Unearth The Indiana Jones Complete Blu-Ray Collection This Fall

When Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out on Blu-ray back in 2008, many fans -- yours truly included -- were annoyed that the release was not followed by a date when we could look forward to owning the rest of the Indiana Jones films in high-def. I know, I know, Crystal Skull is the most recent and thus requires the least work to port over to Blu-ray, but it still irritated me that the only Indiana Jones movie available in high definition was the one I was trying my hardest to forget existed. Thankfully, at long last, we finally know when fans will be able to take home pristine Blu-ray copies of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade. Paramount has announced that The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be hitting shelves this fall.

There's not much more info in the press release than that vague date, but here's what the release says about the set:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 29, 2012) – The man with the hat is back – and looking better than ever! The world’s favorite globe-trotting archaeologist is, at long last, embarking on his greatest adventure – when The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be excavated in the fall of 2012 and will include all four of Indy’s thrilling adventures, using the highest possible high definition picture and audio presentation – along with a “best of” collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises.

Like I said: vague. Still, considering how packed the Star Wars Blu-ray releases were, you can probably expect a similar smorgasbord of behind-the-scenes Indy goodness. Fingers crossed that Spielberg keeps Lucas from "improving" the films like he did with his Star Wars movies. You can also likely expect the films to be sold separately if, like me, you refuse to acknowledge the existence of anyone named "Mutt Williams."

Stay tuned to Cinema Blend for cover art and further details as they become available.