New on DVD

Just because a DVD set release just so happens to be primed to the release of the next installment in the series of films contained in said set, doesn’t mean that it’s not a perfectly fine idea: occasionally commerce can actually work towards the consumer’s advantage. Case in point being Paramount’s release of Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection, timed to the blowout opening of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. On the one hand, this is another example of the Lucas-ian entertainment complex squeezing yet more eggs out of the golden goose, as all three of the films have been available together on DVD since 2003, and still look and sound great. But on the other hand, it’s an admirable show of restraint—particularly given Lucas’ Star Wars record as an incessant tinkerer—that the films are presented here the same as when they were in theaters. Ultimately what it comes down to is the fact that these are films that should be owned, and now is as good a time as any.

Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection has been in stores for a couple weeks now — what exactly are you waiting for? The full review is available at PopMatters.

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