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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


May 21, 2008

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Oct 14, 2008

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Harrison Ford
Ray Winstone
Shia LaBeouf
Cate Blanchett
Karen Allen


2008 Paramount Pictures

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After 19 years, Harrison Ford dons his hat, picks up his whip and resumes his role as Indian Jones, a part-time university professor/full-time adventurer. And while the aging actor and character admits it's not as easy as it used to be, fans can still expect a whole lot of action as Indy tackles a new challenge with a young tag-a-long (Shia La Beouf) and runs into an old romantic interest (Karen Allen).

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Why Is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Rated PG-13?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is rated PG-13 PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images.

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Indy is back after nineteen years, and the character has moved ahead the same amount of time. It’s 1957 and America is boiling in the paranoia leading to the Cold War. This leaves Indiana’s allegiances in question after his involuntary decision to work with some Russian spies. Violence is the prime concern in deciding if young ones should be introduced to this hero. Bullets from machine guns fly in many scenes, taking lives of background characters. For a brief moment men are seen burning alive. A nuclear bomb destroys a “simulated” town where some real people are inadvertently killed. A swarm of giant ants covers various people, eating them alive (visual details are not explicit). The “usual” special effects scene shows a person disintegrating. Various scenes have people punching each other, as well as fighting with swords and other weapons. Overall, this violence is bloodless and not overtly explicit. Profanities include some terms of deity and scatology. Sexual content is limited to a discussion about an illegitimate child and a brief scene where a man is presumably naked (shown from the waist up) while being cleansed from radioactive fallout. Tobacco smoking and social drinking are depicted in a few scenes.

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The character of Indian Jones was first introduced to audiences in the 1981movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. That movie was followed by two sequels: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. As well, Harrison Ford is known for his iconic role as Hans Solo in the Star Wars franchise. Actor Shia La Beouf also worked with director Steven Spielberg in the film Transformers and played another youth dealing with treasure hunters in Holes.

May 13, 2008:In anticipation of the 2008 release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Paramount Home Entertainment is re-releasing to DVD the Indiana Jones series (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade)

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence, Coarse Language, May Frighten Young Children.
AB PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Violence.
QC Not Rated Not recommended for young children.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...

Blu-ray Notes: Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Release Date: 17 December 2013

Paramount Pictures has announced a Blu-ray release of each of the four movies in the Indian Jones Franchise. Sold individually, these tiles include:

Indian Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Bluu-ray Notes: Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures

Release Date: September 18, 2012

Paramount is releasing all four of the movies in the franchise about the great cinematic archeologist and packaging them into one 5- disc Blu-ray set called Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures.

Indiana Jones whips up some excitement on the home video market with the release of The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It is available in three versions: the single disc edition, as well as the 2-Disc DVD and the Blu-ray edition.

If you choose either of the last two options, your journey with the intrepid adventurer will include three featurettes (Return of a Legend, Pre-production and Making Crystal Skull), a text/photo gallery, Frank Marshal’s Indy Photo Album and the theatrical trailer. Audio tracks are recorded in Dolby Digital (English).

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