Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull DVD and Blu-ray Details

By Jason

August 13, 2008 Movies No comments

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on the latest Indiana Jones flick, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, you’re in luck because DVD details have just been released and it’s coming to stores much sooner than anyone thought.

It had previously been reported in a few places that Indy would be hitting DVD on November 11, but that information was incorrect. It seems Dr. Jones will actually be arriving in stores on October 14 which is just a couple weeks after the DVD release of Iron Man.

There’s more good news for those of you who don’t yet own the first three Indy movies on DVD. There’s going to be a box set called The Complete Adventure Collection which will feature the first three films as well as the two-disc Special Edition DVD of Crystal Skull. Of course, I wouldn’t make any hasty decisions. We still don’t have word on when the first three films might come out on Blu-ray or if Lucas and friends are even finished with the series yet.


Single Disc

The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Single Disc 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. You can pre-order it right here.


2-Disc Special Edition DVD

The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2-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:

DVD 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


2-Disc Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)

The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 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. You can pre-order it right here.

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)

Blu-ray 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