Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection for $39.99, Deal of the Day (Expired)
Posted December 5, 2012 03:50 AM by Webmaster
Today Amazon is offering Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray for $39.99 as its Gold Box Deal of the Day. The five-disc set includes Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and is being offered $10 below its previous lowest price.
Note: Blu-ray.com reviewer Marty Liebman has reviewed Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventureshere.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The year is 1936, and Indy (Harrison Ford) has been charged with retrieving the Ark of the Covenant, which US intelligence believes contains the original Ten Commandments. The agents of Hitler are also on the trail, however, and it is up to Indy and old flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) to get to the Ark first.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
It is 1935, and Indy (Harrison Ford) is forced to escape from some villains in a Shanghai nightclub with singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) and 12-year-old Short Round (Ke Huy Quan). They end up in an Indian village, where the adventuring archaeologist is asked by the locals to retrieve a sacred stone from a Khali cult.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indy (Harrison Ford) comes up against the Nazis once again after they kidnap his father, fellow archaeologist Dr Henry Jones (Sean Connery). Father and son are soon putting family tensions to one side in a search for the Holy Grail, which the Nazis also want in order to achieve eternal life.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Set at the height of Cold War paranoia during the 1950s, the story finds the intrepid archaeologist involved in a plot involving Soviet agents. They want Indy (Harrison Ford) to find a legendary crystal skull that is said to grant the owner supernatural powers. If the Soviets get their hands on it, they will be able to control the world. Our hero manages to escape from the Russians and soon he is in a race to find the skull. He is joined by Mutt (Shia LaBeouf), the son of Indy's one-time love, Marion (Karen Allen). Together, the pair travel to South America, where the skull is reputed to be found.
It almost doesn't pay to pre-order any more. I bought this on release day for $64.99. I have watched all of the movies though, so I guess it is worth it. Quite a nice set and very well done transfers.
I'm not sure why Crystal Skull gets such a bad rap. As an Indy movie, it is far from the best, but it is very entertaining and a lot of fun. I could have done without the Transformers kid swinging with the monkeys, but besides that it's a fun popcorn flick.
Nothing will ever top Raiders though. Not only is that the best Indian Jones movie, it is one of my all time favorite movies ever!
The set is worth it no matter what the cost for a fan, however the price will continue to drop for those who are waiting.
@papertiger: Agreed. Aside from the absolutely eye-rolling and embarrassing nonsense of Shia The Doof swinging through the trees like Tarzan with his monkey, Cheeta, it was a better movie than the consensus would have us believe.
Hmm... I just saw Raiders in theaters a few months ago so I'm in no rush to watch again. Sadly, may pass. Love the series. Even have a "Last Crusade" poster hanging by my TV, but other expenses are more recent. Still have few gifts to buy and just bought new cell.
Also, I think what's jarring about Crystal Skull is that it's supposed to be a B 50's scifi movie, but you don't realize that until halfway through. That's not what we're used to seeing Indy do. I like the film up till the end which lags for me
@gfunkmoney06, Did they ever release the Indiana Jones 1-3 movies on DVD individually? I don't think they did. I certainly wouldn't hold my breath on them releasing the BD's individually, either. Note that it took us 7 years to get the Back to the Future DVD's individually released after the initial boxset was released...
I dont believe this will drop much lower than this price, definitely never lower than $35. It's Spielberg and Lucas and they both have a tremendous amount of contractual control over their product pricing.
Unless they do a 3D version, which would be a travesty!
People keep referring to $10 per movie, but keep in mind, this is not presented in 4 standard blu ray amaray cases. This is a digipak with loads of artwork wrapped inside a high quality hard case.
I agree with many of the comments here about Shia swinging through the trees. They should have cut and left it laying on the production floor as scraps. It should be watchable only as a deleted scene in the extras, but I bet it was so expensive that they didn't want to waste what it cost to film it. It was... by anyone's account, extremely cheesy and requires and unfathomable suspension of disbelief.
Save for that (plus a few other things), there were some fun elements to the 4th movie, and overall this set appears to be well worth $39.99. I just ordered it.
For those willing to wait and save some coin for other blus, you need look no further than the Alien Anthology as proof this too shall go lower. I remember seeing that at $60+, then and $40+, hoping for a $30, and what happened to those that waited? I got it for $19.99. Ah, good things do come to those that wait!
@DerpTrollington The bottom line is I want these movies now. I don't want to have to wait 5-6 years for them to be released separately. Besides, I do like all 4 movies. I did have the 2008 release of KOTC, but I hocked it recently, so I guess I'll be getting it again.
Ordered. It might go lower, but considering the effort, 40.00 is too solid a price for me to pass up. I'm pretty frugal with what I'm willing to spend on a BD, but these are some of my favorite films and it's especially not worth waiting another year on the chance that I might save another 5-10 bucks, or for some possible lightning deal that sells out in 5 minutes or 5 seconds, that I might not even be home to take advantage of, not to me anyway. But, I love all four films, cheesy as they ALL are. No judgement on those who want to wait on the possibility of an even lower price. Just saying that, for me, anything lower than 40 is too much of a gamble, not just the patience required, but I'm not sure how Lucas selling to Disney might play into it.
Here's the bottom line the way I see it... will it go below $39.99? I'm sure it will; I think we can all agree it's obvious it will eventually as it gets older and new in demand BD's hit the market. However, many people would like to enjoy watching them now, and others would like them to be Christmas gifts. So, if you are willing to possibly wait up to 6 months or a year to save $10, then by all means do so. Time is money, each person has to decide how much it's worth to them to have it now or by Christmas. For those wanting it by or for Christmas, I don't think anyone can argue that $39.99 is a great price for the length of time it has been out and the current demand for it.
Not a chance. No way they would ever let this set go for $14.99, lightning deal or not. Maybe 19.99 (some sweet day), but Alien took almost 2 years to reach that point. Personally I'm not willing to wait a year and a half to save $15, but I know some people might be.
@Kainefu: Thanks for the reminder. I did saw it too this morning in my Facebook page and totally forgot about it. I went in there and grabbed the deal and bought Indiana Jones for only $34.99 plus tax and free shipping using my Amazon Prime membership.
This is a great price for the set, and its very soon for this much of a price drop. I would have thought it would have taken a bit longer, although I did see it for $45 at Frys during Black Friday. The prices will come down to $30 in a few months. If i had the extra cash now i would buy this set NOW. $10 buck for each indy is a good deal. But i waited for Back to the Future(bought it at $25). Alien Anthology(got it when it hit $30), Lord of the Rings Extended($35), Matrix Box($40). All good things will drop in price eventually. Ill maybe buy the Star Wars boxset if it drops to $40, or ill wait til disney upgrades with untouched Ep 4,5,6 included