Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom

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You never forget your first melting face.

That’s just one of the thrills of Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection, a three-disc set that collects the first three Indy films along with new bonus features, including a close-up look at how the melting faces in Raiders of the Lost Ark came to be.

Our favorite is a short, new introduction that includes archival footage from the filming. In it, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas reveal that Spielberg hoped to make a globe-trotting action-adventure movie that he could shoot fast so he wouldn't go over budget, as he had on his previous film, 1941.

“I was trying to make a movie that was fiscally responsible,” said Spielberg.

Turns out, he did.

Lucas, for his part, says he just wanted to see the film get made by someone so he could watch it. And yes, as Harrison Ford says in an archival clip during the making of the film, Indiana Jones really was named after Lucas' dog.

There may not be enough new material to require a purchase if you already have the films on DVD, but there’s plenty to slake your jones for the adventurous archaelogist before the new Indiana Jones is released in theaters.

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