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Enjoyable, clean video but unexceptional
on February 20, 2013
These movies are a wonderful "romp", which I don't think one should take too seriously, as that was the intent of the producers, directors and stars. All four movies look and sound good enough to enjoy on good home entertainment gear.
You know the movies, so there's no need to discuss those details any further. In my opinion, the Nazi villain movies are better than the non-Nazi villains. If you loved them, as I still do, they are wonderful, and I actually found more to enjoy in the second film (Temple of Doom) -- always loved the start of that movie, but felt it trailed off.
Color transfer appears uniformly good on a 51-inch Plasma picture, and sound is adequately loud and clear on TFX Certified surround sound equipment. Special effects, while appropriate to the vintage of the movies, are far more "noticeable" in the older movies -- the first two. Last Crusade and Kingdom of Skulls, especially, show how far CGI has advanced.
I didn't find the included special features (which if you've got older DVD sets, you probably already own) to increase the enjoyment of the movies. The video quality of the special features is not very good, and looks it on modern video equipment. That said, IMO, the set's a bargain for HD television, but you probably won't use it to show off your equipment to your friends. Nonetheless, I recommending getting some popcorn and ordering some pizza, and inviting some good friends (old and young) over to watch these movies. They just seem to go better in an audience, as they were made to be seen.
Video - A-
Sound - A
Special Features - C