Indiana Jones fans will soon have their own Holy Grail: the Indy trilogy on DVD. The Indiana Jones films, which have been on the top of consumers’ wish lists since DVDs came to market in 1997, will hit the shelves as a boxed set on Nov. 4, Lucasfilm announced. ”The Adventures of Indiana Jones — The Complete DVD Movie Collection” will be a four-disc set, containing the three adventures and a disc of bonus materials.
”The fourth disc explores every facet of how the films were made — from stunts to visual effects to the music and sound,” Lucasfilm marketing vice precident Jim Ward tells the Hollywood Reporter. “We take viewers around the world to explore the history behind the ‘Indiana Jones’ legends.” As a result, he says, the producers decided that director’s-commentary audio tracks on the movie DVDs would be superfluous.
Paramount Home Video is expected to sell the box for $49.95. Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures still expects to have Harrison Ford pull his fedora and bullwhip out of mothballs to shoot the long-awaited fourth Indiana Jones adventure next year, for theatrical release in 2005.