So I’m browsing at my local video store. I stumble upon a new VHS tape of Raiders of the Lost Ark–still no DVD, more’s the pity–and I find that the name has been changed.
The new official title is Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, with Indiana Jones large and the Raiders etc small, so as to match the logos of the other two IJ movies. I ask you, was this really necessary?
Well, maybe you could argue that now it will be stored alphabetically with the other two movies in video stores, instead of being over in the Rs. I dunno, still seems capricious.
But here’s the best part: a caption on the box conspicuously informs us that it is “chapter 24 in The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones”.
. . . Temple of Doom is Chapter 23, . . . Last Crusade is Chapter 25, and presumably, chapters 1-22 are the individual episodes of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
I call shenanigans. Cheeseball shenanigans.