Indiana Jones and the Entirely Expected DVD Re-releases

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (official site) will whip-crack its way into theaters on May 22. Naturally that means we'll also be seeing new editions of its three beloved predecessors on little shiny discs.

Paramount has marked May 13 as the release date for new DVDs of Raiders of the

Lost Ark (rather, its post hoc expanded title Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark; at least they

didn't stick a colon in the middle), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Along with the restored and remastered films, these individually released DVDs will add new bonus material, including, of course, tie-ins to Crystal Skull. Each DVD will also add a "Demo and Trailer" for this summer's video game, Lego Indiana Jones.

We have not yet received confirmation that Blu-ray editions are in the works, although we're banking on them being inevitable and not far away.

Paramount released these details about the upcoming releases:

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark will include:

Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

"Indiana Jones: An Appreciation" -- The cast and crew of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull pay tribute to the original trilogy.

"The Melting Face" -- A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain's melting face in Raiders of the Lost Ark, including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas commenting on the evolution of visual effects and CGI.

Storyboard Sequence -- The Well of Souls

Galleries -- Illustrations & Props; Production Photographs & Portraits; Effects/ILM; Marketing

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom will include:

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

"Creepy Crawlies" -- Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Frank Marshall reminisce about snakes, bugs and rats.

Locations -- Travel across the world to discover where the films take place and where they were shot.

Storyboard Sequence -- The Mine Cart Chase

Galleries -- Illustrations & Props; Production Photographs & Portraits; Effects/ILM; Marketing

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will include:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

"The Women: The American Film Institute Tribute" -- The three Indiana Jones women (Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and Alison Doody) reunite for a discussion.

"Friends and Enemies" -- Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Indiana Jones writers discuss how they created the most iconic characters in film history, including a look at new faces in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Storyboard Sequence -- The Opening Sequence

Galleries -- Illustrations & Props; Production Photographs & Portraits; Effects/ILM; Marketing

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer