Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Digital Release and Review

Indiana Jones makes his long-awaited return to the big screen in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Over 40 years after audiences first fell in love with the fedora-wearing archaeologist, Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role as Indy, who finds himself on a globe-trotting adventure in 1969 against the backdrop of the space race. Also starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, and Mads Mikkelsen, Dial of Destiny promises to deliver the thrilling action, humor, and imaginative historical fiction that has defined the beloved Indiana Jones franchise since 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. Read on for an Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny spoiler-free review and the digital release information!

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Film Review

Indiana Jones returns for a final adventure in the film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The movie opens with the beloved character Indy retiring from his job as a college instructor. He seems tired and weary, taking in the celebration of man’s moonwalk but feeling very disconnected from the cheer.

An old friend’s daughter Helena (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) comes to visit Indy, kicking off a fun adventure as the two team up to find the dial of destiny before it lands in the hands of, you guessed it- Nazis. Harrison Ford is slower and less quippy than previous films but it works really well in this film. Life has taken its toll on him and small bits of information give viewers a hint of where his family is.

Helena or “Wombat” is a con woman who initially wants to sell the dial of destiny but decides to actually help Indy find the dial despite it sending her father into madness and despite Indy’s disgust that she wants to sell it for her debt.

Mads Mikkelsen stars as the main villain in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and he makes for a great foe and this villain isn’t campy like the previous film. The film brings back a beloved character Sallah, who is retired also but misses the desert and adventures with Indy.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny perfectly captures Indy’s mixture of intelligence, humor, and resilience making it one of the best films of the series.

The film will be available from all major digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu on August 29, with never-before-seen bonus content including five chapters that chart the making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Join the cast and crew on an epic, globe-trotting adventure showcasing new characters, stunts, music, locations, production design, and visual effects.

Film Synopsis

Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise– a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and newcomer Ethann Isidore.

Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers.

John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has once again composed the score.

Bonus Features* 

The Making of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

  • Chapter 1 – Prologue – Harrison Ford leaps back into action as Indiana Jones! Journey to 1944 as this featurette reveals the filmmakers, characters, stunts, locations, and incredible visual effects that make up the thrilling opening of Dial of Destiny!
  • Chapter 2 – New York – Blast off to adventure as James Mangold showcases the re-creation of 1969 Manhattan for the Moon Parade chase. This featurette spotlights Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as John Williams conducts his beautiful new theme for this compelling character.

Cast

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw

Antonio Banderas as Renaldo

John Rhys-Davies as Sallah

Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason

Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber

Toby Jones as Basil Shaw

Boyd Holbrook as Klaber

Olivier Richters as Hauke

Ethann Isidore as Teddy 

Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Voller

Directed by

James Mangold 

Written by

Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold 

Produced by

Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Simon Emanuel

Executive Produced by

Steven Spielberg, George Lucas 

Music by

John Williams

Product Specifications

Street Date

Digital: August 29, 2023

Product SKUs 

Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

Feature Run Time

Approx. 154 minutes

Rating

U.S. Rated PG-13

Aspect Ratio

Digital: 2.39:1 

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