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|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull |
2-Disc Widescreen Special Edition w/Limited Edition Packaging and 80 Page Behind-The-Scenes Photo Book
Genres: Action & Adventure
Indy Jones is back in one of his most thrilling adventures! This 2-Disc Blu-Ray set features tons of featurettes and bonus material, perfect sound and picture, and LIMITED ISSUE packaging and an 80-Page behind-the-scenes b... more »
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Dr. Fresh | Chicago, Il | 02/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this up when it was on sale for $19.99 last month. At the time it was cheaper than the basic two disc Blu-ray package.
I really like the packaging. The Photo Book is inside a nice cardboard sleeve, and it pulls out from the left side. The book is a good quality hard cover with a plastic tray for the two discs. The tray is located inside the left hand cover, and on the right is the 80 page Photographic Chronicle with pictures taken by Unit Photographer David James.
There is also a preface by Steven Spielberg, where he talks about the importance of Still Photography on the set of a movie, a forward by Harrison Ford, and an introduction by David James.
The photos in the book are really nice. Included are shots of scenes from the movie, production shots, promotional shots, etc. Every chapter begins with a brief description by David James about what was being shot and some facts about the films production.
And on the first page of Chapter 2, there's a picture of Harrison Ford with his arms around Steven Spielberg and George Lucas and Lucas is wearing a "Han Shot First" T-Shirt. Pretty cool.
The two discs in this collection are identical to the basic two disc Blu-ray version that is also available, and at the time that I bought this version, this one was cheaper!
All in all, I thought that this was an excellent presentation and a great deal. Highly recommended."
Excellent movie with great packaging
King Hamlet II | Rochester, NY | 05/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is a wonderful return to a classic character, as Harrison Ford is able to recreate the part with ease. The only other returning character, Marion Ravenwood, doesn't come off as clearly as in her previous outing, but Karen Allen is still captivating and the easy, natural way Marion and Indy fall back together is more realistic than having them "fall in love again". It is clear that they were always still in love with each other and the simplist of declarations is all that is necessary to put their relationship back in full force.
New character Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) is a credible addition to the Jones family, another young man running away from his heritage. John Hurt makes a great crazy man (but we knew that already) and Ray Winstone's Mac is a nice twist on the traditional Indy sidekick. Jim Broadbent makes an acceptable faux-Marcus and Cate Blanchett chews the scenery deliciously as the Commie badguy. (Who is actually motivated by a foolish love for collectivism - a nice touch.)
If the dialogue is a little creaky in places and some of the effects less believable than the previous films, it is more than balanced by the sheer entertainment factor, as well as Ford's protrayal holding the whole thing together. At least it errs on the side of fun, unlike the worst film in the series ('Temple of Doom') that ratcheted up the "darkness".
The "Special Edition" packaging is an actual photo book, helping this one stand out on the shelf from the standard Blu-ray cases. While not worth paying extra, the book is nice and if you can get it at the same price (or near it) as the regular Blu-ray, this is the one to get.