'Indiana Jones' bound for Blu-ray
Spielberg, Lucasfilm's first theatrical feature on the format"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" will be the first new theatrical feature from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Steven Spielberg to be released on Blu-ray Disc, according to Paramount Home Entertainment.
The studio will release the adventure sequel, which has grossed more than $770 million worldwide, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Oct. 14. Also coming out that day is "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventure Collection," which includes all four Indy films.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc will be two-disc special editions with several hours of bonus materials. Among them: "The Return of a Legend," a documentary about the making of the film; a six-part production diary; several galleries, production stills and behind-the-scenes photos; three previsualization sequences; a preproduction visit with Spielberg and other cast and crew members as they prepare for the film; and six featurettes on the warrior makeup, the crystal skulls, the cultural impact of the Indiana Jones character, the film's props, the creative team behind the film and the postproduction process.
The Blu-ray Disc version also includes a series of three interactive timelines -- on the story, the production and the real-world historical influences referenced in the film -- that include video featurettes, in-depth information and unique imagery.