‘Indiana Jones’ leaps to Blu-ray, snakes slither to Comic-Con booth

July 06, 2012 | 12:19 p.m.

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.

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Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) faces his worst fear in the Well of Souls in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” (Lucasfilm)

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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3 Responses to ‘Indiana Jones’ leaps to Blu-ray, snakes slither to Comic-Con booth

  1. Steven Awalt says:

    Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? (Couldn't they have had a booth manned by Indy's beautiful lady friends instead? ;))

  2. Rocky Ponti says:

    Why do I live in Pennsylvania.

  3. Betty Cotton says:

    Hooray for Indiana Jones! I remember seeing this movie for the first time and came out of the theater absolutely blown away! For me, and even now, it was pure ""fun"" entertainment! Could not get enough of it. Loved, loved Harrison Ford in the role with a personality so atuned to an Indiana Jones character! Why don't film makers today come to terms that all the "blow-ups, monsters, vampires, sex, sex and more sex and drugs, drugs and more drugs, and violent killings" are like eating tons of cholocates, a gazillion hot dogs and hamburgers…an ugh, ugh, ugh." Take a look at the box office receipts….it's family fare you nuthead film makers! I'm sure there is a market for the "weird" but come on….it's the families that can't afford big time vacations that vacation at a movie theater!
    blc

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