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Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD]

Harrison Ford , Karen Allen , Douglas Slocombe    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies
  • Directors: Douglas Slocombe
  • Producers: Norman Reynolds
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 May 2008
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0014CDVEU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,903 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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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.


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4.8 out of 5 stars
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See it again!!! 28 Dec 2010
Format:DVD
"Raiders" is the first and best of the Indiana Jones movies.

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Latter day (almost) swashbuckler 16 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
What a splendid intro to the trilogy. When this came out I was just a wee nipper but soon discovered that it wasn't just myself and other kids caught up in the fantasy. It's actually a sequel to Temple of doom set during the 2nd world war. Scary military police are on his trail even to Nepal, across to Eygypt culminating in a freaky scene where they open the ark of the covenant (I wont say whats in it).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So so good 14 Aug 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My daughter saw the Indy show at disney this year and when we explained it was based on a film she asked to see it. I could hardly say no! It is a classic film, I don't know anyone who dislikes it. I did cover eyes during the face melting scene but the rest is not really that bad (even Alfred Molina's unfortunate demise). She loved it and so did we!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Raiders of the Lost Ark is directed by Stephen Spielberg and collectively written by Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas (story) and Philip Kaufman (story). It stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies and Denholm Elliott. Music is scored by John Williams and cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.

What can you say about Raiders of the Lost Ark that hasn't been said before? It has been analysed, deconstructed, praised and written about at length by everyone from the highest of film critics to the man of the street film lover and his dog. Truth is, is that nothing new can be added to the millions of tomes written about what Spielberg coyly announced was his B movie homage to adventure serials of the 30s and 40s.

In simple factoid terms it was roughly made for $20 million and went on to make nearly $400 million! It quickly pulled Spielberg out of a depressive rut after the critical mauling of his period comedy movie 1941. It announced Harrison Ford as a superstar actor whilst simultaneously introducing pop culture references that still thrive today. It won four Oscars and was nominated for a further four, and as it made archaeology sexy it heralded the opening of a new era for the summer blockbuster. The whole production (apart from Spielberg) were taken ill whilst filming in Tunisia and it was the start of a franchise that still brings great GREAT pleasures to millions of fans.

Why is Raiders so adored? That it is a film that still entertains royally today, where once loved in 1981 is still loved by the very same older and wiser people in the new millennium? The answer is it gets everything right, it transcends its basic source to reveal one of the most exhilarating action/adventure movies ever made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By SiMo
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Lets face it, for anyone who bought the blu-ray boxset a couple of years ago just to get their hands on the (at the time) exclusive blu-ray edition of 'Raiders'... you know you did. No one wants the turkey that is (even by Spielberg's and Ford's admissions) the second film, ..... the third's so-so, and don't even get me started on the abysmal fourth film.

THIS is the jewel in the boxset, the classic first and best - AT LAST available on it's own and at a great price to boot.
Gorgeous re-mastered picture, punchy crisp sound. I've waited years to get my hands on this singular title and was not disappointed. You will not be either!. Buy it! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who wouldn't love Indiana Jones 24 Jun 2013
By AnnieO
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Anyone who hasn't seen or bought it for their children need to have a word with themselves!
Great film, should be part of everyone's childhood
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Greatest adventure ever! 22 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Indiana Jones is the epitimy of adventure films. Raiders of the Lost Ark is without a doubt the best adventure film ever made. It has action, suspense and romance. The only other adventure to rival Raiders is Bond who does not come close to being the adventure of Raiders. The only films to near Raiders level of adventure are Temple of Doom, and Last Crusade. I recommend Raiders of the lost ark to any adventure fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot how much I enjoyed it...
Watched this the other night with the family - of course we'd all seen it before, but there was much more to the film than I remembered - better than I expected!
Published 1 month ago by SN
4.0 out of 5 stars A good Harrison Ford fix for the women of the household.
Still a good film, despite me feel old and the kids saying how 'plasticy' the melting baddies looked at the end. Under-10s these days: hmmm.
Published 1 month ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Still very exciting!!!
This is one of the great films. Had not seen it for many years, so it was really exciting to watch it again.
It seemed to have been digitally remastered?
Published 2 months ago by bernadette watts
5.0 out of 5 stars It is Indiana Ruddy Jones!
If you are planning on buying this film because you've never heard of it or seen it before then you are a silly person! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nicholas Munday
5.0 out of 5 stars Still marvellous...if a little cheesey
To men of a certain age this film will remind them of the kind of men we wanted to become and how un-PC it now is to be like Indy. To quote Karen Allen, "A Bum! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Frank Coles
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Works perfectly, and it arrived on time. I got it for my brother as a birthday present because he is a fan of Indiana Jones, and he is very happy with this DVD, and so is my dad,... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous film
Years after it was made this film is still fantastic. My boys LOVE it! Entertaining and funny in places but my boys think the set pieces and fight scenes are the best.
Published 12 months ago by Karen Sheard
4.0 out of 5 stars review
I bought this for a friend. They were very pleased with the product. It was exactly as expected. Thanks a lot.
Published 12 months ago by Nicola
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant then, brilliant now
There are so many things to relish in this movie; a good storyline, good to good enough acting, lots of surprises, hissable villains, humorous touches, good quips and sturdy... Read more
Published 12 months ago by harpoon guns to 'safe', please
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