Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye is the eighteenth film in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It originally aired on January 15, 1995 on The Family Channel, and was re-titled Treasure of the Peacock's Eye for release on home video in October 26, 1999 (VHS). Though never released as independent hour-long episodes, the two halves of this film are distinct enough to be considered separate stories: "London/Egypt, November 1918" and "South Pacific, January 1919".
Chapter 18 in the complete adventures of Indiana Jones finds Indy vagabonding around the South Pacific on a treasure hunt for a fabled lost diamond.
The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words -- "The eye of the peacock!" -- send him and Remy on a thrilling treasure hunt for one of Alexander the Great's most treasured possessions. Pursued by a dangerous one-eyed man, Indy follows the trail of the diamond from London to Alexandria to the South Seas where he has a run-in with a murderous band of Chinese pirates. The shipboard battle that ensues is a spectacular display of swords, guns and flying fists. Marooned by the pirates on a remote desert island, Indy is captured by savage headhunters, but before they can turn him into a shrunken head and cannibal stew, he is rescued by anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski and makes a life-altering decision.
- Remy Baudouin
- Suzette Baudouin
- Howard Carter
- E.M. Forster
- Indiana Jones
- Bronislaw Malinowski
- Helen Seymour (voice only)
The film was released on VHS in October 1999 as The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (Chapter 18 in The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones). The VHS version contains bonus interviews with George Lucas and Sean Patrick Flanery.
The film was released on DVD in 2008 as part of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Three, The Years of Change (Disc 3). The disc also contained three companion historical documentaries. The video game The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hunting for Treasure, based on the film, was included on disc 10 (the Interactive Bonus Disc) of the DVD set.
Companion Historical Documentaries
- Bronislaw Malinowski - God Professor
- Anthropology - Looking at the Human Condition
- New Guinea - Paradise in Peril
Notes and references
- Although this is the title used to promote the film's original broadcast, the title that actually appeared on screen is the somewhat baffling The Young Indiana Jones Treasure of the Peacock's Eye.