The Latest Chapter of the Greatest Adventure of All Time Becomes the Highly Anticipated DVD and Blu-ray Release of 2008 INDIANA JONES and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull



    
    With More Than $770 Million in Worldwide Box Office, the Globe-Trotting
    Adventure Launches October 14 in Single & Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray Packed
    with Sensational Behind-the-Scenes Special Features

    'Crystal Skull' Marks First New Release on Blu-ray from Lucasfilm Ltd.
    and Steven Spielberg

    'A nonstop thrill ride adventure. Wow! 'The Crystal Skull' delivers!' -
    TIME
    

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ -- The highest-grossing installment of the
phenomenally popular adventure franchise, with more than $770 million at the
global box office, Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Indiana Jones and
the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will make its highly anticipated debut on DVD
and Blu-ray October 14.
    
    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080812/LATU033)
    
    Released by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment, the film
will be available as a two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray loaded with
spectacular bonus features that allow viewers to accompany the filmmakers and
cast on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes of this modern classic.
    Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank Marshall, with George
Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy as executive producers, Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the newest adventure in the phenomenally
successful INDIANA JONES series, which has earned six Academy Awards(R) and
over $2 billion worldwide.
    Set in 1957, the film stars Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen,
Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt, following Indy on a perilous
adventure to find the coveted Crystal Skull of Akator. From the ivy-covered
halls of Marshall College to the verdant jungles of South America, Indy is
relentlessly pursued by sinister Soviet agents who will stop at nothing to get
their hands on the eerie object of fascination.
    The two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray presentations feature hours
of new content that opens up the world of Indiana Jones as never before
through in-depth footage of Steven Spielberg and his cast and crew at work.
From Shia LaBeouf's training to become a master swordsman to Harrison Ford's
reunion with his fedora, whip ... and Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, viewers
will play witness to the magic of cinema's greatest action-adventure hero's
triumphant return to the big screen, as well as the of the extraordinary work
of legendary artists who brought Indy's latest thrilling adventure to life.
    In addition, all four INDIANA JONES films will be showcased in the
quintessential Indiana Jones collection entitled The Complete Adventure
Collection, which will include the first three films plus the two-disc Special
Edition DVD of the latest installment.
    
    DVD
    
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull two-disc Special
Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with THX
Certified Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish
5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The two-disc set
includes the following special features:

    
    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.
    DVD 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
        --  Portraits
        --  Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
    
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull also will be available
as a single disc DVD presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with THX
Certified Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish
5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
    
    Blu-ray
    
    The Special Edition Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with
THX Certified English 5.1 Dolby True HD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish
5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian
Portuguese subtitles.  The two-disc set includes the following special
features:

    
    Blu-ray 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:
        --  Story Timeline: Showcases the key events of the "Kingdom of the
            Crystal Skull" storyline.
        --  Production Timeline: A Making-of chronology for "Kingdom of the
            Crystal Skull".
        --  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. (HD)
    --  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. (HD)
    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 (HD)
        --  Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut (HD)
        --  Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii (HD)
        --  On-Set Action (HD)
        --  Exploring Akator (HD)
        --  Wrapping Up! (HD)
    --  Warrior Makeup (HD)
    --  The Crystal Skulls (HD)
    --  Iconic Props (HD)
    --  The Effects of Indy (HD)
    --  Adventures in Post Production (HD)
    --  Closing: Team Indy (HD)
    --  Pre-Visualization Sequences
        --  Area 51 Escape (HD)
        --  Jungle Chase (HD)
        --  Ants Attack (HD)
    --  Galleries
        --  The Art Department
            --  The Adventure Begins
            --  Cemetery and Jungle
            --  Akator
        --  Stan Winston Studio
            --  Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies
            --  Aliens & Crystal Skulls
        --  Production Photographs
        --  Portraits
        --  Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
    
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has a running time of
122 minutes and an MPAA rating of PG-13 for adventure violence and scary
images and is rated PG in Canada for violence and frightening scenes.  For
even more information about the adventures of Indiana Jones, visit
http://www.indianajones.com.
    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures
Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.
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For further information: John Singh of Lucasfilm Ltd., +1-415-623-1583,
john.singh@lucasfilm.com; or Brenda Ciccone of Paramount Home Entertainment,
+1-323-956-8091, brenda_ciccone@paramount.com; Web Site:
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