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

Harrison Ford , Karen Allen , Steven Spielberg    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Producers: Frank Marshall
  • 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: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0014CDVEU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,378 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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17 of 17 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Who Knew All You Could do with a Bull Whip 19 Oct 2007
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) doesn't just teach about archeology. When the right opportunity comes up, he goes in search of the lost ancient treasures of the world. And he specializes in the supernatural and occult.

That's why he gets approached by the US government to go in search of the ancient Ark of the Covenant. They have received intelligence that the Nazis have located its probably burial place. And, while we aren't at war with them yet (it is 1936), we don't want that power to fall into their hands.

And so, Jones is off to Egypt to beat them to the ark. But first, he has to stop in Nepal to get a needed item from Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), his ex-girlfriend and the daughter of his mentor. When the Nazis show up at the same time, Marion decides to go with Jones.

But the danger has just begun. Can Indiana Jones find the ark before the Nazis? If so, can he steal it away under their very noses?

This is a wonderful pop corn flick. It's got lots of action to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Yet the story is decent and holds together well. And the characters, brought to life by great acting, are more then the cardboard cut outs you normally associate with the genre. The special effects at times to betray the movie's age, but they are minor.

What surprises me more is the film's rating. While originally rated PG, I think it belongs in the PG-13 category. Some of those images are rather gruesome and the violence can get graphic. Of course, back when this film was releases, PG-13 wasn't an option. Still, parents will definitely want to preview this movie before they let their kids see it.

This movie has many imitators, and some of them are very fun. But it's hard to top the original if you are looking for a great action flick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrison Ford makes history come to life 29 Mar 2005
By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape
This is the first in a series of fun to watch action packed movies based on what an archeologist should be. Being a first you will not notice the pattern of the film unless you are used to Saturday matinees.

We hit the deck running on this one as we see Indiana Jones making a John Wayne type of entrance. So much that you do not notice the dubious looking character next to him Statipo (Alfred Molina). Until he says "Give me the Idle and I will give you the whip."

Now settled down, after his near miss with the natives, Harrison Ford is a professor (Indiana Jones) teaching the fact that archeology is a search for facts not some thrill ride.

That very afternoon he is confronted by some government agents. It seems that his old professor Abner Ravenwood has disappeared. They picked up some radio transmissions that contained the name of Abner and a city Tannis. Immediately Indiana Jones knows that the Nazis (natural bad buys) are looking for the Ark of the Covenant (which can be used as a weapon of unspeakable power) and somehow he must bet them to it for the sake of the world.

He is helped by an old love interest Marion (Karen Allen) and rivaled by an old nemesis Dr. Rene Belloq (Paul Freeman).

Does it really exist?

How can he beat them to it?

Why is he on the outs with Abner?

Hold on for a thrill a minute and don't eat any bad dates.
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By Matt
Format:VHS Tape
The search for famous lost treasure is something that really gets people excited. If you combine that with gunfights, chase scenes through the desert, mysterious underground vaults, a legendary director and an iconic bullwhip, then you have all the ingredients for capturing the imagination of generations to come.

Harrison Ford really nails the role of protagonist Dr. Jones, with his quirky humour, charismatic presence and sense of adventure instantly capturing the attention of the viewer. His charming performance made him an idol for millions of kids (and I suspect a large number of adults too).

Thrown into the mix is a suitably sinister villain, Rene Belloq (Paul Freeman) out to thwart our hero at every turn. The stunts in the film are incredible; one particularly memorable set piece takes place in the desert with Indy clinging to the side of a truck in an attempt to reclaim the Ark from the Nazis, this has the audience on the edge of their seats!

This movie quite literally grabs you and throws you through a twisting and turning story, demanding that you enjoy it. It will leave you energized, with an urge to start rummaging through your basement for any old biblical manuscripts that might lead to buried treasure under your neighbour's lawn!

This action packed blockbuster will no doubt endure for decades to come and go down as one of the all-time greatest films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good film
Published 1 day ago by Brenda Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
an awesome film, Harrison Ford is amazing, the adventure is fun and the best in the franchise!
Published 13 days ago by Toby Grisdale
5.0 out of 5 stars As perfect a movie as you'll ever get
Raiders of the Lost Ark (none of this "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" nonsense) is about as perfect a movie as you're ever likely to watch. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Darren
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Who doesn't like Indie? A great film that I can now carry around with me! ^_^
Published 1 month ago by Alpha Luna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by michelle Gregg
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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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
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