‘Indiana Jones’ leaps to Blu-ray, snakes slither to Comic-Con booth
Indiana Jones is making his Blu-ray debut, more than 31 years after the adventuring archaeologist first bull-whipped his way across the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
To mark the release, Lucasfilm is re-creating a scene from “Raiders” at its Comic-Con booth (booth 2913); fans of the Harrison Ford-starring franchise will be able to have their picture taken with a slither of snakes, à la Indy in the Well of Souls.
Comic-Con attendees who pre-order the Blu-ray box set — which includes “Raiders,” “The Temple of Doom,” “The Last Crusade” and 2008’s Shia LaBeouf-starring “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” — at the booth with receive a $25 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles. The collection will retail for $99.99 and hits stores Sept. 18. Check out an exclusive first look at the trailer in the video above.
And for Los Angeles-based Indy fans, the “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology” exhibit is coming to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana on Oct. 12, on the heels of the Blu-ray release in September. The exhibit features props from the movies, including the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail, as well as genuine archaeological artifacts, many of which served as inspiration for the film.
— Noelene Clark
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