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The Adventures of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade - Widescreen DVD Collection

The Adventures of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade - Widescreen DVD Collection

Editorial
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As with Star Wars, the George Lucas-produced Indiana Jones trilogy was not just a plaything for kids but an act of nostalgic affection toward a lost phenomenon: the cliffhanging movie serials of the past. Episodic in structure and with fate hanging in the balance about every 10 minutes, the Jones features tapped into Lucas's extremely profitable Star Wars formula of modernizing the look and feel of an old, but popular, story model. Steven Spielberg directed all three films, which are set in the late 1930s and early '40s: the comic book-like Raiders of the Lost Ark, the spooky, Gunga Din-inspired Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the cautious but entertaining Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Fans and critics disagree over the order of preference, some even finding the middle movie nearly repugnant in its violence. (Pro-Temple of Doom people, on the other hand, believe that film to be the most disarmingly creative and emotionally effective of the trio.) One thing's for sure: Harrison Ford's swaggering, two-fisted, self-effacing performance worked like a charm, and the art of cracking bullwhips was probably never quite the iconic activity it soon became after Raiders. Supporting players and costars were very much a part of the series, too--Karen Allen, Sean Connery (as Indie's dad), Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Denholm Elliot, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies among them. Years have passed since the last film (another is supposedly in the works), but emerging film buffs can have the same fun their predecessors did picking out numerous references to Hollywood classics and B-movies of the past. --Tom Keogh

Product Details

  • Starring: Harrison Ford, See more
  • Encoding: Region 1 U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Box set, Dolby
  • Rated: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
  • DVD Features:
    • Contains all three films in their original format, restored and digitally remastered
    • Fourth disc features 200 minutes of extras including never-before-seen footage from all three films
    • A new, feature-length documentary of the making of the trilogy
    • From the Lucasfilm Archives:
    • The Stunts of Indiana Jones
    • The Sound of Indiana Jones
    • The Music of Indiana Jones
    • The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones
    • Trailers
    • Weblink to exclusive content
    • Widescreen anamorphic format
    • Number of discs: 4

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