Indiana Jones Trilogy: Paramount is apparently preparing an announcement on the Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD box set according to a report on The Digital Bits, and another on Dark Horizons. The set is supposedly comprised of 4 discs, 1 for each movie in anamorphic widescreen, and the 4th disc will include 2.5 hours of bonus material. The films are apparently only available as a set, so it appears either Spielberg and Lucas changed their mind on the yearly release plan or the studio managed to persuade them otherwise. Whatever the case this is surely the preferable release. The Fedora-ed one is expected to make his worldwide DVD debut in November.
This information is not official yet, but given the variety of sources it has come from the key facts seem to have substance. The studio look set to make the news official in the next few weeks.
TheForce.net recently posted information on ILM's involvement on the release.
"Industrial Light and Magic are working on the Indy DVD Trilogy right now. Hard to believe, isn't it? Hopefully, it will be worth the wait. Here's what I do know - apparently ILM is having to conduct a major restoration of the original print. There's quite a bit of digital film cleanup they're conducting as well.
No, there's not new scenes added (and the guy with the sword doesn't shoot first, thank goodness), but they are removing certain errors and weak elements from the picture. Expect wiring, equipment and reflections to be removed digitally - anything that distracted or looked weak in the final release may be evaluated again. Basically they've come up with a list of what gets fixed. When you see the DVD, hopefully the only thing you'll see is a beautiful movie with great sound, not lots of little annoyances that Steve and George want out."
Stay tuned for more on the Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD box set.
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