I guess we should have seen this coming. With Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull coming to theaters this summer, I guess it was inevitable that we’d get a new release of the other Indiana Jones movies to coincide with it. I had mistakenly assumed that the three volumes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles would have been enough of a cash in for Lucas and company, but apparently not.

Paramount has announced new editions of Raiders of the Lost Ark (I refuse to accept the revamped “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” no matter how well the title fits the rest of the series), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The new editions hit stores May 13th and include new material we haven’t seen before, most of which ties somehow into the new movie. They also have a trailer/demo for this summer’s video game attempt to cash in on the movie, Lego Indiana Jones.

Since this DVD release caught me somewhat unawares, let’s go ahead with a prediction for the future, shall we? How about a new version of all of the movies to coincide with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when it finally comes to DVD. Oh, and none of the movies have hit Blu-ray yet, so that’s gotta be in the works. I think it’s safe to say that, if you didn’t pick up the original movies when they were first released on DVD five years ago, you might want to hold off until the new movie comes out as well.

Here’s a look at the announced bonus materials for each disc. Artwork as we get it, as well as details on any sort of box set (which hasn’t been announced yet).

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
  • Indiana Jones: An Appreciation —The cast and crew of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull pay tribute to the original trilogy.
  • The Melting Face —A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain’s melting face in Raiders of the Lost Ark, including 
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas commenting on the evolution of visual effects and CGI.
  • Storyboard Sequence—The Well of Souls
  • Galleries
    • Illustrations & Props
    • Production Photographs & Portraits
    • Effects/ILM
    • Marketing
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
  • Creepy Crawlies—Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Frank Marshall reminisce about snakes, bugs and rats.
  • Locations—Travel across the world to discover where the films take place and where they were shot.
  • Storyboard Sequence—The Mine Cart Chase
  • Galleries
    • Illustrations & Props
    • Production Photographs & Portraits
    • Effects/ILM
    • Marketing
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: An Introduction by 
Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
  • The Women: The American Film Institute Tribute—The three 
 Indiana Jones women (Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and Alison Doody) reunite for a discussion.
  • Friends and Enemies—Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Indiana Jones writers discuss how they created the most iconic characters in film history, including a look at new faces in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
  • Storyboard Sequence—The Opening Sequence
  • Galleries
    • Illustrations & Props
    • Production Photographs & Portraits
    • Effects/ILM
    • Marketing
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer

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