Paramount announces Indiana Jones 40th Anniversary Collection on 4K Ultra
Easily the biggest non sci-fi adventure series of all time would be Indiana Jones. While there have been ups and downs in the franchise it still stands the test of time offering up all the fun, action and adventure fans love with its gruff and rugged leading man Harrison Ford. Now Paramount is finally bringing the series together on 4K Ultra in honor of its 40th Anniversary.
The first of the series, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) follows archeology professor named Indiana Jones who is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue in 1936. Unfortunately he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.
The second entry of the series, The Temple of Doom (1984) follows Indiana Jones who teams up with a nightclub singer named Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott and a twelve-year-old Chinese boy named Short Round. They end up in a small distressed village in India, where the people believe that evil spirits have
taken all their children away after a sacred precious stone was stolen. They also discover the great mysterious terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known as the Temple of Doom. Thuggee is beginning to attempt to rise once more, believing that with the power of all five Sankara stones they can rule the world. It's all up to Indiana to put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom.
In the third entry, The Last Crusade (1989) an art collector appeals to Indiana Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure of heart.
The final entry, at least for now, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) follows archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
In addition to the films, which are worth it all by themselves, this collection offers up tons of previously released bonus content, digital copies and a collectible booklet with behind-the-scenes images from all four films. Join the adventure and grab your copy of the Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection when it comes together on 4K Ultra for the first time on June 8th from Paramount Home Entertainment.