Paramount Pictures have finally released Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, the definitive Indiana Jones box set on Blu-ray. Indiana Jones is the iconic adventurous fedora-hat wearing, bull-whip toting archaeologist from the blockbusters 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).
Jones, whose full name is Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. was unforgettably played by Harrison Ford in the four feature films. The movies were a homage to film serials and pulp magazines of the 1930’s, which unapologetically celebrated their strong-jawed heroes. The character and series was created by George Lucas and each of the feature films was directed by Steven Spielberg. As if Ford, Lucas and Spielberg were not already, the Indy Jones films forever cemented the positions as Hollywood heavyweights.
Indiana Jones has gone on to become one of, if not the, most acclaimed characters of modern cinema, ranking prominently on the greatest characters or heroes list of many prestigious magazines and websites. For example, Time magazine named him second on their ‘Greatest Fictional Character of All Time’, behind only Sherlock Holmes. He was also second on The American Film Institute’s 2003 list of ‘100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains’, this time behind To Kill a Mocking Bird’s Atticus Finch on the hero list. Famous British movie magazine Empire consider him the sixth Greatest Movie Character ever. He has also been listed prominently by other industry magazines like Premiere, Entertainment Weekly and more.