Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark details
|Starring:||Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina, Wolf Kahler|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT (UK)|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, 100 Swords and Sandals Films, All-time Greats, American Film Institute's top 100|
Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Oct 2003|
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See it againBy professa from north somerset , 06 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]"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 absoloutely 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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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost ArkBy a customer from Sudbury , 20 Aug 2010Haven't seen this for a good few years, thought my children might like to have a watch as my son has the PS2 game and he didn't really know the story. Good film overall, good fun, though the ending can be a bit scary for smaller children. Worth a watch.
excellent family film...By skinnylong (37 reviews) from hull , 02 Jun 2010not seen this for a few years so really glad when it came. really enjoyed watching it again and i am sure i will be watching it again in a few more years. fantastic action film for all the family to watch if you have never seen this film you should get it turn the lights off the sound up and enjoy
Excellent!By BOOTHMEISTER (11 reviews) from Ossett , 04 Mar 2010Every bit as good as I remembered it from when I was a youth! Well worth a watch again!
Gold Standard AdventureBy a customer from Woking, England , 04 Dec 2009Yes, this is The Gold Standard for adventure films, the adventure against which everything which came after must be measured. Most others are found wanting.
Not as good as i remember it being watching it as a kid, but the esoteric and secret nazi agenda along with other elements of the film make it an iconic work of genii.By sexybeast (30 reviews) from York , 21 Jul 2009This, the first in the Indiana Jones franchise has probably suffered because of it's iconic status. This is one of the films I watched many times as a kid, and I remember being mesmerised by the mystical and magical quality to the film. Thankfully I haven't seen it in a while - although for a while the film was relegated to Sunday afternoons - so I approached the film relatively afresh.
In this first one I would have liked to have seen more of indy's mentors and the origins of his training and teaching only hinted at - for instance, knowing some of the things he does is indy an initiate in a secret society?
Ford is a brilliant and underated actor in my book. Without him as Indy I don't think the character would have lasted as long, or have been as iconic as it has. The female co-lead character is irritating in that she's so stupid she gets into the foils she does that then endanger indy - but I guess this is the desired response meant to be triggered in the viewer as well as suspense and tension. I always saw indy as a loner, like in Blade Runner, a character who only had noiresque rendezvous's.
I think it's important to remember that these films - the main film series - are the best Indiana Jones franchise output, all the stuff thats tagged on. e.g. the young indiana jones episodes. are terrible in comparison. There is a definate Lucas auteur touch to the film in many subtle aspects, not to mention the music and cuts and disolves that are reminiscent of Star Wars. The addition of the rumoured and often mythologised secret Nazi occult and archeological expeditionary agenda is also a rather intrigueing element of the series resulting in fantastic nazi foes.