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Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD]
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Archeologist-adventurer Indiana Jones masterfully vanquishes all manner of foe while in search for the Ark of the Covenant in this a ction packed adventure. Nominated for 2 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's 1981 resurrection of the Saturday-matinee adventure genre was deservedly popular, and kicked off a successful trilogy. Set in 1936, this first feature introduces Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, an archaeologist and adventurer whose quests for rare antiquities frequently find him running from one menace or another. Raiders Of The Lost Ark finds Dr. Jones in the middle of a Nazi plot to use the mysterious powers of the Ark of the Covenant to win the war. Karen Allen plays the love interest with an old-fashioned "man's woman" appeal (she can drink anybody under the table and is free with her fists). The constant, cliffhanger appeal of the movie is great fun--one is always wondering how Indy will get out of one scrape after another--and Ford's career got a big boost with his self-effacing but masculine portrayal of the hero. --Tom Keogh
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Harking back to 40's and 50's TV and Movie serials, where the main character always wore a hat (so the stuntman could hide his face) and managed to save the world on a regular basis, Spielberg's unabashed action adventure story focusing on the adventures of Archaeologist Professor Indiana Jones is a welcome relief from the slavish fashion for realism that was often served to us by Hollywood in the 60's and 70's.
Focusing on action and adventure, an exciting story, outstanding performances, especially from Ford, Rhys Davies and Paul Freeman, a witty script, and pitch perfect direction from Spielberg, we are presented with an almost flawless film (forget that maddening submarine paradox if you can) from the terrifically exciting opener set deep in the Jungle to the stunning finale with that pleasing nod to Wells's Citizen Kane. The villains are wonderfully menacing, especially Ronald Lacey as a sinister and threatening Nazi henchman. Their search for the Ark of the Covenant, obstructed by Indie all the way, is a master class in efficient filmmaking.
Spawning 3 sequels of varying quality, Raiders has aged well and is still the best of the four by some margin, however that doesn't mean Doom or Last Crusade are not good because they are. However Crystal Skull is a big disappointment, even with that huge budget.
Wrapped up efficiently in 111 minutes, Raiders is superb entertainment for all.
I have a hard time believing that anyone hasn't seen this movie so I'll skip the plot and go straight for the main reason you should watch it again. The transfer to DVD is absolutely stunning, probably the most impressive clean up I've ever seen. It really looks as though it could've been filmed yesterday.
The sound has been given a nice makeover as well. Forever a classic, this movie can't be seen too many times.
However, I think what really marks it out is that so much happens; there are so many episodes crammed in: opening; intro to the Ark issue; Himalayas; Egypt; discovery of the ark; escape; boat trip; chase; opening of the ark; ending, and lots of sub-elements as well. You rarely get so much different stuff packed into a movie. Despite, this, it never feels rushed; it's superbly edited.
With its extra polish ,from the years inbetween, "The last Crusade" is as good, but honestly, this is just outstanding, and really deserves its place among cinema's greats.
Oh, and maybe it did spawn "Warehouse 13", another pat on the back.
Jones begins his search in Nepal where he finds ex girlfriend Marion who is the daughter of indianas mentor. Marion has a necklace that has a pendant that shows markings to the burial place of the ark. It also is revealed that it fits onto the staff of wrath and will reveal the exact location. Unfortunately, Indiana has been followed by nazi agents and a fight ensues for the piece.
Indy and Marion escape with the headpiece and move onto the Middle East where Marion is kidnapped by the nazis and Indiana locates the ark.
A back and forth ensues between Indy and the nazis and the most incredible action scenes ensue. There is horse riding, car chases, punch ups, sword fights, explosions, booby traps and that's not to mention the snakes.
The movie stretches over land sea and air to the conclusion on an island where the nazis will test the power of the ark. Tied up and frightened Indy and Marion must watch as the Germans open the ark and get more than they bargained for.
This is the best of the Indiana Jones movies. It is a non stop ride of suspense, action and humour. The mythology is fantastic and there are great performances from Denholm Elliott, Karen Allen and John Rhys Davis.Read more ›
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Was listed as "Collectors Edition", came back as regular edition. Misrepresented.Published 3 months ago by Liam P.
Not as funny as the lost tomb as i thought but definitely watch again.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer