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Indiana Jones To Arrive Again in 2005 416

Posted by Hemos
from the arise-from-your-grave-jones dept.
Dolemite_the_Wiz writes "The Raider.net reports that the release date for the next Indiana Jones Movie (tentatively titled 'Indiana Jones 4') is, according to Steven Spielberg, "...going to come out probably for the July 4th weekend of 2005...". The movie looks like it will be set in the 1950s and include just about every main character from the first three films. For more links about this movie, check this search result from Cinescape. Secondly, IndianaJones.com reports that the First three films in the Indiana Jones Trilogy will be released on November 4th. These films have to be one of the most requested DVD releases (probably next to the Original 'Star Wars' trilogy and the first two 'Godfather' movies) ever. "
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This Four DVD set will include:

- Restored Film Footage
- Remastered in THX
- New Dolby 5.1 soundtrack
- A 4th DVD with just about every aspect of how the films were made.

This collection will retail for $49.95 (US)

Here's the official release notice for the DVD.I just hope that the new film and DVD will be able to Satisfy all the Indy fans.
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  • Woohoo! About time! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by nemui-chan (550759) on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:44AM (#6329840) Homepage
    I'm really happy they're finally coming out with the fourth movie. The rumors I've heard are that Harrison Ford will be the 'old Indiana' and he will be looking back on the adventures of his youth? Not sure how well thats going to work, but I'm sure that I'll be spending my money at the movies when it comes out.
    • Hope that Sean Connery will be the 'old old Indiana'.

      Tarmo
    • by Ratphace (667701) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:00AM (#6329946)

      Well, actually the plot is a closely guarded secret at this point, and I am glad.

      Sean Connery will be in it as Indiana's Father again and the movie is being set in the 1950's to account for Harrison's aged real life look which cannot be entirely hidden on camera.

      I believe they are having the women of his life make cameo's and such, though Karen Allen is the only one that I'd personally like to see in it as Spielberg's wife (Kate Capshaw) just annoys the hell out of me! :)

      Anyway, my prediction is this: (and this is entirely me guessing, but I am putting it down here now as proof that I said it before the plot was learned)

      Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (yes, like the original PC game that came out years ago)

      Why do I predict this? Because Atlantis as a real location still fascinates people around the world today, in fact I was watching Discovery Channel the other night about people that are currently looking for it and clues they have found and such. I mean, let's face it, he's found the most prized Biblical Artifacts already, it's time for him to find something bigger. :)


      I guess in the end only time will tell but I thought that I would give you that tidbit at the top about who will be who and why the movie is being set in the 1950's.


      P.S.
      For all your Indiana Jones Fans out there, in case you missed it (as I am sure most have) in the The Temple of Doom, when Harrison jumps out of the hotel at the beginning with Kate Capshaw and they fall into the car and drive past the entrance to the club that they just ran from, well, the big hidden George Lucas "Easter Egg" is the club is named "Club Obi Wan" (from Star Wars yet had an oriental ring to it) :)
      Cheers!
      • Artefacts (Score:5, Interesting)

        by The Famous Brett Wat (12688) on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:22AM (#6330461) Homepage Journal

        You say:

        ...he's found the most prized Biblical Artifacts already...

        He's found the most famous Biblical Artefacts already (plus a Hindu artefact, for that matter), but not the most prized. The most prized must surely include the cross of the crucifixion itself, which, legend has it (if one wishes to give a Hollywood angle to it), heals all who touch it.

        Note that I agree with you: the Christian Artefact angle has pretty much been done enough, and they'll probably try for something else like Atlantis, or something Egyptian, or maybe Incan? Round off the series (I presume this will be the last) with a throw-back to the opening scene of Raiders -- that would be cool. Even so, the Christian Artefact scene is hardly mined out if they think it will please the crowds.

      • by andy1307 (656570) * on Monday June 30, 2003 @11:01AM (#6330836)
        mean, let's face it, he's found the most prized Biblical Artifacts already, it's time for him to find something bigger. :)

        something bigger..like SCO's code in linux?

    • Youth? (Score:4, Funny)

      by b1t r0t (216468) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:00AM (#6329953)
      Well, if the problem is that Harrison Ford is getting to old, then we need to find someone younger. Who better than a young star of movies with "and the" in the title?

      Yes, folks, get ready for Harry Potter and the Temple of Doom!

      • Re:Youth? (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Ratphace (667701) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:41AM (#6330182)

        Personally, I would rather see the series retired before they bring in someone else.

        Indiana Jones is not a "James Bond" type that you just pass the reigns on to. Harrison Ford will always be Indiana Jones, plain and simple.

        I mean, they have kept the "timeline" of when the movie takes place moving, so it makes passing the reigns harder, whereas James Bond is a 'contemporary character' that is always just played in 'modern times' (i.e. when the file is shot to be in line with how we live our lives at that time).

        But seeing the series retired after Harrison Ford retires from acting would be the right thing to do...
        • Re:Youth? (Score:4, Insightful)

          by jgalun (8930) on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:37AM (#6330615) Homepage
          Indiana Jones is not a "James Bond" type that you just pass the reigns on to. Harrison Ford will always be Indiana Jones, plain and simple.

          I hear what you are saying, but I would argue that James Bond is not a type that you can just pass the reigns on to either. None of the successors have come even close to having the charisma that Sean Connery did in the role. And without the incredible charisma (which is the same thing Harrison Ford provides to Indiana Jones), it's just a bunch of bad plots and gadgets...

          Just my two cents.
          • Re:Youth? (Score:4, Interesting)

            by Alan Partridge (516639) on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:58AM (#6330806) Journal
            ...except for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", which is actually rather good. Sure, Connery LOOKS good, but the Bond films he stars in are absolute DRIVEL.

            Lazenby may be slightly cheesy, but at least the man can FIGHT!
          • Re:Youth? (Score:3, Interesting)

            by multimed (189254)
            As a huge fan of the franchise I'll respectfully disagree. Though I hated Roger Moore for playing it too cartoonish, I did like Daulton--though certainly lacking the charisma of Connery I found his playing the role as much more serious, darker and ruthless to be interesting as well and more like the 007 from Fleming's books. Of course the box office numbers show that just about everyone else disagrees with me. I do find Brosnan to be nearly up to par with Connery in terms of charisma (especially consider
        • Re:Youth? (Score:4, Interesting)

          by geekoid (135745) <dadinportland@ya[ ].com ['hoo' in gap]> on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:43AM (#6330684) Homepage Journal
          "Harrison Ford will always be Indiana Jones, plain and simple. "

          haha, I've heard that about every Bond Actor.

          If they placed a different actor, and made a good movie, you may not like it but the next generation wold.
      • Re:Youth? (Score:5, Funny)

        by parliboy (233658) <parliboy@gmail. c o m> on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:47AM (#6330221) Homepage
        Hey, if this means we're going to sacrifice Hermione by ripping out her heart and showing it to her while it's still beating, I'm up for it!
  • by LazloToth (623604) on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:46AM (#6329852)
    Harrison Ford escapes from the old folks' home in his wheelchair and finds the Fountain of Middle Age in a Roman temple, where a 19-year-old nymphomaniac falls hopeless in love with him for 17 minutes and then he flies away in his airplane.

  • Really? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Matey-O (518004) <michaeljohnmiller@mSPAMsSPAMnSPAM.com> on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:46AM (#6329855) Homepage Journal
    and include just about every main character from the first three films.
    Even the melted ones?
    • Well, at least one of them did:

      Phillip Stone (I)
      14 April, 1924 - 15 June, 2003
      Captain Blumburtt, Temple of Doom
      Source [imdb.com]

      ...At least I think he ended up in the pit - I haven't watched Temple of Doom in a long time.

  • Will there be a possibility to buy the episodes separately ?
    I just don't watch the "extra features" they put in such bundles in order to justify the price difference (and I could spare money by avoiding the "Temple of doom" too).
  • Yeah.,.. (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anztac (322182) <theAnztac@hotmail.TOKYOcom minus city> on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:48AM (#6329864)
    "Harrison Ford can still kick the s**t out of most people half his age," Spielberg told us. "I think he's in great condition to put the fedora and the hat and the leather jacket back on and crack that bullwhip a few more times."
    Yeah, but if he says "I'm getting to old for this shit" I may have to shoot him...
    • Re:Yeah.,.. (Score:3, Funny)

      by Jonsey (593310)
      ...Spielberg told us. "I think he's in great condition to put the fedora and the hat and the leather jacket back on and crack that bullwhip a few more times."

      Put on the hat first or second? Because we want to see the Fedora, not some other hat. : )
    • Re:Yeah.,.. (Score:3, Funny)

      by infinite9 (319274)
      Yeah, but if he says "I'm getting to old for this shit" I may have to shoot him...


      It's ok. One round with Calista Flockhart will cure him faster than that cup he chose wisely.
  • Not again (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:48AM (#6329867)
    And then we will have Star Wars 7, Matrix 4, LOTR 4, Harry Potter 5....

    I would rather have a single new original movie, instead of tons of the same old stuff.
    • Re:Not again (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Lord_Slepnir (585350) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:28AM (#6330100) Journal
      I dont know about Star Wars 7, but We won't have LOTR 4 (the books run out), we will have matrix 4 (they planned from the start to have a 5 movie series), and the contract for Harry Potter runs for 7 movies. What's dangerous is when a movie is created that isn't supposted to have a sequel, and one is later tacked on the end: IE, Rocky movies 2-17, CaddyShack II, and 90% of what disney has been creating rescently (Jungle Book 2, Cinderella 2, etc.)
      • Re:Not again (Score:5, Interesting)

        by Carbonite (183181) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:43AM (#6330194)
        we will have matrix 4 (they planned from the start to have a 5 movie series)

        Really? From what I understood, it was part of a pre-planned trilogy. Would you happen to have a sourec for this? I suppose that we could see another two sequels in a few years if Revolutions grosses as much as Reloaded.
      • by onthefenceman (640213) <szoepf@hotm a i l . com> on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:01AM (#6330325)
        If the current trend of declining plot made up for with increasingly dazzling special effects, by the time these movies come out they'll just take your $8.50, give you a box of sparklers, and chase you around the theater a couple of times.
        • by mdielmann (514750)
          If the current trend of declining plot made up for with increasingly dazzling special effects, by the time these movies come out they'll just take your $8.50, give you a box of sparklers, and chase you around the theater a couple of times.

          And you'll have been better off than if you had watched the last movie in just about any movie 'series'.
        • by GunFodder (208805) on Monday June 30, 2003 @02:26PM (#6332596)
          If I want to see a movie with thought provoking themes, interesting dialog, and fully realized characters then I will go rent it and enjoy it from the comfort of my couch.

          If I am going to drive to a theater, shell out $9, watch stupid commercials and listen to bland pop for half an hour waiting for the movie to start then I want to watch a movie that knocks my socks off. I want assloads of special effects and bass that goes down to the brown note. Otherwise I can get a better movie watching experience in my own home.
      • I hear you - Police Academy II was such a letdown. I just can't watch the original the same way anymore...
      • Lil Hobbit? (Score:3, Interesting)

        by Lispy (136512)
        They could make the Star Wars plot twist and make a movie about Bilbos earlier adventures. After killing Smaug we could go back even further and make a trilogy out of the Silmarillion scaring away both, the diehard fans (for replacing the young Arwen with Natalie Imbruglia) and the rest of the crowd for confusing them with a new main character every 15 minutes.

        cu,
        Lispy
    • I would rather have a single new original movie, instead of tons of the same old stuff.

      Please, don't tell me you liked Hulk I!!!
  • Mark Hamil? (Score:5, Funny)

    by gpinzone (531794) on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:49AM (#6329876) Homepage Journal
    I remember reading that Mark Hamil was talked about for playing Indiana's long lost evil brother. Any truth to it?
  • Indiana Jones will be using such popular consumer products as Geritol, Fix-a-Dent, Ben Gay, and Preperation H. The people representing those "Rascal" mobility scooters didn't put up enough cash to get into the movie.... Just as well, as the pace would be pretty slow with Harrison Ford buzzing along at a brisk 2 mph on one of those electric scooters.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      Indiana Jones will be using such popular consumer products as Geritol, Fix-a-Dent, Ben Gay, and Preperation H. The people representing those "Rascal" mobility scooters didn't put up enough cash to get into the movie.... Just as well, as the pace would be pretty slow with Harrison Ford buzzing along at a brisk 2 mph on one of those electric scooters.

      Could be worse... Imagine if Kamen decide to pay to have Indianna Jones ride a Segway?
    • Just as well, as the pace would be pretty slow with Harrison Ford buzzing along at a brisk 2 mph on one of those electric scooters.

      2mph? You've obviously never had some cranky grandma run one of these things up your heels at the mall -- they to 6-7mpg easily!

  • Luck in three's? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by garcia (6573) * on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:52AM (#6329898) Homepage
    What happened to the trilogies that have become so popular?

    Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Star Wars (I refuse to count the three "newest" ones), etc.

    While I am midly excited to see that this film is going to be released I don't see it as being popular. They are going to concentrate on large-scale special effects and less on the content (just like all recent films and sequels/pre).

    That's my worthless .02
    • by jellomizer (103300)
      Well I wouldn't say the Back to the Future is considered a good trilogy. The First Movie Was Good. The Second One was OK and the third was Dumb.

      But if IJ and SW I think their appeal was the fact that they were Action Movies and the characters seemed believable and not over the top like todays movies (The Flying Yoda). Sure Luke had some force powers but it was usually limited to moving some small objects (The Return of the Jedi made Yoda seem to really concentrate to move the X-Wing) and some limited last
  • by LordYUK (552359) <jeffwright821@@@gmail...com> on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:53AM (#6329908)
    **Spoiler from the Downloaded Kazaa Version**

    Remember that scene in the bazaar with the sword wielding Arabian dude, you know, the one who wants to slice Indy open like a frozen tauntaun?

    Well, in the original Indy just blasts him with his pistol, however, in keeping with the whole "harrison ford shoots second" motiff, Spielburg has decided to let the sword guy swing at him.

    This has the undesirerable side effect of Indy losing his left hand, which has been digitially removed and replaced with a walkie talkie. Years later in the fourth movie, Indy is replaced with a slightly (okay, an extremely) sexier version of himself as a woman, and must engage her in fights that involve her wrapping her legs around him that would leave most contortionists in wheelchairs, slightly before judgement day occurs...

    oh, wait, wrong overdue sequel with a star way too old for the part...
  • imdb forum (Score:5, Interesting)

    by millette (56354) <robin@[ ]lette.info ['mil' in gap]> on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:54AM (#6329915) Homepage Journal
    The internet movie database already has a few hints in its forum [imdb.com]
    • Re:imdb forum (Score:3, Insightful)

      by TheKey (465831)
      The imdb forum, no offense, has got to be the filth of the Internet. It really boggles my brain every time I go there.
      • by JDevers (83155) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:40AM (#6330176)
        As someone who utterly loves IMDB, I completely agree with your assessment of the forums. Sometimes when checking out the info on a movie or actor/actress I accidently see the titles of the last few postings to that particular discussion and immediately loose a few IQ points. It generally takes a few days to return to normal (in the case of T3, I wandered around aimlessly in the woods for a month...so you might want to be even more careful)
  • Aw no guys... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:55AM (#6329919)
    "The movie looks like it will be set in the 1950s"

    So no Nazis then?

    Based on the existing trilogy, I just think you gotta have Nazis for it to work well, simply because of their obsession (in real life) with ancient artefacts and folklore... why not a 1940's mid-war Jones?
    • Re: Aw no guys... (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Black Parrot (19622)

      > > "The movie looks like it will be set in the 1950s"

      > So no Nazis then? Based on the existing trilogy, I just think you gotta have Nazis for it to work well, simply because of their obsession (in real life) with ancient artefacts and folklore...

      Supposedly Ford wants to play a Indy his actual age, so there wasn't much flexibility in the date.

      Given the poplarity of I & III vis-à-vis II you can expect the key artifact to be another Judeo-Christian thingy. That means high probability o

    • not necessarily - there have been many Secret South American conspiracies to bring about the 4th Reich after the war. Everyone knows Hitler is alive and well and living in Beunos Aires, don't they? :-)

      I read one book (well, read is perhaps too strong for this) where the bad guys had Hitler's head in a icebox and were planning to transplant it onto the body of a specially bred hitler-youth type.

      So.. plenty of scope for Nazis to appear in the next movie.
  • slow release (Score:2, Insightful)

    by bongobongo (608275)
    the dvd set is way off.... november!! ?!?!? personally, i'm more excited about the version made by 12 year-olds [kordelski.org] anyway
  • by calebb (685461) * <slashdot&benefiel,net> on Monday June 30, 2003 @08:59AM (#6329938) Homepage Journal

    You can preorder the Indiana Jones Trilogy [bestbuy.com] for $44.95 at Bestbuy.com. I didn't link directly to their product page to avoid looking like I'm trying to make some $$$ on referrals. However, you can click through your favorite 'hot deals' website if you preorder & still get it for $44.95 while earning them a few cents in the process; Or just go to their website and search for "Indiana DVD" and it will be the top two links FYI: The Widescreen edition SKU is 5721463 & the Full Screen SKU is 5721454.

    And don't forget to check out Spielberg Films [spielbergfilms.com] for fairly up-to-date news.

    From their Temple of Doom page [spielbergfilms.com]: It looks like the news previously reported regarding extra features on the fourth disc of the INDY set was on the money as the bonus disc will include documentaries on "The Making of the Trilogy", "The Sound and Music of Indiana Jones", "The Special Effects of Indiana Jones" and "The Stunts of Indiana Jones".
    DVDFile says the "Making Of" doc will be a "new full-length documentary", so its safe to assume that the documentary will be a substantial, feature-length look at the making of the trilogy.
    No word is made about deleted scenes, but amazon.com's spec list did state they would be present. Judging by the accuracy of the other extras they named, things are pointing to their inclusion, but you never know until the discs is in our grubby hands.

  • by bigmouth_strikes (224629) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:00AM (#6329944) Journal
    As long as they don't bring back that little annoying kid in the Yankee cap in Temple Of Doom.
    • by sczimme (603413) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:30AM (#6330117)

      Short Round is the Jar-Jar Binks of the Indiana Jones movies:

      broken English coupled with nails-on-a-chalkboard voice

      cloying attempts to appear cute

      useless in most life-threatening or otherwise important situations

      The major difference is that it is difficult to wish harm on Short Round because he is a little kid - not so with Jar-Jar. I had no trouble wishing Han Solo would show up and shoot first.

      • by HarveyBirdman (627248) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:47AM (#6330220) Journal
        Are you crazy? Short Round kicked ass! He was a competent getaway driver, a sneaky card cheat, was not intimidated by a beautiful grown woman, knew martial arts, had the guts to apply FIRE to someone else's gut when the situation called for it, knew when to use his tongue and when to hold it, and he saved Indiana by beating the tar out of the little royal kid messing with the bad juju voodoo.

        On the rope bridge, Jar-Jar would have screamed and blubbered. Short Round quietly turned to Willie and said, "Hang on. We going for a ride." The kid had a set of balls on him, man.

        If they had both been there, Short Round would kicked Jar-Jar off the bridge himself in the name of the mission.

    • by Ozan (176854) on Monday June 30, 2003 @11:22AM (#6331039) Homepage
      As long as they don't bring back that little annoying kid in the Yankee cap in Temple Of Doom.

      I want short-round in the next movie. Played by Yun-Fat Chow [imdb.com]. Wouldn't that be something?
  • How about some suggestions: I'll kick start y'all Indiana jones and his old bones Indiana jones and jar-jar: the early years
  • by Zabu (589690) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:09AM (#6329999)
    Uh Oh -- Big Mistake!


    cited [scifiscripts.com]
  • by bc8o8 (683988) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:10AM (#6330006)
    How about
    "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Retirement Home"
    or
    "Indiana Jones: The Temple of Viagra"
    or
    "Indiana Jones: The Last Erection"
  • by wynterwynd (265580) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:11AM (#6330017)
    The villan from this one will be Interpol, tracking Indiana down for 20 years worth of smuggling national treasures to sell to museums. High adventure ensues in U.S. Extradition Court, as Indy faces his greatest nemesis, Warren "Eyepatch" Fineburg, a ruthless UN junior legal secretary with a jaunty BLACK fedora and a bullwhip-like fountain pen. Indy's only hopes for exoneration lies in a ragtag legal team consisting of a whiny showgirl, an ex-Russian general turned Hindu monk, and a sassy orangutan lawyer. Indy will need all his skill and luck to survive the climactic out-of-court settlement on the ledge of the courthouse clock tower!


    I trusted my heart to you once Lucas, and you let me down [starwars.com]. I'll approach this with appropriate levels of guarded enthusiasm.

    Wynter
  • I remember it's been my lifelong goal to have a witty young boy drive my car and call me "Doctor Jones! Doctor Jones! Doctor Jones!"

    If I can have that, then my life will truly be complete.

  • by aziraphale (96251) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:14AM (#6330034)
    "the First three films in the Indiana Jones Trilogy will be released"

    Since, in any rational universe, a trilogy doesn't have a 'first three films', shouldn't that be the 'increasingly inaccurately named Indiana Jones Trilogy'?
  • by CaptRespect (586610) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:18AM (#6330057)
    Since Indy drank from the Cup of Life in the last movie, isn't he immortal now? What kind of plot is that going to make? Is he going to meet up with the Highlander or something?

    Seriously, if he can't be killed and is he just going to walk up to the main Nazi bad guy and shoot him?

    Or maybe I got the last movie all wrong.

  • and include just about every main character from the first three films.

    Harrison Ford isn't too old but my favorite supporting character's actor is certainly is too old for the same role.

    That's Dr. Jones, to you!
  • Incomplete DVD Set (Score:5, Insightful)

    by HisMother (413313) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:21AM (#6330078)
    This seems to be a trend, as I'm sure y'all have noticed already: announce the latest in a series of movies, and simultaneously release a boxed set of DVDs of all the previous movies. The buzz about the upcoming movie sells the boxed set. After the next movie arrives, the boxed set is now incomplete, and you get a chance to sell a brand new boxed set to the believers. Pretty crappy if you ask me, but people apparently fall for it.
    • by perrinkog (536087)
      That may be the case with a lot of recent movies (LoTR in particular). BUT I have two points of dissention: 1. DVDs are being released in nov of 2003 and the movie is due July 2005. Thats a bit long for the "buzz" to last. 2. It is Indiana Jones. No hype needed.
    • I have no problem with this : if someone is to dumb to realise it's not that important to have the fourth dvd in a separate box, Hollywood can have his cash. A friend of mine bought the LoTR DVD, then later the extended version. When he saw the extended version, he realised he would not look at the theatrical version ever again. Will he even not consider not buying the TTT theatrical version ? Probably not. What a dumbass.
    • by pclminion (145572)
      This seems to be a trend, as I'm sure y'all have noticed already: announce the latest in a series of movies, and simultaneously release a boxed set of DVDs of all the previous movies.

      Adam Osborne's classic blunder [wikipedia.org]

      "The final blow occurred in 1983, when Adam Osborne boasted about an upcoming product months before it could be released, killing demand for the company's existing products ... Unsold inventory piled up and OCC declared bankrupcy on September 13 1983. This marketing blunder came to be known a

    • Quit whinning dude. Here's what I plan to do: let all my family members know that the trilogy will be released in november. Christmas day it will somehow appear under the tree. When the fourth one comes out I will go see it in the theatre. If its good I will buy it on DVD later. If not I won't.

      I will then have the original trilogy and possibly the fourth one separately. I won't lose sleep over it because I'm not an anal-retentive idiot that has to have everything fit in one box.

      So you, yes YOU have the

  • Is that the tentative title of the next episode? Very few action actors can keep on going for 20-30 years. Its time for Ford to go into graceful retirement or play grandpa roles.
  • Not all of them... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by squarooticus (5092) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:30AM (#6330120) Homepage
    One of my favorite characters, Marcus Brody, was played by Denholm Elliott, who died in 1992. He was one of the reasons why Last Crusade was such a good movie:

    Elsa: It's perfectly obvious where the pages are. He's given them to Marcus Brody.

    Professor Henry Jones: Marcus? You didn't drag poor Marcus along did you? He's not up to the challenge.

    Walter Donovan: He sticks out like a sore thumb. We'll find him.

    Indiana Jones: The hell you will. He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Brody's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the grail already.

    [Cut to middle of fair in the Middle East, Marcus Brody wearing bright suit and white hat, sticking out like sore thumb]

    Marcus Brody: Uhhh, does anyone here speak English?!
    • by Scryber (244784)
      Denholm Elliott was a fine actor, but I felt the character he played in the third movie was nothing like the one from the first.

      In Raiders, he was cautiously uncertain about Indy's pursuit of the Ark. The scene where Jones is packing his suitcase and Brody reveals his misgivings was really well done, conveying a sense that they were messing this things that should be better left alone.

      In the third film, he was, simply, a boob. A comic relief. Dundering and flailing about, he was C-3P0 as a human. Of course

  • No! NO! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by MonkeyDluffy (577002) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:33AM (#6330133)
    When was the last time Harrison Ford made a decent movie? I'm sorry, but the last few films he seemed to be just .... ordinary. While I love the Indiana Jones movies, I don't really want a new one that isn't in the same league as the first three.

    -MDL

  • by abhikhurana (325468) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:40AM (#6330174)
    I am an Indian..guess I will get back into the habbit of eating monkey brains.
    • Not to mention, pluck out our side-kick's heart from his body while shouting Om Namah Sivay ;-).

      Seriously folks, but the Temple of Doom has one of the worst portrayals of Indians ever on celluloid (which, if I'm not wrong, led to the movie being banned in India). I know it's all fiction, and certainly, I don't know if it's a cross-cultural over-reaction, but I think ToD was a simplistic, and a grossly overstated description of a complex set of cultural traditions and values. You know, the old Oh-The-Americ

  • by dpbsmith (263124) on Monday June 30, 2003 @09:47AM (#6330216) Homepage
    The first three Star Wars movies were good, the first three James Bond movies were good, even the first three Rocky pictures were good...

    To a true fan, nothing is sadder than the beloved series that goes on and on, becoming less good, then mediocre, then embarrasingly bad self-parody.

    Because the true fan just has to keep watching them all, out of appreciation for what was and hoping against hope for what might be but almost never is.

    Three cheers for the entertainers who remember the old show business maxim, "Always leave 'em wanting more."
  • Instead of shooting the crazed Arab, he points a walkie-talkie at him and says, "BANG!"
  • Too much risk in that.

    If [ $FILM = "Success"]; then
    For count in 2 3 4 5
    do
    makeanother_sequel $FILM
    done
    else
    findanother_sequel tomake
    fi

    That just about sums up Hollywood...

  • by Markvs (17298) on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:17AM (#6330431) Journal
    When I was in Vienna, Austria back in July of 1994, the big news on MTV Text was the new Indiana Jones movie, supposedly to focus around the "Spear of Destiny", the spear which stabbed Christ during the Crucifixion was in the works. Hmm.

    BTW, MTV Text was a second MTV channel (this is back when Euro MTV was in English 24-7) which was text only news.

  • No script yet! (Score:3, Informative)

    by hdc (665183) on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:31AM (#6330571)
    Harrison Ford was on Conan last week and said he hasn't even seen a script yet for #4. The release time frame is definitely tentative.
  • by artemis67 (93453) on Monday June 30, 2003 @10:50AM (#6330749)
    In the "new and improved" version, the spinning sword dude shoots first.

    And misses.
  • by Lord_Dweomer (648696) on Monday June 30, 2003 @12:12PM (#6331448) Homepage
    How about:

    Indiana Jones and the Search for the WMD

    It could be set in the desert, and could have the opening scene in the Oval Office with G.W. telling Harrison Ford that there is a POWERFUL MYSTERIOUS ARTIFACT that evil terrorists are hiding that he needs to find. He's not really sure what it looks like...just that it has the potential to bring lots of DOOM! And if he comes across any oil to make sure to relay the coordinates to his personal line.

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