INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM 1984

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Indiana Jones accidentally ends up in India with his young assistant Short Round and bar singer Wilhemena "Willie" Scott and is soon enlisted by some locals to find their missing holy stone. Traveling to an ancient palace nestled deep in the jungle he discovers a secret cult enacting a terrible plan in the catacombs.

Starring:
Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw
Runtime:
1 hour 58 minutes

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INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Steven Spielberg
Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw
Supporting actors Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Roy Chiao, Chua Kah Joo, Dan Aykroyd
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stampy on 30 Mar 2008
Format: VHS Tape
Harrison Ford (Star Wars) reprises his role as the sophisticated archaeologist Indiana Jones in Steven Spielberg's action adventure.

Indiana Jones is ordered to go and collect a sacred stone from a mysterious temple and is accompanied by Willie Scott (Capshaw) and Short Round (Ke Quan).

Filled with brilliant action sequences, sharp characters and exciting settings the second film of the Indiana Jones series is a brilliant action adventure, justifying the genre beautifully.

Ford portrays the hero brilliantly with a sharp and intelligent wit, his nerve under pressure and more so for his lines. Indiana Jones is one of my favourite characters of all time because of these qualities.

Jones is juxtaposed with singer Willie Scott, a spoilt and supposedly sophisticated professional who learns the life of an adventure in very intriguing circumstances. Having this character allows viewers to see the difference between the high life and the poor life, which is also a very touching point to the film.

Willie comes from a very classy background and when arriving in the dilapidated town, its shocking to see how she react and is very touching and audiences will sympathize with the residents of the town. Her character is very funny though, watch out for the elephant scenes.

One of the greatest child roles I've ever seen, Ke Quan gives a funny and classy role as Short Round. His catchphrases and attitude towards situations are great and extremely enjoyable.

The main reason this film is so brilliant is because of the situations Indy and his companions find themselves in, including planes, rope bridges, boat rides and other death defying situations. Its an astonishing mixture of action, adventure and a thrilling ride.

The settings also make the film stunning, none more so than one of the final scenes which makes it one of the best action adventures of all time.

9/10
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "pwoods49" on 1 Jan 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Oh my god! This is by far the best Indy movie. There may not be any nazis in this one like raiders and crusade but who needs them. The opening sequence is brilliant and the ending is just as good.
I don't care what people say, this is the best Indy film. Well done spielberg and lucas.
The only far fetched bit was the diving out of the plane scene.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. T. Greenhough on 6 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
I appear to be in the very small minority for which Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom is their favourite Indiana Jones film! I love this movie, I think it has all the things that made Raiders of The Lost Ark but cranked up yo eleven! It's funny, action packed and entertaining from start to finish!

I suppose my view is slightly clouded though as one of my earliest memories is watching this film with my cousin and being blown away! For weeks I walked around dressed as Harrison Ford. So for that reason it will always be special to me for personal reasons. However I do think this is the best Indie film! Please watch this film, in my opinion, humble though it is, this is one of the best pieces of cinema since the cosmos was created!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 5 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones is back in his second adventure, this time to tackle the great terror surrounding the mysterious Temple of Doom.

After crash landing in India, Jones and companions Short Round and Willie Scott end up in a small distressed village where the residents claim a dark power has stolen their precious stones and children.

Agreeing to assist the village, Jones and friends make their way to a nearby palace and enquire further into the strange happenings.

Assuring Indiana he has no idea what he's talking about, the prime minister offers them to spend the night in the palace.

However, that evening Jones discovers a secret passage into a temple and stumbles onto something he thought was long extinct.

It seems the age old cut of Thuggee cult is attempting to rise once more, believing that with the power of the five Sankara stones they can rule the world.....

Almost two hours whizz by in the blink of an eye, thanks to the swift direction of Spielberg, and a fine performance from Ford.

It's dark though, the narrative and story are sinister, but you also have some very funny scenes and lines to even the the tone out.

The three leads have wonderful chemistry together, and this really comes into perspective when there are more emotional scenes (when Jones grabs Shorty after he has burnt him and winks at him always brings a lump into my throat).

Topped off with excellent set pieces and beautiful score, this was the film to beat in 1984, and probably the eighties (although that is my opinion.

It is very different from the other three movies, but it keeps the 'boys' own adventure feel to it, and it never lets up, from the moment you see Willie Scott emerge from the dragons mouth right up to the final embrace.
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Format: DVD
The follow up to the phenomenally successful Raiders was not going to be easy to pull off.

The mantra "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" must have been in the producers mind when making Doom because it is essentially the same film made again. Set this time in India, our intrepid hero and his new side kick Shortround attempt to retrieve some ancient and mystical stones stolen from a poor village. Not only have the stones gone missing but so have the villager's children. Something terrible is happening and Indie is going to find out.

With a fabulous Busby Berkley/Philip Marlow style opener set in a Shanghai Night Club, involving deadly poison, the antidote, lots of dancing girls and gunfire. We are catapulted right into another action adventure story literally packed with thrills and spills. Falls from aeroplanes, menacing assassins, mystical mind control, and as you would expect lots of underground tunnels, collapsing rooms full of spikes, masses of bugs, and a superb race inside a working mine are just a taste of the entertainment on show.

Although great skill has been used to create the spectacle on show, the film has not aged well. The special effects are now 30 years old and frankly you can tell. The leading lady, also Mrs Spielberg at the time, is no Karen Allen but does her best. The introduction of Shortround, Indies young assistant/partner is a welcome addition and is a good rounded character; his regular humorous observations are welcome light relief. However the relationship between Professor Jones and his new leading lady is a little stiff and unconvincing.

Although Doom is only 2 minutes longer than Raiders it feels a lot longer.
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