‘Raiders’ Gets Imax Release Before Blu-ray Debut15 Aug, 2012 By: John Latchem
With Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures arriving on Blu-ray Sept. 18, the first film in the series, Raiders of the Lost Ark, will receive a special one-week engagement in select Imax theaters beginning Sept. 7.
“When I saw the stunning quality of the picture and heard the enhanced sound in an Imax theater, I was quite literally blown away and hope that audiences will enjoy the experience as much as I did,” said director Steven Spielberg.
Spielberg and sound designer Ben Burtt oversaw the restoration process of Raiders for the Blu-ray, which will be distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Imax presentation has been additionally remastered for the large-scale format.
A list of participating theaters is available at imax.com.