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Indy DVD news
Saturday January 01, 2000

For the past couple of months or so, several repots of the Indiana Jones films coming onto DVD have been rumored since the release of the remastered THX enhanced VHS version. Now according to several web sites, Lucasfilms has been working on them for several months. They were also supposed to be working on a special THX/AC3 laserdisc version of the films also. Now, reports are coming in that they canceled the laserdisc version of the film, which would be a wise choice because laserdisc is a failing format and DVD will pull more of a profit alone.  From what I am hearing from people and on several web sites is that the DVD version of the films are going to be released in the first half of 2000 and could be out as early as March.
Thanks to Admiral Maciejewski for the news.

 

UK video release date has changed
Sunday January 16, 2000

Indiana Jones Chronicles reported that the UK videos release date has changed to March 6, 2000. (damn!) The release will include the Indy Trilogy + the Young Indy tapes.

 

Indy's bullwhip up for auction
Tuesday February 08, 2000

Harrison Ford's Original Bullwhip From Raiders of the Lost Ark and Other Hot Hollywood Items are Now Up for Bid; Director Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer Team Up With Lycos to Raise Money Online for Friends In Deed
Lycos, Inc., one of the most visited Web destinations in the world, today announced the launch of the Lycos Friends In Deed Celebrity Charity Auction site, located at http://auctions.lycos.com/special/friends.htm. Beginning today, users can bid on one-of-a-kind Hollywood memorabilia including the original bullwhip used by Harrison Ford in "Raiders of the Lost Ark." The whip, autographed and donated by Ford, was recently valued at $30,000 by Skinner, Inc., a leading U.S. auction house.
Thanks to TheForce.Net for the news.

 

European Indy videos Info
Tuesday February 22, 2000

Sas c|:) from the Indiana Jones Chronicles site has some info about the release of the Indy movies and tv-series in Europe.
More news from the German Young Indy release. All 22 chapters are going to be released during the next month till August 2000. Then the movies (chapter 23-25) will follow. The UK release: Only two more weeks to wait. Sas still has no knowledge about more than four Young Indy tapes planned for that release but the release seems to be coordinated with the German one. That could mean the Young Indy tapes are going to be released one after the other or in small bundles (each month four new tapes or so).

 

Indy videos Worldwide!
Thursday March 02, 2000

The official Indiana Jones website announced that the Indy Trilogy and Young Indy adventures are now out on video worldwide.  They should be available very soon now.  Check out this special page dedicated to the releases!  Very cool!!

 

The Indy videos are released!!
Monday March 06, 2000

The European Indy videos are released and you can order them now at Amazon.co.uk.  The bad news is that there are only 3 Young Indy videos are available there + the Trilogy ofcourse.

 

Indy DVD news
Tuesday March 14, 2000

Rumors say that Lucasfilm has definitely been working on DVD versions of the Indy Trilogy. Now comes the first evidence which may support this. Image Entertainment's has quietly reported that all three of the new THX/AC3 Laserdisc editions of the film, which had been in the works, have now been cancelled. What better reason to do this than to make way for stronger sales of as-yet-unannounced DVD's? We know that digital re-mastering was recently done for the re-release of all three films, so this makes some good sense. The DVD's might come out around May/June 2000.
Source SFX.

 

No Indy DVD for now
Friday April 07, 2000

FilmForce.net posted some very interesting news on the Indy DVD rumors.  Someone alerted them to some Indy buzz over at DVDFile.Com. Turns out a foreign DVD site called DVD Furax posted what they thought was a real DVD cover to a special edition of Raiders of the Lost Ark. DVD File called up Lucasfilm, and they confirmed that it was faked and that DVD is still a long ways off.
Click here to see the fake cover.

 

The Indiana Jones Survival Guide
Friday, July 28, 2000

Here's some news that TheForce.Net received regarding the Indiana Jones Survival Guide. A morning show on a local radio station (93X) had an interview with a guy named Robert Pelton about a book of his called World's Most Dangerous Places. He travels around the world finding how dangerous places are. Here's a part of the interview:

93X: "So do you wear a brown fedora and leather jacket?"
RP: "No, I just wear normal people clothes. But speaking of Indy, I just wrote a book for George Lucas called 'The Indiana Jones Survival Guide' which is supposed to come out with the new movie."

Click here to read the whole article at The Force.Net. If you are wondering which book this Indiana Jones Survival Guide is, check out the Info Books Page.

 

Fielding's Survival Guide, what about it?
Friday, August 18, 2000

Indyfan.com had some news regarding the Official Indiana Jones Survival Guide, earlier this week. Micah reported that several people have received a message from Amazon.com about their pre-order of the Survival Guide. Here's what they received:

Hello from Amazon.com. We are sorry to report that the release of the following item has been cancelled: Robert Young Pelton, et al Fielding's Indiana Jones Adventure and Survival Guide. Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've since found that it will not be released after all. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience we have caused you. We have cancelled this item from your order.
Micah couldn't believe it and has contacted the primary author of the Indiana Jones Survival Guide, Robert Young Pelton. He has confirmed that the publication of the book is linked to Indy 4. This has been mentioned before and might prove that Indy is really coming back soon!! Click here for more info on the Survival Guide.

 

Indy DVD news, but not good
Saturday, September 9, 2000

A chat with Martin Blythe of Paramount Home Video took place at Home Theater Forum . Martin was asked about the Indy DVD's and the Young Indy video's. Here's what they have asked and the not so good answer:

  Person: "I realize that you don't know when Lucas will let you do Indiana Jones, but why wasn't it released with last year's remastered VHS? Of course, I do seem to be detecting a pattern here regarding Lucas and DVD :( When we do see Indy, I heard a rumor that we will see Young Indiana Jones DVD's at the same time. Can you confirm/deny this, and tell us when there will be more Young Indy tapes?"
  Martin: "We're undecided whether to release more Young Indy's on tape, however I don't see it where we'd link the film DVD's to the TV series. Maybe they could conceivably be released around the same time, but we'd never link them in any other way. Ron, to be frank, Indiana Jones aint' anytime soon, sorry. It's going to take a whole year to prep them at the very least!"

For more info of the Paramount Home Video chat, check out the transcript.

 

Indy VHS news, but not good
Sunday, September 17, 2000

USA Network will show 5 more Young Indy movies starting tomorrow, till Friday. Here's the list of the movies, they all start at 2pm ET:
 - Sept. 18: Passion for Life
 - Sept. 19: The Perils of Cupid
 - Sept. 20: The Winds of Change
 - Sept. 21: Scandal of 1920
 - Sept. 22: Mystery of the Blues (with Ford!)

If a recent Home Theater Forum chat with Paramount is right, this may be the last time to see these movies. Martin Blythe of Paramount Home Video said "We're undecided whether to release more Young Indy's on tape..." Does he mean that The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones video series will be uncompleted?! Let's hope not!

 

Indy Trilogy DVD news
Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - Gilles V

DVDFile.com has posted a special report on the Studio Day 2000 event, last Saturday. Studio Day is a chance to meet representatives from the studios to talk about all things DVD. Included in DVDFile's report is some Indy Trilogy DVD news. People have asked when the Indy Trilogy will finally come to DVD. A Paramount representative has answered with:
"Not any time soon, so don't hold your breath... it won't be in 2001. When? Who knows, but let's move on..."
That's not really what we wanted to hear. Thanks to Bentarr for posting the news on the Indyfan Forum.

 


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