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Review: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Home Video Release

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny arrives on various disc formats Tuesday, December 5th.   This initial home video release includes the film, a score only version and a 5-part Behind-The-Scenes documentary.   For the full technical specifications check out the press release.

Indiana Jones Dial Of Destiny Blu rayI was able to review the Blu-ray set that includes the film and digital code.  The documentary is the same as the original digital release which is a five part series totaling nearly one hour of combined running time. I thought this was an interesting look at the development of the film but a little too character focused for me. I am more interested in the actual making of process more.  I would have liked to have seen more added to it to have a better balance.

The Making of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny:

  • Chapter 1 – Prologue – Harrison Ford leaps back into action as Indiana Jones! Journey to 1944 as this featurette reveals the filmmakers, characters, stunts, locations, and incredible visual effects that make up the thrilling opening of Dial of Destiny!
  • Chapter 2 – New York – Blast off to adventure as James Mangold showcases the re-creation of 1969 Manhattan for the Moon Parade chase. This featurette spotlights Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as John Williams conducts his beautiful new theme for this compelling character.
  • Chapter 3 – Morocco – The man in the hat is back! Explore Morocco as this featurette breaks down the white-knuckle stunts of the medina tuk-tuk chase and hotel brawl. Meet Teddy (Ethann Isidore), Indy’s precocious new ally in the hunt for the dial!
  • Chapter 4 – Sicily – Meet Renaldo (Antonio Banderas) as he guides our heroes on a perilous underwater treasure hunt! Catch up with Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on location in Sicily and explore the caverns, traps, and bugs surrounding Archimedes’ tomb!
  • Chapter 5 – Finale – This featurette breaks down the thrilling climax to the Indiana Jones series. Cast and filmmakers James Mangold, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford bid farewell to one of the greatest heroes of all time.

The other bonus feature is a score only version of the film.  I found this rather odd to watch, it worked better for me to just listen to, but there were some periods with nothing.   One note I am unsure if this is in the digital release. I tried to add this title to my library and since I have the original digital release it said I already had it and did not add the new one.  The score only version was not on that release.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is also available on digital formats and arrived on Disney+ December 1st.  On Disney+ there are no bonus features beyond a trailer.   In its initial digital release the film was accompanied by the same 5 part making of series as the disc release.

This home video release is for fans trying to build out their physical collection and for those really interested in the score.

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