OMG! The Return of the Man in the Hat

Raiders of the Lost Ark returns to the big screen on September 7th. The catch is that we mean BIG screen – it will playing in Imax theaters for one week only. I am old enough to have seen it on the big screen but it would be nice to see it again. Details on participating theaters can be found here.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (or Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark if you must) has been digitally remastered for Imax.

“When I saw the stunning quality of the picture and heard the enhanced sound in an IMAX theatre, I was quite literally blown away and hope that audiences will enjoy the experience as much as I did,” said Spielberg.

What could be better than seeing the original Indiana Jones movie on the big screen?

How about seeing all four Indiana Jones movies? AMC has an Indiana Jones marathon at select theaters on Saturday September 15th. Movies start at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 and each ticket gets you a lanyard and collectible poster. AMC Stubs members get $5 in Bonus Bucks. Participating theaters are listed here. Sadly the closest one to me is in Charlotte – about two hours away.

This brings us to the reason for all the hoopla: The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones is being released on Blu-Ray on September 18th. Currently Amazon has it for $68.99 which seems quite pricey.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1992-3) – Rated TV-14

“Excavate the childhood of everybody’s favorite archaeologist with this Emmy-winning, TV series spinoff of the hit movie franchise, alternately starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier as the juvenile Indiana Jones. As young Indy travels the globe in search of adventure and artifacts, he crosses paths with some of the early 20th century’s most notable (and notorious) personalities, including Thomas Edison, Al Capone and Lawrence of Arabia”

While you can’t stream any of Spielberg’s Indiana Jones blockbusters, you can watch The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones on instant Netflix to whet your appetite.