There’s a load of Indiana Jones almost news that has accumulated over the past few days, but where to start, where to start? Best place is probably new Crystal Skull photos, which were published in the magazine Cine Live. I like how the first two, seen in small form below, almost have that Raiders look. Click over to /Film’s original post to see a couple of portraits featuring Shia and Cate.



Going back to the original films, paramount has announced the fully expected Indiana Jones Special Edition DVD box set to coincide with the release of Indy IV. No Blu-Ray, which isn’t a surprise, and there’s little to differentiate this set from the last except for a few extras produced with interviews from the current cast. When it’s in HD I’ll think about it. See the full lineup of features at the bottom of the article.

Finally, some comedy. Bloody Disgusting’s got a mindblowing statement from Uwe Boll about his reasons for opening Postal opposite Crystal Skull in May. How mindblowing? Ironside-level. Viz:

Spielberg gets sloppy. We saw that with War of the Worlds (why the fuck the older brother survived?) and also in parts of Jaws, E.T., Munich etc.! My performance in Postal as ‘Nazi Theme Park Owner’ outperforms easily Ben Kingsley in Schindler’s List!

Actually, that’s not the last. Friday I posted the trailer to Lego Batman: The Videogame, but there’s also the Indiana Jones version dropping soon, and a long gameplay clip has been released. I’ve embedded it below, and I know I’ll be picking the game up when LucasArts releases it in June.





DVD Box set specs:

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

– Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
– Indiana Jones: An Appreciation–The cast and crew of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull pay tribute to the original trilogy.
– The Melting Face–A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain’s melting face in Raiders of the Lost Ark, including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas commenting on the evolution of visual effects and CGI.
– Storyboard Sequence–The Well of Souls
– Galleries
– Illustrations & Props
– Production Photographs & Portraits
– Effects/ILM
– Marketing
– Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

– Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
– Creepy Crawlies–Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Frank Marshall reminisce about snakes, bugs and rats.
– Locations–Travel across the world to discover where the films take place and where they were shot.
– Storyboard Sequence–The Mine Cart Chase
– Galleries
– Illustrations & Props
– Production Photographs & Portraits
– Effects/ILM
– Marketing
– Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

– Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
– The Women: The American Film Institute Tribute–The three Indiana Jones women (Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and Alison Doody) reunite for a discussion.
– Friends and Enemies–Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Indiana Jones writers discuss how they created the most iconic characters in film history, including a look at new faces in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
– Storyboard Sequence–The Opening Sequence
– Galleries
– Illustrations & Props — Production Photographs & Portraits — Effects/ILM — Marketing — Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer