.

4 posted on 05/06/2003 12:38:07 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Nasty Little Clique™)
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To: BaghdadBarney
Breaking?
5 posted on 05/06/2003 12:38:10 PM PDT by smith288 (Do not mold Jesus to match your life, mold your life to match Jesus.)
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To: smith288
LOL!!!
6 posted on 05/06/2003 12:39:00 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
I can handle Lucas and Speilberg, Speilberg got right on the war.

Ford?...sorry....he's no different than Ed Harris or Nick Nolte. We avoid him. Shame.
7 posted on 05/06/2003 12:40:03 PM PDT by wardaddy (I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone)
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To: wardaddy
Do you have Star Wars? Better dump the trilogy fast.
8 posted on 05/06/2003 12:40:58 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Constitution Day
zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
9 posted on 05/06/2003 12:41:12 PM PDT by Sgt Hulka 123
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To: smith288
I never realized "Breaking News" is only reserved for politics and foreign affairs... If you're not interested don't read it...
10 posted on 05/06/2003 12:41:25 PM PDT by BaghdadBarney
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To: b4its2late
Kinda. As it was said above, the Hollywierdness associated with the players/producers of these movies notwithstanding, they are pretty gung-ho feelgood movies and worthy of attention.

(Personally, I think Harrison Ford is a decent guy, but just a little off bubble from too much Kalifornia sun, with a heavy dose of mid-life crisis. I sincerely hope the guy comes to his senses someday.)
11 posted on 05/06/2003 12:41:36 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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To: BaghdadBarney
and it was close to the last time any of them made a movie worth the time watching it...especially Ford. The new Star Wars hides a lack of plot behind special effects. Speilberg's AI was devoid of anything interesting, and Ford (with the exception of Air Force 1) can't seem to choose a movie that anyone else wants to see (or would reccomend after being suckered into it).
12 posted on 05/06/2003 12:41:55 PM PDT by ScottinSacto
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To: BaghdadBarney
I've had them on DVD from Asia for a while, but Asian DVD video quality is poor (lots of compression artifacts). I'm not sure why...the disks are DVD-9's (2-layer) so it's not that they need to skimp on bits.

It'll be nice to get the ones made here in the USA.

13 posted on 05/06/2003 12:42:03 PM PDT by absinthe
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To: BaghdadBarney
Can't wait until we see the new scene in the Cairo marketplace where instead of shooting the sword-wielding bad guy Indy instead karate chops him (or some such nonsense - see Greedo shooting first, or FBI agents with badges instead of guns in ET).
14 posted on 05/06/2003 12:42:17 PM PDT by rightisright (E Tan E Epi Tas)
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To: BaghdadBarney
1981 was an awesome year.

Year 1 of the Reagan Presidency
Raiders of the Lost Ark comes out
52 hostages released from Iran
Reagan survives the assassination attempt
15 posted on 05/06/2003 12:43:23 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: BaghdadBarney
I'm waiting for "Pretty Woman" The director's cut........
16 posted on 05/06/2003 12:45:27 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: BaghdadBarney
God, I hated the Indiana Jones movies.
17 posted on 05/06/2003 12:46:56 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: ffusco
That one was released a few years ago on laserdisc. I think its out now on DVD. I don't watch it for Julia Roberts or Richard Gere's politics. ;-)
18 posted on 05/06/2003 12:46:59 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
re: these three flicks are among the best ever produced in the history of American film

Not to be picky, but I think you're only partly right.

1) The first one was great... no doubt about it.
2) The second was not (& I don't think it held a candle to the first).
3) The third was a retread of the first (i.e. make the Nazi's the villians again.... a sure-fire formula)

In fact, I think the Back To the Future followed in the same footsteps. First one is ground-breaking, second is too dark, doesn't sell as well, and the third retreads alot of the first.

Btw, the opening scenes from UHF (that crumby Al Yankovich film), had a hilarious parody of the first Indy film. Worth seeing just that 5 minutes.

19 posted on 05/06/2003 12:47:19 PM PDT by blue jeans
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Swashbuckling adventures are not to every one's tastes.
20 posted on 05/06/2003 12:47:47 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: ScottinSacto
Good point. In Star Wars the FX helped tell the story. All other movies have been just showcases for FX. The last Star Wars flick was so good I fell asleep........
21 posted on 05/06/2003 12:47:56 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: BaghdadBarney
And Stripes came out in 1981, too!
22 posted on 05/06/2003 12:48:36 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: goldstategop
Laser disk! Man I almost forgot about the DVD's gigantic cousin.
23 posted on 05/06/2003 12:49:25 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: ffusco
hehehe.... George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have gotten on in their dotage. People used to look forward to their movies but now its yawns.
24 posted on 05/06/2003 12:49:25 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
LOL! Is there Moose or Cheese in the vey hugh directors cut? I need to take a shower..
25 posted on 05/06/2003 12:50:19 PM PDT by ewing
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To: ffusco
I still have them. I know its the home entertainment equivalent of a coaster now. Pioneer stopped supporting the format in 2000.
26 posted on 05/06/2003 12:50:39 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
As interesting as Indiana Jones is (and it is), Even Fox News didnt [Bong] (News alert) over it. And they are pretty liberal in what they consider "breaking".
27 posted on 05/06/2003 12:50:39 PM PDT by smith288 (Do not mold Jesus to match your life, mold your life to match Jesus.)
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To: goldstategop
Still, Jaws, Staw Wars, Raiders and Close Encounters were the Illiad and Odyssey of late 20th century American Storytelling.
28 posted on 05/06/2003 12:51:04 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: goldstategop
Indiana Jones and the Enlarged Prostate?
29 posted on 05/06/2003 12:51:56 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: goldstategop
No, and my wife dislikes Science Fiction so I have yet to see the new stuff either.
30 posted on 05/06/2003 12:52:24 PM PDT by wardaddy (I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone)
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To: Constitution Day
After wasting my time skimming this story, all I can think of saying is BIG F'in Deal(BFD).
31 posted on 05/06/2003 12:52:46 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: ffusco
They were innovative for their time and are regarded as classics.
32 posted on 05/06/2003 12:52:47 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
Bout damn time! Raiders is my movie flick ever and I've only once seen it in widescreen. When I was in college I took a course called the films of Steven Spielberg, and my professor managed to get a bootleg copy of a 2.35:1 Raiders. Since then, its been nothing but my VHS that I bought in 1989 with money from my piggy bank.
33 posted on 05/06/2003 12:52:59 PM PDT by GunRunner (I don't know, I making this up as I go.)
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To: ffusco
Now THAT would be a title sleeper! LMAO
34 posted on 05/06/2003 12:53:13 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
If you're not interested don't read it...<P.Don't blame him. He didn't place it in Breaking News.
35 posted on 05/06/2003 12:53:29 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: BaghdadBarney
Agreed. I thought they were already on DVD. Shows what I know. Will make a great 30th b-day present for my best friend.
36 posted on 05/06/2003 12:53:52 PM PDT by rintense (Freedom is contagious. And everyone wants to catch it.)
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To: wardaddy
I love sci-fi. Maybe I'll get my next GF hooked on it. :)
37 posted on 05/06/2003 12:53:52 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Just get that next GF hooked period first.:>)
38 posted on 05/06/2003 12:54:53 PM PDT by wardaddy (I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone)
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To: BaghdadBarney
While I welcome the Indy movies (long overdue, IMHO) there are DVD's that haven't been released that are available on VHS, and LaserDisk that I have been patiently waiting for. Un-edited Bugs Bunny (Elmer Fudd, Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn ect, al). Some of the funniest cartoons were done in the late 40's and into the late 50's. Yet, these are available only in VHS format. I want a library of these classics on DVD!
39 posted on 05/06/2003 12:55:19 PM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: goldstategop
I enjoy swashbuckling adventures....the Indiana Jones series felt like a parody of swashbuckling adventures to me.

It's pretty much the same reason I dislike Mozart:  nothing happens that you couldn't see coming, and when it does come, it's uninteresting.

40 posted on 05/06/2003 12:55:41 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: GraniteStateConservative
"Chicks dig me because I don't wear underwear, but when I do It's usually something special....."

Stripes and Spies like Us are sooooo under-rated!
41 posted on 05/06/2003 12:56:31 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: Hodar
Me too, me too! Let's hear it for the Looney Tunes!!!
42 posted on 05/06/2003 12:57:12 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: smith288
Given FOX's declining standards over what consitutes a 'news alert' I am almost surprised that this didn't make it. (tounge in cheek)
43 posted on 05/06/2003 12:57:17 PM PDT by ewing
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To: Psycho_Bunny
The formula works when it does and when it wears out, its outlived its time.
44 posted on 05/06/2003 12:57:58 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BaghdadBarney
I bet you it gets yanked from breaking.

Breaking is, in fact, just for news.
45 posted on 05/06/2003 12:59:00 PM PDT by sharktrager
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To: ffusco
You'll be dissapointed. Julia won't do nudes. She used a body double in the movie.
46 posted on 05/06/2003 12:59:54 PM PDT by sharktrager
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To: Psycho_Bunny
You mean too many notes!
47 posted on 05/06/2003 1:00:12 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: sharktrager
Just a joke.....I could care less about horse-face!

Now Denise Richards OTOH.....MEOW!
48 posted on 05/06/2003 1:01:37 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: BaghdadBarney
What I want is a compilation of the "Young Indiana Jones" installments from television. Those were fabulous. I liked 'em better than the movies, in fact.

Harrison Ford's Clinton-worshiping leftism is par for the course for Hollywood, but is still disappointing considering his reputation as a decent and hard-working guy who worked as a carpenter prior to his breakthrough in Star Wars. He really ought to know more about the real world than the typical perfumed princes and princesses of the entertainment world.
49 posted on 05/06/2003 1:04:01 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: sharktrager
The best definition of 'Breaking News' from one of the moderators thread would be something that would warrant breaking into regular programming on your news station that you listen/watch to regularly..
50 posted on 05/06/2003 1:04:44 PM PDT by ewing
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