- Actors: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Connery
- Directors: Steven Spielberg
- Writers: George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Jeffrey Boam, Lawrence Kasdan, Menno Meyjes
- Format: VHS
- Language: Arabic, English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Nepali, Spanish
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Paramount
- VHS Release Date: 20 Oct. 2003
- Run Time: 344 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004I9P2
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,107 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Indiana Jones Trilogy (Box Set) [VHS] 
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All three of Steven Spielberg's films featuring the exploits of adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) are collected together in a box set. In 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', Indy goes in search of the original Commandment tablets, while in 'The Temple of Doom' it is the sacred Sankara stone he seeks. 'The Last Crusade' sees Indy off once again, this time to find his father (Sean Connery), who has vanished while looking for the Holy Grail.
As with George Lucas' other movie franchise, there's a vein of mysticism running through Indiana Jones' big-screen adventures. Watching the trilogy back to back in this box set it's possible to unravel the chronology and chart the spiritual journey of our hero: the idealistic Young Indy ("It belongs in a museum", implores River Phoenix in the opening escapade of The Last Crusade) grows up to become a cynical fortune-hunter seen trading archaeological treasures with Chinese gangsters at club "Obi-Wan" in The Temple of Doom. From there we follow his path to redemption via three mystical religious objects: respectively Hindu (the Shankara stones in Temple of Doom), Jewish (the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders), and Christian (the Holy Grail itself in Last Crusade).
But that's just the subtext. Along the way, this knight-errant archaeologist undertakes improbable adventures (featuring spiders, snakes, rats, insects and Nazis galore), rescues damsels in distress (even when they don't want to be rescued, like Kate Capshaw in Temple of Doom) and still finds time to bond with his dad (Sean Connery, in one of cinema's great cameo roles as Dr Jones Sr.). Steven Spielberg revels in Lucas' recreation of 1930s cliffhanger serials, infusing every scene with kinetic energy and infectious enthusiasm, and creating any number of iconic sequences that have become touchstones of cinematic history (the opening of Raiders has been parodied innumerable times in everything from chocolate commercials to The Simpsons). Director and producer are more than ably assisted by regular composer John Williams, whose swashbuckling Korngold-inspired "Raiders" theme casts Harrison Ford as a modern-day Errol Flynn. Although a fourth movie has long been promised, this trilogy plays like a self-contained whole that leaves nothing wanting: from the witty dialogue and breathtaking action choreography to the near-perfect casting and lovingly detailed period production design, this is popular movie-making at its very peak. --Mark Walker
Top customer reviews
While watching Raiders of the Lost Ark I totally forgot that it was made in the early 80's. Without already knowing the truth, you could have told me that they were filmed last year and I would have believed you.
The storys are original and fantastic, the script is well writen, and they are well directed.
Harrison Ford bonds perfectly with his character giving just the right blend of looks, muscles, brains and humour.
Sean Connary acts very well in the final film 'The Last Crusade' even if his character is an annoying old fart.
Overall, the three films are faultless. Perfection in a box.
Having seen these three films again, I am hoping that the rumours of a forth Indiana Jones film is true.
In short, Buy It !
All you have to do to enjoy these films, is switch off your negative chip Stop denying that you have ever pretended you were Indiana Jones with the whip and everything and enjoy them the way they should be enjoyed:- A cup of coffee/Tea a packet of digestives, feet on the sofa and away you go.
One negative point..... Put them onto DVD!
Harrison Ford was perfectly cast as the action hero with a smile! He is far better than James Bond as IJ humour is much funnier than JB, his action sequences are more exciting and plus, IJ does have fears! He hates snakes! Very rarely do we see a hero with a phobia!
These are classic action/comdey/romance films that are pure class.
My favourite is Last Crusade as it stars Sean Connery in one of the best cameos EVER! We also get to see the late great River Phoenix as a young Indiana and we see how it all started!
Idiana dodges Nazi's, snakes, bullets, huge rolling rocks, cult mind control, treaturous women, bombs, spiders, demons from the Ark of the Covonet, and ancient curses from the Holy Grail!
It's all rip-roaring stuff with a instantly recognisable musical score (better than star wars!)some real belly laughs, great action, and some dark and spooky spells and curses!
Perfect for the winter nights with a nice mug of hot chocolate, for you to curl up with on the sofa!
A must have for every video collection. One thing I will say is, it should be brought out on DVD! Even so, 5 stars just doesn't do it justice!
(have you noticed that Harrison Ford is in the two greatest trilogy's of all time! Star Wars and Indiana Jones! Hmmm...bizarre!)
I was just a kid when it was out it the cinemas and I can say ~I grew up with these films.
Even though the Lost Arch has aged a bit on the special effects side - the humour and charisma are still here. Ok there is a bit of a let down for installment number two (The Temple something..) as it seems it had been filmed exclusively in studios with little research for the plot.
But the real jewel remains the last one - The Last Crusade: the interaction between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery as Father and Son is just splendid, a great duet. It has its roots in the Second World War history as well as into Indiana's personal one.
What more do you need: these are classics - highly recommend.