Do do-do dooo, do do-dooooo! You know what that means; Indy is coming! Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on DVD and Blu-ray on October 14th.

After a small scuffle with a group of Soviet agents Professor Jones returns home to Marshall College where he is informed that his recent activities have led to his dismissal from the university. But that’s okay; more time for whip-cracking adventures! Indiana runs into rebellious young Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) who pleads with Jones to help save his mother who is somewhere in South America. In true Indy fashion, the duo heads to a land of ancient tombs and lost explorers where they cross paths with the group of Soviet agents led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett). Spalko is on the trail of the Crystal Skull, which she believes will bring the Soviets world domination. So, now Indy must navigate a mysterious land, tussle with his enemies and keep a close eye on questionable friends all while making sure the Crystal Skull does not fall into the wrong hands.

Considering Crystal Skull is the highest grossing installment of the franchise, making more than $770 million globally, it’s going to need a significant number of extras to appease its hungry fan base. In that department, George Lucas certainly doesn’t disappoint. Both the DVD and Blu-ray editions come with a significant amount of bonus material including a scene-by-scene look at the making of the film. If you really want to get into the film you may want to opt for the Blu-ray edition because you’ll also get an interactive timeline with tons of information about the movie. For those of you who aren’t diehard Indy fans, you can always take a pass on the two-disc Special Edition and simply purchase a single disc DVD. But, for those of you who’d like to take Indy to the extreme, you’ll want to get your hands on The Complete Adventure Collection, which has the first three films plus the two-disc Special Edition DVD of The Crystal Skull. See, there’s something for everyone!

Come October 14th, I’ll be in line for my single disc copy. Behind me will be my father with the complete collection, behind him my cousin with the two-disc Blu-ray edition and behind him, my younger sister with a box of Raisinets. My mom will reap the benefits of each. Look below for the extras to be had and the box art for the Blu-ray, Special Edition, single disc, and Adventure Collection releases.

    DVD Two-Disc Set

    DISC 1

  • The Return of a Legend - The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators.
  • Pre-Production - Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage.

    DISC 2

  • Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Join filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film. (Shooting Begins: New Mexico, Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut, Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii, On-Set Action, Exploring Akator, Wrapping Up!)
  • Warrior Makeup
  • The Crystal Skulls
  • Iconic Props
  • The Effects of Indy
  • Adventures in Post Production
  • Closing: Team Indy
  • Pre-Visualization Sequences (Area 51 Escape, Jungle Chase, Ants Attack)
  • Galleries (The Art Department: The Adventure Begins; Cemetery and Jungle; Akator; Stan Winston Studio: Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies; Aliens & Crystal Skulls)
  • Production Photographs
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs




    Blu-Ray Two-Disc Set

    DISC 1

  • Indiana Jones Timelines - Explore the movie through interactive timelines that include video featurettes, in-depth information and unique imagery. Your adventure begins with one of these three timelines: 1) Story Timeline: Showcases the key events of the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” storyline. 2) Production Timeline: A Making-of chronology for “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. 3) Historical Timeline: Dives into the real-world historical influences that are referenced in the film.)
  • The Return of a Legend - The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators.
  • Pre-Production - Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage.

    DISC 2

  • Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Join filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film. (Shooting Begins: New Mexico, Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut, Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii, On-Set Action, Exploring Akator, Wrapping Up!)
  • Warrior Makeup
  • The Crystal Skulls
  • Iconic Props
  • The Effects of Indy
  • Adventures in Post Production
  • Closing: Team Indy
  • Pre-Visualization Sequences (Area 51 Escape, Jungle Chase, Ants Attack)
  • Galleries (The Art Department: The Adventure Begins; Cemetery and Jungle; Akator; Stan Winston Studio: Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies; Aliens & Crystal Skulls)
  • Production Photographs
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs ?


















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