Cover image for Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the lost ark [DVD] / Paramount Pictures presents a Lucasfilm Ltd. production ; a Steven Spielberg film ; director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; executive producers, George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian ; screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan ; story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman ; produced by Frank Marshall ; directed by Steven Spielberg.
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the lost ark [DVD] / Paramount Pictures presents a Lucasfilm Ltd. production ; a Steven Spielberg film ; director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; executive producers, George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian ; screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan ; story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman ; produced by Frank Marshall ; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Title Variants:
Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost ark

Aventuriers de l'arche perdue

Raiders of the lost ark
ISBN:
9781415740194

9781415740651

9781415746073
Edition:
Widescreen version ; [Special ed.]--French container.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2008.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.

Also issued as part of the Indiana Jones : the adventure collection.

"This DVD will not work in a CD-ROM drive and some of these DVD enhanced features will not work on a Mac." -- Container.
Contents:
Special features: Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs -- New introduction by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas -- The Indy Trilogy: A Crystal Clear apprectation -- The mystery of the melting face -- Snakes alive! The well of souls storyboards -- Photo galleries -- LEGO Indiana Jones: The original adventures game demo -- Language: English 5.1 surround ; French 2.0 surround ; Spanish 2.0 surround -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Abstract:
Indiana Jones and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant.
Audience/Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
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Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark. A joint project of Hollywood prodigies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, with a script co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, among others, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not so much a movie as a 115-minute thrill ride. Costing 22 million dollars (nearly three times the original estimate), Raiders of the Lost Ark reaped 200 million dollars during its first run. It was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), as well as a short-lived TV-series "prequel." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi