According to this report by Slashfilm.com, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wrapped production this week, with some filming at Eagle Field near Fresno.
…and in other Indy-news, the starwars.com tour of the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones DVD Set, Volume 1 continues:
Disc Seven contains the episode “Journey of Radiance”, in which young Indy travels to India and encounters Theosophists, then journeys onto China, where he falls ill. The disc also includes documentaries on Jiddu Krishnamurti, Annie Besant, Chinese medicine, and Eastern spirituality.
Disc Eight contains the episode “Spring Break Adventures”, which has Indy first solving a mystery in Thomas Edison’s lab, then getting caught up in Mexico with Pancho Villa’s gang.
Disc Nine has six documentaries stemming from the episode “Spring Break Adventures”, including coverage on Thomas Edison, Edward Stratemeyer, Pancho Villa, John J. Pershing, andGeorge Patton.
Disc Ten contains the episode “Love’s Sweet Song”, covering Indy’s role in the Easter Rebellion in Ireland, then falling in love with a young suffragette in England (played by Elizabeth Hurley).
Want to catch up on your Young Indy before the DVD release?
A little round-up from the land of the bullwhip and fedora:
- Movietickets.com reports that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the most anticipated film to come out in the next twelve months. It tops the list for both men and women. Read more on cnn.com
- StarWars.com continues their tour of the Young Indiana Jones Volume 1 DVD set: Disc 5 contains 7 documentaries connecting to the episode, Perils of Cupid about Puccini, Freud and the Balkan Powder Keg. Disc 6 contains the episode, Travels with Father, where young Indy meets up with Leo Tolstoy in Russia and Nikos Kazantzakis in Greece, with extras on Russian writers and Greek philosophy. Also, an interview with Lloyd Owen, who portrayed Henry Jones, Sr. (before he grew into Sean Connery)
- Someone’s got an Indiana Jones-inspired home theater system? Instead of an ark, the TV’s in the Well of Souls! Cables? I hate cables!
- MTV.com interviews Cate Blanchett on her upcoming movies, including Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which apparently is just a big bar of chocolate. But is it dark chocolate?
- Slashfilm.com get a chance to talk to Steven Spielberg on the Indy IV set.
TVShowsonDVD.com recently announced the release date for Volume 2 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: December 18, 2007. They also put together a series of three articles, one on each volume of the set.
- Part One discusses the contents of Volume 1, which has been mostly covered – 12 discs, seven episodes, lots of documentaries and other extras.
- Part Two shows some early cover art for Volume 2, and the 8 episodes (and 26 documentaries) being covered.
- Part Three discusses Volume 3’s contents: 7 episodes (and 31 documentaries,) and gives a sneak peak at the interactive timeline feature that will be in each DVD set.
Is it polite to serve Crystal Light out of a Crystal Skull? Does the star of “When Harry Met Sally” have a Crystal brain inside his crystal skull? Can Jawajames make any lamer puns about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
Several bits of news from around the Indyverse may answer these questions.. or more importantly, provide real information:
This article on starwars.com gives an in-depth tour of disc 1 of the first volume of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (aka The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles) DVD set. You might note that the second part of the episode (taking place in Tangiers) never aired on TV, as it was filmed after the show left the airwaves, and bridging part that connects the two halves.. filmed in Tunisia in 1997, during the production of The Phantom Menace. Also, 4 documentaries on archaeology, the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, T.E. Lawrence, and slavery.
A copy of the official release describing the whole set, along with some more box art and disc art is here on starwars.com.
So will there be in-depth articles on all 12 discs? Stay tuned.
The official press release about Volume One of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones has a breakdown of the 12 disc set – it covers 7 episodes and 38 companion documentaries, with interviews with all sorts of people providing insight into the historical context of the show.
TVShowsOnDVD.com has got the box art for Volume 1 of the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which are now apparently being called The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. I guess if they could re-name Raiders of the Lost Ark to include Indy’s name, we might have expected the re-naming of the Young Indy show to include “Adventure.”
Coming out October 23rd!
Volume 1 of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which comes out on DVD on October 23rd, will have 12 discs of material. In this article on TVShowsOnDVD.com, some of the probable contents are discussed, including companion historical documentaries about the subjects of different episodes, interactive games and timelines, etc.
Fans of Indiana Jones should mark their calendars for October 23, 2007 as the release date for the first of three DVD sets for the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (shown on TV in 1992-1993). Paramount Home Entertainment will release Volume 1 in October, with Volumes 2 and 3 released sometime later, raising hype for Indy IV. I was a big fan of the YIJC, as I was about his age when the show aired, taking Indy through many adventures around the world, and meeting historical figures during his travels.
And speaking of the fourth installment of the man with the hat and the whip, Rotten Tomatoes has some speculation as to the plot of Indy IV.
In addition to Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, the History Channel acquired a series of 94 never-before-seen documentaries based on the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. They will premiere on History.com later this year.