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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was based on the Indiana Jones series of films. The series follows the Indiana Jones character (as a young boy and as a young man) as he was growing up and experiencing his early adventures, where he gets into trouble, learns life lessons and encounters various historical figures along the way. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was filmed on location all over the world ~ including England, Russia, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, France, India, China, Austria, Egypt, the United States, Morocco, Ireland, Italy, Africa, Turkey, Greece and Thailand.
George Lucas The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Two, The War Years continues the extraordinary narrative, historical, and production achievements found in Volume One. As with the first series, each feature-length program (re-editing material from the original, one-hour broadcasts to smooth out the chronology of Jones experiences as a child and young man) resembles a theatrical experience more than episodic television. Each drama is remarkably rich in layered detail, shedding light on major events, figures, and ideas from a pivotal era in world history. Where Volume One largely focused on the early childhood of Indiana Jones as he traveled the world in the company of his parents, meeting the likes of Picasso, Tolstoy, Freud, and T.E. Lawrence, Volume Two is exclusively concerned with Jones experiences during World War I. This time, Jones (Sean Patrick Flanery, introduced in the final episodes of Volume One) is serving in the infantry of the Belgian army under an assumed name, eventually rising in rank from corporal to captain and becoming a spy after paying extensive, nightmarish dues on the wars front line in Europe. The series captures some of the horror of World War Is most infamous battles, directly inserting Jones into the thick of the action at Verdun, the Somme, the Middle East, and elsewhere. In time, Jones is repeatedly recruited to become a secret agent, going undercover in Austria to help forge a separate peace between the last Habsburg emperor and the allies, and playing a crucial part in the survival of British and Australian forces crossing a merciless desert. Along the way, Indy befriends Bolsheviks preparing for the Russian Revolution, has a romance with Mata Hari, attempts a prison break with Charles de Gaulle, and has a wonderful encounter with Albert Schweitzer. As with Volume One, this follow-up box set includes an astonishing number of excellent special features, primarily dynamic documentaries about many of the real-life people and incidents introduced in the stories. These extras provide much depth and analysis without being at all dry; a creative history teacher would do well to incorporate them (and, for that matter, the shows themselves) in a class about the 20th century. --Tom Keogh
The reason I love this whole series as an adult is not so much the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, although inventive, well acted and a good intro for children to various... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Audrey Scougall
Wonderful movie for all ages. Bought this for my 11 year-old nephew - the entire family watched it - twice! And it has become his "go-movie".Published 5 months ago by Gabriella K. Pettit
The DVD release of this great series has been totally butchered. Instead of releasing the episodes only in several discs, they released this bloated mess. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Scott Blake
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Good question. Walmart has the second set to for a pre-order price of approximately $76. I decided to pre-order mine from there. After shipping fee and taxes it was about $80 or $85.
Nov 8, 2007 by Amy E. Barker | See all 4 posts
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As I stated above, good for you, but this has nothing to do with the product itself. Comments like this should be placed in another section.
Nov 21, 2007 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts