Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: August 17, 2008

5. George Lucas may not be in everyone's good books - but I like the guy. Having said that, as a life long Star Wars fan I have no intention of going to see The Clone Wars. It's not due to the fact I hated the prequels (I didn't) I just don't like kids and I'm not a big fan of animation.

However, I will be able to watch Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from the comfort of my own living room when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on October 14th.

There's a gazillion special features available on the two disc versions (with Blu-ray getting the most).

Features on the Blu-ray are as follows:

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
  • Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii
  • On-Set Action
  • 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

Check out IGN for more details.

Source: IGN Film Force

That's it for another week. See you at the movies!

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