Raiders of the Lost Ark introduced Indiana Jones (and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones) in June 1981. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of that momentous debut, Paramount is releasing a set of all four Indiana Jones movies in 4K Ultra HD for the first time. They’re calling it the Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection. That means seeing the sets, action, and Harrison Ford in high quality visuals. Specifically, it means remastered versions of all the Indiana Jones films that will surely be worthy of a museum—if a museum means your home media collection.
The movies, which are 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and HDR-10 with Dolby Atmos audio, have been remastered from 4k scans of the original negatives. Paramount states they had “extensive visual effects work done to ensure the most pristine and highest quality image.” They noted Indiana Jones film director Steven Spielberg approved all the picture work.
They boosted the audio too. Sound designer Ben Burtt supervised remixing all four movies at Skywalker Sound to create the Dolby Atmos soundtracks. They used original sound elements to stay true to each movie’s creative intent.
In addition to the discs, the Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection includes a collectible booklet, original theatrical trailers, digital copies, and a Blu-ray with seven hours of previously released 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 we would have liked some new bonus content, we’ll settle for sharpened images and sound. We guess. The Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection arrives on June 8.