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Indiana Jones trilogy on DVD

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Is it worth buying? Seen mixed reviews.

I've heard the transfer is pretty dark. Didn't they clean up the film a whole lot like they did for Star Wars on DVD, though? I also heard they made a few Star Wars Special Edition-esque changes here and there. Sound quality? Extra features? Opinions would be helpful.
 

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Extra features include an hour-long documentary on each movie. Picture is fine, nothing to write home to mom about. I didn't notice any changes to scenes.
 

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Originally Posted by tiger02
Extra features include an hour-long documentary on each movie. Picture is fine, nothing to write home to mom about. I didn't notice any changes to scenes.

...except that Han shoots first.

 

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Well, I've heard some things here and there about the scenes. Supposedly they fixed a revealing mistake where the cobra who rears up on Indy shows a reflection in the glass put between them on the actual set. Also, they replaced some German dialogue since it was, in fact, Americans speaking German badly.
 

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I didn't notice any changes myself, though I don't speak, so I guess I wouldn't. Picture quality is sub-par, but it's worth having it for the movies. Maybe they'll do a better remaster for Blu-Ray or HD-DVD in a year or two. I dunno.
 

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Originally Posted by Jovan
Well, I've heard some things here and there about the scenes. Supposedly they fixed a revealing mistake where the cobra who rears up on Indy shows a reflection in the glass put between them on the actual set. Also, they replaced some German dialogue since it was, in fact, Americans speaking German badly.

That stuff doesn't bother me at all. It's like the difference in fixing the matt lines around the TIE Fighters (fine) and making it so that Greedo shoots first (abomination).

Personally, I'd love it if they could do something about the spider scene in Dr. No. It's badly done to the point of being distracting.
 

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Uh, how so? I didn't notice anything detracting to it.
 

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Originally Posted by Jovan
Uh, how so? I didn't notice anything detracting to it.

At one point, there's clearly a plate of glass between Connery's arm and the spider. (I hope I'm remembering this correctly; I haven't seen it in a while and can't find my DVD. But it stands out as my most vivid memory of the film.)
 

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Oh. I never noticed that the two times I saw it.

It's kind of funny that both these movie series have a revealing mistake having to do with glass and creatures. Connery is in the last Indiana Jones, and Indiana Jones was imagined as a sort of 1930's James Bond.
 

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