Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday's Headlines | Indiana Jones Series Coming to 4K Ultra HD in June

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of the debut installment, the four-film Indiana Jones franchise is heading to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this fall, complete with special features that dive deep into bringing the series to life. Despite many of these features having previously been released on home video, being able to witness the iconic adventures in the highest definition possible will surely feel like an all-new experience. The Indiana Jones four-movie 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set is expected to hit shelves on June 8th. Pre-orders were not live at the time of writing, but they should be up here at Best Buy and here on Amazon soon. A new Indiana Jones film is slated to hit theaters on July 29, 2022.

Per press release, "Relive the unforgettable exploits of world-renowned, globetrotting hero Indiana Jones in spectacular 4K Ultra HD when the Indiana Jones four-movie collection arrives in a new 4K Ultra HD set June 8th from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment. The cinematic classic that started it all— Raiders of the Lost Ark —celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, having first introduced audiences to the man with the hat on June 12, 1981. Forty years later, the legendary hero continues to captivate new generations of fans.

"Now, for the first time ever, all four films are available together in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and HDR-10 for ultra-vivid picture quality and state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos audio. Each film has been meticulously remastered from 4K scans of the original negatives with extensive visual effects work done to ensure the most pristine and highest quality image. All picture work was approved by director Steven Spielberg. In addition, all four films were remixed at Skywalker Sound under the supervision of legendary sound designer Ben Burtt to create the Dolby Atmos soundtracks. All original sound elements were used to achieve the fully immersive Dolby Atmos mixes while staying true to each film’s original creative intent.