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post #1171 of 1202
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

Nope. CS is a very enjoyable film. I watched the box set a few weeks ago and CS is much better than I remember. And TOD is MUCH WORSE than I remember. Wow the movie is so bad. Between the whining woman and annoying little boy I just couldn't take it. The story is not as good and doesn't have a sense of adventure like the rest.

CS is a nice addition to the series. I love it.

Raiders 10
Last Crusade 10
Crystal Skull 9
Temple Of Crap-sorry-i mean Doom 6

That's exactly how I rate them too. Maybe I'm not even sure which one I prefer between Raiders and Crusade. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery had the best chemistry smile.gif I like how they went from WWII to the Cold War/Area51 stuff in CS... That seemed very logical in fact due the actors getting older of course. But there are a few annoying things in CS, mostly (for me) too much CGI, for instance the bugs were totally unconvincing. And yes the fridge too tongue.gif. What made the previous ones great was that most of what was happening on screen looked real. Even when it didn't it was enjoyable because it was "old-fashioned" cinema, which was the point of the whole franchise. CS somewhat lacked the "old adventure movie" vibe. And Shia Labeouf might be annoying to some, but never as much as the kid from Temple Of Doom... To me Temple Of Doom is to Indiana Jones what The Lost World is to Jurassic Park. Christopher Nolan was worried about finishing a trilogy, with Spielberg it seems the second film is the problem wink.gif.
post #1172 of 1202
I'm planning to rent out these Blu-Rays soon but I have a question about Raiders.

I have heard that in this specific isolated release that the colour temptation is best set to 'normal' since the actual transfer is quite warm already. For general BD watching I have my colour temp set to warm anyway, but I have heard conflicting reports that in this very rare occasion that its ideal to use the 'normal' option. Can anyone shed any light on this?
post #1173 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Blu-21 View Post

I'm planning to rent out these Blu-Rays soon but I have a question about Raiders.

I have heard that in this specific isolated release that the colour temptation is best set to 'normal' since the actual transfer is quite warm already. For general BD watching I have my colour temp set to warm anyway, but I have heard conflicting reports that in this very rare occasion that its ideal to use the 'normal' option. Can anyone shed any light on this?

The BD of Raiders is too yellow, IMO, and is the biggest downside to this "restoration." Otherwise it's certainly a pq improvement over the DVD. Look at screencaps here http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1273#auswahl

compared to Temple of Doom http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1274#auswahl

and Last Crusade http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1275#auswahl

and Crystal Skull http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1276#auswahl

to see what you'll be dealing with when it comes to Raiders.
Edited by eweiss - 5/15/13 at 8:25am
post #1174 of 1202
To me Raiders is one of the best 3 BD's ever released. Due to the restoration (the gamma, the contrast, brightness, everything it's just PERFECT, without a single overexposure), encoding and anamorphic starter material. The optical scene at the end it's a reference for this kind of shots.
post #1175 of 1202
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Originally Posted by JOHNnDENVER View Post

Dang.. Am I the only one on this site that actually like Crystal Skull alot?

Oh well....
No you're not. smile.gif I like it too.
post #1176 of 1202
I did have to laugh when I watched Raiders (on Blu) for the first time in years and saw a very young Doc Ock in the opening scenes! smile.gif
post #1177 of 1202
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Originally Posted by tenthplanet View Post

No you're not. smile.gif I like it too.

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Originally Posted by JOHNnDENVER View Post

Dang.. Am I the only one on this site that actually like Crystal Skull alot?

Oh well....

I absolutely hated it the first time I saw it (Blu-ray via Netflix). When I watched it a 2nd time as part of watching the Quadrilogy when I got the Blu-ray set, I kind of liked it. The 4 movies are not equal, but they each have their own good and bad aspects relative to each other. If you take them as 1940s serial type films, then their weaknesses are part of their charm.
post #1178 of 1202
Lucas' influence on Crystal Skull was its ultimate downfall. He also seems to have a small rodent fetish too. biggrin.gif

Temple of Doom has a wonderfully energetic quality to it and the John Williams score is awesome. It's a direct homage to the Cary Grant classic Gunga Din and the old 50's graphic horror comics (like elements of Raiders).
post #1179 of 1202
I do like Temple but it's madder than a box of frogs. It's bookended by two of the silliest action scenes that Senor Spielbergo has ever committed to film. The music is terrific though, I agree.

I dig the first half of Crystal Skull, the car chase in particular. It feels like proper smashmouth old-school Indy, especially the gag with Dr. Jones climbing in one window and out the other of a moving car. But when they reach the jungle it gets real silly real quick, and Indy's got **** all to do at the end. At least he told Marion to shut her eyes at the end of Raiders, we don't even get that in Crystal Skull.

Raiders is a stone cold classic, plot holes be damned. And I heart Last Crusade because it's so funny, the addition of Connery was a masterstroke.
post #1180 of 1202
Spielberg always said who better to be Indy's dad than James Bond. biggrin.gif

I just do not like the explanation in Crusade of Indy's past and his reason for turning into an adventurer during the prologue. He's supposed to be enigmatic... you don't flat out ruin that mysterious part of an iconic character like Indiana Jones in the first 15 minutes!!!! The joke about him being named after the dog... gaaaahh!! And the bad guy's ultimate fate is too much like Raiders. Those parts hurt the film, sorry to say.
Edited by Dan Hitchman - 5/20/13 at 12:14pm
post #1181 of 1202
The stuff with River Phoenix is fun, but it does tick off too many boxes for such a short sequence: He gets the whip! He gets the scar! He becomes scared of snakes! And you mentioned the revelation about Indy's adopted moniker. Between that and Temple of Doom being set before Raiders, I'd say that Lucas was obsessed with prequels waaaaay before the Star Wars ones showed up.
post #1182 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post

The stuff with River Phoenix is fun, but it does tick off too many boxes for such a short sequence: He gets the whip! He gets the scar! He becomes scared of snakes! And you mentioned the revelation about Indy's adopted moniker. Between that and Temple of Doom being set before Raiders, I'd say that Lucas was obsessed with prequels waaaaay before the Star Wars ones showed up.

Not to mention the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles that were being televised at around the same time. Just didn't have the same snap like Raiders. Way too kid friendly. But, again, that's Lucas for you.
post #1183 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

I just do not like the explanation in Crusade of Indy's past and his reason for turning into an adventurer during the prologue. He's supposed to be enigmatic... you don't flat out ruin that mysterious part of an iconic character like Indiana Jones in the first 15 minutes!!!!

I can't say that I've ever considered Indiana Jones to be that "enigmatic" or "mysterious."

Conversely, I would call Batman those things, yet we've seen his origin story told countless times over.
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Not to mention the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles that were being televised at around the same time.

Last Crusade was released in 1989. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles ran from 1992-1993.
post #1184 of 1202
What is the schedule for these to be released as singles?
post #1185 of 1202
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Originally Posted by b4z View Post

What is the schedule for these to be released as singles?

Nothing scheduled. Maybe in another two years if Jurassic Park is anything to go by. I don't know for sure, but Disney might have the rights to these now since they just bought Lucasfilm and did a swap for the Marvel films.
post #1186 of 1202
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

Nothing scheduled. Maybe in another two years if Jurassic Park is anything to go by. I don't know for sure, but Disney might have the rights to these now since they just bought Lucasfilm and did a swap for the Marvel films.
In October 2012, The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire Lucasfilm, granting Disney ownership rights to the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises.[1][2] However, although Disney owns the intellectual property, Disney CEO Bob Iger says that Indiana Jones was not initially factored to its equation during the deal, as Paramount Pictures continues to retain distribution rights to future film installments of Indiana Jones.[3][4][5]
post #1187 of 1202
I'm calling it now - Indiana Jones reboot starring Ryan Reynolds.
post #1188 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

I'm calling it now - Indiana Jones reboot starring Ryan Reynolds.
I'll raise ya one. Indiana Jones reboot with Hugh Jackman.
post #1189 of 1202
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Originally Posted by b4z View Post

What is the schedule for these to be released as singles?

December 17th, 2013.
post #1190 of 1202
Anybody enjoy Crystal Skull more than ToD? ToD is not as good as i remember it. The girl and boy are especially annoying. And i don't like the story and how it doesn't have any sense of adventure. Crystal Skull had more of an adventure feeling.
post #1191 of 1202
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

Anybody enjoy Crystal Skull more than ToD? ToD is not as good as i remember it. The girl and boy are especially annoying. And i don't like the story and how it doesn't have any sense of adventure. Crystal Skull had more of an adventure feeling.

If Indy Jr. swinging through the trees like Tarzan with digital monkeys or Indy surviving a nuclear blast in a fridge is your thing... and the gophers... what's with all the gophers???

[Shakes fist in the air] LUCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you know anything about Tales from the Crypt and other classic graphic horror comics or the Rudyard Kipling story "Gunga Din" (and the movie version with Cary Grant), you'll enjoy "Temple of Doom" a lot better.
post #1192 of 1202
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

Anybody enjoy Crystal Skull more than ToD? ToD is not as good as i remember it. The girl and boy are especially annoying. And i don't like the story and how it doesn't have any sense of adventure. Crystal Skull had more of an adventure feeling.
It does. TOD has more shock/horror elements to it. Apples and oranges. A balanced diet needs both. smile.gif
post #1193 of 1202
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

Anybody enjoy Crystal Skull more than ToD? ToD is not as good as i remember it. The girl and boy are especially annoying. And i don't like the story and how it doesn't have any sense of adventure. Crystal Skull had more of an adventure feeling.

I don't know, ToD felt very much like an Indy film to me. He doesn't have to find Christian artifacts and battle Nazi's to have a good adventure. Crystal Skull wasn't that bad either aside from the asinine ending (and yes swinging Indy Jr.).
post #1194 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

If Indy Jr. swinging through the trees like Tarzan with digital monkeys or Indy surviving a nuclear blast in a fridge is your thing... and the gophers... what's with all the gophers???

[Shakes fist in the air] LUCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you know anything about Tales from the Crypt and other classic graphic horror comics or the Rudyard Kipling story "Gunga Din" (and the movie version with Cary Grant), you'll enjoy "Temple of Doom" a lot better.

LOL completely agree.
post #1195 of 1202
Raiders was a perfect movie and quite possibly my #1 favorite movie of all time (although it's hard sometimes to do that). I was nine years old when it came out and saw it around 12 times from 1981-1983. I was more obsessed with this movie as a kid than Star Wars and Empire at the time and that is saying a lot!

I thought ToD was very good. An outstanding adventure and I liked the different environments. I also liked the darkness to the movie as it served well that way. The musical score was really top notch. By far the best Indy movie behind Raiders, IMO.

The Last Crusade was too light and humorous although not bad. Still pretty good and I liked certain aspects of the movie a lot. I also really didn't care for Indy having his father in the movie even though Sean Connery was fine in that role.

I can honestly say I liked Crystal Skull a tiny bit better upon the second viewing on Blu, but way too many flaws, overall, as Dan alluded.

Either way, I will probably revisit all four movies on my new display at some point in the next few months.
Edited by DavidHir - 10/21/13 at 2:14pm
post #1196 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

If Indy Jr. swinging through the trees like Tarzan with digital monkeys or Indy surviving a nuclear blast in a fridge is your thing... and the gophers... what's with all the gophers???

[Shakes fist in the air] LUCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you know anything about Tales from the Crypt and other classic graphic horror comics or the Rudyard Kipling story "Gunga Din" (and the movie version with Cary Grant), you'll enjoy "Temple of Doom" a lot better.
Shakes fist in air SPIEEEEELBERRRRGGG. Perspective.
post #1197 of 1202
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Originally Posted by tenthplanet View Post

Shakes fist in air SPIEEEEELBERRRRGGG. Perspective.

Yes, they're both to blame. And they were waiting around for the "right" script to start filming. This sack of chilled monkey brains was that script?????
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post #1199 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Johnny Vertigo View Post

http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com/2011/03/10-screenwriting-no-nos-you-can-learn.html

Everyone who likes this movie should read it.
Nothing to learn, not an educational article. Perhaps the audience they speak of should stick with documentaries.
post #1200 of 1202
I just bought the All Region UK version (that has proper disc holder's and did not like one thing. I have only played Raider's so far but it seems that the disc was authored without the resume feature built in. Once I press stop you have to start the disc from the beginning..........this for a high profile disc that was released in September 2012.

Can any owner's of the North American version confirm whether their disc's have the resume feature or not?

Thanks.
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