DVD Tuesday brought the release of the first volume of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones on DVD, a 12-disc set with 7 feature-length episodes and wads of documentaries and other bonus features.
As previously reported, this is the first of three DVD sets which will contain the entire series, which aired in the early 90′s as the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and then released on video in the late 90′s. This first volume contains the first 7 episodes in chronological order, which covers all the episodes with nine-year-old Indiana Jones, played by Corey Carrier, as he travels the world with his parents and tutor, as well as some of episodes with teenaged Indy, played by Sean Patrick Flanery, as he ditches high school to get caught up in various adventures in 1916, before getting into World War I. As with the late 90′s videotape release, the original YIJC TV show episodes have had their bookend segments removed (where an older Indy, usually played by George Hall, reminisced) and stitched together two TV episodes into one longer episode, with some bridging material filmed later to help join the episodes into one story. Does anyone miss the bookend segments besides me?
The Baltimore Sun has an article and a blog entry talking up the Young Indiana Jones DVDs with an interview with George Lucas. Lucas talks about how the documentaries connect to the episodes’ content – “to bring history to life”.
The Pitch, from Kansas City, has an interview with Rick McCallum on making Young Indy… and young Darth Vader… for the kids in “The Force Is Strong With This One”.
With the Yale-Indy connection furthered this summer as a filming location, the Yale Daily News has a piece on the Yale connection to the documentaries on the DVDs.
Continuing the tour of the Young Indy DVD set on starwars.com:
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