Raiders of the Lost Ark: The recent issue of Total Film contains an interview with writer / director Steven Spielberg where various elements of Indiana Jones 4 are discussed as well as the looming possibility of a special edition DVD of Raiders of the Lost Ark on his plate....
Total Film: "So why embrace Indy 4? Surely you could knock that out in
Spielberg: "It's not for money or success. It's for good times. I've always
said that I had the most fun in my life making those three movies with
George (Lucas) and Harrison (Ford)."
Total Film: "It's been a fair old wait."
Spielberg: "It's a very good story. It's worth living that long to see."
In Total Film's review of Raiders, they included a quick paragraph about Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation possibly being included on a Special Edition DVD of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Keep in mind this is a quote from the magazine, NOT from Spielberg: "The ultimate compliment still awaits. Paramount is considering including their homage on a Raiders DVD Special Edition. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase Indy-pendent cinema."
A Raiders Special Edition DVD? Believe it or not this isn't the first time we've heard this. Back in February of 2002, Dreamworks Fansite spoke with Frank Marshall after a screening of the Special Edition of E.T. where he had this to say: "We're thinking about doing this with Indy [Marshall] said, bringing it back out and spiffing up the effects." As you know, the special edition of E.T. which included new scenes and improved special effects was released on DVD a few years back. Could they be doing the same for Indy?