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Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray] [1981] [Region Free]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2014
Fantastic collection. There's a ton of stuff in here so I'll divide it up into the films and the accessories.

Films: The transfer quality of all 4 films is very good, pretty much what you'd expect from blu-rays that had some decent effort put into their production. The special features are generally kept on a separate blu-ray because there's so many of them - featurettes from both the and now, fascinating shorts on specific elements of production, the works. The blu-rays are kept on a separate box folder.

Accessories: Oh wow. Postcards, film print replica celluloid, other stuff - stuff you'd normally see in special edition sets. What sets this apart is the replica diary of Dr. Jones Sr, it's an awesome novelty :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2013
This collaboration between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas brings one of the most loved franchises ever made. Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of Spielberg's best movies while Last Crusade has a great father and son relationship with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. Temple of Doom while not in the same league as the other two original films is still a good film, even though some of the characters are a little annoying. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull however is a disappointment, with too much CGI and too many new characters aligned with Jones.

So while the films maybe 50/50, this is still worth the money with one of the greatest movie characters brought to life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I saw Indy just at the right age,14,young enough to be wrapped up in the adventure,and old enough to be at the age when the type of literature i was reading were the likes of Wells,Verne,Rice Burroughs,Rider Haggard,Poe and Wheatley.And as it happened i had not long finnished Wheatley,s STRANGE CONFLICT( tucked up in hospital having my tonsils removed ),which was about,guess what?Nazi,s and the occult.See the connections?.
So when LOST ARK came out i was enthralled by it,totally engulfed in the Jones adventure.That passion remains to this day,and in this set it has never looked better.
Temple of Doom therefore was a MUST SEE sequel,and really lived up to the hype,albiet,despite the humour,a much darker tale.Kidnapped children forced into slavery,how could it not be? This set includes the UNCUT version which even i didn't see at the pics to retain a pg audience.
Last Crusade unites father and son and returns to its two themes from ARK,nazi,s and humour.A much more lightweight affair with some great lines and scenes between Ford and Connery.A good opening sequence of a young Indy(River Phoenix) sets up the story nicely.
And lastly the much derided Crystal Skull.
NOT as bad as its made out to be.Ford doesnt hide the fact that he is an older Indy and there are some good set pieces.
What spoiled this movie for me was the totally miscast Ray Winstone.A good actor,there is no doubt,but i just expected him in each confrontation scene to pull out some tights with a snooker ball in it and say IM THE DADDY!!Those of you old enough will know what i mean.
Overall a satisfactory end(i assume ) to a great series of escapist adventure films.
Fantastic image,sound and bonus content make this a MUST HAVE set.
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My feelings about the Indiana Jones Blu Ray box set are similar to those I expressed in my recent review of another Lucasfilm release, namely the Star Wars BD set. If all you really want are the movies in HD you won’t be disappointed, but if you’re also looking for new, insightful special features you may be disappointed.

There isn’t a great deal of point reviewing the movies themselves as most of you will already have your opinions about them; personally I think Raiders is one of the best movies ever made, The Last Crusade is a noble effort to emulate it, Temple of Doom is dark, flawed but still hugely enjoyable, and Crystall Skull is a disappointing bodge-job. I think some of the VFX are now looking somewhat ropey in the older movies, such as some of the matte painting compositing, the second movie’s mine car chase and Crusade’s aerial dogfight sequence, though there is still very little to criticise about Raiders. So far I’ve only watched Temple of Doom in HD and it looks superb, and even better it’s presented here uncut so you get to see the full heart-removal sequence for the first time.

As for the extras, as with the Star Wars set there is nothing apart from commentaries on the individual movie discs, which I think is a bit of a rip-off as plenty of single disc BDs contain hours of extras as well as the movie itself. All the extras are on a separate disc, and it’s a bit of disappointing collection. The good news is that all the material from the DVD trilogy box set is here, including the excellent 3-part 'Making Of' documentary, so you can safely dispose of this if you already have it, but on the downside there is little if any actual new material. There are a couple of vintage behind-the-scenes documentaries which are okay but which you probably won’t watch more than once, and a few short featurettes that I don’t recall seeing before (such as ‘The Melting Face’) but I’m not sure whether or not they were commissioned specifically for this release. Another disappointment is that only a selection of bonus features from the standalone Crystal Skull BD have been included here, which means you’ll have to retain your copy of this if you want to possess all the Indy supplementary material that’s out there. Away from the extras, another gripe is that the digipack seems quite flimsy and the set is nowhere near as sturdy as the SW set.

My conclusion is the same as what I said about the Star Wars BD collection – if your priority is to own these great movies in high def you won’t be disappointed, but if (like me) you’re after something extra you may find yourself a little underwhelmed.
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on 28 May 2015
A compelling film franchise with one of the most famous action heroes of all time. Harrison Ford plays the hero of Indiana Jones with charm akin to what he did with Han Solo in The Star Wars Original Trilogy. One of the most famous collaborations of all time with George Lucas as creator and executive producer of the franchise and Steven Spielberg as director of the film series. John Williams as composer of the movies creates another well known film music.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
A well- structured action film with a character that is relentless and compelling love story with Marion Ravenwood. Great time setting in the 1930's which is an homage to film serials of that time which was something similar that Lucas did with the Star Wars original trilogy. Nazis as villains are superb and a creepy storyline with the lost ark. Masterful direction by Spielberg.
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.
A surprisingly interesting prequel which takes a darker turn from the first installment which Lucas did also with The Empire Strikes Back. Willie Scott and Short Round are interesting sidekicks that are also maybe stereotyped. It is violent sometimes which are perhaps too scary for young kids. A different take in the The Indiana Jones film series but still worthy.
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.
The most comedic film of the bunch with funny timing with Indiana Jones who this time joins up with his father to find the grail. It pays respect to the original film which it does fantastically.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
This installment manages to respect it's timeline by going to the fifties rather than being modern which is rare to see in films nowadays, but is filled with disappointments and cliches given by both Lucas and Spielberg. An interesting sidekick passably played by Labeouf the Russians are forgettable villains even for Cate Blanchett's standards. Karen Allen has a nice return as Marion Ravenwood, but Harrison Ford is a bit weary to play an old Indiana Jones which he surely also will be by playing an old Han Solo in the upcoming new Star Wars Trilogy.
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VINE VOICEon 1 January 2015
All 4 Indiana Jones movies in this superb boxset. Raiders of The Lost Ark is the first of the movies, and though it's hard to believe there are people out there that haven't seen it regardless of what you might think of it, it introduces archaeologist Indiana Jones who goes on a quest to find religious relic the Ark Of The Covenant before the Nazis can claim it for themselves. Full of terrific action scenes and good effects that have been cleaned up for the bluray release and very good performances from the cast including Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones with Karen Allen, Denholm Elliot and John Rhys Davies this is sheer entertainment from start to finish and one of director Steven Spielberg's best films. Sequel Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom is slightly darker and more of a prequel set a year before Raiders and sees Indiana Jones in India saving a local village from an evil religious cult that is after some powerful stones. Once again terrific action scenes and effects cleaned up for the bluray, this also comes completely uncut and once again has very good performances from the cast. A sequel as good as the original. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade sees Indiana Jones teaming up with his father in a race to stop the Nazis from finding the holy grail. A lot of fun with Sean Connery and Harrison Ford forming a terrific double act as father and son and once again has terrific action scenes and cleaned up effects for the bluray release and amazingly for a 3rd movie in a franchise still just as good as the original movie. Watch for the opening sequence with a young River Pheonix as a young Indiana Jones. The 4th and final movie, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, is set in the 50's and sees an older Indiana Jones go up against the Russians this time in the hunt for a lost city. Terrific fun to watch despite an overload of cgi and an ending which screams Close Encounters Of The Third Kind this is the final film in the series at least so far with Shia Lebeuf, Ray Winstone, Cate Blanchett, John Hurt and Jim Broadbent joining the cast and Karen Allen making a welcome return from Raiders of The Lost Ark. All 4 films have terrific action throughout and are great entertainment. This is one of the best bluray boxsets out there and a must for film fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2014
What is there not to like about Indiana Jones? Even though some of the films are now quite old it doesn't matter. The adventure, excitement, fun and humour are timeless.

Making the Crystal Skull film was a bonus and Harrison Ford still looks good. He doesn't pretend to be the younger Indiana but plays him in real-life years so it is more authentic.

The music is also brilliant and the characters in the films alongside Indiana make all the films watchable.

I would recommend this box set for all Indiana fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2014
saw raiders at the cinema when I was but a boy and was of course mesmerized by indys exploits and have been since. ive bought every format of these films since the eighties. this is of course is the best way at home to see it. for the first time I actually saw indys quivering lip when confronted by the snake in the well of souls, not possible on vhs or even dvd. great quality boxset. no collection is complete without this. ok crystal skull is a bit naff but its worth it just to see mr ford donning the fedora for possibly the last time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2010
This is all the Indiana Jones films in one boxset the four film first three are well known even the fourth is known but not so much all the films have Indy and his trusty whip off on some trip.

We see the first actor to play James Bond as Indy's father in the third all these films are great for Harrison Ford fans and just for action film fans I think this film set is great.

If you a the full set of Indy film then this boxset is for you each has very few extras but enough to keep people that like them happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2011
It is absolutely great value, and as there are four films it's okay for me to snooze through one or two parts as the rest are amazing! I've enjoyed watching them with him too, just add popcorn and drinks for a fab night in :) Indiana Jones is a timeless character, look out for the amazing effects, oh and you have to love the 70s/ 80s cheese! Getting the box set means it's easy to display and looks great as one big treat rather than one or two DVDs as smaller presents.
Great for snooozzy Sundays
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