Lucasfilm to trot out old faves

Posted: September 07, 2012

LEADING UP to the rollout of the new Blu-ray box set of the "Indiana Jones," Lucasfilm has rereleased the four films in theaters. Next will come the new season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the release of earlier seasons on broadcast television and finally in October, a plunge into literacy.

It all starts with the release of the remastered Imax screen version of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" today for one week. (Locally, head to the AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 or AMC Neshaminy 24.)

On Sept. 15, AMC theaters will hold an "Indiana Jones" marathon. All four movies - "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" - will be run consecutively.

This is all in anticipation of the release of all four movies on Sept. 18 in a box set called "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures." Along with the restored and remastered movies, there are seven hours of bonus material, including a new documentary based on outtakes and footage.

On television, the fifth season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" starts Sept. 29 on Cartoon Network. The first two seasons of "The Clone Wars" go into syndication on broadcast television, aimed at a new audience.

Don't be surprised if you see "Star Wars" stormtroopers outside your local library in the first week in October.

"Star Wars' Reads" is a joint event held between publishers and Lucasfilm aimed to promote literacy. With more than 1,000 participating libraries and bookstores, organizers intend to introduce and encourage reading. The date is Oct. 6.

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