Brace yourselves, Jones fans, for the original Raiders of the Lost Ark will be hitting the big screen once more, though this time the screen in going to be really big. That’s right, Raiders will be coming back briefly via some huge-ass mutha-fkn IMAX!
The release is part of a plan to help promote Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, which is coming out on Blu-ray September 18th, but is also a pet project of Steven Spielberg, who had this to say about it:
For me, it’s always been the bigger the screen, the better. It’s the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and hand-held platforms. It’s a complete relief to be able to see a film that many people have just experienced on a palm-sized platform technology, suddenly hurled at that them on an Imax-sized screen.
And, thankfully, nothing has been screwed with. No guns being digitally edited out and replaced by candy-canes or walkie-talkies or whatever. So we get to see it in all its original glory, as God himself intended.
The IMAX release will only be running from September 7th to the 13th, so make sure to plan ahead if you want to see it. Where is it playing, you ask? We have no idea yet. Official theater lists will no doubt be announced soon, at which point we’ll let you all know.
Thanks to slashfilm for helping us to spread the good news.