indiana-jonesFor the first time ever, the original Indiana Jones adventures (Crystal Skull was already released on Blu-ray) will be making their way to Blu-ray on September 18th. That is  Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Here is a new trailer for the box set and we will update you when whatever the seven hours of bonus features are is released.

Paramount’s five-disc package offers each film in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. Steven Spielberg and his sound designer Ben Burtt supervised the A/V restoration work.

Paramount’s press release describes the work done on Raiders of the Lost Ark, noting that the feature “has been meticulously restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound, and feel of the iconic film. The original negative was first scanned at 4K and then examined frame-by-frame so that any damage could be repaired. The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981. New stereo surrounds were created using the original music tracks and original effects recorded in stereo but used previously only in mono. In addition, the sub bass was redone entirely up to modern specifications and care was taken to improve dialogue and correct small technical flaws to create the most complete and highest quality version of the sound possible while retaining the director’s vision.” []