Now, spending some quality time sampling the four films:
Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981
Temple of Doom – 1984
The Last Crusade – 1989
The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – 2008
What becomes apparent viewing Paramount’s new 4k UHD set is how much film stocks changed during almost thirty years.
Grain structure, very visible in the first couple of films, becomes extremely fine in the fourth, allowing for far more highly resolved imagery. Color becomes more organic with greater depth.
Everything about this new set is first class, which has been further aided by the upgrade to Dolby Atmos for all four productions.
A great deal of effort when into this, and it shows.
And the entire sets works beautifully with projectors.
A fifth disc contains all extras in Blu-ray format.
While I probably need to reference it, I’ll not become embroiled in what the story is with light above Mr. Ford and Ms. Allen during the opening of the ark – why it was added, changed, whatever. It simply becomes an odd continuity bit.
I picked up the Best Buy steelbook package, which I presumed would follow the lead of HBO/Warners Game of Thrones set, which had each steelbook, firmly held between hard molded foam.
One might presume that the cost of that packaging was prohibitive. Indy Jones is four steelbooks (3 with single discs, 1 with two) in a outer hard paper shell, with hard paper between the four steelbooks.
A bit less elegant, but the purpose is served.
Overall a terrific 4k release that seems perfect in all regards.
When Indy 5 appears summer 2022, will it lead to a new 5-movie collection?
Is it worth holding out to hold what all presumably be the entire series in one’s grasp?
Not for me.
The new 4-movie collection is a dream come true.
Image – 5
Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from Blu-ray -Absolutely
Plays nicely with projectors – Yes
Very Highly Recommended
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