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Very nice. I can just imagine the "extra" which will be gained from the BD (assuming it's done properly which I think is likely).

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Temple of Doom. Best adventure film of all time. Period. I'll sell someone my copy of Last Crusade aka. Sean Connery as the original Jar Jar.

Hahaha, nice. I liked that.
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Temple of Doom. Best adventure film of all time. Period. I'll sell someone my copy of Last Crusade aka. Sean Connery as the original Jar Jar.

Is it safe for me to come out of the closet on this one too?
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Temple used to be my least favorite but over the years it has grown on me. Now it is my second favorite behind Raiders.

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I sold my DVDs last year when it was "strongly" rumored then. In fact, if memory serves, one of the usually more credible new blogs reported it then as being one of those almost sure-things to be taken with a grain of salt. Hope it's true this time, but I'd be a little surprised if they were able to keep it a secret this long.

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Temple of Doom. Best adventure film of all time. Period. I'll sell someone my copy of Last Crusade aka. Sean Connery as the original Jar Jar.

Really? I'd gladly take Sean Connery over the likes of brainless Willie & obnoxious Short Round any day, but you are entitled to live in your bizarre, off-kilter world.

As far as this thread goes -- the rumor of "it's coming" or "it's coming next year" has followed both of these franchises around now for years running. I'll believe it when I actually see it and anything until then -- sorry, not buying it.
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My favorite movie series of all time. I hope the news is true (and soon).

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Over the years, Temple of Doom has grown on me more and more, while Last Crusade has diminished.


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Over the years, Temple of Doom has grown on me more and more, while Last Crusade has diminished.

That's like me. But I still love Last Crusade, and for the most part love all of them. I even have a soft spot for #4. But I love UFOs and #4 tickled my love for Doc Savage style pulp in a way few films have. Shame it was so poorly written. They weaken as the series progresses IMO. But...the day this Blu-ray comes out I'll be there. I would love to see the Young Indy series on BD too. Never bought the DVDs as they're far too expensive. Given the limited audience for the TV series I'd pay handsomely if the BDs were correctly done.

Needless to say, as Raiders is arguably my favorite film and Ford is my life long idol, this is a day one purchase for me.
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Over the years, Temple of Doom has grown on me more and more, while Last Crusade has diminished.

I am looking forward to these as much as Star Wars.

I had not really watched Temple Of Doom apart from the cinema (1985?) and once or twice when it came to video. Yet since owning the box set on DVD, I found it to be quite an entertaining adventure. I just can't wait to see it in HD now and experience it all again. Raiders Of The Lost Ark is still the best IMO.

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Considering this is Lucas he'll probably announce it for "2012" or something like that. It would be a nice change to see them OAR rather than the cropped drek EPIX constantly shows.

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it would be great if they make it an october release so someone can buy them for me as a birthday gift

also looking at the WOW screenshots... no CGI cliff in raiders and much better contrast all around i hope that is the master they use for the bluray


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This would be great, but disappointing as singles. Everyone and their mother owns CRYSTAL SKULL and quite honestly, I hate TEMPLE OF DOOM. I think i've watched the DVD 2x since purchasing. Now the film that has grown on me and now my favorite is LAST CRUSADE.
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This would be great, but disappointing as singles. Everyone and their mother owns CRYSTAL SKULL and quite honestly, I hate TEMPLE OF DOOM. I think i've watched the DVD 2x since purchasing. Now the film that has grown on me and now my favorite is LAST CRUSADE.

I watch maybe the 1st 30-45 mins of Doom and that's it. Crystal Skull has it's moments also. Hope the Indy rumor comes true.

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I don't think there was anything in Crystal Skull that bugged me as much as that scene in Last Crusade where the boat is chopped up by the propeller bit by bit without tipping or sinking (and revealed to be hollow in the process).

I think that they realized that Temple was a little too dark and grim and violent--and to make up for it, they went too far in the other direction and turned Last Crusade into a light and frothy comedy lark. For my taste, Raiders does the best job balancing the tone. The original is still the best!


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I'd love to get my hands on a Blu Monster's Ball.-LilStinky

Refering to a possible release of said movie on BD LOL
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Speak for yourself - if somebody gave me Crystal Skull, I wouldn't accept it.

Also, I'd report the person who gave it to me to the police.

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if somebody gave me Crystal Skull, I wouldn't accept it.

I don't have it either and have purposely held off from buying it in hope that the Indi series will be released on BD soon. Naturally it will include Crystal Skull and whilst far from my fav Indi film, I'd grin and bear it just to have the OT in HD.

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People who hate Cyrstal Skull should give this a watch
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Speak for yourself - if somebody gave me Crystal Skull, I wouldn't accept it.

Also, I'd report the person who gave it to me to the police.

Ha - I agree! Crystal was a complete POS (and what happened to Harrison Ford's acting in that one?!) and just showed how bad Lucas is these days.

IMO, Raiders was by far the best (and one of my very top fav. films), but I really liked Temple of Doom, and Last Crusade I thought was decent but was lacking something the first two movies had.

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I saw Crystal Skull opening day and was sadly disappointed. I bought the blu-ray hoping that, like Temple, it would grow on me with subsequent viewings. After two viewings at home, I don't think I can stomach watching it again.

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I love 1-3. Crystal Skull has vine-swinging...this killed it for me. But I would purchase as a set (as long as they don't somehow ruin the picture with DNR).

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I'm still holding out some hope that we get a 4th movie some day.
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I am not a huge fan of the new one either, but let's remember that the audiences that grew up on the original Indy also grew up. We live in a much more jaded society, where everything has to either be deemed a success or failure within minutes of its release (sometimes even before).

Also, movie making technology and the spectacle of the summer blockbuster has been amped to the Nth degree since the original three films. Audiences keep expecting to be wowed by bigger set pieces, special effects, etc. It is hard for filmmakers to come up with something new and exciting it results in more spectacular failures.

I tend to agree with Lucas that we tend to put things from our childhood on a pedestal. That does not mean that I think the TPM or IJatKotCS were necessarily good, but I do think that RotS was better than a lot of people give it credit for.

If the original SW came out today, it would be picked apart by mass media and internet social forums within minutes of its release. I don't think it would have survived in today's instant success or failure marketplace. The original resonated with audiences because there was nothing like it and it had no competition. Today it would be in the theater for 2-3weeks before the next big release and the audiences attention would be devoted to something else rather quickly.

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Speak for yourself - if somebody gave me Crystal Skull, I wouldn't accept it.

Also, I'd report the person who gave it to me to the police.

Is this to prove that I own Crystal Skull or that I am a lesbian Mr. Deckard?


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I'll simply repeat my earlier heresies from other threads. I enjoyed Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, despite the awful vine swinging and nuclear fridge scenes. There's nothing in that movie that, to me, was even remotely more objectionable than what's in Temple of Doom.

The Last Crusade and Raiders of the Lost Ark are on a whole different level of awesome, however.
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Temple of Doom is colossally dumb and the writing is lazy and lackluster. But there's some real inspiration and exuberance in Spielberg's direction that elevates it above the other sequels for me.

Last Crusade has a better script and Connery's presence going for it, but it feels like it was directed by someone imitating Spielberg, while Crystal Skull is just uninspired all around.

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