Okay. When a series as beloved as the Indiana Jones trilogy — and it’s unofficial companion, Shia, Lord of the Monkeys, Versus the Ungrateful Aliens — gets announced as coming to Blu-ray, I feel compelled to report it. The problem is, that’s it — the only news is that Indiana Jones is coming to Blu-ray, which most of us probably assumed at this point. There’s no date other than “fall-ish”, and no extras listed; there’s only an Amazon pre-order page, which currently has the set for $75. So I guess that’s what I’m reporting. You can pre-order the Indiana Jones Blu-rays here. I guess my article on whether you should pre-order the Indiana Jones Blu-rays will come later.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.