Paramount has announced the specs for the October 14th release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I much prefer the Blu-ray cover, which uses the original theatrical one-sheet, over the DVD release, which uses the second released poster art.

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.

o Shooting Begins: New Mexico

o Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut

o Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii

o On-Set Action

o Exploring Akator

o Wrapping Up!

· Warrior Makeup

· The Crystal Skulls

· Iconic Props

· The Effects of Indy

· Adventures in Post Production

· Closing: Team Indy

· Pre-Visualization Sequences

o Area 51 Escape

o Jungle Chase

o Ants Attack

· Galleries

o The Art Department

§ The Adventure Begins

§ Cemetery and Jungle

§ Akator

o Stan Winston Studio

§ Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies

§ Aliens & Crystal Skulls

o Production Photographs

o Portraits

o 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:

o Story Timeline: Showcases the key events of the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” storyline.

o Production Timeline: A Making-of chronology for “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.

o 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.

o Shooting Begins: New Mexico (HD)

o Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut (HD)

o Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii (HD)

o On-Set Action (HD)

o Exploring Akator (HD)

o 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

o Area 51 Escape (HD)

o Jungle Chase (HD)

o Ants Attack (HD)

· Galleries

o The Art Department

§ The Adventure Begins

§ Cemetery and Jungle

§ Akator

o Stan Winston Studio

§ Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies

§ Aliens & Crystal Skulls

o Production Photographs

o Portraits

o Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

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